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May 3, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Many come together to help others

I've always marveled at how amazing it is when a community comes together to help others.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
Apr 26, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Bicyclist urges motorists, bike riders to obey rules of the road

I live, drive and bicycle in Aurora. I am cycling across America this summer, so I spend time on the roads of Portage County and beyond training for my journey. What I have observed is the need for greater adherence to Ohio's motor vehicle laws pertaining to motorists and cyclists. On Dec.

Apr 26, 2017 1:00 AM

Hold That Thought: Check out new look to our website

In the spirit of this beautiful spring weather we're having, we've freshened up our website a bit. In the past week, online readers may have noticed a tweak to the design of our homepage at auroraadvocate.com.

By Scott Shriner | Executive Editor
Kaleidoscope: Can't beat some of the old TV shows
Apr 26, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Can't beat some of the old TV shows

When I was growing up, there were many entertaining television shows, which have become classics over the years and are still available on many channels.

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Apr 26, 2017 1:00 AM

Ballot Endorsement: Keep schools strong; OK levy

Keep schools strong; OK levy Keeping an award-winning school district in the upper echelon of Ohio districts is a tough thing to do. It takes money, and under Ohio's school financing structure, that means most of the funds have to come from local residents.

Apr 24, 2017 5:47 PM

Capital News: Thinking about the legislative aftermath of the Facebook killing

COLUMBUS -- Stuff happens all the time to spotlight deficiencies in Ohio Revised Code, and lawmakers, when sufficiently provoked, will step up and offer legislation to address the shortcomings.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
Apr 19, 2017 7:00 PM

Capital News: Ohio Statehouse budget talk kicks into high gear

COLUMBUS -- You can forget a lot of what you've heard about the biennial state budget up to this point, particularly the controversial stuff.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
Apr 19, 2017 1:00 AM

Note Of Thanks-April 19

To honor society... I want to thank the advisers and members of Aurora High's National Honor Society for hosting the Princess Ball recently at the high school.

Apr 19, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Can't justify school levy 'of questionable value' 4

Kudos to Gary Henrich for calling the Aurora Board of Education's handling of an upcoming 5.9-mill levy an embarrassment; we were promised no new levy would come this soon.

Apr 19, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Aurora Rotary supports the 5.9-mill school levy

As a resident of Aurora and member of the Rotary Club, I have gained tremendous respect for the excellence of the Aurora schools and strongly support passage of the upcoming levy, even though I have no children or grandchildren in school.

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Kaleidoscope: Another area mall struggling; road work tangles downtown Akron
Apr 19, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Another area mall struggling; road work tangles downtown Akron

I have written about the demise of many malls in big cities and suburbs, and there has been plenty of other stories written about that topic in recent years. On April 1 -- no fooling!

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
Apr 19, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Graduate touts Aurora education, backs levy 1

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly a year since I walked across the graduation stage along with the Class of 2016. The past year has completely flown by, and I'm sure that my classmates can agree.

Apr 19, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Say 'yes' to our children; support schools levy

On May 2, we have the chance to say, "yes" to our children by voting in favor of the proposed school levy. When asked why they chose Aurora, so many new residents point to our stellar school system, but its future is threatened by the state government's huge cut in school funding.

Apr 17, 2017 7:02 PM

Capital News: Ohio budget talk kicks into gear in House, Senate

COLUMBUS -- You can forget a lot of what you've heard about the biennial state budget up to this point, particularly the controversial stuff.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
Apr 17, 2017 5:31 PM

OUR VIEW: Think before you share

Within hours Sunday, a video uploaded to Facebook spread like wildfire. It showed the random, heinous killing of a Cleveland man as he walked home after eating Easter dinner with his family.

Apr 12, 2017 1:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Easter an opportunity to become a better you

During Easter people make a better effort to remember their faith and be better a person to others, in a small way echoing Jesus' sacrifice of himself for the betterment of everyone on Earth. This desire to reach out to others is always welcome, and a great thing to see.

Apr 12, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Numbers indicate Aurora schools need some new money 1

Don't believe the rhetoric about our schools not needing a new tax levy. The numbers speak for themselves and they say that this levy is a critical need.

Apr 12, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Schools chief addresses 'inaccuracies' in previous letter 1

The letter to the editor that was published in the Advocate on April 5 regarding the school levy and district programs contained so many inaccurate statements that we felt the record needs to be corrected.

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Kaleidoscope: Recalling fun on spring break 1972
Apr 5, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Recalling fun on spring break 1972

A lot of college students from the northern parts of the United States flock to Florida annually for spring break in March. Kent State University was on break last week. One of the popular spots to go when I was in college was Fort Lauderdale, just up the Atlantic Ocean coast from Miami.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
Apr 5, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: What's levy really about? BOE could use new blood

Mark your calendars for May 2 and Aug. 9. The first date is Election Day for another tax levy. Education or employees? Is this levy about student programs or employee expenses? It seems like school programs just keep getting smaller.