There's always a lot of news posted on Stow Patch daily, so just in case you missed it, here's some of the top stories of the week:
• "God's water" stolen: A Steels Corners Road woman called Stow Police because a man was pumping water out of a lake on her property. The man told the woman that "God put the water here for everyone," according to the report.
Those who attend can go to the girls soccer game for free immediately following the cutting.
• Rod Armstrong leaves executive session: Board Member Rod Armstrong left an executive session Monday evening because he said he felt his fellow board members were "not involved in a discussion related to the reason given to the public for an executive session," according to a Stow Sentry story.
• New firefighter hired: Jon Morris started work with the Stow Fire Department last week. Jon Morris, 33, of Cleveland was hired with SAFER grant money. "Becoming a firefighter was a dream of mine since I was a child. I wanted more out of life ... I wanted to feel like I was making a difference and I wanted satisfaction out of my career instead of trying to improve the bottom line," he said.
West, of 4890 Wyoga Lake Rd., was indicted on two counts of rape — both first-degree felonies — and if convicted, faces mandatory prison time (which could include a life sentence) and he must register as a sex offender in Ohio.
West was taken into custody on Aug. 6 and is currently being held on a $500,000 cash bond in Portage County Jail. West is accused of raping his girlfriend's 15-month-old infant in Ravenna Township, according to the Portage County Sheriff Department.