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Old 01-20-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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Some guy named Heisman or something may have been from Ohio City. I think they might have even named some award after him...
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Cleveland , Ohio
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Default The sign

I forgot about the Ohio Historical Sign at West 29th and Bridge Avenue, some 14 years ago , pounding the pavement with my teenage son, and nephews I thought I would show them some of the up and coming areas of Cleveland Proper . Of course they rolled thier eyes , when I said Look at all the great old houses that people are fixing up as we walked to the
restaurant. Then we came across the sign . All of sudden , I was sorta ,
maybe " cool " again , then again maybe not when someone in our group
yelled FEED US .

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Some guy named Heisman or something may have been from Ohio City. I think they might have even named some award after him...
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: ABQ
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I don't think LeBron counts, to be honest.

Akron isn't Cleveland and isn't a suburb of Cleveland. I think it's difficult to rationalize that. Akron has their own things with plenty of famous people themselves, ie. Lebron, the Black Keys, Maynard from Tool (Ravenna), Chrissie Hynde, Devo, etc.

If you count Lebron for Cleveland, you then have to count everyone from Akron too? Doesn't make sense.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Twinsburg, OH
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I don't think LeBron counts, to be honest.

Akron isn't Cleveland and isn't a suburb of Cleveland. I think it's difficult to rationalize that. Akron has their own things with plenty of famous people themselves, ie. Lebron, the Black Keys, Maynard from Tool (Ravenna), Chrissie Hynde, Devo, etc.

If you count Lebron for Cleveland, you then have to count everyone from Akron too? Doesn't make sense.
These two areas are more connected than many outsiders realize. Many regard Cleveland/Akron/Canton as ONE area. It could in part be that they are in the same media market as well. As for myself; I live in Cuyahoga Falls about 3 miles from the Akron border and consider myself a Clevelander. No one I know really considers themselves as an Akronite (if that is even what you would call it )
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: ABQ
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These two areas are more connected than many outsiders realize. Many regard Cleveland/Akron/Canton as ONE area. It could in part be that they are in the same media market as well. As for myself; I live in Cuyahoga Falls about 3 miles from the Akron border and consider myself a Clevelander. No one I know really considers themselves as an Akronite (if that is even what you would call it )
I grew up in Akron and Cuyahoga Falls (nice city, by the way) but disagree. Although I have allegiance to Cleveland on a macro level, if I told people I grew up with I was from Cleveland and not Akron, they'd laugh.

They grew independently of each other. Akron's history is quite rich, especially as late 19th century industrial revolution is concerned and deserves its own spot. In fact, had some certain things gone differently, one could make the case that Akron would be more renowned globally than Cleveland today.

Lebron, for himself, always states that he's from Akron and not from Cleveland. I never witnessed a rivalry, but there are youths today that equate Cleveland and Akron as rivals, not as one. Akron, despite recent population loss, still has a quarter of a million people, and there's no way I think Canton, 2 counties away and nearly an hour and a half drive, is one with Cleveland.

Just my 2 cents. I love both cities.
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I don't think LeBron counts, to be honest.

Akron isn't Cleveland and isn't a suburb of Cleveland. I think it's difficult to rationalize that. Akron has their own things with plenty of famous people themselves, ie. Lebron, the Black Keys, Maynard from Tool (Ravenna), Chrissie Hynde, Devo, etc.

If you count Lebron for Cleveland, you then have to count everyone from Akron too? Doesn't make sense.
It's Northeast Ohio... They are naming famous people from NE Ohio. Cleveland is just the largest city in the region of the state.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie Bucket in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory grew up in Shaker Heights

Andy Borowitz - wrote for the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and other TV shows and movies, also grew up in Shaker Heights

Also, here is a rather extensive list of people from cleveland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor...leveland,_Ohio
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: ABQ
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It's Northeast Ohio... They are naming famous people from NE Ohio. Cleveland is just the largest city in the region of the state.
Yeah, if that's the title, that's absolutely correct and fine.

But the title is "Famous People from Cleveland" and it was said in a few posts that Akronites were Clevelanders.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:06 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Bob Hope
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: north royalton
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[quote=PeterRabbit;17550967]Bob Hope[/quote

I forgot about him for real
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