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  • Summit County unveils Fentanyl testing strips;
  • Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh donated to Richard Cordray;
  • Ohio approves legislation to honor Charles Follis;
  • Ohio State University president Michael Drake in top 10 highest paid among university presidents;
  • Akron kicks off Soap Box Derby;
  • Cleveland Cavaliers to re-sign Channing Frye;

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Philanthropic groups in Cleveland say LeBron James’ departure from the Cavs may have an impact on the success of the team, but his commitment to giving back to the community has rubbed off on his former organization. That includes support for local education initiatives.

LeBron James announced last week that he’ll take his NBA career out west, joining the L.A. Lakers in the 2018-2019 season, but in Northeast Ohio, James’ philanthropic endeavors will continue.

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LeBron James is leaving home for Los Angeles. James announced last night that he has agreed to a 4-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers. His management agency Klutch Sports Group announced the deal with a simple short release. 

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says he has been preparing for James' decision for quite sometime. 

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Tomorrow’s NBA draft will play a big role in the Cavs’ future. Cleveland has the eighth overall pick, and it’s a decision the team will have to make without knowing LeBron James’ next move. He’s been quiet about what he’ll do when his contract is up at the end of the month.  

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says this is the Cavs' first meaningful draft pick since 2014, just before LeBron James announced he was returning to Cleveland. 

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The Cavs returned to home court Wednesday night for Game 3 of the NBA Finals, but they didn’t get the advantage they had hoped, losing to Golden State, 110-102.

They are now on the brink of being swept out of the NBA Finals, down 0-3 in the series.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue says the team was unable to maintain the lead they had going into halftime.

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The Cavs are down 2-0 in the NBA Finals after a loss at Golden State. But fans in Akron didn’t seem too concerned about the team’s chances when they return home for game three on Wednesday.

They were glued to TV screens at Mr. Zub’s in Akron’s Highland Square for the first three quarters of last night’s game. But they began losing interest as Golden State widened their lead in the fourth.

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Cavs make their fourth consecutive trip to the Finals
The Cavs are heading back to the NBA finals, after beating Boston in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 87-79. LeBron James, who’s making his eight consecutive trip to the Finals, acknowledged it’s been an up-and-down season for Cleveland, saying in a way it’s been six seasons in one.

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The Cavs fell to the Celtics yesterday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. But fans who watched the game at The Q weren’t close to writing off their team.

In the first round, the Cavs struggled to beat the Pacers in a series that went seven games.  In the Eastern Conference semi-finals, Cleveland swept Toronto in four games. The big question is at  what point did things really change for the team?

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With a dominating 128-93 win in Game 4 last night, the Cavs are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals for the fourth straight year. The Cavs ended the Toronto Raptors’ season for the third year in a row. LeBron James put up impressive stats, including 29 points and 11 assists.

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The semifinals were a definite contrast from the Cavs’ grueling seven-game first round series that left James, who averaged 41 points, pretty exhausted.

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It was a grueling seven games, but the Cavs are moving on after narrowly defeating the Indiana Pacers on Sunday in the final game of the first round of the NBA Playoffs, 105-101. 

"It was certainly the most interesting first round series I've ever seen," said WKSU commentator Terry Pluto. "I don't think LeBron James wants to go out losing his last game in Cleveland, playing poorly in a game seven."

James will be a free agent in July and rumors are swirling about another departure from Cleveland.

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The Cavs beat the Pacers 105-101 yesterday to clinch their first-round series in the NBA playoffs.

Woody’s Bar in downtown Akron had a small but enthusiastic group on-hand to watch Game 7.  Their excitement for the Cavs’ performance was tempered only slightly by questions over whether LeBron James will stay in Cleveland after this season.

Andy Sovchik from Portage Lakes says, in his opinion, James’ decision rests on family and how the Cavs are playing right now.

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The Cavs are getting ready for their second game in their first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.

They lost game one 98 to 80. LeBron James says he’s not focusing on the hole the team is in.

“I can’t think about advancing. I’m thinking about tonight you know, what my job is, how I can help change the game, help affect the game, try to be as dominant as I can," he said.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Q. 

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The Cavs play a crucial game tonight in their first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.  They’re in an unfamiliar spot this early in the playoffs, down 0-1 after being blown out on Sunday. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says it's a must-win game. 

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The Cleveland Cavaliers had their first opening round playoff loss in eight years on Sunday, as they fell to the Indiana Pacers 98-80.

By halftime, the Cavs trailed the Pacers 55-38, and the Barley House in downtown Akron took on a funeral atmosphere. The Cavs narrowed the gap to seven by the end of the third, but ultimately came up short.

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