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Why LeBron Wanted to Go Home

Judy Farah | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports
Judy Farah

There was shock and surprise as Twitter blew up around 12:30 p.m. EDT on Friday as LeBron James announced his much-awaited decision via Sports Illustrated "I'm Coming Home." I was not surprised at all. I totally understood. Where you grew up is part of your soul.

Burger Travel: The Hamburger Festival of Akron, Ohio

The GypsyNesters | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Nothing says all-American like a summer food festival in the Heartland, and hamburgers are as American as it gets.

What Ohio Wants

Daniel Moulthrop | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Daniel Moulthrop

I'm not sure what happens in other states, but here, it goes beyond radio and television. At a party last weekend, the tunes on Pandora were interspersed with messages about the importance of somebody's China policy.

Ex-Cop's 'Hell On Earth' Could Soon Be Over

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 08.26.2012 | Crime

CINCINNATI -- A former Ohio police captain who has spent 14 years in prison, largely because of a bite mark found on his ex-wife's blood-soaked body, ...

MERCY KILLING: Man Faces Murder Charges In Disabled Wife's Death

AP | Posted 08.21.2012 | Crime

AKRON, Ohio -- A grand jury has indicted a man in the suspected mercy killing of his wife at a northeastern Ohio hospital. John Wise faces one count ...

Bomb Plot Suspect Wants Leniency, Lawyer Says

AP | Posted 07.25.2012 | Crime

AKRON, Ohio -- One of five men charged with plotting to bomb an Ohio highway bridge pleaded guilty Wednesday and agreed to testify against his co-defe...

Craigslist Slayings: Ohio Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 02.04.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — A prosecutor in Ohio says a self-styled chaplain suspected in the Craigslist slayings will be charged with murder and could face the...

Parole Board Rejects Pardon For Mother Who Tried To Send Kids To Better Schools

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 11.02.2011 | Black Voices

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Parole Board on Friday recommended that the governor not pardon a woman who was jailed for using her father's address ...

Border Crossing: When A Fake Address For School Means Jail Time

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Parole Board on Friday recommended that the governor not pardon a woman who was jailed for using her father's address ...

LeBron James Opens Clubhouse For Kids In Ohio Hometown

AP | By TOM WITHERS | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact

AKRON, Ohio -- LeBron James sat in a gym inside a community center he and his friends were afraid to visit as kids, reflecting on his past and looking...

Police Search For Motive In Ohio Shooting Rampage

AP | KEVIN BEGOS and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime

COPLEY, Ohio — A gunman who killed seven people during a weekend rampage in his Ohio neighborhood cornered one of his victims, his girlfriend's ...

LeBron James: Gearing Up For Third Grade

Posted 09.05.2011 | Education

LeBron James is gearing up for third grade. James' annual bike ride through hometown Akron, Ohio -- formerly "King for Kids" -- will be called "Whe...

After Case Over School District Residency, Mother Tells Her Side Of The Story

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

After being convicted of falsifying records so that her children could attend a better school, Kelley Williams-Bolar served nine days in jail and is c...

Rich Budget, Poor Budget

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Now that $250,000 is the official definition of a "rich" family, let's compare budgets. The Washington Post reports that "$250,000 is etched in the m...

LeBron James's Ego: Presumed Missing in Cleveland

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Simon Maxwell Apter

It's not often that we get to witness a full-color, slow-motion, and entirely self-motivated fall from grace, but over the course of the summer, that's exactly what we've been treated to courtesy of LeBron James.

Keith McVey, Ohio Letter Carrier, Saves Lives While He Delivers Mail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For almost 30 years, Keith McVey has delivered mail in the same neighborhoods of Akron, Ohio. Over the years, he's saved three lives along his postal ...

The Art of the Steal: Betraying Dr. Albert Barnes and Future Generations

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Celebrated among aesthetes, the Barnes Foundation comprises a private collection groaning with manifold treasures among which are found African sculptures, Asian prints and Native American ceramics.

I'm Still Not That Madoff

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
B. Jeffrey Madoff

Some Madoffs decided to change their name rather than put up with the constant questions and accusations that have become a regular feature of having it. I was not going to let Bernard steal my name along with everything else he stole.

Rock-E-Tarian: Chrissie Hynde's Organic Ohio

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jennifer Schwab

My mother told me about VegiTERRANEAN and I was immediately on board.

Great Houses of New York: River House, the Best Address, Part II

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Another trip to the fabulous River House overlooking the East River.

Meet the Black Elite!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

That the charity of New York's best events is secondary, even insignificant, in contrast to the stylishness of those in attendance, is a 'dirty secret' that's routinely denied.

The Greatest Generation Takes a Sip of Bourbon

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
B. Jeffrey Madoff

The significance of every generation will be examined, interpreted and reinterpreted, but in reality, the distinctions between them aren't so clear.