June 30, 2016

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Iconic image from Cavs parade featured Amherst native

The image of strangers crowded into downtown Cleveland hoisting a wheelchair-bound man so he could better see the celebration of the Cleveland Cavaliers parade quickly became social media gold. The image has circulated Facebook thousands of times since last week’s historic fan-centric parade and all-day party. Sports fans and those who just like to see Read More…

Cleveland, ACLU reach settlement in rules over RNC protests

CLEVELAND — A federal judge says Cleveland and a civil rights organization have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the city’s rules governing protests and marches during the upcoming Republican National Convention. A judge on Thursday had ruled the city’s protest regulations would unconstitutionally infringe on people’s right to freedom of expression. He ordered Read More…

Excited to exhaustion: Reporter tells tale of adventures for Cavs parade

An estimated 200,000 people lined the streets in downtown Cleveland for the Indians’ 1948 World Series celebration. The city didn’t even bother to have a parade for the Browns’ 1964 NFL championship. Of course, city officials more than made up for that slight by having the granddaddy of them all Wednesday. As many as 1.3 Read More…

The Morning Hit–6/23/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Now that’s a championship parade! Over a million Read More…

Next year has finally come: Fans couldn’t stay away from Cavs’ parade

CLEVELAND — Tiffany Lopez, 26, of Lorain, wasn’t going to miss the largest parade in Cleveland history. She drove to Ohio City and walked across the bridge to downtown Cleveland. She said it was a 3.2-mile trip on foot. “I’m super excited,” she said. “I’m proud for the city. Our ‘next year’ has finally come. Read More…

Pandemonium reigns before start of parade celebrating NBA champion Cavs

CLEVELAND — It’s utter pandemonium in downtown Cleveland as thousands of Northeast Ohioans await the arrival of the beloved Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s wall-to-wall people with crowds at least 10 people deep in some areas along the less than two mile long parade route that snakes from Quicken Loans through downtown main drags. “I couldn’t miss Read More…

Thousands downtown already for Cavs parade

CLEVELAND — Thousands of people are downtown already, and thousands more are trying to get there, for the first championship parade in Cleveland Cavaliers history — and the first major sports title in Cleveland in 52 years. The public was encouraged to take public transportation, and seems to have heeded that advice in droves. The Greater Read More…

Some bosses treating today as holiday

The moment the game clock in Oakland’s Oracle Arena ticked down to zero, Keith Migra began an epic celebration with his 7-year-old son, Aiden. “He will never know what we went through. I’m 28, and I never thought I would see a championship in my lifetime. That’s how deep I thought the curse ran for Read More…

Cavs, city announce official parade information

CLEVELAND — The parade and rally honoring the Cavaliers for winning their first NBA title — and the first major sports title for the city in 52 years — will start at 11 a.m. tomorrow. According to a release sent out by the Cavs and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, the parade of more than 60 units will Read More…

Commentary: Cleveland fans crying tears of joy this time

Marla Ridenour Akron Beacon Journal OAKLAND, Calif. — I will cry for LeBron James, that “just a kid from Akron” accepted the daunting challenge of ending Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought and was able to deliver. I will cry for Earnest Byner and Carl Hairston, for Brian Sipe and Bob Golic. For Omar Vizquel and Mike Read More…