Weekly Roundup: April 4 to April 10, 2014

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Update: Portage County Sheriff: Four arrested in alleged break-ins, thefts in Atwater, Randolph
Four people, including three Portage County residents, have been arrested and charged with their alleged involvement in a string of break-ins, burglaries and thefts in Atwater and Randolph on Monday.

Portage County sheriff’s deputies and the Portage County Drug Task Force arrested Trenton D. Marks, 18, Allison L.M. Lowe, 18, William L. Hitt, 65, all with last known addresses in Randolph; and Ashley E. Steiner, 24, with a last known address in Akron, according to Sheriff David Doak.

Kent State lockdown suspect is criminology student (gallery)
A man who shot himself in the hand during an argument with two women on Kent State University's main campus Wednesday remains in the Portage County jail until his arraignment this afternoon.

Quavaugntay L. Tyler, 24, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony.

Man transported to hospital after apparent medical emergency on Portage bike trail
A man has been transported to Robinson Memorial Hospital in critical condition after he was found having a possible medical emergency on the Portage Hike and Bike Trail in Ravenna.

Portage County Sheriff David Doak said a report was called in at 2:10 p.m. today describing a possible dead body on the trail near Peck Road and S.R. 88.

State Fire Marshal: Cause of Garrettsville fire officially undetermined
The cause of a blaze that leveled the historic Buckeye Block in Garrettsville on March 22 is officially undetermined, the Ohio State Fire Marshal announced today.

While investigators had noted some work was being done on a portion of roof on one of the businesses that day, Michael Duchesne, fire marshal public information officer, said there wasn’t enough evidence to single that out as the start to the fire that destroyed more than a dozen businesses.

10 inducted into Kent City Schools Hall of Fame
They are all different people, who chose different paths in life. But each of their journeys began in the same place: Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent.

At its eighth biennial ceremony Saturday at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center, the Kent City Schools Hall of Fame inducted 10 people for its 2013-14 class that, as Master of Ceremonies John Nemec pointed out, is among the group's brightest group of alumni yet.

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Kent State coach Rob Senderoff announces three players won't return for next season
Three members of the Kent State men's basketball team who were eligible to return next season will not be back.

Guards K.K. Simmons, Devin Carter and Tyler Scott will transfer after the 2013-14 academic year ends, according to Golden Flashes head coach Rob Senderoff, who announced the moves on Tuesday.

Field softball alums Feciuch, Murray and Brown still shining at Baldwin-Wallace
On Saturday, April 26, the Baldwin-Wallace softball team will host the final Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season contest of the 2014 campaign. The Yellow Jackets will celebrate Senior Day on their home field at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.

That afternoon will mark the end of a journey for three seniors that have grown up as sisters. A bond created on the softball diamond when the girls were just starting grade school has cemented an unbelievable and unbreakable friendship as three women prepare to receive their college degrees this summer.

Waterloo's Haley Hurd closes in on softball pitching school records
In her fourth year with the Waterloo Vikings, Haley Hurd plans to command the pitcher's circle for one more season before moving on to play at Wayne State University.

Collecting 38 wins and 604 strikeouts in the last three years, Hurd is 17 wins and 101 strikeouts away from tying both school records before the end of her senior season.

Local Cleveland Indians fan hits grand slam with T-shirt design
Cheering for the Cleveland Indians has paid off for Greg Pennypacker, whose T-shirt design was selected out of about 200 entries for the team's Sept. 6 "Fan-designed T-Shirt" promotion.

Pennypacker, 23, of Northfield Center, will get to throw out the first pitch that night, when the Tribe faces the Chicago White Sox and the first 10,000 fans through the gate get a T-Shirt bearing his design.

Kent State football coach Paul Haynes away from team with pneumonia
Kent State football coach Paul Haynes missed his second straight spring practice on Wednesday because of pneumonia.

Haynes fell ill last week, then made a trip to Robinson Memorial Hospital following practice on Saturday and was diagnosed with pneumonia. He has not been with the team since then.

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