Regional Roundup: March 27 to April 2, 2014

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In Regional Roundup, we've gathered the top stories from each of our eight weekly newspapers every Thursday. Here are the regional stories you don't want to miss from March 27 to April 2, 2014.

Aurora
Shooting of a dog near Aurora Lake being investigated

The family of a 12-year-old Alaskan Husky dog shot and killed March 13 is offering a $500 reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

The Aurora Police Department asks anyone with information regarding the incident to call the detective bureau at 330-562-8181 or anonymously on the Aurora Police Department's Tip Line at 330-995-3030.

Cuyahoga Falls
Cuyahoga Falls Planning Commission denies street vacation; Graham Road business owner unhappy (with video)

The city's request to vacate a 2-foot wide strip of land at 614 Graham Road was denied by the planning commission March 18. The vote was 6-0.

The owner of the business located there, Rapid Auto Care, was not happy about the outcome, because he said the city had promised to give that land to him to make up for parking that he will lose as a result of the state's widening project on Graham Road.

Hudson
City waiting on railroad's response to latest track of graffiti

The city has contacted a railroad company whose bridge seems to be an enticing canvas for local vandals and painters of graffiti.

Vandals have painted "Seniors 2014" on the Norfolk Southern Raiload bridge which crossed over West Streetsboro Street.

Stow
14-year-old missing since Tuesday reunited with parents, Stow police report

A missing child has been reunited with his parents, according to the Stow Police Department.

At 4:53 p.m. on March 25, the sister of Noah Moore, 14, reported that she had last seen him at 1:30 that afternoon when he reportedly took out the trash. When Noah did not return after a period of time she became concerned and decided to call the Stow Police Department.

Tallmadge
Eric J. Hartman of Tallmadge sentenced to eight years in prison for sex-related crimes

Eric J. Hartman, 37, of Tammery Drive, was sentenced to eight years in prison March 20 for sex-related crimes.

In January, Hartman pleaded guilty to three counts of pandering sexually oriented material, a felony of the second degree; two counts of sexual battery, a felony of the third degree; extortion, a felony of the third degree; and three counts of pandering sexually oriented material, a felony of the fifth degree.

Nordonia Hills
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.

Streetsboro
Missing Streetsboro man found dead in Rootstown

The body of a man reported missing by Streetsboro police has been found in a swampy area in Rootstown, not far from where he went missing Saturday night.

Streetsboro police said the body of James J. Goggin, 25, of Frost Road in Streetsboro, was found at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday in a swamp north of Karry Road in Rootstown, less than a mile from where he was last seen in the 4300 block of Tallmadge Road at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday.

Twinsburg
Glenn Wong guilty of aggravated murder in wife's February 2013 stabbing

Former Abrams Drive resident Glenn Wong was found guilty March 28 of aggravated murder and five related charges in the brutal February 2013 stabbing death of his wife, Tami Mitchell Wong, following three days of emotional testimony from friends, family, safety workers and colleagues.

A Summit County Court of Common Pleas jury deliberated for just less than three hours before returning with the guilty verdicts. Wong, 51, was also found guilty of a second count of aggravated murder, one count of kidnapping, one count of murder, one count of felonious assault and one count of domestic violence in the matter.

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