Weekly Roundup: July 18-24

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

News

Kent hit-skip kills man

A hit-and-ran crash in Kent Thursday morning has left a 37-year-old Ravenna man dead. Richard Schoepe was pronounced dead at Akron City Hospital at 11:28 a.m., according to a representative of the Summit County Medical Examiner's office, after being struck by a vehicle in the 100 block of North Water Street in downtown Kent near Star of the West Milling Co.

Dan Smith, who helped shape Kent, dies at 45

Dan Smith, Kent's economic development director whose efforts helped shape the city's nationally recognized redeveloped downtown, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Former Hudson residents among victims of shot down Malaysia Flight 17

Two former Hudson residents were among those remembered Wednesday as the Netherlands observed a national day of mourning for 154 Dutch victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over Ukraine.

Sports

Former Kent Roosevelt standout Evan Shimensky transfers from Kent State to Mount Union

Shimensky accepted a scholarship offer from the Golden Flashes after earning First Team All-Ohio honors at quarterback for the Rough Riders in 2010.

Three Rootstown hot stove teams storm into Alliance state semifinals

Rootstown Hot Stove hit the trifecta Monday night, when three teams earned a trip to this weekend's state tournament in Alliance by capturing regional titles at Volunteer Park in Ravenna and Patterson Park in Akron.

Dave Dubinsky retires as Southeast teacher, coach with dreams fulfilled

Dave Dubinsky, the only coach the Southeast Pirates softball program has ever know, stepped down after 33 years at the helm.

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