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Jim Fleischer, CEO of AEPi, dies at 52
(Cleveland Jewish News via JTA) - Jim Fleischer, a Canton, Ohio native who served as CEO of the historic Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi since June 2018, died from cancer on Saturday. He was 52. In...
Ohio man arrested after threatening to shoot up JCC
(CJN via JNS)—A New Middletown Village man was arrested on Aug. 17 after police said he made a threat toward the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, Ohio. James Reardon, Jr., 20, is being held in Mahoning County Jail in Youngstown on... Full story
Two decades before Cleveland's first NBA title, LeBron James walked onto a JCC court
The seed for the city of Cleveland's first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly... Full story
Coach David Blatt's NBA hiring hailed as 'incredible' for Jewish community
The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during a five-week stretch for a head coach, and they finally found their man-in Israel. David Blatt, who coached... Full story
Boston Marathon bombings: Jewish runner recounts 'gruesome day'
Kevin Goodman’s second Boston Marathon will be one he will never forget. That’s because just about 60 minutes after he concluded the race, two explosions rocked the finish line. “It’s a gruesome day,” Goodman, who lives in Cleveland, told... Full story