Regional Roundup: May 30 to June 4

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In Regional Roundup, we've gathered the top stories from each of our eight weekly newspapers each week. Here are the regional stories you don't want to miss from May 30 to June 4, 2014.

AURORA

Largest senior class at Aurora High bids farewell

Aurora High School's largest senior class — 265 students — received their diplomas on May 31 at the Kent State University Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. 

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Cuyahoga Falls 'drug free' goal collaborative effort (with video)

DeWitt Elementary School fifth-graders pledged to be drug free for the "Not Me, I'm Drug Free" campaign that was launched to combat drug abuse, especially meth and heroin. Students received pledge cards before summer vacation with a variety of local business rewards.

HUDSON

Hudson baseball team advances to division I regional final 

The Hudson Explorers baseball team will be heading to its first regional game since 2000 after beating Aurora 4-1 on May 29. 

STOW 

Photos: Relay for Life of Stow-Munroe Falls

Relay for Life at Akron General Health and Wellness Center-North raised around $66,000. Check out all the action in the photo gallery. 

TALLMADGE

Mixed-use city center complex development in Tallmadge moves forward despite no senior tax credits

Testa Companies' proposed city center complex, near the Circle, will be moving forward without affordable senior housing after being passed over two years in a row for tax credits. 

NORDONIA HILLS

Nordonia grad fought cancer, earned diploma (with video)

A Nordonia High school student graduated on May 29, over five years after being diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a highly malignant brain tumor.

STREETSBORO

'Thunder in the Boro' motorcycle rally set for June 28 in Streetsboro

A motorcycle rally planned by Boro Dawgs, a Cleveland Browns fan club, hopes to be the biggest yet in Portage County. All the proceeds will go to Streetsboro Family Days which will give the money to help with medical costs of Sonny Geraci. 

TWINSBURG

Twinsburg man pleads not guilty to rape, sexual battery

Gregory Kudla pleaded not guilty on May 28 to 22 felony counts, which include rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition. Kudla was indicted on May 23. Kudla was a coach in Sagamore Hills F.C. soccer club and a Twinsburg resident. 

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