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Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

Real Estate Transfers-Jan. 18

Records were collected from the Portage County recorder's office and were provided by a subscription service. For more information, visit wsww.portagecountyauditor.org. Michael G. and Jennifer A. Kerchenski to Colin A. and Jayme M.

Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora One Fund soars over goal

The Aurora One Fund reached its $66,000 goal for 2016-17 in the second week of January. According to officials, the response followed a second mailing, articles in the Advocate and the generosity of business contributors and citizens of Aurora. The One Fund stands at 102.

Wallette is latest Aurora Eagle Scout
Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

Wallette is latest Aurora Eagle Scout

John Wallette is the newest Eagle Scout in Aurora Boy Scout Troop 265. He began in the Scouting program in third grade, and is a 2016 graduate of Aurora High and is attending the University of Akron.

Aurora City Council Actions-Jan. 18
Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora City Council Actions-Jan. 18

Here are actions taken by Aurora City Council at its Jan. 9 meeting: APPROVED Declare as surplus and unnecessary certain property not required for the operations of the city and authorizing advertisement of the items for sale via auction.

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Aurora Police Reports-Jan. 18
Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora Police Reports-Jan. 18

Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by the Aurora Police Department. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Fraudulent activities: A New Castle Drive woman reported Jan. 4 that someone used a family member's ID to make an online payment.

New housing, business projects on the horizon in Aurora
Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

New housing, business projects on the horizon in Aurora

AURORA -- In addition to the existing housing stock and commercial/industrial development, Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin said Aurora's master plan commission members will have several new developments to consider in their review of the plan.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Aurora master plan process starts
Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora master plan process starts 1

AURORA -- The city's master planning process kicked off Jan. 10 with the first meeting of the recently appointed master plan review commission. According to Planning-Zoning-Building Director Denise Januska, the master plan is the city's "vision for the future.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Aurora High hockey fans skate at the Pond
Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora High hockey fans skate at the Pond

After Aurora High hockey teams overtime win Dec. 28, fans enjoyed an open skate at the Pond in Auburn Township.Check out these photos.

Aurora High swim team bus incident to bring 'consequences'
Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora High swim team bus incident to bring 'consequences'

AURORA -- There will be "consequences involved" for students with roles in a Jan. 5 incident aboard the Aurora High swim team's bus, said Aurora High Principal Dr. Paul Milcetich. "There was definitely an issue," he said. "There was a conflict between some students.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
A lot of rain fell in Northeast Ohio on Jan. 12
Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

A lot of rain fell in Northeast Ohio on Jan. 12

Residents and motorists dealt with heavy rain and closed roads in Portage County on Jan. 12, something officials say is unusual for mid-January.

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Jan 13, 2017 10:49 AM

Health department confirms pulmonary tuberculosis case in Summit County

Summit County Public Health announced in a Jan. 13 news release that it has confirmed a case of pulmonary tuberculosis in a Summit County resident.

Roads in Streetsboro flooded, some closed
Jan 12, 2017 12:36 PM

Roads in Streetsboro flooded, some closed

Several roads in Streetsboro were reopened shortly before noon after being closed this morning because of heavy overnight rain and flooding. The roads that were closed include Russell Drive near Dorothy Drive around 6:30 a.m., S.R.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Jan 11, 2017 1:00 AM

Anyone can buy Aurora Advocate's photographs 

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.

Aurora Police Reports-Jan. 11
Jan 11, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora Police Reports-Jan. 11

Shoplifting: A Niles woman was charged with theft Dec. 30 after being apprehended at a South Chillicothe Road store with items worth $396 which weren't paid for. She was taken to the Portage County Jail. Theft from vehicles: A New Hudson Road woman reported Dec.

Aurora schools head talks about 'outstanding achievement'
Jan 11, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora schools head talks about 'outstanding achievement'

Aurora -- The year 2016 was one of "outstanding achievement" and recognition for that achievement, said Aurora schools Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli. "There have been a lot of accolades, which has become pretty commonplace for us," he said.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Aurora official Burge at Holly's last concert 58 years ago
Jan 11, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora official Burge at Holly's last concert 58 years ago

Aurora -- On "the day the music died" -- in the words of singer Don McLean in his famed song "American Pie" -- when young rock'n roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper (J.P.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Aurora School Board eyes new levy
Jan 11, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora School Board eyes new levy

Aurora -- City voters may face an additional 5.9-mill continuous school operating levy on the May 2 ballot. The Board of Education voted 4-0 on Jan. 5 to approve a resolution requesting the Portage County auditor to determine the amount a 5.9-mill levy would raise in property tax revenue.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Shriner now executive editor of Record Publishing Co. weeklies
Jan 11, 2017 1:00 AM

Shriner now executive editor of Record Publishing Co. weeklies

Record Publishing Co. has named Scott Shriner the new executive editor of its weekly newspaper organization.

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Kohanski continuing as president of Aurora BOE
Jan 11, 2017 1:00 AM

Kohanski continuing as president of Aurora BOE

Gerald Kohanski will continue to lead the Aurora Board of Education as president, and Pam Mehallis will continue as vice president in 2017. They were re-elected to the posts at the Board's Jan.5 organizational meeting.

New Portage court helps defendants battle substance abuse
Jan 11, 2017 1:00 AM

New Portage court helps defendants battle substance abuse

Ravenna -- Portage County's long-awaited drug court is giving defendants with substance abuse problems new options for treatment and supervision under the supervision of probation and local treatment programs, and helping them avoid prison or jail sentences in favor of sobriety.

By Dave O'brien | Record-courier Reporter