LeBron James announces new children’s book ‘I Promise’

  Geneva-on-the-Lake declares erosion emergency as the community battles for its beach

More than 1,000 prom dresses are being given out for free to Northeast Ohio high school students

Twinsburg firefighters, police rescue woman who got sick while with her dogs in the woods

Summit County prosecutor warning people about a new twist on the jury duty scam

  Mayor pulls Parma out of the shade after showing social media celeb what the city has to offer

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Cleveland plans free Valentine’s Day fireworks show on Public Square

  Man who struggled with addiction gives back in a big way

Medina County animal shelter asks for donations after taking in 15 dogs from overwhelmed breeder

Cuyahoga County Public Library named country’s top-rated system for 10th year in a row

  Airport ride share drivers share their concerns about coronavirus

City of Cleveland celebrates grand opening of Neighborhood Transformation Initiative GlenVillage

Painesville Township launches program to trap stray cats and vaccinate, sterilize them before release

Painesville Township is hoping a new program will help address concerns from the community about the area’s stray and feral cat populations.

  Current and former students demand change in light of alleged bullying in Wooster schools

Current and former students took part in a rally against bullying, spearheaded by a recent graduate who says her cousin is being bullied at a Wooster middle school.

Ohio Girl Scout does her best Lizzo impression to help sell cookies (video)

A Girl Scout from Ohio is taking a unique approach to bolster her cookie sales.

Prayers From Maria remembers McNamara on what would have been her 20th birthday

The foundation created in her name, Prayers From Maria, is known for its beautiful field of sunflowers in Avon that attracts thousands of people to pray, take pictures, and most of all, help support an important cause.

St. Augustine community’s beloved Sister Corita Ambro hospitalized for apparent ‘mild heart attack’

  Christmas spirit shines at St. Augustine’s in Cleveland as volunteers feed the needy

Northeast Ohio business adopts 5 families for Christmas

Police donate enough money for Oberlin man to buy first car

GM investing $18 million in its Parma Metal Center

Stark County church built in 1870 destroyed by fire

  A Taste of Black Cleveland: Restaurant Week 2019 showcasing Cleveland’s diverse eateries

A total of 19 restaurants are competing in the restaurant week. Customers will vote for their favorites.

Cleveland Clinic provided over $1 billion to benefit communities in 2018

The Cleveland Clinic provided more money to community improvement efforts in 2018 than the hospital system ever has since its founding in 1921.

Ohio’s tallest toboggan chutes open the day after Thanksgiving in Strongsville

The Cleveland Metroparks toboggan chutes will open soon; no snow necessary!

Norma Herr Women’s Center reshaping futures for women in need

Cuyahoga County’s only publicly funded shelter designed to help single women find housing is operating well under the leadership of the YWCA of Greater Cleveland. Hundreds of women have been given a new lease on life through the programs offered at the Norma Herr Women’s Center.

  Keeping tradition: St. Augustine Hunger Center to feed thousands this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving holiday, St. Augustine Hunger Center will feed more than 20,000 in the Greater Cleveland area.

Remains of a Lorain World War II soldier identified in Germany 75 years later

Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Steve Nagy will now be buried in his hometown.

  Myles Garrett, Baker Mayfield among Cleveland Browns players to dish out meals to those in need

The players and staff members partnered with the Food Bank to prepare meals for local shelters, food pantries and food sites throughout Northeast Ohio.

  Rage yoga, Ohio rage rooms give people place to work out their anger

We’ve all been there. You’re so angry you want to scream, throw something, or even worse, break something.

Ohio hospital continues tradition by dressings newborns in Buckeyes gear before Michigan rivalry game

Sticking with tradition, newborn babies at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are being adorned with Buckeyes-themed gear ahead of the rivalry game against the University of Michigan.

  Cleveland filmmaker puts an interactive twist on the classic murder mystery film

The director will show the film up to a point then let the audience figure out who the killer is.

Free dental clinic to be held Friday, Saturday at Cleveland’s Huntington Convention Center

A nonprofit organization in Cleveland is offering free dental services to those in need, no questions asked.

