Controversy heating up over sale of Confederate flag at Lorain County Fair

“As a veteran. I fought for this country, and as a wounded veteran I bled for this country.”

Committee approves plans for residential, retail development at former Geauga Lake and SeaWorld sites

LeBron James brings ‘Taco Tuesday’ to Cedar Point for LJFF reunion (photos, video)

Brunswick farm tributes Cleveland Browns quarterback with Baker Mayfield corn maze

  Northeast Ohio rally and vigil for mass shooting victims calls for reform

  Susan G. Komen More Than Pink walk in Northeast Ohio raises thousands of dollars to find cure for breast cancer

8 things you need to know before heading to the North Ridgeville Corn Festival

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  Cleveland Cooks: Refreshed Ohio City Pizzeria making a difference in West Side neighborhood

Prayers from Maria sunflower fields expected to bloom in a few weeks

Good Samaritans caught on camera picking up trash on side of Dayton highway while president’s visit closed roads

  Buy school supplies for needy Northeast Ohio students right through your Amazon account: Operation Backpack

  Middleburg Heights church offers up donations to families displaced by Parma Heights apartment blaze

Garfield Heights Municipal Court extending program to help people clear outstanding court cases, fines

Cleveland Division of FBI will host diversity agent recruitment event

The FBI is aiming to increase the number of multi-cultural and female special agents

  What’s the future for marijuana in Cleveland? One councilman’s decriminalization efforts move forward

The ordinance would eliminate fines and prison time for possession of under 200 grams of marijuana.

Operation Backpack 2019

You can build a brighter future for Children by donating to Operation Backpack. A New backpack filled with school supplies empowers every child to succeed. By giving, you can help a child in need in your community reach their full potential, and thrive.

Cedar Point and Operation Backpack

Stop out to Operation Backpack to Donate and you could be randomly selected to receive a Cedar Point Scratch-Off ticket to receive a discount or possibly free admission to Cedar Point or Cedar Point Shores Waterpark.

Josh and Maria Cribbs at Operation Backpack

Stranger surprises Massillon police officer with McDonald’s breakfast

Flower Entertainment at Operation Backpack

More than 100 volunteers, including Cleveland first responders, volunteer to clean up East Side community

  Dog houses for rent while you shop are coming to downtown Cuyahoga Falls

Inspectors at Ohio State Fair shut down 5 rides — 1 permanently — after finding corrosion

Christmas in July! Great Lakes Brewing Company taps keg of Christmas Ale

It’s the most wonderful time of the... summer!

Columbus Day hangs on in Cleveland after opposing sides reach compromise over Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Cleveland City Council adopted a resolution Wednesday declaring Aug. 9 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

10-year-old at Lorain school dies after fatal asthma attack while playing baseball

The 5th grader suffered a fatal asthma attack while playing baseball.

Northeast Ohio communities open cooling centers ahead of dangerous heat index temperatures (list)

An excessive heat watch is in effect for Northeast Ohio ahead of heat index temperatures that could reach 110 degrees this week.

  100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland reaching out to mentor Northeast Ohio’s youth

Members of a group of successful African-American men say many of today’s black youth is getting a bad wrap because they are not getting the time, attention and guidance they deserve.

‘Bear Hugs to the Rescue’ benefits pets at Partners With Paws of Lorain County

Bear Hugs to the Rescue aims to raise the spirits of people going through hard times.

Gotta catch ‘em all: Tickets on sale for Pokemon-themed pop-up bar

The PokeBar features themed food and drinks, games and more.

New statues, education center honor Neil Armstrong in Ohio

New statues of astronaut Neil Armstrong will be displayed and an education center dedicated in his name as his small Ohio hometown celebrates its native son's history-making moon mission 50 years ago this month

  Stark County adult becomes first confirmed measles case in Ohio since 2017

Measles has officially returned to Ohio.

  Massillon patrol officer rescues stranded man after flash flooding

A patrol officer helped after the man's car got caught in high waters.

Michigan hospital system moves to acquire Summa Health, questions remain over long-term impact to local jobs

Summa Health is on its way to becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beaumont Health.

  Board recommends drug test strip that detects fentanyl following spike in Ohio overdose deaths

While they don’t condone drug use, ADAMHS is providing drug test strips.

Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to be established following multi-million dollar grant

Researchers and clinicians from the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and other research and medical centers will come together to study dementia.

  MLB and Make-A-Wish Foundation make All-Star dreams come true

So far, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted over 316,000 wishes.That’s more than the official number of home runs hit in the history of the MLB.

  Take an inside look at Play Ball Park before it opens in Cleveland for MLB All-Star weekend

Organizers at Play Ball Park in downtown Cleveland will give 19 News a sneak peak before the attraction opens ahead of MLB All-Star weekend.

Retiring Vermilion police sergeant of 35 years asks son to carry 'family torch’ during final radio call (video)

On Monday, police sergeant Jeff Chandler signed off for the last time in his 35-year career serving Vermilion residents.

