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LeBron James turned down $10 million from Reebok when he was an 18-year-old high school student, and it turned out to be a brilliant business decision.

Todd Kirkland/APLeBron James basically became a millionaire overnight when he went from a high school basketball phenom to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. However, despite growing up in the projects in Akron, Ohio, James showed business acumen beyond his years from an early age. In an episode of ...

- Business Insider - US

Ohio zoo euthanizes 29-year-old polar bear that had cancer.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio says it has euthanized a 29-year-old male polar bear after veterinarians determined he had liver cancer with limited treatment options.

- PhysOrg - NL

When you drop your drugs... in court.

An arrest warrant's out for a man who dropped a bag of drugs during a court appearance in Ohio.

- BBC - UK

Prosecutors say Ohio man planned to join Islamic State group.

Federal prosecutors are accusing a Jordanian citizen living in Ohio of attempting to travel to Syria and fight with the Islamic State group against the Syrian leadership.

- FOX News - US

Pro-choice Democratic lawmaker rejects DNC chairman's hardline abortion position.

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat, is rejecting Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez's assertion that all Democrats who run for office must support abortion. Every…

- TheBlaze.com - US

The Latest: Police say woman in pit had reported harassment.

BLANCHESTER, Ohio — The Latest on a woman found in a pit in her neighbor's shed :

- Yahoo! News - US

WATCH: Messages to President Trump from Ohio voters.

Ahead of Trump's 100th day in office, ABC News' Amna Nawaz, Shushannah Walshe, MaryAlice Parks and Gary Westphalen look back on the presidential campaign and Ohio voters' messages to the next president.

- ABC News - US

The Latest: Police say woman in pit had reported harassment.

BLANCHESTER, Ohio " The Latest on a woman found in a pit in her neighbor's shed :5 p.m.Police say an Ohio woman who was kidnapped and kept trapped in a small pit in her neighbor's shed had reported receiving...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Larkana college torture victim's condition deteriorates, but improves after operation.

KARACHI: The condition of torture victim of Cadet College Larkana, Muhammad Ahmed, deteriorated but then improved after a successful operation carried out at the hospital he was being treated. While talking to Geo News, Ahmed's father Muhammad Rashid said his son's condition deteriorated when the sutures around his neck ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Ohio man charged with kidnapping neighbor to be in court.

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Police say an Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbor and keeping her trapped in a small pit is to appear in court on a charge of kidnapping.

- Billings Gazette - US

Heavy Precipitation Speeds Carbon Exchange in Tropics.

New research by the University of Montana and its partner institutions gives insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change.Cory Cleveland, a UM professor of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, said that previous research in the wet tropics – where much of global forest productivity occurs – ...

- ENN - US

​Francisco Partners backed Atlanta tech company Paymetric to be acquired by Vantiv

Fast-growing metro Atlanta fintech company Paymetric is being acquired by Cincinnati payment processor Vantiv Inc. Alpharetta, Ga.-based electronic payment software company Paymetric has been one of Atlanta Business Chronicle's 100 fastest-growing private companies for at least three years. It is one of the companies being ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Ohio man charged with kidnapping neighbor to be in court

Police say an Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbor and keeping her trapped in a small pit is to appear in court on a charge of kidnapping. Blanchester police … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Ohio man charged with kidnapping neighbor to be in court

Police say an Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbor and keeping her trapped in a small pit is to appear in court on a charge of kidnapping.

- FOX News - US

Auto Lender Fined Another $1.25M For Failing To Issue Refunds To Servicemembers Threatened By Debt Collectors

An Ohio-based auto lender that has already been penalized for $3.28 million for using aggressive debt collection tactics against members of the armed forces is once again in hot water with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for failing to issue refunds to the servicemembers that were harassed.  The CFPB announced ...

- The Consumerist - US

Neighbors in disbelief after woman found in pit

Blanchester, Ohio, woman found alive after neighbors heard her cries and called police.         

