Weekly Roundup: April 25 to May 1, 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 State's Carole Barbato dies
Carole Barbato, a woman who dedicated her life to passing down the history and context of the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University, died Wednesday. She was 64.

Barbato was a student in her junior year at KSU on the day four students -- Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Schroeder and Sandra Scheuer -- were fatally shot down by the Ohio National Guard, which also wounded nine other students during unrest on campus.

Marc's store bringing 150 jobs to Kent
A new Marc's supermarket will fill a void at a Kent shopping plaza this fall.

The store will create an estimated 150 to 175 new jobs when it opens at 1590 S. Water St., said Day Armelli, Marc's marketing director.

Busta testifies against Resh, Gondor in civil trial
Troy Busta, who has spent more than two decades in prison for the 1988 murder of a Randolph woman, returned to the stand Tuesday to once again testify against the men he said carried out the crime with him.

Randy Resh and Bob Gondor, who were convicted in 1990 of murdering Connie Nardi, are suing to obtain a ruling of "actual innocence" from Visiting Judge Marvin Shapiro in Portage County Common Pleas Court. The ruling could lead to them receiving monetary compensation for wrongful imprisonment. The pair were exonerated in 2007.

New restaurant open in Ravenna
A popular Bedford eatery has evolved into a small chain with the addition of Megan's Family Restaurant in downtown Ravenna.

The eatery opened Monday at 266 W. Main Street. The location had previously housed a Chinese restaurant and a pizza shop.

Items seized from cars in Aurora school sweep
Items were confiscated from vehicles in the parking lot of Aurora High School following a routine drug search Thursday.

No illegal drugs were found inside the school by police officers and dogs, said Superintendent Russ Bennett, who informed parents with an automated phone call. He said the dogs alerted on some vehicles in the parking lot that police then searched.

SPORTS:

Kent State's Dix Stadium used in making of Kevin Costner's Draft Day movie
Former Rittman and College of Wooster basketball standout Steve Thompson is planning to watch the movie "Draft Day" soon. As many sports fans know, it's a drama directed by Ivan Reitman that features fictitious Cleveland Browns general manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (played by Kevin Costner) trying to figure out what to do in the pressure-packed hours leading up to the NFL Draft.

The "Draft Day" scene of Ohio State hosting Wisconsin was actually filmed at Kent State's Dix Stadium last May. Thompson was the assistant athletic director for facilities and operations at the time and worked with Reitman in setting up KSU's field and stadium to look like Ohio Stadium.

PTC to shake up division alignment beginning in 2015-16
For the third time since its debut in 2005 in replacement of the Portage County League, the Portage Trail Conference will realign at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

Expanding and adjusting, the league will take in new members Cloverleaf and Lake Center Christian, while current contenders Woodridge and Streetsboro will move to the Metro Division and Crestwood will drop to the County Division.

April Goss boots extra point that gives White team 21-20 victory over Blue team in Kent State's annual spring football game
As far as spring football games go, they don't get much better from a coach's standpoint.

April Goss kicked an extra point on the final play to give the White team a 21-20 comeback victory over the Blue team in the Kent State football team's annual Spring Game, played before a sizable crowd on a gorgeous spring Saturday afternoon at Dix Stadium.

Ravenna junior running standout Olivia Chinn is training for a strong postseason
After making it to the state cross country meet in consecutive seasons as a sophomore and earlier this year as a junior, Olivia Chinn finds herself racing for her first appearance at the Division I track and field state championships.

Coming off a 73rd overall finish at the Division II state cross country meet a season earlier, Chinn placed 31st (19:12) this past fall when she returned to Hebron for the Division I competition.

PTC Track Report: Southeast's Fesemyer, Kent Roosevelt's McMullen continue success
"Records are made to be broken" may be an overused phrase, but in the case of Southeast's Jenna Fesemyer, it fits since she is the one setting and then breaking her own records.

At the Poland Invitational Track and Field Classic, Fesemyer, a junior, broke her own state records in the 100-meter wheelchair and the sitting shot put.

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