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 May 1 to May 7, 2014.
Aurora multi-use zoning issue, schools renewal levy, Portage Park District pass
Voters in the May 6 primary election overwhelmingly favored creating a multi-use zoning district for some 550 acres in the northern part of Aurora, while a 1.5-mill permanent improvements renewal levy for the schools also passed.
Meanwhile, a 0.5-mill additional levy to raise funds for the Portage Park District also was OK’d.
Cuyahoga Falls man charged with burglary after he tried to pawn guitar in Akron
Cuyahoga Falls and Akron police teamed up to nab a man who allegedly broke into a home in the Falls and stole several items including a guitar.
Ian Matthew Richardson, 29, of Cuyahoga Falls was arrested April 29 and charged with burglary, a second-degree felony, following an investigation that led Falls police officers to Akron, according to a press release posted on Facebook by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.
Health department investigating suspected case of measles at Evamere Elementary School
The Summit County Public Health department and Hudson City School District officials are investigating a “suspected” case of measles at Evamere Elementary School.
“We have had a suspected, not confirmed, case of measles in an Evamere student,” Hudson Schools Communications Manager Sheryl Sheatzley said May 6.
Update: 'Good and quiet' morning at SMFHS; police presence to continue
UPDATE: Stow-Munroe Falls High School Principal Chris DiMauro told the Stow Sentry Tuesday morning that it had been a "good and quiet morning" at the high school, following the discovery of graffiti using the word "bomb" on Monday afternoon.
DiMauro said police officers remained at the school throughout the night and a sweep of the building this morning before classes did not turn up anything. Police are working out shifts, he added, in order to provide 24-hour coverage of the school. Another sweep is planned for Wednesday morning.
Shelter Care of Tallmadge seeks conditional zoning to expand teen pregnancy shelter
City Council approved a request for a change in zoning that will allow The Highlands teen pregnancy shelter to serve more moms and babies.
Shelter Care Inc., located at 32 South Ave., requested City Council to grant a conditional zoning certificate for special nonresidential development for its shelter down the street at 262 South Ave. The request was approved 7-0 at Council's April 24 meeting. The certificate will allow the capacity of The Highlands to increase from a maximum of five people to 12 at one time.
Nordonia High School student arrested over tweet
Police arrested a Nordonia High School student on charges of inducing panic, a second-degree felony, and aggravated menacing for a tweet sent Wednesday.
Police say the student tweeted at 2 p.m. about the shooting at Chardon High School and that “he hoped that it would happen at Nordonia High School.”
District hopes Straight A Fund grant can help expand STEM offerings
Streetsboro City Schools is planning to expand its STEM offerings, hopefully with help from a Straight A Fund grant.
The district plans to purchase a variety of equipment aimed at enriching offerings in its science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, according to Director of Curriculum Aireane Curtis.
Rep. David Joyce wins GOP primary for U.S. House District 14
Incumbent Congressional Rep. David P. Joyce (R, U.S. Ohio-14) will move on to November's general election after defeating Republican challenger Matthew Lynch (R, Ohio House-76) in the May 6 primary election.
Joyce, of Russell Township, won the GOP primary with 55.05 percent (26,903 votes) of the vote at press time, with challenger Matt Lynch taking 44.95 percent (21,968 votes) of the vote at press time, according to unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State's Office.