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10 hrs ago | Aurora Advocate

Fall raccoon rabies baiting process under way; planes to drop packets in Aurora

The Portage County Health Department, in conjunction with the Ohio Departments of Health and Natural Resources and in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, conducted its fall oral rabies raccoon vaccination operation in Aurora and Streetsboro on Aug. 20. The operation was part of a national ... (more)

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Related Topix: Aurora, OH, Agriculture, Science, Streetsboro, OH

15 hrs ago | Aurora Advocate

Tea Party head believes Ohio conservatives will ignore statewide Republicans in fall

The head of the Portage County Tea Party thinks like-minded Ohioans will refrain from voting for most statewide Republicans in November, focusing their attention on legislative races instead.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Tea Party, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, John Kasich, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

19 hrs ago | WKSU-FM Kent

State says Portage County tried to dodge Ohio charter school law

The award-winning daily program about business and finance puts a human face on the global economy, with insight from anchor Kai Ryssdal.

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Related Topix: Cincinnati, OH

23 hrs ago | Aurora Advocate

Aurora Police Reports

Garage burglary: A Poplar Court woman reported Aug. 20 that someone entered her garage during the night and entered the unlocked cars parked inside.

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Related Topix: Aurora, OH

Yesterday | Cleveland.com

Soaring road salt prices have Ohio cities, counties scrambling

Skyrocketing prices for road salt have municipalities across Northeast Ohio slashing orders and hunting for other ways to keep streets and highways free of ice and snow this winter.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Mahoning County, OH, Cuyahoga County, OH, Geauga County, OH

Yesterday | Aurora Advocate

Aurora High earns major honor for Portage visioning

The first-ever Visioning In Portage awards honored businesses, school districts and community groups at a gala event Aug. 24, presenting awards for outstanding programs and people across the county.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Ravenna, OH, Aurora, OH, Kent State University, Streetsboro, OH

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Thegatewaynews.com

Child pornography possession nets guilty plea for Ravenna Twp. man

A Ravenna Township man faces a maximum of 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to 10 felony charges in connection with an arrest for possessing child pornography in Streetsboro in 2013.

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Related Topix: Streetsboro, OH

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Salem News

POLICE

Both were intoxicated and it was determined to be a only a verbal dispute. The female said she was leaving for the evening and not returning.

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Related Topix: Euclid, OH

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Review

Atwater youth crowned Portage County Fair king and queen

The 156th annual Portage County-Randolph Fair -- themed "Livin' the Dream" -- opened Tuesday morning with animals and exhibits in place and plenty to see and do over the next six days.

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Related Topix: Atwater, OH, University of Akron, Akron, OH

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Aurora Advocate

Police Reports

Warrant arrests: A Garfield Heights woman was picked up Aug. 1 in Brooklyn on a warrant for theft.

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Related Topix: Garfield Heights, OH, Aurora, OH, Streetsboro, OH

Aurora Advocate

In the Community

Area residents are reminded that the Digital Bookmobile will visit Aurora Memorial Library on Aug. 22 from noon to 6 p.m. Residents can enjoy interactive computer stations, view instructional videos and visit the Gadget Gallery.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Theater, Arts, Twinsburg, OH, Aurora, OH, Streetsboro, OH

Aurora Advocate

Webinar offers economic help for local businesses

A webinar titled "Challenges and Growth in a Bubbling Economy" will be presented from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 27, led by Brad Ehrhart, president of the Portage Development Board.

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Aurora Advocate

In The Region

It was "deja vu all over again" Aug. 13 for the Portage County Republican Party's Central Committee.

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Related Topix: Garrettsville, OH, Kent, OH, Violent Crime

Thegatewaynews.com

Streetsboro Police Reports

Charged with OVI: A 28-year-old Aurora man was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol July 28 at 10:35 p.m. on Market Square Drive.

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Related Topix: Streetsboro, OH

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Thegatewaynews.com

Portage County announces rabies baiting Aug. 20

The Portage County Health Department, in conjunction with the Ohio Departments of Health and Natural Resources, and in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services program, will conduct its fall oral rabies raccoon vaccination operation in the cities of Aurora and Streetsboro Aug.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Aurora, OH, Streetsboro, OH

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Daily Record

Hearings about Common Core begin at Statehouse

Nancy Capps has heard horror stories about the Common Core. The Portage County retiree told a lawmaker panel today that children are stressed out and frustrated over confusing lessons, parents are paying tutors and sending their kids to summer school to help them catch up, and teachers are afraid to speak out for fear of retribution.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Ohio

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Recordpub.com

Along the Way: Cleveland Road a major Ravenna project

Some good news for economic development in the city of Ravenna is that the improvements on Cleveland Road, a northwest gateway to the city, are moving forward.

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Related Topix: Ravenna, OH

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Tallmadge Express

New R.B. Chamberlin Middle School President Jim Ries looks forward to "different environment"

Twinsburg -- A new school year brings with it a new principal for R.B. Chamberlin Middle School, as recently hired Jim Ries looks ahead to the challenge of improving upon a "great school district."

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Related Topix: Twinsburg, OH, Education Etc., Tallmadge, OH

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Recordpub.com

Letter: Lions grateful for successful corn festival

The Kent Lions Club would like to thank the community for supporting its Seventh Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Stow, OH, Hiram, OH, Opinion

Aurora Advocate

In The Region

A Reminderville resident is one of several people who will go on trial in September in connection with a lockdown at Kent State University in April.

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Related Topix: Reminderville, OH, Kent State University, Kent, OH

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