Weekly Roundup: June 26-July 2

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Weekly Roundup gathers the top 3 news and 3 sports stories of the week. Here are the stories you don't want to miss:

News

Officials: Kent closures don't indicate trend

Kent's Mary Ann Donuts and Georgio's Oven Fresh Pizza Co. closed this past week. Community Development Director Bridget Susal said the city hears "almost monthly" about businsesses closing down or opening up and the recent closures don't indicate any kind of exceptionally negative trend for local businesses.

Brimfield Police 'wrassle' gator

A Brimfield mom got the shock of her life when she found a 2 to 3 foot alligator in her teenage son's bedroom.

Sports

John Nemec officially hired by University of Akron as director of player personnel

John Nemec, the longtime Kent Roosevelt football coach, left the school after 38 years of service, including 29 years as head coach.

Former Kent Roosevelt star Tra'Von Chapman to leave Ashland, pursue Akron

Tra'Von Chapman was recently requested and was granted permission by Ashland University to visit with the University of Akron. Regardless of how the discussion with Akron turns out, Ashland coach Lee Owens said Chapman will no longer play for the Eagles.

State of Kent State Athletics Part 1: Joel Nielsen reflects on 2013-14, forecasts the future

Kent State beat writer Allen Moff recently sat down with Kent State director of athletics Joel Nielsen to talk about discuss the past year and the future.

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