Buckeye Beat

This is not your typical office building -- and now it's in need of new tenants! I'm talking about the iconic building shaped as a basket in Newark, Ohio.

The so-called 'big basket' is emptying. Basket maker Longaberger says they're moving employees from the big basket office in Newark -- to the company's manufacturing plant in Frazeysburg. The move aims to bring all of the employees together in a central location. But what will happen to the iconic, seven-story basket? Well, companies looking to get some work done - picnic style - in the world's largest basket will now have a shot to buy the unique office space.

We're still two weeks away from the Ohio primary, but it's no surprise that presidential contenders have their sights set on the buckeye state! Democrat Bernie Sanders visited Berea late last week - to fire up supporters and convince fence sitters to swing his way.

Before a boisterous crowd at Baldwin Wallace University, the Vermont senator appealed to a younger crowd -- calling for supporters to show up at the polls. The fiery candidate who inspired the slogan, 'Feel the Bern' told the crowd they're powerless, if they don't vote.

Bernie Sanders isn't the only candidate targeting Ohio voters. Republican front-runner Donald Trump hosted a rally inside a hangar at the Port Columbus International Airport on Super Tuesday. This was the second campaign stop in Ohio for both Trump and Sanders.

And finally, some basketball news for you. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the best team in the league... Well, kind of...

The Cavs are on pace to beat the entire NBA in viewership this year. They could even break the San Antonio Spurs record for local TV ratings set in the 2010- 2011 season. But what does all of this really mean? Fans just love to watch them!  And they're winning in ticket sales as well. The defending Eastern Conference champs have sold out each of their games at Quicken Loans Arena since LeBron James' return.

Instructional Links

Website Article: Longaberger, The History of The Longaberger Company


Website Article: Bernie 2016, Meet Bernie


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