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 April 10 to April 16, 2014.
Familiar Aurora name — Bliss — acquires Aurora Inn
When it comes to wrestling, everyone knows Dick Bliss, Aurora High School's wrestling head coach for more than 40 years and a member of the Ohio Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Now, another Bliss -- Dick's son Dan, a 1988 graduate of Aurora High School -- is making a major investment here.
Walters says Cuyahoga Falls city administration looking into how porn got on ex-mayor's computer
Members of the city administration are looking into pornographic material and campaign information that Mayor Don Walters said was found on the mayor’s computer that date back to before he took office in January.
Walters said “tons of bizarre porn” was stumbled upon by his administrative assistant trying to help Walters find a letter he had typed before his computer was updated. The mayor said his assistant went into the “P-drive,” or personal drive, on his computer to try to retrieve his document, not realizing he only saved it to his desktop and not to his hard drive, which backs up on the city’s computer server.
Seton first grader takes 12th place in ESPN NCAA Tournament Challenge
A first-grader at Seton Catholic School, who likes to eat turkey pepperoni and reads books on horses and dogs, recently accomplished what millions of adults across the county could not do.
Leah Clifford, 7, picked the University of Connecticut Huskies and the University of Kentucky Wildcats to meet in the NCAA Championship. The Huskies defeated the Wildcats 60-54 in the April 7 final game.
Stow fire chief retiring; mayor appoints new chief
For the second time in less than a month, a city safety force chief has announced he is stepping down.
Fire Chief Bill Kalbaugh is retiring, effective about July 1, after a decade in his current position and more than 30 years with the city's fire department. Mayor Sara Drew told the Stow Sentry April 9 that she has appointed Fire Capt. Mark Stone as the new chief. She said she is "looking forward to working" with Stone.
Tallmadge High School principal announces retirement, assistant principal promoted
Next school year, Tallmadge High School will have a new principal and assistant principal.
During the Tallmadge Board of Education meeting Wednesday, the Board voted to accept the resignation of Principal Rebecca DeCapua, who is retiring at the end of the school year.
Police departments debate E-ticket systems
Local police departments are debating if they will be moving forward with an electronic ticketing system in approximately six to 12 months.
Police chiefs of local communities, as well as employees of the Stow Municipal Court, met in the mayor's conference room April 3 to discuss the issue of the electronic ticketing system and share their opinions on whether the system should be implemented in surrounding areas.
Volkswagen dealership takes step toward reality
The Collection Auto Group’s planned Volkswagen dealership, which would be located on Route 14 about midway between Fifth-Third Bank and Great Lakes Hyundai in front of Shady Lake Apartments, took a step toward becoming a reality April 8.
The Streetsboro Planning and Zoning Commission granted its approval to a site plan 7-0, subject to administrative review by Planning Director John Cieszkowski Jr.
Congressional hopeful Michael Wager appears at Twinsburg office to oppose David Joyce, 'reckless' budget
Democratic challenger for Ohio’s 14th Congressional District Michael Wager, of Moreland Hills, called on Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio, 14) April 10 to reject the [Wisconsin Rep. Paul] Ryan budget plan, set for a vote today in Congress.
Wager, who does not face a Democratic challenger in the May 6 primary election, appeared with about a dozen supporters carrying “Michael Wager for Congress” signs April 10 outside of the District 14 satellite office at Twinsburg Government Center.