Flu shots available in

Aurora, other locations

A flu shot clinic will take place Nov. 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the senior citizens area at the city's Walker Building.

Area residents also can get flu shots today (Oct. 31), Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Senior Center in the Portage County Administration Building in Ravenna.

Other dates and locations are Wednesdays, the Portage County Health Department in Ravenna on Wednesdays through Nov. 28 from 8 to noon, Nov. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Mantua Township Hall and Nov. 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Shalersville Town Hall.

Injured animal helper

to speak; day camp set

Mona Rutger from Back to the Wild near Sandusky, Animal Planet's hero of the year, will bring her menagerie to the Moebius Nature Center on Nov. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Among the animals will be 11 birds of prey. She will explain how she takes injured or sick animals and cares for them until they can return to the wild.

Registration for the program is required to ensure a spot. Call 330-562-2592 or visit www.moebiusnaturecenter.org. The center is on East Mennonite Road, just east of Sunny Lake Park.

Meanwhile, the center will entertain students in grades kindergarten to 5 on Nov. 6 (Election Day) at a nature day camp. There will be hiking, crafting and learning about the ecology of the area.

Yoga-Pilates for teens

is offered at the library

An introduction to yoga for teens will take place Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at Aurora Library.

Yoga and Pilates instructor Bob Sinclair will explain the benefits of the mind-body connection behind yoga and teach some of the movements and exercises in this introductory class.

Participants should wear stretchy or loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat or large towel and pillow.

On Dec. 15, teens can watch the movie "Santa Clause 3" and make a last-minute Christmas gift at 1:30 p.m. in the library gallery.

There is no charge for either event. For more information or to sign up, call the library at 330-562-6502 or visit www.portagelibrary.org.

Village to fill positions

The village of Reminderville is seeking proposals for the positions of engineer and solicitor. Proposals should be submitted to the village, 3382 Glenwood Blvd., Reminderville 44202, Attn: fiscal officer, no later than Nov. 7.

Library closed Nov. 12

All branches of the Portage County District Library will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day, and will resume regular operating hours on Nov. 13. For information on library programs and services, visit www.portagelibrary.org.

District library joins

Search Ohio program

The Portage County District Library announces it will participate in a new resource sharing partnership -- Search Ohio.

The lending consortium of Ohio public libraries will provide library users with the opportunity to request materials that are unavailable in any Portage County collection.

Partnering with other Ohio public libraries, the program allows local library users to have access to even more books, DVDs, CDs, recorded books and more.

In effect, the library collectiion has grown by an estimated 4 million items which are available to any Portage County cardhholder in good standing.

To place a request for an item not located in the PCDL's collection, select the "Search Ohio" icon and continue with hold request as if placing a hold on a Portage County item.

Titles requested are generally ready for pickup in three to seven days. When the items arrive, patrons are notified by phone or e-mail.

Town meetings slated

The city's parks and recreation committee will meet Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. The service-utilities panel will meet Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m., the planning commission Nov. 7 at 7 and the architectural board of review Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

2 Board of Education

hopefuls file expenses

Two of Aurora's Board of Education candidates exceeded the $1,000 limit that requires a campaign expense report, according to the Portage County Board of Elections.

The pre-election campaign expense reports had to be filed by Oct. 25.

John E. Sloe, who is serving an appointment to an unexpired term on the Board, raised $2,640 in contributions and $1,000 in a loan from himself, and spent $1,006.

Rick Nelson contributed $1,071 to his campaign and spent it all. The other two candidates -- incumbent Ann Morrison and Maureen McKenzie -- did not have to file a report.