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Bikes-4-Kids program delivers bicycles to needy kids in Kent
Thanks to the generosity of an Aurora man, youngsters who might not receive many Christmas presents have a chance to receive a free bicycle.
Thu Dec 19, 2013
NTI Introduces the 3G-SDI to DVI Converter/Extender via Fiber
Aurora, OH: The unit converts 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI to DVI video and extends up to 1,650 feet.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Schools seek renewal of improvements levy At its Dec. 16 meeting, the Aurora Board of Education adopted a resolution declaring it necessary to renew an existing 1.5-mill permanent improvement tax levy, which expires at the end of 2014.
In The Community
At City Council's committee of the whole meeting Dec. 16, Finance Director Bob Paul reported the general fund revenue collections through November were at 106 percent of budgeted revenues for 2013, thus guaranteeing that the city will finish the year with a surplus in general fund operations.
Settecase, Imagine That garner Chamber's 2013 honors
A longtime local businessman who passed away in September was named person of the year, and Imagine That Custom Embroidery & Screen Printing was named business of year Dec. 10 at the Chamber of Commerce's annual holiday party at ThornCreek Winery & Gardens.
Mayor: Change in Aurora officials makes 2014 budget passage a challenge
Mayor James Fisher acknowledged that crafting an outline for the city's 2014 proposed budget "is somewhat of a challenge this year because we have an outgoing mayor [Fisher] and an incoming mayor [Ann Womer Benjamin].
Aurora area Faith & Religion
A children's Christmas program will be Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Mennonite, with light refreshments afterward.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Aurora Police Reports
Mailbox damage: A Chelmsford Drive resident reported Dec. 6 that his mailbox was damaged.
Aurora school district sees 80 percent proficiency in 3rd-grade reading
The local school district fared well in its initial October reading test for third-graders, as 80.2 percent of the 202 students who took the test were rated proficient or above.
Aurora may adjust traffic signalsto reduce wait time for motorists
At a service/safety/utilities committee meeting Dec. 10, Service Director John Trew reviewed a study compiled by Kevin P. Westbrooks, the traffic department manager for the engineering firm URS.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Cloverleaf to join Portage Trail Conference
Staff Writer After losing three member schools in the past year, the Portage Trail Conference is finally making a move to return to full strength.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
COMMENTARY: Film challenges great memories of SeaWorld
It would seem that SeaWorld's success in the 20th century may very well be the fuel for its demise in the 21st.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Aurora expert advises students to be proactive in reporting bullying
Bullying is the No. 1 cause of school violence, according to Phil Chalmers, an Aurora High School graduate who describes himself as America's leading authority on juvenile homicide and mass murder.
Hydell touted as she leaves Aurora planning commission
Several city officials expressed kind words about planning commission chairman Maria Hydell as she presided over what is expected to be her last meeting on Dec. 4. Hydell, who has served as a planning panelist for the maximum of eight years, will not return after Jan. 1. Mayor James Fisher has appointed resident Scott Wolf, an unsuccessful ... (more)
Tue Dec 10, 2013
John Zastawnik new TEA Party president
The Portage County TEA Party elected its new officers for 2014 and raised over $5,000 for its Political Action Committee at its annual fundraising dinner, which was held Friday at Maplewood Career Center.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Gender-bending 'Carol' at Actors' Summit a hilarious holiday treat
Messner was first asked to direct Actors' Summit's production of "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Presents 'A Christmas Carol,'" she said she was initially a bit skeptical.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Former Glenmoor resident Edwin D. "Bud" Bayless went home to be with his Lord early Wednesday morning, December 4, 2013, surrounded by his family, at the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman, where he had been a patient for several days.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Saint-Gobain buys German precision molder
The acquisition, announced by Saint-Gobain on Dec. 4, is the third for the group this year and the fourth in the past 13 months.
In The Community
The document shows that final general fund appropriations are $16.46 million and final appropriations of all funds are $34.14 million.
In between the planning and the parties, the anxiety and the "ahhhs," remember this holiday season to be good to you.