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City of Aurora's 200 Year Bicentennial, 1819 - 2019.

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Aurora is a historic river town that is situated 35 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, located in the Southeast corner of Indiana. Aurora was settled in the early 1800's and incorporated in 1845 and has strong historic connections to the Ohio River. Aurora is full of unique and historic buildings that preserve its older rivercity characteristics.

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Road Closures Due To Flooding

Currently Dearborn County closures:
State Road 56 in Aurora at Third St. Detour is in place to take Judiciary to a left on Fifth Street back to 56.
Salt Ford Rd. near Jackson Ridge and Union Ridge about a mile from North Hogan is closed for slips.
Cole Ln.
East laughery at Gregory Rd. & at Shiloh Ln.
Cross Rd. at Park Ave.
Park Ave. is closed.
Walker Hill (West End of Lower Dillsboro from US 50 to the Chesterville Road Bridge) is down to one lane due to a road slippage.

Bridge closed: Water is still over Stewart Bridge.

We urge everyone to avoid these areas and never drive through flooded roadways. City of Aurora has sandbags and sand available at the Aurora Police Station #2 on Center St.

Ohio River Flood Warning

Ohio River Forecast Center now has elevated the Ohio River Flood stage. To view the current Ohio River at Cincinnati Flood Stage please visit Below is a Ohio River Road Closed/Area to Evacuate chart for Aurora and Dearborn County. Listed is the historical Ohio River flood stage levels and the location of flood waters affecting local streets and park areas. Do not attempt to drive thru flood water areas.

Flood areas and access along the Dearborn Trail, Lesko Park, Waterways Park, Aurora Dog Park, Largent Park, the Aurora Little League Baseball & Pee Wee Football fields on US 50 are affected. Dearborn County Emergency Management also encourages setting up a safety profile with Smart911 to allow you to receive information and alerts about potential life threating issues in Dearborn County, Indiana.

Community Business Highlight

City of Aurora Congratulates

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Oddities was founded by Chip Farrell and Blake Haag in November 2016. Mr. Farrell has been a long time resident and entrepreneur. It started in 1991 with his first business, Multiple Machining Inc. in Dillsboro, Indiana. Since 2005, Chip and Blake have ran an online industrial equipment business, DC Supply. Through this business they began to acquire a variety of overstock items which required a brick and mortar store, in addition to their online business.

The store offers an array of new, brand name home goods, furniture, and much more at discounted prices. Oddities is not only filled with new overstock items, they also offer a complete line from Coaster Fine Furniture. Stop in and browse through their Coaster kiosk. The inventory is always revolving, so it’s like a different store every time you visit.

February - March 2019

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AIM Municipal Innovation Award

Pictured left to right: Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Oren Turner, City Manager Guinevere Emery, Mayor Donnie Hastings Jr., Councilman Patrick Schwing, and Clerk Treasurer Benny Turner.

Congratulations to the City of Aurora, Main Street Aurora, and all of our city reinvestment partners.

For more information about the 2019 Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program please contact Aurora City Manager Guinevere Emery at 513-505-7647 or at

Attached is the City of Aurora AIM Municipal Innovation Award and community showcase video presented at the AIM Ideas Summit in Evansville, Indiana on October 11th, 2017. The 2017 AIM Municipal Innovation Award, presented by Umbaugh, recognized the City of Aurora’s Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program as part of the Downtown Revitalization Strategic Plan. Accelerate Indiana Municipalities, previously known as IACT, now AIM’s, statement of purpose is “To foster, promote and advocate for the success of Hoosier municipalities as laboratories of innovation, hubs of talent and the engines driving our state’s economy.” The overwhelming success of the City of Aurora’s Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program stems from the premise of shared vision, local support and funding ingenuity. Please take the time to enjoy our beautiful ariel community showcase video for the City of Aurora.

ARCC Open 24/7

All Aurora Recreational Community Center (ARCC) members now have 24/7 access to the first floor fitness area, locker rooms, showers, and gymnasium. Second floor fitness areas will be available during staffed hours.