Neighborhood Connections, Salvation Army continue to serve needs in Greater Cleveland

You can watch this entire CW 43 Focus show with host Harry Boomer and his guests on demand on our Roku and Amazon Fire TV apps, online at Cleveland19.com and on TV every Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. on CW 43.

Family of 12-year-old boy shot by Cleveland police establishes ‘Tamir Rice Legacy Fund’

The family of the 12-year-old boy who was shot by Cleveland police in 2014 announced the founding of the Tamir Rice Legacy Fund.

JoJo Siwa is coming to Cleveland for upcoming D.R.E.A.M. tour

Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour is coming to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 7 p.m. on April 27, 2020 with special guest, The Belles.

Giant Eagle hiring more than 250 employees in the Cleveland area

The positions are permanent full and part-time positions.

  Northeast Ohio organization pushing for criminal justice reform

Across the country, as well as in Cleveland, popular support for criminal justice reform is at an all-time high.

Solon businesses hiring over 600 people

Job fair will be held on Fri, Nov. 15.

Cleveland Orchestra to perform ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ score during concert at Blossom

The Cleveland Orchestra will perform the live score to “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” as it is played at Blossom Music Center.

Norton High School cheerleader in coma; moves her hand and arm (video)

Emma Pfouts, 16, suffered an asthma and allergy attack.

People line downtown Cleveland streets for Veterans Day parade honoring those who served

A ceremony and parade was held in downtown Cleveland honoring all those who served in the armed forces.

  Shaker Square residents, business owners battle for the boulevard

"Save the Boulevard!" was the cry from the megaphone outside Edwin's Saturday afternoon, opponents of a plan rallying to try to stop a proposal to close the stretch of Shaker Boulevard through Shaker Square.

Jaguar at Akron Zoo euthanized as health worsens following breast cancer diagnosis

Akron Zoo officials announced that their female jaguar Naom has been humanely euthanized.

New owners hope to re-open Cleveland bakery, continue its mission to help people get jobs

Bloom Bakery has provided jobs, training and internships.

Trashy situation for Garfield Heights residents: fines and arrest warrants for cans left out too long

Residents are facing serious fines for leaving cans out over 12 hours.

Former Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon remembered through calm, controversy

Bishop Richard Lennon laying in state at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Northeast Ohio communities release fall leaf collection schedules

As autumn leaves continue to pile up, Northeast Ohio cities are beginning their scheduled curbside pickup.

  Mother who blames son’s death on addiction to drugs inspires others at 4th annual Recovery Walk and Rally

It’s never too late to seek help, and in the words of Michael’s mother, “If the needle doesn’t get you, the bullet will.”

  Hundreds pay tribute to 22-year-old Conneaut soldier killed in training accident

Sgt. Thomas Cole Walker and two other soldiers were killed at Fort Stewart in Georgia on Oct. 20 when their armored vehicle fell from a bridge and rolled over.

11-year-old Brunswick trick-or-treater nearly swept off her feet by Northeast Ohio’s Halloween winds (video)

Wind gusts reached 60 miles per hour in parts of Northeast Ohio on Halloween, which didn’t fare well for area trick-or-treaters.

Wadsworth police to help veteran by participating in third-annual ‘No Shave November’ campaign

Wadsworth Police Department to help veteran by participating in "No Shave November."

  Conneaut soldier killed in training accident will be laid to rest this weekend

Sgt. Thomas Cole Walker was killed on Oct. 20.

Funeral plans for Columbia Township firefighter electrocuted at crash scene

Firefighter Brett Wilson came into contact with downed power lines.

Here are the trick or treat times for Halloween 2019 in Northeast Ohio

Halloween falls on a Thursday in 2019, which means trick-or-treating in some Northeast Ohio communities will take place before Oct. 31.

  Friendly Inn Settlement celebrates 145 years of serving Greater Cleveland children and adults

Each week on CW 43 Focus, we take a look at important issues affecting Greater Cleveland.

K-9 officer receives special vest thanks to 10-year-old Strongsville boy’s fundraising efforts

A K-9 officer from the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, who is named Kubo, will received a custom designed protective vest.

