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The Cavs trailed by 10 points at halftime in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics. Then Terry Pluto says the 'Big Three" came through.

"In the third quarter, the whole game just turned around," Terry Pluto says.

Pluto says the credit goes to LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

Irving scored a remarkable 42 points in the game, a career playoff high. Love had 17 rebounds, also unprecedented for him in a playoff game.

photo of Willard Park
ANDREW MEYER / WKSU

The Trust for Public Land has released a study of the parks systems in the country’s 100 biggest cities. The report finds Cleveland right in the middle.

It ranks the cities by the size of their parks, the percentage of residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park, and the facilities and investments in them. Cleveland ranked 45th.

According to the study, 80 percent of Cleveland residents have access to a park, and the city’s investment is above average.

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OADRXBI

A diverse team is forming to oppose a proposed law that would force the state to buy drugs only at a discounted price. The group fighting the “Drug Price Relief Act” features heavy-hitters from the left and right.

The group Ohioans Against The Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue says the ballot initiative only handcuffs the state’s purchasing power and does nothing to force drug companies to cap their prices.

Akron Kenmore High School
AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Akron Public Schools has released its five-year forecast, which includes both some big savings and big cuts in the next school year.

The school district’s report includes the closing of three buildings: a high school, a middle school and an elementary school. It will also cut 79 jobs, most through attrition.

The district says that the cuts will allow Akron schools to reduce spending by more than $6.5 million next school year.

ROB PORTMAN
WKSU FILE PHOTO

Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Rob Portman expects President Donald Trump’s budget will go through big changes in Congress, though perhaps not quite as big as in the past.

President Trump’s 2018 budget includes major cuts in social welfare, research and environmental programs, builds a wall along the southern border, and presumes a rate of growth based on tax cuts that will balance the budget in 10 years.

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