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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Aurora has a new rescue squad!

Barnes with new squad 5-24-2017

Fire Chief Dave Barnes has just taken possession of a new rescue squad with state-of-the-art equipment. The squad includes a new cot-loading system, a smooth ride chassis, and special safety features including cameras. When fully equipped it is a $305,000...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

The Deed House Project: Unveiling of Historic Marker

Deed House Marker Unveiling 5-2017

Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin, Aurora Historical Society President John Kudley, and Landmark Commission Chairman Jeff Clark unveil the Ohio historical marker for the Ebenezer Sheldon Deed House at Pioneer Park on East Pioneer Trail. At an AHS meeting this week...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade


The annual Memorial Day ceremony at Aurora’s Veterans Memorial will start at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017. The parade will follow at 10:00 a.m. with a service afterward at Aurora Cemetery.

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Veterans' Tribute Wall at Independence Village

Veterans Tribute at Independence Village 05-2017

The Mayor celebrated the unveiling of a Veterans' Tribute Wall at Independence Village today. With her are a World War II Veteran and a Korean War Veteran.

Posted on: May 17, 2017

Aurora High School students intern at the City of Aurora

senior fire interns

Aurora High School seniors Will Lovell and Matt Crissman are pictured with their fathers Bill and Mike. They participated in Truck Day at Miller Elementary. The City is thrilled they chose to spend their Senior Internships here in Aurora!

Posted on: May 10, 2017

Officer John Catena


Officer John Catena took his oath at the City Council meeting on May 8, 2017. John is Aurora's newest part-time police officer. He is pictured here with Chief Byard. Welcome John!

Posted on: April 27, 2017

Aurora High School ranked #1 in Northeast Ohio


Aurora High School was ranked #1in Northeast Ohio and #6 in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools 2017.

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Police Chief Byard graduates fom FBI National Academy

Byard - FBI Academy 1

"The national academy was an excellent learning opportunity, consisting of four classes each weekday as well as library study time in the evenings,” noted Chief Byard. “Next to the academics, the most challenging aspect was the &a...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017


The lock box will only be accessible by the Aurora Fire and Police Departments and will allow emergency personnel to access a residence in an emergency without damaging a door or window.  The new program will be offered by the city through the Au...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

July 4th Grand Marshal


  Nomination forms are available in the Parks and Recreation Department at the Walker Building, 129 West Pioneer Trail and on the city’s website  The nominee must reside in the City of Aurora, be in good standing ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

A Coyote is in Your Backyard. What Should You Do?

If you see a coyote in your yard or neighborhood, follow the guidelines provided by the Ohio Department of Wildlife. If a coyote becomes aggressive, call the Aurora Police Department at 330-562-8181. Coyote mating occurs between late January & March.

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