Tag: Akron

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Generation Y

LeBron gives back to hometown and alma mater

Miami Heat’s LeBron James greets a young fan while on the way to an interview at his foundation’s second annual “I Promise Family Reunion,” Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Phil Masturzo) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — NBA star LeBron James has kicked off another school year in his hometown of Akron with his foundation’s second annual “I Promise Family Reunion.” The LeBron James Family Foundation event has evolved from a bike giveaway to an education initiative that includes nearly 700 students.

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Sports

Woods shoots 70, coasts to 8th win at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods hits to the sixth green during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — They say par is a good score in a major. If that’s true next week at the PGA Championship, then Tiger Woods is already dialed in. Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitational for his eighth win at the event — matching the PGA Tour record he shares for victories in a single tournament.

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Sports

Tiger Woods makes run at 59 at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods tees off on the third hole during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods had a shot at making history with a magical 59. He swore he wasn’t disappointed to come up short. “Disappointed? Absolutely not,” he said. Then he cracked, “A 61’s pretty good. I’m not bummed.”

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National

Traffic cameras bring tiny Ohio village to a stop

Catherine Jones sits outside her namesake restaurant, in Elmwood Place, Ohio. Jones understands the community’s need to install speed cameras to quell speeding, but now she is among many small business owners worried that the cameras have given the village a speed trap stigma. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File) by Dan Sewell ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio (AP) — This little village had a big problem. Each day, thousands of cars — sometimes as many as 18,000 — rolled along Elmwood Place’s streets, crossing the third-of-a-mile town to get to neighboring Cincinnati or major employers in bustling suburbs or heavily traveled Interstate 75. Many zipped by Elmwood Place’s modest homes and small businesses at speeds well above the 25 mph limit. Bedeviled by tight budgets, the police force was undermanned. The situation, villagers feared, was dangerous. Then the cameras were turned on, and all hell broke loose.