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

    Tuesday Feb 24 | 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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  2. Akron Humane Society, Ravenna animal sanctuary rescue 14 horses, five rabbits in Cuyahoga FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | 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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  3. Portage school districts end pacts; service center days are numberedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | 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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  4. Portage County pic of the week....Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | Aurora Advocate

    Along with several Riddle blocks and the Etna House, the Phoenix block is one of the architectural gems of downtown Ravenna. It is on the north side of Main Street, just east of Chestnut Avenue and northeast of the Portage County Courthouse.

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  5. In The RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Aurora Advocate

    Cromes, a Ravenna resident, was elected by the central/executive committee on the first ballot, with 52 votes to 14 votes for Keith Fletcher of Rootstown and four for Theresa Nielson of Mantua. Michelle Rousseau of Kent also was in the running, but received no votes.

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  6. Construction activity picks up in Portage County in the past yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Aurora Advocate

    Construction in Portage County seems to be recovering. Total values of commercial and residential construction topped $90.15 million last year for county and city building departments.

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

    Jan 27, 2015 | 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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  8. Health needs report for Portage County releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | 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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  9. In the RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | 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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  10. In The RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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