Cable 9 to air forums
Aurora residents still have a few more opportunities to watch candidate forums on Cable 9 before the Nov. 5 election rolls around.
Mayor candidates can be seen as follows: Oct. 23 and 30 at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 28 at 8:30 p.m., Oct. 29 at 8 a.m., Nov. 3 at 12:30 and 10:30 p.m., Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m.
The Council-at-large candidates will appear Oct. 23 and 30 at 11 a.m., Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 at 10 a.m., Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 28 at 10 p.m., Nov. 3 at 3 p.m., Nov. 4 at 1 and 11:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.
Ward 1 sessions will air Oct. 25 at 1 p.m., Oct. 27 at 7:30 a.m., Oct. 28 at 11 p.m., Oct. 29 at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at 2 p.m., Nov. 4 at midnight, 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 4 p.m.
Ward 5 sessions will air Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m., Oct. 27 at 8 a.m., Oct. 28 at 11:30 p.m. ., Oct. 29 at 5 p.m., Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m., Nov. 4 at 12:30 and 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m.
All candidates will answer several questions which were determined in partnership with the Aurora Advocate.
Craft set at Moebius
Parents of Aurora youngsters are reminded that a Halloween harvest craft will take place Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Moebius Nature Center on East Mennonite Road, just past Sunny Lake Park.
Youngsters will use mini-pumpkins to paint funny, scary and silly faces on. There also will be candy bags to decorate. Registration is required by visiting www.mymnc.org. The facilities can handle only 60 participants.
Elliott is given award
for his public service
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott of Aurora was selected by the Cuyahoga County Mayors and City Managers Association as the 2013 recipient of the George V. Voinovich Municipal Public Service Award.
An awards ceremony took place at Landerhaven, attended by mayors and managers throughout Cuyahoga County.
Elliott has created many new and innovative law enforcement programs that have had a tremendous impact on reducing violent crime, according to the group.
Last summer he became the longest serving U.S. marshal in the history of the northern district of Ohio, which has been around since 1855. He was appointed by President George Bush in 2003 and retained by President Barack Obama in 2009.
In his remarks, Elliott praised his staff, mayors and police department who have partnered with the U.S. Marshals Service as the ones truly making a difference.
In 2003, Elliott created the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitives Task Force that now has more than 125 police agencies partnered together with more than 350 police officers assigned.
The task force has arrested more than 32,000 fugitives.