Fishing day planned

The parks and recreation department is planning its third annual fishing derby June 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants can get grilled hot dogs, and trophies and numerous raffle prizes will be awarded. A limited amount of bait will be available.

Persons should register in advance. Resident fees are $3 per person or $8 per family living in the same household up to five people. Additional members will be charged $2. Nonresident fees are $5 per person or $12 per family living in the same household.

For more details or to register, call Colleen Martin at 330-995-9149.

Track meet is June 13

Also coming up in Aurora

is the seventh annual youth track meet June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Veterans Stadium. It is open to children ages 2 to 12, and registration fee is $5 in advance or $7 on the event day. To participate, contact Colleen Martin at 330-995-9149 or

City preps for July 4

The city is accepting registration for its annual July 4 parade and festival. The parade will start at 11 a.m., with lineup at Barrington Town Square and Craddock School beginning at 10. Festivities will continue until 4 p.m. at Kiwanis-Moore Playground.

Booths are available for promotional and fundraising opportunities. For details or to register, visit www.auroraoh.ciom and follow the tabs to the community events page. Or contact Colleen Martin at 330-995-9149 or

Ed Romito recognized

for 50 years of service

Aurora resident Ed Romito, owner of Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, received an award at the Ohio Funeral Directors' state convention in Columbus for being a licensed funeral director for 50 years.

Romito started working for the Donald B. Johnson and Sons Funeral Home when he was 15 years old. He worked in the print shop, did maintenance and went on ambulance runs. Eventually, the Johnsons convinced him that he was good with people and should think about making it his career.

So he went to the Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science, graduated and became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1964.

In 1977, he had the opportunity to purchase the funeral home and it became Johnson-Romito Funeral Home with locations in Bedford, Hudson Northfield and Twinsburg.

Planners meet tonight

Only one item is on the agenda for tonight's (June 4) city planning commissioin meeting, which starts at 7 in Town Hall. The item is preliminary and final site plans for a parking lot at the city's Kiwanis-Moore Playground on West Pioneer Trail.

Bertram Inn is venue

for MS info gathering

A business called Genzyme will host an informational session focusing on multiple sclerosis, which affects more than 14,000 people in Ohio. It will be June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora.

"One Day for Every Day" is a free program that has been designed to provide people with MS and their caregivers information about the disease, and allows them to connect with the larger MS community and check out local organizations, companies and support groups that provide special services to people with MS.

Karissa Smith, an MS one-to-one nurse, will be the presenter. One-to-one is a personalized, unique program that allows patients to built a rapport with their nurse, who can help them through the many challenges that come along with MS.

MS is a progressive, chronic disease that impacts a person's central nervous system. Though new insights about the disease are being uncovered every day, many people do not know much about how MS can impact a person's physical and cognitive abilities.

Three sessions are planned, led by experts on relationships, communication, technology and other topics. A panel consisting of a neurologist and people with MS also will answer questions.

T-shirt creator touted

The city's parks and recreation department reports Aurora High student Emma Frankmann designed the winning T-shirt for the annual fun run that takes place July 4.

Art teacher Brian Caponi's advanced computer art and computer I art and design students were given an assignment to create the T-shirt design, and Frankmann won a $50 gift card to Aurora Farms Premium Outlets.