- USA TODAY - US

Kidnapped Ohio woman found crying in pit in mentally ill neighbor's shed

A man with mental health problems kidnapped a neighbor and kept her trapped in a small grave-like pit in his backyard shed, where her cries for help alerted other people living nearby and led to her rescue, police said. Police in Blanchester, about 40 miles northeast of Cincinnati, said the owner of the The post Kidnapped ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Ohio woman's cries for help lead to rescue from pit in neighbor's shed

A man with mental health problems kidnapped a neighbor who had reported receiving harassing phone calls from him and kept her trapped in a small pit in his backyard shed, where her cries for help alerted others and led to her rescue, police said. Police in Blanchester, about 40 miles ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Ohio police trying to identify owners of dog that killed man

Police in Ohio are still trying to identify and locate the owner of a pit bull that mauled a man to death

- ABC News - US

John Kasich unloads on 'horrific' gerrymandering

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesOhio Gov. John Kasich blasted the "horrific" gerrymandering of Congressional districts during a recent interview with Business Insider, saying it "further polarizes people." "All this gerrymandering has just carved people up into safe districts, but they're not safe, because they have to fear ...

- Business Insider - US

WATCH: 'Aggravated' Ohio Trump voter blames DC Republicans for Trump's bad 100 days

The Associated Press went to a barber shop in Ohio to chat up Trump voters and get their thoughts on the president's first 100 days , and some of them were less than happy about what they've seen, although they mostly didn't blame Trump himself. Trump voter John Osborn told t...

- The Raw Story - US

32-year-old Browns lineman Joe Thomas on already experiencing memory loss: 'Every profession' has 'some lasting effects ... the damage has already been done'

Cleveland Browns veteran offensive lineman Joe Thomas says his 11 years in the NFL have already taken a toll on his body. In an interview on "In Depth with Graham Bensinger," Thomas said he's already experiencing memory loss and he's sure "the damage has already been done" to his brain. However, Thomas also has an unusual ...

- Business Insider - US

Police: Captive woman found in pit in Ohio man's shed

BLANCHESTER, Ohio " Police in Ohio say a crying woman was being held captive in a pit inside her neighbor's backyard shed, and the man was arrested on a charge of kidnapping.Blanchester police say Dennis Dunn has a history...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Kidnapped Ohio woman found trapped in backyard pit, police say

A crying woman was found captive in a pit dug in her neighbor's backyard shed early Wednesday, police say.

- FOX News - US

Police: Captive woman found in pit in Ohio man's shed

Police in Ohio say a crying woman was being held captive in a pit inside her neighbor's backyard shed, and the man was arrested on a charge of kidnapping.

- FOX News - US

JOHN KASICH: The United Airlines fiasco went viral because it showed exactly what's wrong in this country

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Gov. John Kasich of Ohio said the recent United Airlines fiasco provided a perfect example of what's wrong in the US and why the candidacy of President Donald Trump went so unexpectedly well. 'It was an example of where people ... where this guy was treated as a widget and not as a human being," ...

- Business Insider - US

Man accused of rape amid electronic monitoring pleads guilty

CINCINNATI — A suburban Cincinnati man accused of having a 14-year-old girl brought to his home by taxi while he was on electronic monitoring, holding her captive for months and raping her has pleaded guilty to charges in county…

- Billings Gazette - US

Man accused of rape amid electronic monitoring pleads guilty

CINCINNATI " A suburban Cincinnati man accused of having a 14-year-old girl brought to his home by taxi while he was on electronic monitoring, holding her captive for months and raping her has pleaded guilty to charges in county...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Facebook Responding To Another Broadcasted Killing

A man killed his infant daughter in Thailand and broadcast it live on Facebook. It comes just after the company dealt with another killing on Facebook Live that happened in Cleveland.

- NPR - US

Cleveland OKs last chunk of financing to upgrade Cavs' arena

CLEVELAND " Cleveland officials have committed the final chunk of financing for $140 million in upgrades planned at the Cavaliers' home arena.The makeover of Quicken Loans Arena would include more space for dining and gathering.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Aoki's first three-hit game of year lifts Astros

Norichika Aoki had his first three-hit game of the season and drove in the game-tying run as the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Tuesday. Aoki tied the game at one with an RBI double in the fifth inning with no outs and runners on first and second. He also had a base The post Aoki's first three-hit game of ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Thames bashes way into Brewers' record book

Eric Thames is bashing his way into the Milwaukee Brewers' record book. No adjustment period necessary for the bushy-bearded first baseman in his first season back in the majors after three years playing ball in South Korea. With a two-run shot on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds, Thames upped his major ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Cincinnati could snag March Madness ... for $350 million

City and county taxpayers are already suffering from crushing debt, says Jason Notte.

