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  1. Newsmakers: Craycroft has seen Portage Park District bloomRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Aurora Advocate

    When voters approved a levy for the Portage Park District in May 2014, there were smiles all around the crowd gathered at the Rusty Nail. And none was wider than that of Chris Craycroft, the district's executive director.

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  2. Health needs report for Portage County releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Aurora Advocate

    What it did was bring together a large number of health providers, agencies and consumers to review the state of residents' health and agree to work for improvement. The report's "Areas of Health Need" include mental health and addiction, access to care, chronic disease, prevention and wellness, maternal and child health, communicable disease, oral health, senior health and cancer.

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  3. In the RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Aurora Advocate

    The levy, first approved by voters in 1985, raises about $1.08 million annually, which is used by the county Department of Job and Family Services to pay for the care and placement of abused and neglected children. This is the second of two child services levies that fund services.

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  4. In The RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Aurora Advocate

    Looking for a well-paying job with benefits? Good with numbers? Then you might have a shot at being the next Portage County treasurer, as long as you meet some other qualifications. You have to be a registered Democrat and you have to win the appointment by the Portage County Democratic Party's Central/Executive Committee on Jan. 29. The party is looking for a successor to Vicki Kline, who resigned the treasurer's post after she won election to a four-year term as a county commissioner.

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  5. Grapplers at Harmon School fare well in first half of seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    Heading into the new year, Harmon School's wrestling team is 8-2 in dual meets, with a second-place finish in the Ravenna Duals and a third at the Tallmadge Invitational. This year's team features 28 wrestlers who cover all 16 weight classes.

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  6. LETTER: Some thoughts about spending tax moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    This results in the city being $1.5 million over budget this year. That means $1.5 million more than projected has been collected from working people.

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  7. Aurora mulls revised health district contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin said she believes a proposed new contract with the Portage County Combined General Health District is a "positive" for the city. At City Council's initial discussions on the contract, she said the new agreement imposes more accountability on the health district and provides more opportunities to bolster services.

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  8. Portage County sheriff ID's woman found dead in Ravenna TownshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    The Portage County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday identified the woman found dead off Jones Avenue in Ravenna Township on Sunday afternoon as Judith H. Lander, 55, of the 4800 block of Lovers Lane.

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  9. Aurora charter issue vote recount set for Dec. 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    The Portage County Board of Elections has set Thursday, Dec. 4 as the date for a recount of ballots cast for Aurora charter amendment Issue 29, which would raise the level of spending by the mayor or a department head from $10,000 to $25,000. The issue was the only one of 16 charter amendments which failed at the Nov. 4 election.

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  10. Portage County candidates get support from different areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    The Nov. 4 election in Portage County showed one trend -- if you want to win a countywide office, you have to win at least three of the four cities. Republican Becky Doherty swept all four cities in her victory over Democrat Eugene Muldowney in the race for county common pleas judge.

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  11. Portage County voters nix jail, library leviesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    Issue 18, a two-year, 0.5-mill additional levy to fund improvements at the county jail was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin -- 27,357 to 13,215 -- according to complete but unofficial results from the county elections board. Issue 15, a 1-mill, 10-year levy for operations at the Portage County District Library, was turned down 16,284 to 12,425.

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  12. Aurora Police ReportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    Ladders stolen: A Thornhill Drive man reported Nov. 4 that two aluminum extension ladders valued at $500 were taken from his yard. Failure to repair: An Aurora woman was cited Oct. 31 for having an unsafe structure after failing to make repairs to it as required by the city building department.

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  13. In The CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    A number of building plans for new homes and some miscellaneous projects were approved by the city's architectural board of review on Oct. 23. Condos were approved in Walden Farms on Equestra South, for the Drees Co. on Dover and Surrey drives and for Ryan Homes in the Villas of Bertram.

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  14. Grohes 34th and 42nd at stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    Despite chilly and windy weather, it was a successful day for Aurora's Grohe twins at the Division I state cross country meet at National Trail Raceway. Running as individual qualifiers, Samantha came in just under the 19-minute mark at 18:59.27 - good for 34th place - while Olivia was 42nd in 19:09.05.

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  15. Ballot endorsement: 'Yes' on Issue 15 would give libraries much needed fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    The Portage County District Library relies on state funding for 95 percent of its operating budget. Because of cuts in funding, the library district now receives as much money as it did in 1996 -- almost 20 years ago -- and does what it can to cover its costs with it.

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  16. Election 2014: Portage County District Library seeks levy; hopingto...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    After taking a few years off the ballot, the Portage District Library is asking for a modest levy from voters. Issue 15, a 1.0-mill, 10-year levy, will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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  17. Portage County Rotarians participate in service weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    Staying true to the Rotary International motto of "Service Above Self," Rotary clubs from Aurora, Garrettsville/Hiram, Kent, Mantua and Ravenna came together to establish the first Portage Rotary Service Week at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. The presidents of each club, along with Rotary District No.

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  18. Election 204: Three running for one county commissioner seat; two for auditor; coroner unopposedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    Republican Sabrina Christian-Bennett was appointed by the county Republican Central Committee to fill the final year of the term left when Tommie Jo Marsilio resigned in late 2013. She was the only Republican in the spring primary for the race.

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  19. Katharine Dix, 96, dies; wife of publisher Gordon DixRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    Katharine E. Stevens Dix, wife of the late Gordon C. Dix, a principal in Dix Communications' media business, died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at her home in the Copeland Oaks retirement community. She was 96. Born in Ravenna, Ohio, January 8, 1918, she was the daughter of Dr. Earl Orin Stevens and his wife, Helen Brigham Stevens.

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  20. In The RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Aurora Advocate

    After two months of increases, Portage County's jobless rate dipped in August from 5.3 percent in July to 4.6 percent, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The rate was below May's 4.8 percent rate and the lowest since October 2006, when the rate was 4.4 percent.

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