Recyclables to be
picked up weekly
Although some areas of Portage County will go to every other week pickup of recyclables, Aurora Service Director John Trew says Aurora will not be part of that, and recyclables will continue to be picked up every week.
Waste Management, which provides recycling services to some of the county, will convert to using a bi-weekly service, which Portage County Solid Waste Management Director William Steiner said is being well-received by residents and officials.
Under Aurora’s contract, which was extended  recently, every week collection will continue. Single-stream collection started in Aurora just a few weeks ago.
“One of the ways we’re trying to keep costs low is converting to bi-weekly service,” Steiner said about other parts of the county. “The big thing is we’re trying to help keep the wear and tear off township, city and village roads. We recognize that is a large expense.”
Steiner said the bi-weekly collection won’t bring about a cost reduction. “Our costs are actually going up,” he said.

Homes approved
Plans for one single-family home and several condominiums were approved Jan. 26 by the city’s architectural board of review. The single-family home is to be built by Perrino Builders on Club Drive West.
Pulte Homes plans to build condos on Brighton Drive and Shinnecock Lane, while Ryan Homes plans to build six condos on Sheffield Court, Danbury Drive, Ron Lane and Hilliary Lane.
Also approved were a front elevation change for a home to be built by Classic Homes on Shady Grove and a window revision for a Ryan home on Sheffield Court.
The panel elected Nathan Barrett as chairman and Lauren Broderick as vice chairman.

Vacancy exists on
Council in village
Reminderville is accepting letters of interest to fill an open seat on Village Council. The opening is from the resignation of Mario Molina, who has taken the position of director of operations in the village. The term of the appointment lasts until Dec. 31, 2019, and is subject to re-election.
Qualifications, as stated in the Reminderville Charter Section 4.04 include the following: “Each Council person shall have been a resident and qualified elector for at least one full year prior to the date of election or appointment and shall continue to be a resident of the municipality throughout their term of office.
“A council person shall hold no other elective public office or be employed by or hold any other office in this municipality.”
Letters and resumes can be sent to Reminderville Village Hall, 3382 Glenwood Bllvd., Reminderville 44202, c/ o Clerk of Council Stacey Task; or can be emailed to Deadline for letters and resumes is Feb. 15 at 4 p.m.

Elliott heralded to
keep marshal post
Aurora resident Pete Elliott has been recommended for reappointment as U.S., Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio.
U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown recommended his reappointment to President Donald Trump. The Northern District of Ohio consists of 40 counties, with offices in Cleveland, Toledo, Akron and Youngstown.
“Elliott is the longest serving U.S. Marshal in Ohio’s history for good reason,” said Portman. “He has earned this recommendation through his tireless efforts to protect our community.
“His leadership can be seen throughout the entire U.S. Marshal Service through programs like the Northern Oho Violent Fugitive Task Force.”
“Elliott’s long, accomplished career in law enforcement makes him uniquely qualified to carry out the law as our U.S. Marshal,” added Brown.

Book club to meet

Aurora Memorial Library's Parent & Child Book Club will meet on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. to discuss "Roller Girl," a graphic novel by Victoria Jamieson. The book received a Newbery Honor Award in 2016 recognizing its highly regarded contribution to children's literature.

Copies of the book, about a girl who loses a best friend but finds new confidence as she joins a roller derby team, are available at the circulation desk of the library and are due back on the day of the discussion.

The Parent & Child Book Club is for children ages 8 to 12 accompanied by an adult. It meets monthly during the school year. New members are welcome at any time, and monthly attendance is not required. For more information on this club or any other library events, call 330-562-6502 or visit

Aurora Memorial Library is open Mondays to Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Thursdays and Sundays.