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Weekly Roundup: Jan. 10 - Jan. 16, 2014

Published: January 17, 2014 1:36 PM
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Weekly Roundup gathers the top 5 news and sports stories of the week every Friday. Here are the stories you don't want to miss:


1. Breaking: Life Flight called to Streetsboro motor vehicle crash on Ohio Turnpike

Metro Life Flight was called to the scene of a motor vehicle crash on the Ohio Turnpike Tuesday, according to tweets from the Streetsboro Fire Department around 3:30 p.m. Eastbound lanes were closed at the 191 mile marker, where the crash occurred.

2. Rotek in Aurora faces complaint from National Labor Relations Board

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The National Labor Relations Board's Region 8 issued a complaint against Rotek Inc., alleging the Aurora company's unfair labor practices have caused a prolonged labor dispute with United Steelworkers Local 8565.

3. Fire crews battle house fire on S.R. 59 in Ravenna Township

Crews from nine Portage County fire departments responded to a fire inside a historic 1829-era Ravenna Township house at 2979 S.R. 59 Thursday afternoon.

4. Owner 'Chef' Bill Thompson turns over reins of Streetsboro's Stringz & Wingz

Stringz & Wingz Owner “Chef” Bill Thompson said he’s giving up ownership of the restaurant and entertainment venue at Streetsboro Plaza, effective Jan. 15.

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5. Robinson, University hospitals sign letter of intent for partnership

Officials of Robinson Health System, Inc. in Ravenna and University Hospitals in Cleveland have signed a letter of intent to enter an agreement that will add Robinson Memorial Hospital as a full member of the University Hospitals system.


1. Rootstown senior wrestler Travis Linton eyes state title repeat

Rootstown senior wrestler Travis Linton has accomplished many things that make him happy. As a sophomore, Linton finished third in the state in Division III at 170 pounds. Last season as a junior, Linton captured the state championship at that very same weight class.

2. Woodridge edges Rootstown to win PTC County Division wrestling title (with photo gallery)

All season long, things had been building to showdown between Woodridge and Rootstown on the wrestling mat. On Thursday night, it finally happened at Woodridge.

3. Windham earns victory over rival Garfield in first non-league matchup

Garfield and Windham are no longer in the same league. The Bombers have departed for the Northeastern Athletic Conference, while the G-Men are still members of the Portage Trail Conference. Meeting for the first time as a non-league contest made no difference Tuesday night at Marty Hill Court in Windham.

4. Rootstown senior Nathan Buskey remains upbeat during emotional times

Nathan Buskey appreciates your sympathy, but doesn't expect it. In fact, he actually doesn't want it. Sure, the Rootstown High School senior has found himself in different stages of sorrow along the way. Losing your father and "best friend" to a two-year fight with colon cancer will put you in that place. But Buskey never sank too low. He refused to.

5. Crestwood senior Julie Forster finds peace and happiness on the ice

Most teenagers like to hibernate under the covers until their parents make threats about missing breakfast, the bus or even school before they finally crawl out of bed for their daily routine. For one local teenager, that daily routine sometimes means breaking the covers before 5 a.m., rising before daybreak and heading north to The Pond - an ice rink in Chagrin Falls.

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