Aurora referendum petition fails; parking lot project to go forward
A referendum petition that would have allowed residents to vote on whether they wanted a new parking lot in Town Center failed to gather enough valid signatures, according to the Portage County Board of Elections.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
LETTER: It's time to stand up, hold leaders accountable
As we paused during the Portage County Board of Election's work to process the petitions, my thoughts turned to how we got to this point.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Aurora referendum petition fails; parking lot issue won't be on ballot
A referendum petition that would have allowed residents to vote on whether they wanted a new parking lot downtown has failed to gather enough valid signatures, according to the Portage County Board of Elections.
Hit-skip charge so far in Kent traffic death; investigation continues
A woman arrested for a July 17 hit-skip crash in downtown Kent has not been charged in connection with the related fatality, officials said.
Marozzi opposes EPA plan for Portage waste
I am writing this letter to oppose the privatization of waste management services in Portage County.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Aurora parking lot referendum petitions submitted; will be validated by Board of Elections
Referendum petitions that aim to halt the city's plans to construct a Town Center parking lot and remove a ballfield have been submitted to Town Hall, after which they will be handed over to the Portage County Board of Elections.
Carol Nutter honored for her 90th birthday with luncheon
A light luncheon recently was served in the sun room at the Gardens of the Western Reserve in Streetsboro in honor of Carol J. Nutter's 90th birthday.
Cleveland man among duo accused in two Twinsburg Township burglaries
Two men are accused of breaking into two homes here and stealing a rifle and a car, among other items, and police in a nearby community arrested the two while burglarizing another home, authorities said.
Streetsboro to receive two mobile computers through Homeland Security grant
The city's police department will receive two mobile computer tablets for its police cruisers from a state Homeland Security grant.
Aurora Police Reports
Domestic violence: An near west side of Aurora man was charged with domestic violence July 12 after making threats toward his girlfriend.
In The Portage County Region
Opponents of a $5 vehicle license fee increase in Portage County have come up short in the number of signatures required to put the issue to a referendum vote in November.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Streetsboro drive at City Park to be repaired
The city will pay up to $15,500 to repair a drive at City Park that city officials say was damaged by large trucks carrying dirt from The Collection Auto Group's construction site on Route 14. City Council unanimously voted July 14 to approve repairs to the drive between Field No.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
'Pet'acular to bring furry friends to Family Days
One event at Streetsboro Family Days is making sure that all members of the family can participate -- including man's best friend.
More musicians coming to Streetsboro Family Days
Been a Long Time, 4:30 p.m. July 24: Formed six years ago, the band tour Portage County area, playing hits from the '70s, '80s and '90s.
Board of DD to meet Wednesday
The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the board room, at the Dennis M. Coble Administration Building, 2606 Brady Lake Road, Ravenna.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
'Put Growth First' co-founder to address Portage TEA Party
The Portage County TEA Party announced that Jack Boyle, co-founder of Ohio based "Put Growth First," will be it's featured speaker at the groups monthly meeting July 23 at Maplewood Career Center, 7075 State Route 88 just North of Ravenna.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Plain Dealer
Police stop car going 2 m.p.h. on Chillicothe Road: Russell Blotter
When asked if he was having mechanical trouble, the driver said he left a party earlier on his motorcycle and lost his cell phone.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Joseph Thorton found guilty of Windham Township murder
Joseph Thornton has been found guilty of murder in the shooting death of his nephew Jason Canan on Dec. 25, 2013 in Windham Township.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Aurora Police Reports
Domestic violence, DUI: An Aurora woman was charged July 6 with domestic violence and driving under the influence after police said she assaulted four family members on Page Road.
In The Region
The Ohio Highway Patrol made 749 arrests for impaired driving and 318 for drug-related charges over the July 4 holiday weekend July 3-6.