Jim was born on a stormy night on November 15, 1964, at 11 :30 p.m. in the old Robinson Memorial Hospital. His parents are James E. and Donna M. Klohn. He spent his entire youth and young adult life in Ravenna Township and graduated from RHS in 1983. While at Ravenna High School he was a three sport athlete during his sophomore, junior and senior years. He participated in football, basketball, track and baseball. He excelled in football and basketball, earning All-Metro Honors in both his junior and senior years. He was also named All-District and All-State in football his senior year. In addition, he was named United Press International’s Ohio AAA Ohio Football Lineman of the Year. In basketball, Jim once scored 53 points in a single game, which still stands as the school record. He received Ravenna High School’s Booster Club “True Sport Award” from 1980 to 1982. He earned a full scholarship in football to Ohio State University. While at Ohio State he participated in both the Fiesta Bowl and the Rose Bowl. In 1985, he transferred to Kent State University and played football under Coach Glen Mason. In 1987, Jim was voted the team captain at Kent State University, and came one game away from winning the MAC Conference. It is the last winning football season Kent State has had since the 1972 MAC Championship team. Jim graduated from KSU with a degree in Criminal Justice. He then attended Thomas Cooley Law School in Michigan. Jim is now a practicing attorney working and living in Boca Raton, Florida, with his wife Bonnie of 19 years and his two children Shane and Brittany. He also has property in Atwater, Ohio. He guesses Ohio never gets out of your blood.