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    Ticket info released for LeBron’s welcome home event in Akron

    AKRON, Ohio — Ticket information has been released for LeBron James‘ welcome home celebration set for next month. According to the city of Akron, the city and the LeBron James Family Foundation will hold the free public event Friday, Aug. 8, at 7:15 p.m. It will take place at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field on the University of Akron’s campus. Admission to the event will be free. But anyone planning to attend must have a ticket. Tickets will be available starting at […]

  • OSU Marching Band director fired after investigation into ‘serious cultural issues’

    COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University Marching Band director Jon Waters was fired from his position after a recent review of the band’s culture and practices “revealed conduct by members of the band and staff that is inconsistent with the University’s values and Title IX requirements,” a statement from the university said. “Nothing is more important than the safety of our students,” said The Ohio State University President Michael Drake. “We expect every member of our community to live up […]

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    Son finds dead father’s ‘ghost’ in Xbox racing game

    He lost his dad when he was only six years old. Now, 10 years later, he’s sharing a touching story about being able to play against his dad’s “ghost” in a video game. According to AOL, YouTube user 00WARTHERAPY00 posted his story under a PBS video called “Can Video Games Be a Spiritual Experience.” In it, he said his dad bought him an Xbox at the age of 4. They would play a racing game, Rally Sports Challenge, as he […]

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    CLE Zoo announces name chosen for baby giraffe: Meet…

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A name has been chosen for a baby giraffe born at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo back in June. After the zoo asked the public for suggestions, Adia has been chosen as the baby’s new name. The name means “gift” in Swahili. Adia was born June 22 to first-time mom Jhasmin and father Travis. She was six feet tall and weighed 123 pounds. She is the 47th giraffe calf born at the zoo since 1955. For more on […]

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    Former Bedford law director pleads guilty in public corruption case

    BEDFORD, Ohio — Former Bedford Law Director and Prosecutor Kenneth Schuman has pleaded guilty to a public corruption offense. According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, Schuman entered his plea to one count of unlawful interest in a public contract. He’ll be sentenced Sept. 3. The charge involves a contract for bond work that Schuman awarded in his official capacity in 2006 to the Cleveland law firm of Vorys, Sater Seymour & Pease. After it was paid by the city, […]

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    GMA’s Robin Roberts to christen Goodyear’s newest blimp

    SUFFIELD, Ohio — Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts will be the official christener of Goodyear’s newest airship, Wingfoot One. According to a release issued Thursday, the official christening will take place Saturday, Aug. 23, in Suffield. Roberts will be among several distinguished women who have christened previous blimps: astronaut Dr. Sally Ride in 2000 and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in 1929. Roberts has a family legacy with both Goodyear and Akron. “This is incredibly meaningful to my family,” Roberts […]

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    Cleveland Cavaliers sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed their No. 1 2014 NBA Draft pick, Andrew Wiggins, to a contract. They’ve also signed Joe Harris, their 33rd pick, to a contract. Per league policy, terms of the contracts have not been released. Wiggins was the first overall pick in the June draft. An early entry candidate from Kansas University, Wiggins, 19, was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year and First-Team All-League in his only year at Kansas. In 35 […]

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    Job fair: Giant Eagle wants to fill 600 jobs in NE Ohio

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Giant Eagle Market District is looking to fill nearly 600 jobs in Northeast Ohio. According to a release from Giant Eagle, open positions are available for a new Strongsville Giant Eagle Market District as well as additional Giant Eagles, GetGos and Market District stores throughout the Cleveland area. A job fair will be held Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the IX Center Ballroom, 1 IX Center Drive, in Cleveland. Job candidates will have the […]

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    Mystery solved: Dalton man arrested in 1995 murders of wife, daughter

    DALTON, Ohio — A man police say murdered his wife and daughter in 1995 has been arrested in Dalton, ending a nearly 20-year mystery. According to authorities, Robert Honsch, 70, who has been living under an assumed identity, has been charged with the murders of his wife, Marcia Honsch, 53; and his daughter, Elizabeth, 16. The bodies of Marcia and Elizabeth were identified just this past June. According to police, the body of a dead female — later identified as […]

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    Schwebel’s: Listeria species found in bakery not a risk to public health

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A day after Schwebel Baking Company announced a voluntary product withdrawal of certain items, it’s announced that a species of Listeria found at its Youngstown bakery is not the species that “poses a risk to public health.” Schwebel’s said the Listeria was discovered during a routine environmental testing at the bakery. As a result, the company immediately halted production at the bakery and alerted the Food and Drug Administration of the potential problem. The company’s other bakeries […]

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    Two arrested in rash of burglaries after being caught red-handed

    TWINSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Two teenagers were arrested after police say they were caught burglarizing a home. According to Summit County Sheriff’s Office, two structures were broken into on East Aurora Road in Twinsbug Township on July 18 and 19. The two suspects tried to break into a third structure but were unsuccessful. Police say several items were stolen including horse tack, a purse, a wallet, a rifle, ammunition and a 2011 Ford Focus. Police say on July 21 around […]

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    Twins shut down Indians, 3-1

    The Minnesota Twins shut down Indian bats on Wednesday afternoon en route to a 3-1 win and a 2-games-to-one win in the three-game series at Target Field. Anthony Swarzak pitched 5 effective innings to get the win for the Twins, while Trevor Bauer took the loss by giving up all 3 runs in his 6 innings on the hill. Jose Ramirez doubled in the Tribe’s lone run in the top of the third inning. That would be the end for […]