Treasure Trove sale set
A Treasure Trove sale to benefit various Aurora school district programs and organizations is slated for Dec. 1 and 6-8 at the Marketplace at Four Corners next to Petsmart and Michaels.
Residents can donate items to be sold or consign items to receive 50 percent of their price. Volunteers also are needed to set up Nov. 29, help at the sale or clean up Dec. 8.
Dropoff day is Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For details, including a list of items which can be donated, call Denise  at 216-297-5621, email or visit

Drugs forum on Cable 9

The second meeting in the Aurora community forum series "Protecting Our Youth ... Protecting Our Community" titled "What We All Should Know About Alcohol and Other Drugs" will be shown on Cable 9 during November. It can be seen Sundays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

Jeans collected at AHS

The National Honor Society at Aurora High School is participating in a Teens for Jeans drive. Students can turn in old pairs of jeans at their first period classes. The class that turns in the most jeans wins a doughnut party. Jeans will be collected until Nov. 16.

Tuition at Hiram College

to stay $29,065 in 2013

Hiram College will freeze tuition for incoming students in the 2013-14 year at current levels, in reaction to the continuing pressure on families struggling in the weak economy.

"In these difficult economic times we want to ensure that Hiram is accessible to all students from all communities, and all economic circumstances," said Hiram President Thomas V. Chema.

"We know that college tuition can be a major source of strain on families who are already struggling with businesses, jobs and other economic issues, and together with our long-standing Tuition Guarantee, we have decided that this is the best way to help them."

Hiram's Tuition Guarantee, in place for several years, ensures that the amount students pay their first year will remain the same as the amount paid for the second and subsequent years.

The tuition for traditional undergraduate students who enrolled this fall at Hiram was $29,065. That will be the cost for students who enroll in the fall of 2013.

Hiram's costs overall are comparable to or lower than many similar private institutions, and most students receive some form of financial aid.

Playoffs T-shirts on sale
T-shirts honoring the Aurora High School boys soccer team making the Division I Final 4 and the football team’s playoff appearances are available for fans.
T-shirts will be available during advanced ticket sales for the football game on Nov. 8 and 9.
They will cost $8 for sizes small to extra large and $10 for 2X and 3X. All proceeds will go to the Volunteers of America food pantry, for which nonperishable items are being collected at the high school.

Teachers don top costumes
The following teachers won prizes in the recent Halloween costume contest: Jay Price, Zach from “Saved by the Bell”; Nick Kukarola, Slater from “Saved by the Bell”; Tim Baczkowski, old man from UP; Michele Dirda, football playerl; Kasi Burroughs, Austin Powers; Gayle Lewis, Mexican bandit; Amy Phillips, Olympic athlete.