An Ohio University graduate, Sara Goldenberg is excited to be back in Ohio. She joined the Cleveland19 News team in April 2015. Sara grew up outside of Philadelphia and spent several years living out West. Before Cleveland19, Sara was a reporter at KNXV in Phoenix, Arizona. A few months after arriving, she covered the heartbreaking story of the Yarnell 19-- a massive wildfire that killed 19 firefighters near Prescott. She will never forget telling their stories. Sara's dedication to watchdog journalism also led to aggressive coverage of mismanagement and delayed care at the Phoenix VA. Her stories led eight U.S. Congress members to call for a new investigation into the hospital in early 2015. Several whistle blowers came forward to Sara to share their stories, alleging mishandling of suicides at the VA. The President visited the hospital just weeks later, announcing a new plan for reform. While reporting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sara covered the devastating tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri. She was one of the first reporters on the scene just hours after it hit, and will always remember the incredible stories of resilience and recovery she reported on in the aftermath. Sara also won a Heartland Emmy award for her contribution to a news special on fighting teen bullying while working at KJRH. Sara got her start at KJCT in Grand Junction, Colorado. She graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism where she majored in Broadcast News and studied abroad in southern France for a semester. Sara lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband Jim and son Grayson. She can't wait to bike and run on the Metro Parks trails and enjoy football games in the fall.
The Cleveland19 Investigative Unit reviewed city employee overtime from January 1 to February 5 of this year. The highest overtime earner was a police sergeant, who pulled in more than $12,000 in OT during that time period.
We rely on them to save our lives in emergencies, but who's looking out for paramedics and EMTs when the people they're supposed to save turn violent?Cleveland19 found in Cleveland, ambulances sometimes beat police to the scene, putting paramedics’ lives at risk in dangerous situations.
The people we rely on to save us in an emergency could be facing a mental health crisis themselves. Cleveland 19 spoke to three Cleveland EMS paramedics and a former commander who shared their stories of PTSD and mental health trauma.
ODOT says a bridge over I-76 in Akron is safe. The debris that fell on someone's car was actually from a conduit that protects utilities like cables. Cleveland19 is looking at inspection reports for other busy bridges in Northeast Ohio.
Hunt was part of a violent confrontation in the hallway of the Metropolitan at the 9 hotel in Cleveland in February.The former Kansas City Chiefs running back apologized to the victim in a televised interview.
An Ohio Congresswoman and several well-known judges and attorneys wrote supportive letters on the behalf of Lance Mason, a former judge accused of murdering his estranged wife in Shaker Heights over the weekend.
In Ohio, domestic violence can fall under a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances. Cleveland19 spoke to an expert who says laws cannot fix the problem, it's what happens outside of the courtroom that counts.