In Regional Roundup, we've gathered the top stories from each of our eight weekly newspapers each week. Here are the regional stories you don't want to miss from June 12 to June 19, 2014.


20 year college career ends with diploma for Aurora 78-year-old

78-year-old Aurora resident Don Mirolli graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor of arts degree after taking one class a semester over the last 20 years. His graduation date was the same as his fifth grandchild's, who attended the University of Akron.


Riverfront Irish Festival sets redhead gathering, welcoming Screaming Orphans 

From Screaming Orphans to the Gathering of Redheads, this year's Riverfront Irish Festival has much to offer those who are Irish and everyone else who wishes they were on June 13, 14 and 15 at Falls River Square.


North Carolina truck driver helps pull injured victims from car in fatal accident

A 50-year-old truck driver from North Carolina is being credited by police with helping pull three victims from a car June 12 moments after the car was involved in a fatal accident on the Ohio Turnpike in Hudson.


Summit County residents share thoughts on proposed sales tax increase

Summit County Council hosted its second public hearing June 9 regarding the proposed 0.25 percent county-wide sales tax increase. Overall, 18 proponents and 11 opponents spoke at the meeting.


Mike Bluey chosen for assistant principal job at Tallmadge High School

The Tallmadge Board of Education has voted to hire Mike Bluey as the assistant principal at the high school starting this fall.


Barn destroyed by June 15 fire in Macedonia

Authorities believe an unattended light bulb may have been the cause of a fire that destroyed a barn on Shepard Road.


Streetsboro schools unveil timeline for construction project 

The new Streetsboro High School and an addition to Campus Elementary School both are expected to be completed in December 2016, according to a construction timeline presented at the June 12 Streetsboro Board of Education meeting.


FedEx to build 400,000-square-foot facility in Cornerstone Business Park

Global courier and shipping company FedEx looks to begin the process of building a 400,000-square-foot facility from the ground up at Cornerstone Business Park, site of the Chrysler Stamping Plant that closed in 2009 at the corner of Route 82 and Chamberlin Road.