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LeBron, Cavaliers end Cleveland’s 52-year title drought


Cleveland’s LeBron James holds the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after the Cavaliers defeated Golden State 93-89 in Sunday night’s Game 7 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif.

LOCAL COLUMN JON SPENCER Everybody loves a parade, right? Nobody, as we’re about to find out, like Cleveland fans. But most can only go by grainy video or photos they’ve seen. Sunday night was for the diehards who have walked the streets of Cleveland while downtown to catch the Cavs, Indians or Browns, and pictured the day when confetti would fall like lakeeffect snow from office windows

above. Well, an active imagination is no longer needed. Just a parking space. Good luck with that. The RNC will have to wait to take over the 216. Cleveland has a longawaited parade to throw after the Cavs ended a 52-year title drought for the city in historic fashion, beating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Sunday’s decisive Game 7 of the NBA finals. With finals MVP LeBron James again leading the way with a tripledouble, and getting another big assist from Kyrie Irving, the Cavs did what

32 previous teams in their position could not. They rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the championship and did so by winning Games 5 and 7 on the road. And they did it by dethroning the Warriors and reducing Golden State’s record 73-win regular season to a footnote. It’s stuff of fairy tales. LeBron, the homegrown mega talent and prodigal son, coming home to deliver Cleveland its first major title since the Browns beat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts 27-0 for the 1964 NFL Championship. That was before there was a Super Bowl. And judging by the rate the Browns are progressing, it might be

More inside Turn to the sports page inside today’s paper to get a recap of the game.

another 52 years before they finally get to their first one. Most of us don’t have that long. So thank you LeBron and KI for expediting matters. This was exceptional give-and-take, even for a Game 7. See SPENCER, Page 3A


Arby’s on Maple Gun views are fractious to have new look even as fewer bear arms BRANDON HANNAHS REPORTER

ZANESVILLE - Arby’s on Maple Avenue will undergo a facelift later this summer. Jason Rollins, who works for the restaurant’s corporate communications, confirmed the restaurant in Zanesville will be part of the new inspire design, a nation-wide remodeling initiative by the Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. The

group is the franchisor of Arby’s and owns the Zanesville restaurant. Rollins said the remodel likely will have local contractors involved, but the official decision is yet to be determined. He also said hiring of new employees is also being considered. The estimated cost of the renovations will be around See LOOK, Page 3A


NEW YORK - Look anywhere in this nation born of a bloody revolution of musket fire, and you’re likely to find sharp disagreement about guns. Democrats war with Republicans; small towns are pitted against cities. Women and men are at odds, as are blacks and whites and old and young. North clashes with South, East with

West. “The current gun debate is more polarized and sour than any time before in American history,” said Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at UCLA and author of the 2011 book “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America.” Still numb from the latest mass shooting, in Orlando, FlorSee GUNS, Page 3A

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