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Sep 28, 2016 10:26 AM

Seven-year-old boy dies after Route 8 crash

Northfield Center — A 7-year-old Kent boy died Sept. 24 after the car he was a back-seat passenger in was involved in a four-car accident on Route 8.Kahlil Pulliam was pronounced dead at 2:47 p.m.

By Eric Marotta | News Leader Editor
Sep 28, 2016 10:20 AM

Portage Tea PAC to host candidates night Sept. 28

The Portage County TEA Party PAC is hosting a candidates night at 7 p.m. today (Sept. 28) at Maplewood Career Center, 7075 S.R. 88 in Ravenna. All candidates on the local ballot were invited to the event, regardless of party affiliation.

Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Event slated at NEOMED to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic in the region

Residents concerned about the opioid and heroin crisis in Portage County are invited to join county officials and mental health professionals at the conference “Raising Awareness Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Portage County.

Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Aurora One Fund now at 36 percent of goal

As of Sept. 24, the Aurora One Fund reached 36.2 percent of its $66,000 goal. Residents and businesses turned in 182 pledge cards out of 9,150 mailed. The business drive accounted for $350 and the residential drive for $23,545 for a total of $23,895.

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Aurora's pool, animal zoning rules could be changed
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Aurora's pool, animal zoning rules could be changed

by Bob Gaetjens | REPORTER Aurora -- The city is considering 12 ordinances amending various sections of its zoning code, and a public hearing on them has been set for Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Mantua woman wins $3 million-plus in Queen of Hearts
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Mantua woman wins $3 million-plus in Queen of Hearts

by MATTHEW MERCHANT RECORD-COURIER REPORTER Garrettsville -- She's been found and the game is over -- for now. One lucky lady from Mantua won more than $3 million in SkyLane Bowling's Queen of Hearts game Sept. 25.

By Matthew Merchant Record-courier Reporter
Portage County groups battle opioid epidemic
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Portage County groups battle opioid epidemic

by DAVE O'BRIEN RECORD-COURIER REPORTER As Portage County, the state and many other communities nationwide find themselves in the grips of a heroin and prescription opioid epidemic, health educators in the county are working with other community organizations to battle misconceptions about addiction.

By Dave O'brien | Record-courier Reporter
Man admits Aurora Farms robbery and assaulting a store staffer
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Man admits Aurora Farms robbery and assaulting a store staffer

A former Aurora resident has pleaded guilty to a felony robbery charge for assaulting a store employee during a theft at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. John A.

By Dave O'brien | Record-courier Reporter
Aurora building projects valued at $2.74M; other city reports unveiled
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Aurora building projects valued at $2.74M; other city reports unveiled

FROM STAFF REPORTS Aurora -- The value of building projects for which permits were issued in August is $2.74 million, according to the planning-zoning-building department's monthly report.

Aurora residents, officials look at future of cycling
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Aurora residents, officials look at future of cycling

by Bob Gaetjens | Reporter Aurora -- Local bicyclists are getting a chance to consider the future of their pastime in Aurora. On Sept. 17, a mix of about 20 local officials and area bicyclists met to discuss ways to improve bicycling.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
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Reminderville Athletic Club offers something for all ages, abilities
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Reminderville Athletic Club offers something for all ages, abilities

by Andrew Schunk | TWINSBURG BULLETIN EDITOR Reminderville -- From toddlers to seniors to all mobilities in between, the new $5.1 million Reminderville Athletic Club at Glenwood Boulevard and Liberty Road offers a unique blend of country club and commercial.

By Andrew Schunk | Twinsburg Bulletin Editor
Aurora seeking to handle task of planting street trees
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Aurora seeking to handle task of planting street trees

by Bob Gaetjens | REPORTER Aurora -- Picking the right tree for a given site can be tricky, and sometimes developers don't get it right, said Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin. A proposed ordinance would enable the city to take over treescaping from developers without incurring the costs.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Judge rules Aurora man not competent to stand trial in tire iron attack on officer
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Judge rules Aurora man not competent to stand trial in tire iron attack on officer

Brandon J. Bayless, 27, may in the future be brought to trial if mental health treatment succeeds, Portage County judge rules.

By Dave O'brien | Record-courier Reporter
It was a 'decent year overall' for Aurora Farmers' Market
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

It was a 'decent year overall' for Aurora Farmers' Market

by Bob Gaetjens | Reporter Aurora -- Heading into each season, Aurora Farmers' Market operator Matt Johnson has only a vague idea how the summer's going to turn out.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Sep 27, 2016 4:21 PM

You can buy Advocate photos

Photos taken by Record Publishing Co. staff photographers are available to buy. If you see one in the Advocate that you’d like to buy, call editor Ken Lahmers at 330-541-9400 ext. 4189. The photo will be placed on Smugmug.com.

Sep 26, 2016 4:44 PM

Tech recyclables go up in smoke at Twinsburg Township business

Twinsburg Township — The sight of flames peeking out from thick, black smoke Sept. 25 just before 12:30 p.m. got the attention of 911 callers from as far away as Stow and Geauga County.

By Gina Mace | Twinsburg Bulletin Reporter
Bike-N-Brainstorm rescheduled for Oct. 1
Sep 23, 2016 5:21 PM

Bike-N-Brainstorm rescheduled for Oct. 1

Aurora's "Bike 'N Brainstorm" has been rescheduled for Oct. 1, due to weather. However, a group did meet Sept. 17, the original date, to discuss the future of cycling in the city.

Sep 23, 2016 11:34 AM

Benefit set Saturday in Aurora for autistic boy

Brayden Miller, 4, of Kent, likes to run. A lot.° It sounds like a recipe for a healthy, happy child, but in Brayden's case, it presents a challenge, said his mother Christine Miller, a Streetsboro High School grad. Brayden has autism and is non-verbal.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
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Sep 21, 2016 3:39 PM

Cuyahoga Valley Republicans host football program

"The Values of Football -- The Values of America," presented by Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Brecksville Community Center, One Community Drive in Brecksville.

Sep 21, 2016 3:33 PM

Macedonia medic reflects on trip to Rio for Olympic Games

Macedonia — Macedonia Firefighter Matt Harman took the trip of a lifetime in August when he traveled to Rio de Janeiro to volunteer as a medic for the Summer Olympics.

By Briana Barker | News Leader Reporter