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 July 4 to July 10. 


Referendum petition opposes aurora parking lot project

A group of residents, upset by the city's plans to construct a new parking lot downtown and remove a ballfield, is circulating a referendum petition that it hopes will put the issue on the November ballot.


Cuyahoga Falls man convicted of lesser charge in rape trial; jury finds him guilty of sexual battery

A Summit County jury returned a verdict of not guilty of rap, but guilty of sexual battery, a felony of the third degree, in the trial of a Cuyahoga Falls man on July 3. 


Art lovers, shoppers: get ready to hop around Hudson second Fridays

Hudson is known as a haven for artists. Now, the artists and gallery owners are teaming up for a monthly treat for artists, art appreciators and shoppers -- "Second Friday Art Hops." 


Photos: Stow Fourth of July parade

Check out photos from the Stow Forth of July parade with the theme "America Celebrates Progress." 


Gay Games Rodeo coming to Summit County Fairgrounds

Gay Games 9 is coming to Cleveland and Akron, and the Rodeo event will be taking place at the Summit County Fairgrounds. 


Former Northfield Village mayor Carmen Consolo dies

Former Mayor Carmen Consolo died on July 6. He served two terms as village mayor, from 1991 to 1999. 


Standout Streetsboro teenager joins Duquesne University 

Destiny King, a 2014 Streetsboro graduate, recently signed a national letter of intent to continue her academic and track and field careers at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She plans to major in sports marketing. 


Red's Place in Twinsburg closes doors, to become expanded New Adventures child care center

Red's Place restaurant served its last sit-down meals on June 27 to make room for the owner's growing New Adventures child care business.