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco named Roberto Clemente Award winner for work in community

Major League Baseball announced Friday that Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been named the Roberto Clemente Award winner.

J.M. Smucker Co. donates enough food to help 1,000 children for 10 months through Feeding Medina County

One local food pantry recently received a generously sweet donation that will make taste buds happy and tummies full for months to come.

Trooper hit by alleged drunken driver visits post for the first time since accident (video)

Trooper Jason Phillips was struck on I-71 near Mount Gilead.

  Ohio City’s Market After Dark will help the hungry in Cuyahoga County

About 40 percent of our food goes right in the trash, meanwhile, one in five people in the county go hungry

2-year-old Akron Children’s Hospital patient incorporates medical equipment into Halloween costume

A 2-year-old Northeast Ohio boy battling a long list of medical conditions isn’t going to let that stop him from celebrating Halloween.

Cleveland’s Public Square to transform into interactive life-sized prism display called ‘Prismatica’

Giant prisms are coming to downtown Cleveland this fall.

City of Cleveland to commit $10 million for planting new trees

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced plans to commit $1 million annually over the next 10 years to planting new trees throughout the city.

  Woman hula hoops for 5 hours to keep attention on Cleveland’s unsolved quadruple homicide

A Northeast Ohio woman is hoping her unique approach will keep the spotlight on a quadruple homicide that remains unsolved.

Fundraiser benefits the completion of the Cleveland African-American Cultural Garden

For more than 100 years, Cleveland’s Cultural Gardens have celebrated the city’s unique diversity with beautiful green spaces along Martin Luther King Drive.

  Survivors, supporters gather for 18th annual breast cancer awareness walk in downtown Cleveland

Hundreds of people, hopeful to find a cure to breast cancer, gathered in Public Square for this year’s “Making Strides” walk to raise funds and spread awareness.

First-ever playground slated for downtown Cleveland near East 9th Street pier

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to mark the start of construction for downtown Cleveland’s first-ever playground.

Hilarious photos: This is what ‘story time’ at an Akron-area library branch looks like

So-called “story time” at the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Springfield-Lakemore Branch looks FUN!

  Watch elephants smash a 1,300-pound pumpkin at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The elephants at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo were given a 1,300-pound pumpkin to celebrate opening weekend for the Halloween festivities.

  Twinsburg community gathers to support fatal crash victims and survivors

It’s a fundraiser with games, food, raffles and music, designed to help ease the burden from the accident.

Shanerock Run raises money, awareness for children with pediatric cancer

Every year, the Shanerock Run works to raise money and awareness for children with cancer and their families. On Sunday, close to 1,500 people came to walk, run, and provide support for pediatric cancer patients.

  José Feliciano honored as special guest at Hispanic Convention in Cleveland

Hispanic Clevelanders gathered at Max Hayes High School for this year’s edition of the Hispanic Convention. This year, Grammy-winning guitarist and singer José Feliciano was the featured guest for the event that promotes and celebrates Cleveland’s Hispanic population.

Brunswick Hills police and firefighters collecting donations for family that lost everything in house fire

Firefighters responded to a devastating blaze on Sunday afternoon that spared nothing for a Brunswick Hills family.

  56th annual Grape Jamboree in Geneva is stomped with sunny skies and delicious times

For more than five decades, hundreds trek to the town of Geneva for the delicious festival that celebrates the grape harvest.

  Dedication ceremony held at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse ahead of grand reopening

A special ceremony was held Thursday morning to dedicate an entrance at the newly remodeled Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

‘Project 400: Our Lived Experience’ narrates slavery and African-American experience in US

The year 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of Africans being brought to America and being made slaves.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels donates $200K to Cleveland hospitals to support pediatric cancer research

The organization is going all in for the month of September, (Childhood cancer awareness month).

  Jewish Federation of Cleveland helps raise millions for those in need here and halfway across the world

So far this year, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland have been able to raise over $15 million that will help alleviate the needs of communities here in Northeast Ohio and the world.

  Esteemed Hispanic leaders in Cleveland discuss importance of the census and immigration on CW 43 Focus

Immigration and the census are two important issues affecting all of us.