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  1. Ruling opens door for same-sex marriages; couples flock to courtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Aurora Advocate

    The pair entered the Portage County Probate Court clerk's office in Ravenna that afternoon as partners, and left as a married couple. June 26 was the first day they could legally receive a marriage license in Ohio, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming marriage equality for all Americans, regardless of gender.

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  2. Aurora schools will maintain status quo in state fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Aurora Advocate

    Local school district officials weren't happy when Gov. John Kasich's school funding proposal for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 was announced in February. Local officials said that Kasich's initial figures translated into about a $600,000 net loss in state funds for the district.

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  3. New Aurora High School principal 'excited' about new opportunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Aurora Advocate

    As a history teacher at Solon High, he launched an advanced placement program for European history. He also started a mock trial club and coached football.

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  4. In the RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Aurora Advocate

    Despite a light rain that fell on Kent, contractors began the job of demolishing two pieces of Kent history last week. Contractors from Continental Building Systems started demolition June 17 at the former City Hall Annex, which had housed city offices on the lower level and a business incubator on its upper level.

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  5. Northern Portage Relay For Life to be one-day event for Aurora, Streetsboro residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    Carol Ranta, who is coordinating the upcoming Northern Portage Relay For Life, believes taking part in the annual event is her way of helping people -- even those she may not know. "When I hear someone has cancer, it breaks my heart, not only for that person, but for their family and friends," said Ranta, formerly of Streetsboro and now of Ravenna.

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  6. Portage County group hoping to create charter; info meeting planned in AuroraRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    Now some Portage County residents have banded together to ensure local government remains a body of the people, by the people and for the people. The Portage Community Rights Group addressed Portage County commissioners last week, notifying the board of its intent to place an issue on the November ballot to draft and implement a county charter.

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  7. Judith A. ParrinoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    A graveside service took place May 11 at Aurora Cemetery for Judith A. Parrino, 75, who died May 6, 2015 at Akron City Hospital. Born Jan. 14, 1940 in Ravenna, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen MacDowell.

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  8. In The RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    Scrap tires to be collected The Portage County Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring several scrap tire collection events countywide. The schedule for the northern part of the county, where Aurora residents can take up to 10 tires is as follows: May 1-2 - Shalersville Township garage from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; May 2-3 - Nelson Township dropoff site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; May 9 - Hiram next to village hall from 8 a.m. to noon and Mantua Township garage from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; May 11-15 - Kent at 590 Plum Creek Park from noon to 7:30 p.m.; June 11-13 - Freedom Township garage from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; June 13 - Ravenna Township garage from 8 a.m. to noon.

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  9. Robinson Health set to link with University HospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    The recent announcement of an agreement for Robinson Health System to join the University Hospitals system takes another step in a process that started a year ago. It came a day after Robinson announced it was paying the U.S. government $10 million to settle potential claims it had violated federal regulations on how doctors may be compensated for patient referrals.

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  10. Robinson Health System to pay U.S. $10 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    Robinson Health System Inc. has agreed to pay $10 million within 10 days to the federal government to settle potential claims that it may have violated regulations regarding payments to physicians for referrals to Robinson Memorial Hospital and its other facilities. Robinson Health System Inc. is the not-for-profit corporation that operates Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna and several facilities throughout the Portage County area.

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  11. Robinson Health System joins University HospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    The April 1 announcement of an agreement between Robinson Health System and University Hospitals for Robinson to join the UH system takes another step in the process that started a year ago. The announcement was held up until a day after Robinson announced it was paying the U.S. government $10 million to settle potential claims that it had violated federal regulations on how doctors may be compensated for patient referrals.

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  12. ODOT road projects in Portage will cost $21.3 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    The Ohio Department of Transportation's 2015 construction program for District 4, unveiled March 16, totals $563.1 million, with $21.3 slated for repaving and intersection projects in Portage County. The program includes projects already started and new projects to be awarded or to begin construction this year.

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  13. Aurora plans to continue individual contract with Portage County Health DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    Aurora and Streetsboro will remain in individual contracts with the Portage County Health Department, officials said, after Ravenna merged its health department with the county health department, a move that was unanimously approved March 2 by its City Council. "We are looking for more accountability on the part of the health district, greater responsiveness and a clarification of services and obligations to Aurora," Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin said.

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  14. Mystery writer, local actor highlights of annual Akron Antiquarian Book FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    A mystery writer and a local actor known for portraying Mark Twain are among the highlights of the 33rd annual Antiquarian Book Fair. Nationally recognized Twain-centric scholar and author Mark Dawidziak will present "Twain By Two" with his wife Sara Showman, as well as sign his newest book about Mark Twain on April 4 at 1 p.m. This one-hour, one-act production includes excerpts from Huckleberry Finn and "Eve's Diary," as well as sections on "Curing a Cold" and politics.

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  15. Info about Portage County development sites to be available onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    Next time a business prospect asks about available sites in Portage County, local development officials won't have to shuffle papers. They'll be able to sort available sites online.

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  16. National Weather Service Skywarn TrainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    On Wednesday, April 1st, at 6:30 p.m., the National Weather Service will offer its annual Skywarn training in Conference Room A at the Maplewood Career Center on State Route 88 in Ravenna. There is no charge for the program which is being sponsored by the Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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  17. Sports WireRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    Out of 24 divers, Honsaker compiled 144.65 points in the preliminary round, but was one of four athletes who did not advance to the semifinals. Stewart Spanbauer of Cincinnati Summit Country Day won the title with 458.85 points.

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  18. Death toll from drugs, alcohol rising in Portage CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    Drug-related deaths exacted a grim toll on Portage County residents in 2014, with a 20 percent increase in fatal heroin overdoses. In 50 percent of all cases investigated by the Portage County coroner's office in 2014, the deceased persons had drugs of abuse in their system at autopsy.

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  19. Akron Humane Society, Ravenna animal sanctuary rescue 14 horses, five rabbits in Cuyahoga FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    Charges may be filed early next week against the owner of animals found outside in frigid temperatures in Cuyahoga Falls, according to humane society officials. "charges have not been filed yet," Heidi Lamb, director of development for Pawsibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron, said in an email Feb. 23. "When and if they are filed, it will probably be early next week."

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  20. Portage school districts end pacts; service center days are numberedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Aurora Advocate

    When the Portage Educational Service Center closes this summer it will be the first time an ESC is closed by the state and that's uncharted territory for all involved. John Charlton, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Education, said ESCs have merged in the past, "but this is the first time one is being dissolved pursuant to this law."

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