- Marketwatch - US

Ben Carson brings HUD listening tour to urban, rural Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus is the fourth stop on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's national listening tour.

- Billings Gazette - US

US Navy conducts joint drills with South Korean, Japanese navies

US Navy ships began simultaneous bilateral naval exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force on 25 April as a USN Ohio-class submarine docked in South Korea that same day amid rising regional tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic

- Jane’s - US

Ben Carson brings HUD listening tour to urban, rural Ohio

- Townhall.com - US

Ohio Gov. John Kasich On America's 'Two Paths'

NPR's David Greene talks to Ohio Gov. John Kasich about his memoir, Two Paths: America Divided or United. The book explores his failed presidential run and the current state of political discourse.

- NPR - US

Ben Carson brings HUD listening tour to urban, rural Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio " Columbus is the fourth stop on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's national listening tour.President Donald Trump's housing secretary has been traveling the country gathering input from agency...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Facebook pulls video of Thai man killing daughter

Incident a week after social network was criticised for hosting footage of Ohio murder

- Financial Times - US

Is voting with your feet selfish? Does it matter if it is?

Political scientist Mark Chou has a piece in Governing magazine commenting on my exchange on “foot voting” with J.D. Vance, the famed author of Hillbilly Elegy. In a recent New York Times op ed, Vance described his reasons for moving back to Ohio, and more generally argued that successful should often consider ...

- The Volokh Conspiracy - US

Trickle Down Devastation -- A Single Mom Responds to Trump's Tax Plan

ATHENS, Ohio – You’re not a single mother. You have a spouse or a partner. You don’t have kids, or if you do, you’re raising them in a two-parent, two-income household. I’m happy for you – and a little envious....

- New America Media - US

Ben Carson brings HUD listening tour to urban, rural Ohio

Columbus is the fourth stop on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's national listening tour. President Donald Trump's housing secretary has been traveling the country gathering input from agency … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Electric Boat selected for $95.6 million ballistic missile tube contract

Washington Apr 24, 2017 The U.S. Navy announced it is moving forward with it's Ohio Replacement Program, designed to replace the venerable Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine. A key part of the program includes the missile compartment project, which the Electric Boat Corporation of Groton, Conn., secured in a contract ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Cleveland officer in Tamir Rice shooting 'did not know was kid': video

The partner of a Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014 said he "didn't know it was a kid" when he responded to an emergency call about an armed man at a park, according to video released on Tuesday. Cleveland Police Department officer Frank Garmback, in a video of a police interview ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Cleveland officer in Tamir Rice shooting 'didn't know it was a kid': video

The partner of a Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014 said he “didn't know it was a kid” when he responded to an emergency call about an armed man at a park, according to video released on Tuesday. Cleveland Police Department officer Frank Garmba...

- The Raw Story - US

US court to review Ohio lethal injection protocol

A federal appeals court has said it would reconsider its recent decision blocking Ohio from using its lethal injection protocol to execute three death row inmates.

- RTE - IE

John Kasich: The one campaign promise Republicans 'ought not to fulfill' is on Obamacare

Screenshot/Business InsiderGov. John Kasich of Ohio believes the Affordable Care Act should be fixed, not repealed. Kasich said in an interview with Business Insider that if there's "one campaign promise" Republicans "ought not to fulfill," it is repealing "Obamacare without a decent replacement." "Well, you have to fix it, ...

- Business Insider - US

Pit bull breaks away from chain, mauls man to death in Ohio

Police say a pit bull apparently broke away from a chain and mauled a screaming man to death in Ohio

- ABC News - US

U.S. appeals court to reconsider Ohio execution protocol

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati granted Ohio's request to take a second look at whether a preliminary injunction from a lower court judge against the three-drug protocol should stand. The injunction was issued after the inmates showed it was likely that Ohio's use of midazolam, the first of the three ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Environmentalists sue government for Lake Erie's toxic algae

Environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, accusing it of dragging its feet on protecting Lake Erie from harmful algae that have fouled drinking water supplies in recent years.

- PhysOrg - NL

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