Weekly Roundup: Feb. 28 to March, 6, 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:

Former Ravenna High School site leased
The former Ravenna High School site at the corner of East Main and Clinton streets has been leased to a company that plans to construct a community college on the site.

The Portage County Port Authority signed a lease Tuesday with RLC Partners of Cleveland to develop and lease the site as The Ravenna Learning Center. RLC is a partnership of Premier Development and Paran Management Company.

Canton man charged in fatal Route 8 crash
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Canton man in connection with a three-vehicle crash on S.R. 8 that killed an Aurora man last November.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, James R. Gehring, 34, is charged with second-degree misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, and a warrant was issued for his arrest Feb. 18. As of press time, the warrant was still out for Gehring, according to the court clerk's office.

Windham Twp. man indicted in fatal September 2013 car crash
A Windham Township man has been indicted by a Portage County grand jury on charges that he was driving impaired when he allegedly caused the death of a Garrettsville man in a traffic crash in Windham Township in September 2013.

David R. Becker, 56, of 9674 Bryant Road, was indicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, one second-degree felony and one third-degree felony, and two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence, both first-degree misdemeanors, on Feb. 4.

Streetsboro's 3-year legal tussle with University of Toledo over Rocket sports logo resolved
Streetsboro school leaders believe a three-year legal tug-of-war with the University of Toledo involving the sports logos of both facilities is finally over.

The problem? Both institutions use a rocket as a logo, and Toledo thinks Streetsboro School District's is too similar to theirs.

Three robbery suspects, victim all arrested after alleged Mantua holdup
Four men were arrested by Mantua police on felony charges Wednesday after three of them tried to rob a fourth of drugs and money he allegedly brought to a Main Street apartment to sell.

Jeremy W. Oswald, 29, of 10763 Main St., Mantua; Logan A. Traver, 19, of 9329 Infirmary Road, Shalersville; and Justin M. Fink, 20, of 1435 S.R. 534, Newton Falls, were arrested and charged with one count each of robbery, all second-degree felonies, and obstructing official business, all second-degree misdemeanors. Thomas J. Washtock, 19, of 8982 Wood Thrush Drive, Streetsboro, also was arrested and charged with trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

SPORTS:

Travis Linton becomes Rootstown's first-ever two-time state wrestling champion
Excellent as his career has been, Rootstown senior 182-pounder Travis Linton has spent much of it following in his big brother's footsteps.

It was Garrett Linton who first made it to states and became Rootstown's first state wrestling champion in 2012.

However, the younger Linton brother had a chance to score a new first for the Rovers on Saturday at the Division III state wrestling tournament in Columbus.

Windham tops Warren JFK to give coach Marty HIll 600th career win
In a packed house at Marty Hill Court, the Windham Bombers defeated the Warren John F. Kennedy Eagles 67-66 in a rivalry grudge match Friday night to claim the Orwell Division IV Sectional championship, giving Windham head coach Marty Hill his 600th career win.

"It means a lot. We were looking forward to this game all year," Windham senior forward Stephen Kacenski said. "We knew we were going to play them."

Rootstown's Ladich and Linton, Crestwood's Jackson advance to state title matches
Rootstown 152-pounder Zack Ladich and 182-pounder Travis Linton have been best friends for a long time.

Now the two buddies will get a shot at state gold together.

Titles still within reach for eight Portage wrestlers at state tournament
Fortunes were decent for Portage County's 16-man contingent on day one of the state wrestling meet Thursday at Ohio State's Value City Arena.

Of the county's 16 wrestlers at states, 14 are still alive heading into day two. Eight wrestlers advanced in the championship bracket.

Windham boys basketball bows out of tourney after failure to hold fourth-quarter lead
The Windham Bombers entered Monday night's district semifinals looking to advance to the championship game for a chance to win the program's fifth consecutive Division IV district title.

The previous titles all came at Warren G. Harding High School, however, the stage this year was moved to Grand Valley High School in Orwell.

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