Weekly Roundup: Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, 2014

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Weekly Roundup gathers the top 5 news and 5 sports stories of the week every Friday. Here are the stories you don't want to miss:

NEWS:

Kent High School student reportedly threatened suicide
A student reported missing from Theodore Roosevelt High School Tuesday afternoon reportedly told family he was going to commit suicide at the school using a shotgun, Kent police said this morning.

Kent Police Lt. Jim Prusha said one of the boy's parents, who lives in Streetsboro, contacted Streetsboro police about what the student said in a phone message. The boy, his car and a shotgun were all missing from the house when the parent called police at 2:19 p.m.

Atwater home destroyed by fire, owners put trust in faith (with gallery)
Gary and Patricia Allen have six children, two of whom are still living at home.

But on the day the family home in Atwater burned to the ground, only one family member was home. And that family member, they said, chose that exact moment to fill the watering trough for the animals in the barn.

Hudson High School lifts lockdown after suspicious person identified
Superintendent Phil Herman confirmed that a lockdown at Hudson High School was lifted after a suspicious person was identified Wednesday morning outside of the school.

The instructional lockdown , according to Assistant Superintendent Doreen Osmun, began at 10 a.m. when a  suspicious person was spotted outside the high school shortly after 10 a.m. wearing a trench coat and a ski mask.

Lawsuit alleges rubbermaid facility in Brimfield is contaminating well water (with gallery)
Several neighbors of the recently built Newell Rubbermaid facility in western Brimfield are still waiting for the warehouse to abate what they assert is pervasive light and noise the company has been taken to court over.

Meanwhile, a couple other residents expect someone to pay for new wells they believe were tainted after the shipping-and-receiving facility was built next door.

Klaben plans Brimfield used car super center
Klaben Auto Stores has plans to build a new pre-owned car super center off Mogadore Road in Brimfield, with a goal to complete the project by mid-summer.

On Wednesday, the Brimfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals approved a zoning variance for Klaben to move forward with plans for the site, which sits near the corner of Mogadore and Tallmadge roads, near the westbound exit ramp of Interstate 76. A few details still have to be OK'd, including approval of the storm water management system, ingress, egress and right-of-way road work through the Portage County Engineer and Soil and Storm Water Departments, and conditions on the variance stipulate that the building and landscaping are consistent with submitted renderings and lighting does not go of the property.

SPORTS:

Windham's Marty Hill having too much fun to consider retirement
In the 39 years Marty Hill has been coaching the Windham Bombers, you would think he has seen it all.

In most cases, yes, he has.

At other times, though, everything is still brand new for the veteran coach.

Senderoff removes Melvin Tabb from men's basketball team
Melvin Tabb is officially no longer a member of the Kent State men's basketball program.

The senior forward was suspended indefinitely two weeks ago, and has not been in uniform for Kent State's last four games. Tabb last played at Eastern Michigan on Feb. 8.

Rootstown native Jessica Eye loses at UFC 170 in split decision
Rootstown native Jessica Eye lost a heartbreaking split decision to Alexis Davis on Saturday night at UFC 170, held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Eye seemed to get the better of Davis in the first two rounds before Davis came on strong in the third. However, Davis scored a takedown late in the first round, which apparently was the difference as Davis took two of three 29-28 scores.

Kent State's Dri Archer nearly breaks NFL 40-yard dash record
Dri Archer boldly predicted on Friday that he would break Chris Johnson's record time of 4.24 seconds in the 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The former Kent State speedster's follow through was sweet, but just short.

Sixteen wrestlers from Portage County headed to state wrestling tournament
Wrestling coaches often use words like "magic" and "unforgettable" to describe the experience of the state tournament.

It may be hyperbole, but it's warranted. Just reaching the state meet in a state with as much high school wrestling talent as Ohio is a major accomplishment.

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