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12 hrs ago | Aurora Advocate
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.
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16 hrs ago | Aurora Advocate
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.
21 hrs ago | Aurora Advocate
Portage 2014 budget is set at $35.5 million Portage County has something going into the new year it did not at this time last year - a budget.
Yesterday | Aurora Advocate
The Elementary PTO has announced the classes that sold the most cookie dough. They are Julia Smerkar's at Miller and Beth Bryant's at Craddock.
The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Holiday Campaign runs through Jan. 1, resulting in aggressive enforcement and increased education on the dangers of driving while intoxicated throughout Portage County.
Reporter After losing three member schools in the past year, the Portage Trail Conference is finally making a move to return to full strength.
It is virtually impossible to listen to a conservative media program these days without hearing a celebration of Sarah Palin's sound bite...."drill, baby, drill."
The bad news is that they won't be returning anytime soon. And that's especially bad news for anyone dependent upon bus transportation in the county seat during the weeks ahead, which are likely to bring snow, rain, ice and the other elements of winter in Northeastern Ohio.
Kim Ray is looking forward to starting her second term on City Council now that the results of the recount for last month's At-Large race have been certified.
The Center of Hope and Kent Social Services are hoping a lot of Portage County residents will help make a child's Christmas brighter this year by donating toys for those less fortunate.
Portage County Commissioner Tommie Jo Marsilio has been reappointed to serve a second one-year term on the Board of Directors of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio.
Streetsboro water customers soon may face a 15 percent increase in their water rates over the next three years, according to Mayor Glenn Broska.