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Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Something Else: Note to recent area graduates: Time is on your side

The end of this school year marks the beginning of a new phase in your life. You've made it this far, but you've still got a long way to go. You may or may not have been one of the top achievers -- those with the gold and silver flair on their caps and gowns at graduation.

By Eric Marotta | News Leader Editor
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Economic news promising; too many young lives lost

The last six months have produced some great economic news for the city of Aurora, as a handful of companies are planning big projects, and residents should be thankful for that. The Advocate reported the latest news last week, as Trelleborg Sealing Profiles Inc.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
Kaleidoscope: Bantam Jeep's birthplace not far away in Butler, Pa.
Jun 14, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Bantam Jeep's birthplace not far away in Butler, Pa.

For several Saturdays in April, I wanted to start my road trip season by heading 90 miles east to Butler County, Pa., just north of Pittsburgh. But the unusually rainy weather prevented me from doing so until May 13.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
Jun 12, 2017 2:15 PM

Capital News: 'Insane' still in, commission may be out 

COLUMBUS -- There was a point during what could have been the final Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission meeting where there was a motion, a call for a vote, questions about a quorum and voiced confusion about the process.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
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Kaleidoscope: Hartman land potential is exciting
Jun 7, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Hartman land potential is exciting

As readers can see on the Advocate's Page 1 this week, a lot of activity is about to commence at the city-owned former Hartman property on the west side of Townline Road, not too far north of Route 82.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
Jun 7, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Financial support is crucial to keeping Aurora school system strong

I want to address why my husband and I supported the recent Aurora schools levy. The explanation of the levy's need was well documented by the superintendent. Without any preconception, I listened to him speak one evening. Taxpayers asked informed questions and he answered forthrightly.

Jun 7, 2017 1:00 AM

NOTE OF THANKS: To supporters of buddy poppies campaign, veterans everywhere...

On behalf of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2629, we would like to express a heartfelt thank-you to all Aurora citizens who stopped over the Memorial Day weekend and donated during our poppy distribution. The poppy is the "national flower of remembrance.

'Treasure' unearthed through 'Questing' in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Jun 6, 2017 4:04 PM

'Treasure' unearthed through 'Questing' in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Do you like solving puzzles? Discovering the natural and historical gems of Northeast Ohio? If so, Canalway Questing might be for you. Quests are treasure hunts with rhyming clues that lead step-by- step to a hidden box.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi
Jun 2, 2017 4:43 PM

Capital News: Senators turn attention to immigrant amendment in BWC budget

COLUMBUS -- You can generally count on a few hot-button issues surfacing during every general assembly. Abortion-, right-to-work and gun-related legislation come immediately to mind.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
May 31, 2017 1:00 AM

Note Of Thanks-May 31

To PTO backers... Thank you to all who supported the Aurora PTOs. This year, the Harmon-High School PTO earned $1,23 and the Elementary PTO earned $4,437 from collections of boxtops.

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Kaleidoscope: Many industrial plants gone from the horizon
May 31, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Many industrial plants gone from the horizon

Entering just about any city when I was growing up, one could see smoke pouring from tall stacks at the major industries. Now that's not the case. Although the cleaner air is a good thing, the fact that many of those factories are not producing goods anymore is not.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Note Of Thanks-May 24

To the community... We are so proud and honored to be a part of a community that works together to promote well-being for all of our neighbors. Without you, our friends and family, this work wouldn't be possible.

May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Have fun on Memorial Day, but don't forget its purpose

Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend. Although it did not become an official federal holiday until 1971, Americans have been honoring military veterans who died in wars since after the Civil War.

Kaleidoscope: Proud heritage in Aurora schools continues
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Proud heritage in Aurora schools continues

Well, another school year is coming to an end, and it has been quite a year for the Aurora district. A few weeks ago, U.S. News World Report magazine rated Aurora High No. 1 in Northeast Ohio and No. 6 overall in Ohio. That's just one of a bunch of recent accolades earned.

By Ken Lahmers Editor
May 19, 2017 2:57 PM

Capital News: Enough Already With This 'Happy' Memorial Day Nonsense

I started filing an annual Memorial Day column a few years back, after witnessing bad behavior at a Columbus-area service. Here's an updated version.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
Kaleidoscope: Gaining insight about lives of famous country singers
May 17, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Gaining insight about lives of famous country singers

I've been a country music fan since the early 1970s. When the Beatles and other rock bands from the 1960s ceased to exist and the "acid rock" era dawned, I didn't really like the new music, so I turned to country.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
May 15, 2017 10:32 AM

Capital News: Trip to Hawaii? Why not Cleveland?

COLUMBUS -- Remember that time the governor urged people to consider Ohio for their vacation destinations, rather than heading to exotic places outside of the state's borders? "We are stressing stay-cations in Ohio this year," he told a crowd. No, not that governor.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
May 10, 2017 1:00 AM

Notes Of Thanks-May 10

To the Aurora voters, school levy co-chairs... On behalf of the Board of Education, administration, staff and students of the Aurora schools, I would like to thank the voters for overwhelmingly approving the 5.9-mill new funding levy on May 2.

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May 10, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Congrats to the winners!

The whole community can express our thankfulness to the School Board for passage of the 5.9-mill levy.

May 10, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Laments the loss of water park

In a few short weeks, many will miss what used to be a fun-filled entertainment complex which exists no more. I'm talking about Wildwater Kingdom. This water park has provided many years of fun-filled entertainment for families in Ohio. It's a shame a beautiful piece of property sits abandoned.