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Mar 23, 2017 4:14 PM

Wrongfully convicted Portage men to get $1.4 million each

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Court of Claims has finalized a $4 million settlement for two Portage County men wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 17 years in the murder of a Randolph woman.Robert Gondor and Randy Resh will each receive about $1.

By Marc Kovac | Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Grower urges buying locally grown food

Matt Herbruck, a local grower and owner of Birdsong Farm in Garrettsville, moved from Maine to Portage County eight years ago and quickly became involved in local food markets.

By Kelly Maile Record-courier Reporter
Tree arboretum work in Aurora moving along
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Tree arboretum work in Aurora moving along 1

AURORA -- The city's tree arboretum on Townline Road is under construction -- ahead of schedule and below budget -- with a spring 2017 anticipated opening, according to city arborist Ben Askren.

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A spectacular late winter sunrise
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

A spectacular late winter sunrise

Some Aurorans woke up to a fantastic sunrise March 17, as shown in this photo taken by a Woods in Aurora resident looking east toward Veterans Stadium and the grounds between Aurora High and Harmon School.

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A deal maker; city's OK of tax incentive lands company, jobs
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

A deal maker; city's OK of tax incentive lands company, jobs

AURORA -- Piping Rock Health Products is planning to move into 777 Lena Drive, and Aurora City Council passed a motion March 13 approving a withholding tax incentive agreement, which Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin said sealed the deal.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Technology replacing old learning methods at Aurora, Hiram
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Technology replacing old learning methods at Aurora, Hiram

AURORA -- Bent under the weight of too many tomes, students not so long ago filled backpacks with textbooks, novels and binders full of papers and folders. Beginning in sixth grade, Aurora students no longer shoulder this burden.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Portage County trimming administrative costs

RAVENNA -- Portage County commissioners hope changes to the internal operating structure of the administration will help "lean" county government.

By Matthew Merchant | Record-courier Reporter
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora Police Reports-March 22

Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by the Aurora Police Department. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Portage County sales tax panel hears drug treatment plan

RAVENNA -- Members of Portage County's sales and use tax subcommittee heard a project proposal last week on how to address the heroin and opioid epidemic. The proposal, one of six vying for a portion of revenues generated by the 0.

By Matthew Merchant | Record-courier Reporter
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora City Council Actions-March 22

Here are actions taken by Aurora City Council at its March 13 meeting: APPROVED Adopt the current replacement pages of city ordinances as prepared by the Walter H. Drane Co. One-year contract to Bob Cultrona Landscaping Co. ($38,742) for 2017 turf maintannce.

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Aurora building projects valued at $3.47 million in February
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora building projects valued at $3.47 million in February 

AURORA -- The value of construction projects for which building permits were issued in February in Aurora is $3.47 million, according to the planning-zoning-building department. There was only one industrial project -- antennas for ATT at 500 N. Aurora Road, and no commercials projects.

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Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora area Red Cross Bloodmobiles-March 22

American Red Cross blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donations are allowed every 56 days. Donors should bring a form of photo identification and a list of all current medications.

Mar 20, 2017 1:55 PM

Ribbon-cutting set for Route 14 Lake Rockwell bridge reopening

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced this morning there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 23, celebrating the reopening of the reconstructed bridge on SR 14 spanning Lake Rockwell.

Mar 16, 2017 4:22 PM

Fill a Bag food collection bag rolling to be March 21

A bag rolling party in conjunction with this year's Fill A Bag, Feed A Family effort in Aurora has been changed to March 21 at 7 p.m. at Christ Community Chapel on Route 306. Volunteers are welcome to roll bags.

Get Greenmen spiritwear at discount March 16
Mar 16, 2017 12:57 PM

Get Greenmen spiritwear at discount March 16

Aurora High sports fans will have a chance today (Thursday, March 16) to get Greenmen spiritwear at a 25 percent discount. The spiritwear store in the Aurora High bookstore near the entrance of the commons will be open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Aurora schools called off second straight day
Mar 15, 2017 10:28 AM

Aurora schools called off second straight day

Aurora schools Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli closed all of the local school buildings today (Wednesday) because of severe winter weather. It is the second straight day that schools have been closed.

Aurora High grad helps in nationwide concussion study
Mar 15, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora High grad helps in nationwide concussion study

AURORA -- 1986 Aurora High graduate Dr. Holly Benjamin is participating in a study which could shape treatment of concussions in the future.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Aurora High student highlights area teens on the tube
Mar 15, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora High student highlights area teens on the tube

AURORA -- Sharing the accomplishments of others has become a way for life for Ashley Foster, a sophomore at Aurora High. Every other week, she and a small team of area teens produce a short segment for WKYC's "We the People," which airs on Fridays at noon.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
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City mulls Aurora Lake Road dedication
Mar 15, 2017 1:00 AM

City mulls Aurora Lake Road dedication

AURORA -- Aurora Lake Road may soon be a dedicated, entirely city-owned and maintained street. City Council is mulling an agreement between Hawthorn of Aurora developer Mark Constantino and the city to dedicate the road.

By Bob Gaetjens Reporter
Big snowfall was predicted for Northeast Ohio
Mar 15, 2017 1:00 AM

Big snowfall was predicted for Northeast Ohio

Heavy snow was expected to hit Portage County Monday night (March 13) and last through today (March 15), the National Weather Service predicted. Widespread snow -- possibly 5 to 9 inches -- was expected to fall, and temperatures were expected to be in the mid-20s.