LeBron James signs onto Apatow movie, Nordonia student arrested for Twitter threat, horses rescued from Cleveland's East Side: News Around Your Area

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Here are some of today's headlines from around the area including LeBron James's new movie role, a Nordonia High School student is arrested for a Twitter threat and two horses are rescued from an East Side Cleveland scrap yard.

HORSES: Two malnourished horses were rescued by Cleveland police this morning while raiding an East Side scrap yard, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. The raid, which was comprised of Cleveland police and sheriff's deputies as well as animal control, building and housing, health department, public works, highway patrol and EPA officials, was brought on when members of an environmental crimes task force noticed used tires piling up at CPC's Towing and Recycling on Kinsman Road. The horses were taken to be treated at the Cleveland police stables in a horse trailer used for their mounted unit, and will then be paired with a rescue organization. Two dogs were also removed from the scene but their condition is unclear. Click here to read more at cleveland.com.

YSU PRESIDENCY: Mary Cullinan, the third and final presidential finalist for Youngstown State University, spoke today at the university even while three of the university's unions endorsed Jim Tressel for president, according to the Youngstown Vindicator. The faulty, police and professional and administrative employees' unions released a statement endorsing the former YSU and Ohio State football coach, who is also a finalist for the University of Akron where he currently works as executive vice president for student success. The Association of Classified Employees did have a representative attend the meetings between union leaders and the finalists and thus did not join the endorsement. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee met with AGB Search to go over the pros and cons of each finest but did not emerge with an answer after four hours. The trustees might add a penalty clause in the contract to discourage the president from exiting his contract earlier, as last president Randy J. Dunn did after only eight months on the job. Click here to read more at vindy.com.

TWITTER THREAT: A former Nordonia High School student was arrested Wednesday for tweeting that he hoped a shooting like the one at Chardon in 2012 would happen at Nordonia, according to the Nordonia Hills News-Leader. The man was arrested on charges of inducing panic, a second-degree felony, and aggravated menacing for the tweet sent around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Macedonia police said the tweet indicated the man would perform the shooting and named one student in particular. The man's arraignment will be Thursday morning by video at the Stow Municipal Court. Click here to read more at the-news-leader.com.

GUN RIGHTS: After a Medina police officer asked for the IDs of two people on an "open carry walk" in Medina's Public Square Monday who were carrying a shotgun and an AR-15 assault rifle has prompted a discussion on social media in which gun rights activists are planning more and bigger walks in Medina, according to the Medina Gazette. The two men were walking around public square around 3 p.m. Monday where businesses had customers and Garfield Elementary was just letting out, prompting 10 people to call the police. A police officer asked to see their IDs after one of the men, James Purdy, 25, of Brunswick, accidentally said he was 21 before correcting himself. This incident prompted discussion on the Ohio Carry and Northeast Ohio Carry Facebook pages, where members are planning to return either later this week or again on Monday. Click here to read more at medinagazette.northcoastnow.com.

LEBRON: LeBron James, two-time NBA champion Akron native and current forward for the Miami Heat, has signed on to be in a Judd Apatow movie called "Trainwreck," according to the Akron Beacon Journal. The movie stars Amy Schumer (who also wrote the script), Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, John Cena and Mike Birbiglia, and also signed hip-hop artist Method Man to be in the film. Judd Apatow is famous for his comedy movies such as Anchorman, Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin. The movie will be tentatively released on July 15, 2015. The distributor is Universal Studios, who also optioned the rights for a movie based on James as a high school basketball player. Click here to read more at ohio.com.

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  • From above: two people on an "open carry walk" in Medina's Public Square Monday who were carrying a shotgun and an AR-15 assault rifle.......

    No laws were broken, so what's the problem? This is exactly what the founders had in mind. 

    The Right to Bear Arms "SHALL NOT be INFRINGED"

  • Just what our forefathers had in mind with the right to bear arms. Two fine outstanding American citizens walking the sidewalk with a shotgun and an AR-15 assault rifle while children are leaving school. Guns don't kill people. People who are starved for attention do.