In Regional Roundup, we've gathered the top stories from each of our eight weekly newspapers every Thursday. Here are the regional stories you don't want to miss from March 6 to March 12, 2014.
Water line break occurs in center of Aurora
Water gushed through the center of the city on the evening of March 7 as a water line broke across from the Church in Aurora's entrance on West Pioneer Trail, according to Aurora Director of Public Services John Trew.
Despite the water line problems, which occurred at 5:45 p.m., he said the roads were never closed, although water covered a stretch of West Pioneer Trail between the Kiwanis-Moore Playground and Route 43.
Cuyahoga Falls man going to prison for rolling back odometers on cars he sold
A Cuyahoga Falls man will spend the next two years in prison following his sentence for tampering with car odometers.
Shannon Girard Payne Sr., 35, of Graham Road, admitted he defrauded car buyers by selling high-mileage vehicles on Craigslist after rolling back the odometers. He pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to tampering with records, a third-degree felony; forgery, a fifth-degree felony; and offenses involving motor vehicle titles, an unclassified felony, according to the county prosecutor’s office.
Chelsea Handler fans gather at Blue Rock Cafe in Hudson for book signing (with video)
The Blue Rock Cafe was crowded March 6 as patrons waited for Chelsea Handler to arrive to sign her new book, "Uganda Be Kidding Me."
Handler, who performed at the Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena later that night, arrived in Hudson to sign her book at 2 p.m. The first 100 fans gathered in a winding line around the interior of the cafe, at 5827 Darrow Road, while others lined up on the sidewalk outside.
Videos: Soldier dad surprises daughters with early return from deployment
Ohio Army National Guard Sergeant 1st Class Glen Glace was newly arrived home after 11 months in Kuwait, his third deployment overseas since 2003, and surprised his daughters in their classrooms; first Hayley, a junior at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, and then Téa, a sixth-grader at Lakeview Intermediate School, on March 3.
Tallmadge High School graduate wins date with Olympic skier Nick Goepper
Not every college student from a small town in the Midwest can say they’ve dated an Olympian.
But Annie Rogers, a 2010 graduate of Tallmadge High School and zoology major at Kent State University, will be able to after she meets skier Nick Goepper sometime within the next month or so.
Former Nordonia student sentenced to five years for assault on juvenile in Sagamore HIlls
A former Macedonia resident who assaulted a juvenile at Greenwood Village Park in Sagamore Hills last July has been sentenced to five years in prison, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced March 5.
Jaquan Townsend, 20, of Cleveland, formerly of Macedonia, kicked the then 17-year-old in the face, knocking him unconscious and breaking both sides of his jaw and orbital bones, Walsh’s office said in a press release.
Resident dies in Northfield car accident
A Streetsboro woman died March 7 after failing to negotiate the on-ramp merging Route 8 northbound onto Interstate 271, according to officials.
Summit County Sheriff's Inspector Bill Holland said March 10 that Ann Tiffe, 40, was ejected from her 1999 Toyota Corolla after it struck the western wall of the ramp at around 2:30 p.m.
Twinsburg residents arrested on heroin trafficking, child endangering charges
Following a four-month undercover investigation by Twinsburg police, two Edgewood Drive residents were arrested March 4 on charges of heroin trafficking and child endangering, after police served a search warrant on their home and reportedly seized a weapon, cash, heroin and drug abuse instruments.
Earl Cook Jr., 32, of Edgewood Drive, was charged with two felony counts of drug trafficking, one felony count of having a weapon under disability, one felony count of possessing criminal tools and one misdemeanor count of child endangering.