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Arrest made in Akron fire that killed 7
May 24, 2017 4:35 PM

Arrest made in Akron fire that killed 7

A neighbor has been arrested and charged with setting fire to a house on Fultz Street in Akron on May 15, killing seven people including a former Portage County resident.

By Dave O'brien And Briana Barker Staff Writers
Page Road barn removed; rec complex bid $289,123
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Page Road barn removed; rec complex bid $289,123

AURORA -- People driving down Page Road or visiting the city's community gardens may have noticed recently that the main barn at the former Margaret Harmon homestead is gone.

By Ken Lahmers Editor
Aurora High lauds students
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora High lauds students

AURORA -- At the annual Aurora High awards night May 10, Robert Arnold was given the senior of the year award. Senior Ian Doemling also is the first AHS student to earn the U.S. Presidential Scholar award from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Aurora High prom royalty
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora High prom royalty

Aurora High's 2017 prom took place May 13 at Signature of Solon. Reigning as king and queen, respectively, are Ryan Markowitz, left, and Gina Zamary. See more happy faces from the prom on Page 11.

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May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora Farmers Market opens for the season June 14

AURORA -- As summer approaches, so does the Aurora Farmers' Market, which is returning for its seventh season.

By Dylana Felton Reporter
Plea offer made in Aurora cop assault
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Plea offer made in Aurora cop assault

RAVENNA -- Following a second hearing to determine his competency to stand trial in the case, an Aurora man who allegedly struck a police sergeant in the head with a tire iron in May 2016 is once again facing felony assault charges.

By Dave O'brien Record-courier Reporter
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Non-Portage organizations ineligible to receive county capital investment cash

RAVENNA -- County commissioners cannot use taxpayer money for capital investments for the benefit of non-county organizations, the county prosecutor said last week.

By Matthew Merchant Record-courier Reporter
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora Property Transfers-May 24

The following records were collected from the Portage County recorder's office and were provided by a subscription service. For more information, visit www.portagecountyauditor.org. Peter J. and Paula M. Kolp to Greg R. and Jo Ann Branstetter, 455-1 Chandler Lane, $344,000 Carol A.

Dozens of Aurora High students receive scholarships
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Dozens of Aurora High students receive scholarships

AURORA -- Dozens of scholarships were awarded to Aurora High seniors at the annual awards night May 10 in the auditorium.

From Staff Reports
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Camp Ravenna still not ruled out for a missile base

RAVENNA -- Plans for a missile defense base at Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center are on hold, according to the Ohio Army National Guard. "Everything is on hold pending the Trump administration's review," said Col. Ed Meade, the head officer at the base.

By Matthew Merchant Record-courier Reporter
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May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora Police Reports-May 24

Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by the Aurora Police Department. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Trespassing: An Aurora woman and a Twinsburg woman were warned May 12 at about 1 p.m.

Safety encouraged
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Safety encouraged

The Portage County Safe Communities coalition kicked off its annual "Click it or Ticket" campaign on May 20 at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets.

May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora To Do List-May 24

4 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK If you have an event you would like to submit, send your name, with a phone number and info about the event to klahmers@recordpub.com.

May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

May is Trauma Awareness Month; blood in demand

During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.

May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Take steps to avoid tick diseases

The Portage County Health District advises county residents of the increased risk of tick-borne diseases, including Lyme's disease, in recent years. Ticks, which can be found on both humans and their pets, are most active in Ohio from early spring through summer, the department said.

Happy faces at Aurora High's prom
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Happy faces at Aurora High's prom

Aurora High's 2017 prom took place May 13 at Signature of Solon, with an after-prom event following at the high school. These are a few of the students who attended.

Aurora High student honor levels listed
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora High student honor levels listed

At the May 10 annual awards night for Aurora High students, the following were given cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude honors: Cum laude (3.5 to 3.

May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora Board of Education Actions-May 24

The following actions were taken by the Aurora School Board at its May 15 meeting: Recognized Rose Brown for excellence in teaching and Carol Heiskell for excellence in classified service for 2017.

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Egg hunt winners
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Egg hunt winners

Aurora Memorial Library recently conducted an Easter egg hunt in which children searched the library for six different colored paper eggs hidden among the bookshelves. Upon finding the eggs, children received a candy treat and were able to enter a prize drawing for a bag of books.

10 family-friendly outings for summer
May 19, 2017 5:04 PM

10 family-friendly outings for summer

With summer right around the corner, it is time to put together a plan to squeeze every last second out of those warm, never-ending days.

By Stephanie Fellenstein