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After Fiery Departure, Fans Largely Cool With “Return Of The King”.

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Sounds like LeBron James is coming back to don a Cavs jersey….perhaps like the one fans burned in anger when he left four years ago to play with the Miami Heat. But judging by most local reaction today, it doesn’t seem like we’re going to see any smoldering jerseys around town.

Clevelanders ready to welcome back LeBron

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:27 PM

In announcing his decision to return to Cleveland, LeBron James wrote a conciliatory message – clearly aimed at Northeast Ohio, where he made fans furious when he left for Miami. James wrote, “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.” ideastream reporter Joanna Richards collected this reaction from fans.

LeBron James Plans to Return to Northeast Ohio

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 4:48 PM

LeBron And Cleveland…Can They Patch Things Up?

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:47 PM

It seems that ALL the sports world is anxiously waiting to hear whether LeBron James will rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers. If so, can he win back those bitter fans who resent him for leaving? ideastream’s Brian Bull took the tact of talking a marriage counselor to see what could be in store for Cleveland’s prodigal son…

Columbus Man Ponders How He’ll Use Money He Raised for Potato Salad on Kickstarter

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 2:21 PM

A Columbus man is finding out what it’s like to start a joke and see it go around the world. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler talked with the Ohio man who’s made international headlines with his plea for money to make a popular summer side dish.

Portman Says He’d Consider Bid for President, But Still Plans Senate Reelection Campaign

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Ohio’s Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has come closer this week to declaring he may run for president in 2016. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports that Portman is also giving himself an out.

In Akron, A Coding Bootcamp Draws Students Looking For A Career Re-Start

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10:36 AM

A profound shortage already exists for workers with the necessary computer skills to fill software programming jobs. StateImpact Ohio’s Bill Rice reports.

What Gave Cleveland the Edge over Dallas for the GOP Convention?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Republicans and the city of Cleveland are now working out the finer details of their agreement to bring the convention here in 2016. And as they do, the reasons the Republicans are coming here are becoming clearer. One reporter from Dallas offered some thoughts on 90.3’s the Sound of Ideas show today.

Ohio Republican Party Sues Ed FitzGerald Over Keycard and Parking Records

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM

The Ohio Republican Party is suing Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ed FitzGerald to get his parking and office entry records. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, this lawsuit comes after months of wrangling over the line between security and transparency.

The Impact of the Recession on College Grads

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 5:11 PM

College graduates who earned their diploma in 2008 faced starting their careers in the worst economic downturn in nearly a century. A report out this week from the U.S. Department of Education gives a picture of how those graduates fared over the next four years. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen reports.

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