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May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Note Of Thanks-May 24

To the community... We are so proud and honored to be a part of a community that works together to promote well-being for all of our neighbors. Without you, our friends and family, this work wouldn't be possible.

May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Have fun on Memorial Day, but don't forget its purpose

Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend. Although it did not become an official federal holiday until 1971, Americans have been honoring military veterans who died in wars since after the Civil War.

May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Proud heritage in Aurora schools continues

Well, another school year is coming to an end, and it has been quite a year for the Aurora district. A few weeks ago, U.S. News World Report magazine rated Aurora High No. 1 in Northeast Ohio and No. 6 overall in Ohio. That's just one of a bunch of recent accolades earned.

By Ken Lahmers Editor
May 19, 2017 2:57 PM

Capital News: Enough Already With This 'Happy' Memorial Day Nonsense

I started filing an annual Memorial Day column a few years back, after witnessing bad behavior at a Columbus-area service. Here's an updated version.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
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Kaleidoscope: Gaining insight about lives of famous country singers
May 17, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Gaining insight about lives of famous country singers

I've been a country music fan since the early 1970s. When the Beatles and other rock bands from the 1960s ceased to exist and the "acid rock" era dawned, I didn't really like the new music, so I turned to country.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
May 15, 2017 10:32 AM

Capital News: Trip to Hawaii? Why not Cleveland?

COLUMBUS -- Remember that time the governor urged people to consider Ohio for their vacation destinations, rather than heading to exotic places outside of the state's borders? "We are stressing stay-cations in Ohio this year," he told a crowd. No, not that governor.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
May 10, 2017 1:00 AM

Notes Of Thanks-May 10

To the Aurora voters, school levy co-chairs... On behalf of the Board of Education, administration, staff and students of the Aurora schools, I would like to thank the voters for overwhelmingly approving the 5.9-mill new funding levy on May 2.

May 10, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Congrats to the winners!

The whole community can express our thankfulness to the School Board for passage of the 5.9-mill levy.

May 10, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Laments the loss of water park

In a few short weeks, many will miss what used to be a fun-filled entertainment complex which exists no more. I'm talking about Wildwater Kingdom. This water park has provided many years of fun-filled entertainment for families in Ohio. It's a shame a beautiful piece of property sits abandoned.

May 7, 2017 1:51 PM

Capital News: Thoughts prompted by a kid in dirty jeans with a gun

COLUMBUS -- I came upon a tragic scene outside the Statehouse a few days ago that I can't stop thinking about. It was the start of rush hour, cars were backed up, and there was a city bus stopped near the east-side door, not too far from the parking garage exit.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
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May 3, 2017 1:00 AM

Smoke Signals: Writer becomes victim of war on opioids

Recently I became a casualty in the raging war against opioids. No, I didn't lose a loved one to a heroin overdose. Nor did I decide to shoot narcotics into my veins.

By Timothy Troglen | Hudson Hub-times Reporter
May 3, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Many come together to help others

I've always marveled at how amazing it is when a community comes together to help others.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
Apr 26, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Bicyclist urges motorists, bike riders to obey rules of the road

I live, drive and bicycle in Aurora. I am cycling across America this summer, so I spend time on the roads of Portage County and beyond training for my journey. What I have observed is the need for greater adherence to Ohio's motor vehicle laws pertaining to motorists and cyclists. On Dec.

Apr 26, 2017 1:00 AM

Hold That Thought: Check out new look to our website

In the spirit of this beautiful spring weather we're having, we've freshened up our website a bit. In the past week, online readers may have noticed a tweak to the design of our homepage at auroraadvocate.com.

By Scott Shriner | Executive Editor
Kaleidoscope: Can't beat some of the old TV shows
Apr 26, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Can't beat some of the old TV shows

When I was growing up, there were many entertaining television shows, which have become classics over the years and are still available on many channels.

Apr 26, 2017 1:00 AM

Ballot Endorsement: Keep schools strong; OK levy

Keep schools strong; OK levy Keeping an award-winning school district in the upper echelon of Ohio districts is a tough thing to do. It takes money, and under Ohio's school financing structure, that means most of the funds have to come from local residents.

Apr 24, 2017 5:47 PM

Capital News: Thinking about the legislative aftermath of the Facebook killing

COLUMBUS -- Stuff happens all the time to spotlight deficiencies in Ohio Revised Code, and lawmakers, when sufficiently provoked, will step up and offer legislation to address the shortcomings.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
Apr 19, 2017 7:00 PM

Capital News: Ohio Statehouse budget talk kicks into high gear

COLUMBUS -- You can forget a lot of what you've heard about the biennial state budget up to this point, particularly the controversial stuff.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
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Apr 19, 2017 1:00 AM

Note Of Thanks-April 19

To honor society... I want to thank the advisers and members of Aurora High's National Honor Society for hosting the Princess Ball recently at the high school.

Apr 19, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Can't justify school levy 'of questionable value' 4

Kudos to Gary Henrich for calling the Aurora Board of Education's handling of an upcoming 5.9-mill levy an embarrassment; we were promised no new levy would come this soon.