Man Indicted for Rape, Starbucks Opens and Board Member Walks Out of Meeting: News You May Have Missed

Here's a wrap up of top stories published on Stow Patch the week of Aug. 12-17, 2012.

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:

Colorful hydrants: To help improve the city's ISO rating and to make the hydrants more visible at night, . 

• "God's water" stolen: A Steels Corners Road woman called because a man was  The man told the woman that "God put the water here for everyone," according to the report.

• Ribbon cutting planned for new stadium/turf: The field is expected to be done in just a few days. A at the .

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 . "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.

• Stow man indicted for rape charge: Logan Andrew West, 18,  in front of Portage County Common Pleas Judge John Enlow for charges of raping a child under the age of 10. 

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 . West is  in Ravenna Township, according to the Portage County Sheriff Department.

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