Weekly Roundup: March 14 to March 20, 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 schools offer help in wake of shooting death of student

Kent schools are offering counseling options to students in the wake of the death of one of their peers in a shooting on Wednesday.

A crisis-intervention team, consisting of school counselors and psychologists,were available to students Thursday, the day after Ashton J. "A.J." Nicholson, 11, a Stanton Middle School student, died after being shot by a relative in a home on Johnson Road in Franklin Township while off from school on a snow day.

Roommate arrested in relation to Stow homicide

Stow Police Department has announced it has arrested Roxanne Lee Buck for the murder of Michelle Johnson of Stow. Buck lived at the same residence as Johnson.

Hudson man, struck by train near Kent, dies

A Hudson man died early this morning after being struck by a train in Franklin Township, according to the Portage County Sheriff's office.

Sheriff David Doak said Edward W. Dye, 43, with a last known address at Willow Lake Drive in Hudson, was on foot when he was hit by a Norfolk Southern train shortly before 12:30 a.m. this morning about a half-mile east of Diagonal Road and west of Ravenna Road in Franklin Township.

Stow Police investigate homicide after woman's body found in shed

A police officer making a welfare check on a Maplepark Road woman Saturdy evening discovered a body in shed in the backyard, according to the Stow Police Department.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide, according to a press release from the department. 

Man charged with human trafficking in Brimfield

The Brimfield Police Department used Ohio's new human trafficking law to charge a former Ravenna man with a first-degree felony after discovering that he was keeping two women in a hotel room and forcing them into prostitution, keeping them compliant with drugs.

Terrill Strickland, 33, of Warren, was charged Monday with two counts of trafficking in persons after his arrest at the Super 8 motel in Brimfield.

SPORTS:

Ravenna athletic director Dave McBee to retire

The "dean" of Portage County athletic directors is stepping down.

David McBee, who has spent more than 40 years with the Ravenna School District as a teacher, coach and athletic director, has decided to retire. The Ravenna Board of Education accepted his resignation Monday.

College of Westminster looks to reverse basketball fortunes behind PTC stars Boltz, Dublin, Pozsgai

The small Presbyterian College of Westminster has a rich basketball history that dates back before the turn of the 20th century. In 1934, the Titans made national basketball history by upsetting highly ranked St. John's University in the first collegiate doubleheader at Madison Square Garden.

Prior to Westminster's inaugural season as an NCAA Division III school in 1998, the Titans were the all-time winningest program in NAIA history.

1963-64 Mogadore basketball team had talented team led by Ernie George, Bob Bookwalter

March 1963.

The members of the Mogadore High School boys basketball team trudged off the floor of the Canton Memorial Fieldhouse, having just absorbed a 68-63 loss to New Middletown Springfield in the Class A regional semifinals.

The deepest tournament run in the history of the Wildcats' basketball program had just come to an end, two victories short of making the trip to Columbus for the state tournament.

Windham's Rickey and Taylor Garfield's Workman, Mogadore's Ruppel earn All-Ohio honors

Four boys basketball players from Portage County-area schools received Associated Press all-state honors in Divisions III and IV on Tuesday.

The only area athlete to be named to the Division III team was Garfield 6-foot-4 senior Anthony Workman, who was a Special Mention selection.

Kent State sophomore Dior Delophont earns First Team All-American honors in high jump

Kent State sophomore Dior Delophont earned First Team All-American honors after finishing third in the high jump at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, which concluded Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.

Delophont had one miss on the night through the first four heights. She made her first attempt at 5-foot-8 and at 5-10 before missing her first crack at 5-11.25. She made her next attempt at that height and made her first at 6-0.5.

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