Weekly Roundup: Jan. 24 - Jan. 30, 2014

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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:

News:

Owner of Streetsboro's Stringz & Wingz arrested, charged with theft
Stringz & Wingz Owner "Chef" Bill Thompson was arrested Thursday afternoon in Cuyahoga Falls, according to Portage County Sheriff David Doak.

Doak said Thompson has been indicted by a Portage County grand jury on a third-degree felony charge of theft.

Kent intends to close an elementary school this year
The Kent City School District plans to close one of its elementary schools by the 2014-15 academic year.

However, which school will be closed, what impact that possibly could have on students and faculty, and how much the closure would save the district are all factors Board of Education members said are being worked through.

Kent Fire Department mourns loss of retired colleague
The Kent Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its most respected and dedicated former firefighters.

Glen Kruger Jr., who retired in 2007 after 29 years with the department, was known by his closest colleagues as the man with incredible passion and understanding for others and one who was always a step ahead of everyone else.

Sahbra Farms seeks more than $35 million from Streetsboro in legal complaint
Sahbra Farms, which is owned by David Gross, has filed a $35 million lawsuit against the city of Streetsboro.

It alleges the rural residential zoning of the 290-acre property at the corner of S.R. 14 and Diagonal Road is unconstitutional.

Did 'john' lure victim to Portage County through online ad?
Authorities are investigating whether a Franklin Township man allegedly lured his victim to the Kent area using an online ad soliciting sex before killing him.

John R. Fox, 34, of 1783 E. Main St., Franklin Township, has been charged with murder in conjunction with the death of Justin Tyler Earley, 22, three weeks after Earley was reported missing to Alliance police.

Sports:

Hudson High School coach Jen Haney named National Coach of the Year
The season may be over, but the honors keep rolling in for Hudson High School field hockey coach Jen Haney.

Haney was recognized by the Board of Education at last week's meeting for being named the 2013 National Coach of the Year by the Federation of State High School Associations Coaches.

Lake Center Christian accepts invitation to join PTC in 2015-16
A familiar face to many Portage Trail Conference programs is now set to become a member school.

According to Rootstown athletic director Keith Waesch on Thursday evening, Lake Center Christian voted unanimously to accept an invitation to join the PTC for the 2015-16 school year.

Reschedule dates for PTC's Tuesday cancellations
The polar vortex that swept into Northeast Ohio again this week, which introduced temperatures that dipped below zero, forced the cancellation of all high school athletic events in the Portage Trail Conference on Tuesday.

With all scores in the county cancelling schools, all games were consequently wiped out.

Rootstown wrestling team earns trip to state duals
Rootstown wrestling came to its home mats Wednesday night looking to make history.

It was a fight, but the Rovers can make the claim to be the first Portage Trail Conference team to advance to the state dual meet tournament.

Improving Waterloo boys basketball team defeats rival Rootstown
Friday night there was not a question of who wanted it more, because every player on the court wanted a win over their rival.

No, the difference in the latest clash between backyard rivals Waterloo and Rootstown was execution, and the visiting Vikings found a way to make plays under pressure in a 55-46 victory.

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