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photo of Cavs home court
ERIK DROST / FLICKR

Here’s how Terry Pluto sums up game three of the playoffs:

“The Cavs just suddenly decided, ‘Well, we can just go home.’ And they pretty much did, mentally.”

The Cavs blew a 21-point lead in Cleveland on Sunday, ultimately losing by a mere three points to the Boston Celtics. 

Pluto somehow knew this would happen.

“Even in basketball, pride and arrogance are deadly sins,” he says.

photo of Akron Art Museum garden
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The Akron Art Museum is expanding its digital experience with the help of a grant from the John S. Knight Foundation.

The grant was awarded to fund 12 projects across the country that connect audiences to artwork through technology.

The museum’s project is called “The Curator is In” and will focus on the relationship between artwork in the museum and how it got there.

Mark Masuoka is the executive director of the museum.

Historical Picture of Downtown Alliance
The Alliance Hisotrial Society website

Quite a few of the buildings in the heart of Alliance, in eastern Stark County, haven’t been in use for a long time.  So they still look a lot like they did a century ago.  And that may be one of the reasons why the city is seeking a historical district designation for its downtown.

Williams, Claytor and Murphy
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

Akron is wrapping up another police recruiting drive amidst the pressure of retirements and a national distrust separating police and some communities. 

On a Wednesday afternoon, about 20 people who are considering applying to become Akron police officers show up for an information session.

The instructor positions himself on the floor: “Situps are a little more difficult..."

Demonstrating the physical fitness part of the police test has been part these kinds of sessions for decades. But at this one, as much time is devoted to questions like this this:

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The CEO of one of Ohio’s largest energy providers made a rare appearance before state lawmakers, pleading for nuclear plant subsidies. This push comes as the company is nearing a major decision.

FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones went before the Ohio Senate, saying subsidies would prop up their two struggling nuclear plants. If passed, FirstEnergy customers would see about a $5 increase to their monthly electric bills.

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