Stop in at the front desk and request your 24/7 access card today!

For more information call 812-926-2311
or visit our Website.

City of Aurora
Wayfinding Businesses

Check out the new City of Aurora Wayfinding Map, a map of all businesses in the Aurora downtown area. This important aspect of downtown revitalization was proudly designed and funded by Main Street Aurora.

You may click the button below to view the enlarged map, or you can see it at its permanent location over on the Retail, Restaurants and Services Page. Now, in addition to addresses and phone numbers, you will be able to see exactly where in Aurora the business you are looking for is located.

Letter From The
City Manager

" I call them the “A Team” here in Aurora. Trust me, the title is well deserved. "

To find out why, read more from
City Manager, Guinevere Emery.

  • City Manager, Guinevere Emery and a fellow patron enjoying a Bike Share bike ride on the
												Dearborn Trail in Aurora, Indiana.
  • Mayor Donny Hastings and others celebrating St. Mary's in Aurora.
  • Consolidated Grain and Barge.
  • Morning welcome from DJ's Bakery staff, with City Manager Guinevere Emery.
  • Utilities Manager, Randy Turner and City Manager Guinevere Emery posing with WCPO tv weatherman
											Jennifer Ketchmark.
  • River Cities Bike Share kiosk in downtown Aurora, Indiana.

Vistas of Aurora

Whether you come to Aurora, you are treated to a charming view of a river town which is historic, yet constantly changing. The appealing panoramas of the many spires and 19th century buildings are punctuated by countless small details, both attractive and creative, that have been capturing people’s attention for over a century and a half. We hope after watching this slideshow you’ll want to walk the streets in our Historic District, looking for these and other sights which say “Welcome,” and “Stay awhile!”

  • City of Aurora Christmas tree, 2018.
  • Nock's Park in winter at sunset, Aurora, Indiana.
  • Red, White, and Boom! festival, 2016

New Businesses

Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr. and the City of Aurora along with the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce have welcomed the following new businesses and re-opened businesses to Aurora with ribbon cuttings since September 2012.

  • Ace Appliance ribbon cutting in Aurora, Indiana.

    Ace Appliance, 319 2nd St.

  • Fancy Pets Grooming Salon ribbon cutting in Aurora, Indiana.

    Fancy Pets Grooming Salon, owner Rhonda Jefferson, 333 2nd St.

  • Livery of Aurora ribbon cutting in Aurora, Indiana.

    Livery of Aurora, owner Marty Rahe (manager Sandy Jordan), 215 Bridgeway St.

  • Aurora High School Museum ribbon cutting in Aurora, Indiana.

    Aurora High School Museum, 232 Main St.

  • Premier Insurance ribbon cutting in Aurora, Indiana.

    Premier Insurance Solutions, owners Angela & Greg Johnson, 431 2nd St.

  • Second Time Around ribbon cutting in Aurora, Indiana.

    Second Time Around, Nancy, Ben, Joey, & Tabatha Turner, and Robbie King, 311 2nd St.

  • Oddities ribbon cutting in Aurora, Indiana.

    Oddities, owner Blake Haag, 312 Third Street

  • DJ's Bakery, 523 Green Blvd.(US 50)

  • Art Angels, owners Claudia and William Phelps, 109 Third St.

  • Parlour of Aurora, owners Susan and Terry Bourquein, 305 Sunnyside Ave.

  • Every Day Hair Design, owner Dena Tibbits, 211 Exporting Street

  • Combs Pizza, owner Bubby Combs, 329 Second Street

  • 3rd & Main Restaurant, owner Ron Sweeney, Corner of Third & Main

  • Personally Yours, owner Kerrie Ohlmansiek, 308 Third Street and Body Kneads by Sherry, owner Sherry Roland, 308 Third Street

  • Aurora Farm & Garden, owner Adam Kennett, 228 Exporting Street

Aurora, Indiana...

"A place where memories come alive, as new ones are created."