City has a good audit;

finances stay healthy

At City Council's Sept. 26 meeting, Finance Director Timothy Clymer told the panel the 2015 has been released by the state auditor and there were no written citations.

"This is a testament to the work done by all city employees and officials in complying with the myriad of regulations and processes we face," he said.

Meanwhile, Clymer said through the first eight months of 2016, the city's fund balances continue to remain in a healthy position.

He noted interest proceeds are at 202 percent of budget, an increase of $93,227 over the same point in 2015.

"This can be attributed to higher interest rates and the investment policy revisions which permitted investments in longer-term products," he explained.

Clymer said the general fund is operating at a surplus of $1.59 million net of outstanding encumbrances, which he said will play an integral part in yearend planning.

Voter registration due

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election is Oct. 11. Some residents may have to reregister if their names have been purged from the voting rolls for any reason.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the Ohio secretary of state's website or picked up at the Portage County Board of Elections in Ravenna.

Absentee balloting begins Oct. 12. Voter registration forms include information about requesting absentee ballots. For further information, call 330-297-3511.

Tire Max lot split OK'd

At its Aug. 17 meeting, the city's planning commission approved a minor subdivision/lot split for a parcel straddling West Maple Lane. The 4-acre parcel will be divided into two parcels of 1.28 acres and 2.7 acres. A Tire Max store is planned for the 1.28 acres.

Book club meets soon

Aurora Memorial Library's parent and child book club will meet Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. to discuss the Newbery-winning book "The Sign of the Beaver" by Elizabeth George Speare. Copies are available at the circulation desk, and books are due back on the date of the discussion.

The club welcomes new members. It meets monthly during the school year, and is geared toward 8- to 12-year-olds accompanied by an adult. For more information or this or other library programs, call 330-562-6502 or visit and see "calendar of events."

Operating hours at the library are as follows: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The library is closed on Thursdays and Sundays.