AKRON -- At the family restaurant where LeBron used to go when he was in high school, they still have the signed menu and now his Sports Illustrated essay on the wall. They know why he's coming home.

Many at the restaurant hope LeBron's return is a sign of more good news to come.

"I've lived in this neighborhood all my life," said Bob Jones, a fellow St. Vincent-St. Mary graduate. "He's done great things for the city of Akron and we're pleased to have him back and I hope Goodyear takes the message and builds their plant here too."

Some just want to see a championship, but others see the value of his return.