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Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95
Dec 8, 2016 4:19 PM

Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

By Seth Borenstein Ap Science Writer
Officer shoots man after Hudson crash
Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Officer shoots man after Hudson crash

Hudson -- A Hudson police officer was placed on paid administrative leave Dec. 5 pending the outcome of an investigation of a Dec. 4 shooting that left one man dead after struggling with police, according to a Dec. 5 press release from the city of Hudson.

By Tim Troglen | Hudson Hub-times Reporter
Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Aurora One Fund at 63.7 percent

The Aurora One Fund is almost two-thirds of the way to its 2016 goal of $66,000. As of Dec. 3, the fund reached 63.7 percent. To date, 259 pledge cards were returned out of 10,3000 mailed. The business drive accounted for $8,350 and the residential drive for $33,181 for a total of $42,031.

Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Ryan loses bid to lead House Dems

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan lost his longshot bid to Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic leader on Nov. 30 by a 134-63 vote.

By Mike Sever | Record-courier Reporter
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Welcome to Aurora
Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Welcome to Aurora

Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Portage County budget for 2017 is $45 million

Ravenna -- Portage County commissioners have adopted a general fund budget in excess of $45 million for 2017. That's up about $3 million from this year's starting budget. Commissioners said they expect to add about $1.1 million when the cash carryover from this year is known in January.

By Mike Sever | Record-courier Reporter
Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Ravenna Balloon-A-Fair's fate uncertain

Ravenna -- After three years of rainy weather during the third Saturday in September, the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair's future is looking as dreary as the weather that has plagued the event.

By Diane Smith | Record-courier Reporter
Harmon School cheerleaders are No. 1
Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Harmon School cheerleaders are No. 1

Harmon School's cheerleading competition squad earned a first-place trophy at the Chalker Cheer Off Challenge in November, gaining the highest score in the entire competition for the second year in a row.

Shagbark Lane trail engineering eyed in Aurora
Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Shagbark Lane trail engineering eyed in Aurora 

Aurora -- City officials are hoping to move forward with the next phase of a connectivity plan, which would involve linking the former Aurora Golf Club property to East Pioneer Trail. On the agenda at City Council's Dec.

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Aurora officials mull plan for Hartman gas lines
Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Aurora officials mull plan for Hartman gas lines

Aurora -- The city is working to decide what to do about two gas lines at the former Hartman property on Townline Road, which is being developed as a park. At the recreation advisory committee's Nov.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Union contracts OK'd for Aurora police, dispatchers
Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Union contracts OK'd for Aurora police, dispatchers

Aurora -- New agreements with Aurora's police officer and dispatcher unions were reached and approved unanimously Nov. 21 by City Council. Law Director Dean DePiero said the agreements with the Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, which the unions also have OK'd, include raises of 2.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Holidays officially under way in Aurora
Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Holidays officially under way in Aurora

Aurora's holiday season officially kicked off Dec. 3 when musical entertainment was presented in the Center for Performing Arts, followed by Santa Claus' arrival and the tree lighting in the Bicentennial Park gazebo.

Laurels for Aurora High School
Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Laurels for Aurora High School

Aurora -- The local high school was one of three schools in Portage County to receive the Ohio Department of Education's Momentum Award for its performance on its 2015-16 report card.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Long jewelry career to end for 'Lil' John' Rinaldi
Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Long jewelry career to end for 'Lil' John' Rinaldi

The city of Solon and surrounding communities, including Aurora, will lose an institution early next year when "Lil' John" Rinaldi, a co-host of the "Big Chuck and Lil' John Show" will retire from the jewelry business. "We have a lot of customers in Aurora," he said.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Dec 6, 2016 2:39 PM

Man shot by Hudson police officer Dec. 4 identified by medical examiner

Akron — The Summit County Medical Examiner identified the man shot and killed by a Hudson Police Officer Dec. 4 in the 3200 block of Hudson Aurora Road.

By Tim Troglen | Hudson Hub-times Reporter
Dec 5, 2016 2:16 PM

Hudson police officer kills man

One person was shot and killed by Hudson Police on Sunday. The incident occurred at about 2:45 p.m. along Aurora Hudson Road near the Portage-Summit county line.

Dec 2, 2016 5:21 PM

Cuyahoga Valley National Park seeking trailblazers

Brecksville – The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to be part of the hike, bike, ski and horse patrol group called “Trailblazers” at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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UPDATE: Second victim dies in Ravenna Township shooting
Dec 2, 2016 9:51 AM

UPDATE: Second victim dies in Ravenna Township shooting

A shooting at a residence on Henderson Road in Ravenna Township claimed a second life Wednesday night as a pregnant woman died after being hospitalized for gunshot wounds.

By Dave O'brien | Record-courier Reporter
UPDATE: Suspect sought in Ravenna Township shooting death
Dec 1, 2016 10:44 AM

UPDATE: Suspect sought in Ravenna Township shooting death

Police are seeking a suspect in a double shooting Wednesday afternoon on Henderson Road in Ravenna Township that left a man dead and a woman in surgery at a nearby hospital.

By Dave O'brien And Diane Smith | Record-courier Reporters