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The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part IV

Helen Davey | Posted 10.12.2013 | New York
Helen Davey

I think now of the many times I have enjoyed walking along Battery Park, never realizing this was where my grandfather -- "Father John," as he came to be known -- first set foot on this continent. He was 27 years old.

William Koberna, Kent State University Student, Won't Face Felony Charge For Alleged Twitter Threat Against School

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 10.03.2012 | College

TOLEDO, Ohio — A Kent State University student accused of posting on Twitter that he would be "shooting up" the Ohio campus won't face a felony ...

Ohio Community Donates To Help Disabled Family

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For Candy Kurtz and her son Jeffrey, daily tasks present enormous obstacles. Candy has multiple sclerosis and Jeffrey was born with spinal bifida. The...

Cavaliers owner presses support for Ohio casinos

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KENT, Ohio — The majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers is defending a plan to put casinos in four Ohio cities.

Dan Gilbert is a chief investor in the proposal. He will face an opponent during a televised debate Monday at Kent State University.

Rob Walgate, vice president of the Ohio Roundtable policy group, will represent opponents of Issue 3, a ballot issue that if approved would change Ohio's Constitution and allow one casino in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo.

The debate will be taped at 4 p.m. and will air at 10 p.m. on ONN-TV, a news station that is available on cable systems in most Ohio counties.

Supporters of the November ballot amendment say casinos will create 34,000 jobs, while opponents say it will also cause jobs to be lost and would establish a lower tax rate than other states have for their casinos.