  Initiative to install 61,000 LED streetlights and 1,000 smart cameras will cost Cleveland $35 million

Additionally, 1,000 streetlights will be outfitted with smart camera technology.

Here’s all you’ll need for the 2019 MLB All-Star Week in the CLE

As the city of Cleveland gets ready for a special week in the spotlight for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week, we want to make sure you’re ready too!

  Historic Shaker Square relying on community member input for renovation plans

The 90-year-old, second oldest planned shopping district is due for physical and operational improvements inside the square, directly around it, and in its connectivity to adjacent neighborhoods.

Cedar Point named ‘Best Amusement Park’ in the US

Once again, Cedar Point has been named the “Best Amusement Park” in the country.

  Check out these popular Cleveland spots for new and returning guests during MLB’s All-Star Week

The city is rolling out the red carpet; welcoming new guests and returning visitors.

Mentor Headlands ‘BeachFest’ canceled due to flooding, beach conditions

City officials announced on Tuesday that the 2019 BeachFest event at Mentor Headlands has been canceled because of the park’s conditions.

  Mentor to honor officer Mathew Mazany one year after his death

Mazany was struck and killed on June 24, 2018 while assisting with a traffic stop on SR-2 eastbound.

Family, community gather to dedicate bench in memory of slain Aniya Day-Garrett

Community members gathered to remember Aniya Day-Garrett during a special celebration.

  Canal Fulton businesses impacted by historic flooding

Wet weather is threatening businesses in Canal Fulton, where property owners are watching warily as the water levels continue to rise. For several businesses near the canal itself, the damage is piling up.

Barberton roads close, shelters open after heavy rains slam city

The City of Barberton has already been pelted with heavy rains and severe flooding, but more is on the way.

Chagrin Falls named best city in Ohio to live in

Hudson, Beachwood and Mentor also made the top 10.

Grief counselors available for Lorain students after recent deaths of 2 classmates

Lorain school administrators and community members are offering support to students and relatives who may need comforting after the deaths of two classmates.

  Relentless rains causing damage to homes and businesses in Summit County

June has been a rainy month and it’s taking a toll on homeowners and business owners.

Parma boy battling cancer becomes police officer for a day

A 7-year-old boy battling cancer dreamed of becoming a police officer one day. Now, the Parma Police Department is helping make his dream a reality.

Celebrate Father’s Day at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo with free admission for dads

Looking for a last minute plan to celebrate Father’s Day with your papa bear?

Conneaut native killed in WWII finally returns home

A Conneaut man killed in action during World War II is finally coming home.

7-year-old girl donates collection of stuffed animals to sick children at Cleveland Clinic, Ronald McDonald’s House

Alex Walker is making it her mission to collect and donate new stuffed animals to other children for comfort while in the hospital.

Cedar Point Shores closing early due to weather conditions

Weather conditions are cutting some of the fun short out in Sandusky.

Akron announces return of ‘Midnight Basketball’ program in push to curb violence

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan announced that the city’s “Midnight Basketball” league is returning.

Slider grants lifelong Cleveland Indians fan and hospice patient one last wish

Cleveland Indians mascot Slider made a Cleveland man’s last wish come true.

Parents of children caught riding a bicycle without a helmet in Richmond Heights could be fined $30

The Richmond Heights City Council passed legislation at Tuesday night’s meeting that could improve youth safety on the streets.

  Prayers from Maria sunflower field planting ceremony commences new season in Avon

The sunflowers are planted as late Maria's prayers for other children currently fighting cancer, and to remember those who also lost their battle.

  Chardon cows that break free from farm prompt cookie celebration

Breaking moo’s: the trio of cows that broke free from a farm will now have their own cookie inspired by them.

Thousands expected in Akron to mark A.A.'s founding

Thousands of visitors are expected in Akron this weekend to celebrate the Depression-era founding of Alcoholics Anonymous

  Olmsted Falls’ adaptive lacrosse program targets children with special needs

Lacrosse season wrapped for the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs a couple of weeks ago for both the boys’ and girls’ teams, and while neither ended up with a trophy, both ended up scoring big in more ways than one.

  Piper’s Legacy calling all ‘kid ninjas’ to Rock the Challenge for raise funds for pediatric cancer research

The legacy of a 6-year-old girl who bravely fought the cancer that took her life lives on through her family’s efforts to raise funding to find a cure.

  Cedar Point to partner with Prayers From Maria, plant sunflower field next to Sandusky hotel

Cedar Point and the organization Prayers From Maria are set to announce a partnership that includes a new sunflower field next to the resort’s Express Hotel.

Parma’s pit bull ban will remain in effect following recount

Parma's pit bull ban will remain in effect.

Cleveland council members to discuss profiting from electric scooters in city during Friday’s meeting

The Cleveland Council is expected to meet Friday morning to discuss amending legislation that would allow the city to make money from electric scooters.

SeaWorld Ohio opened 49 years ago today, celebrate by looking at these before/after photos

SeaWorld closed its doors in Ohio back in 2000 and now all we have left are the memories.

  Soldier flies home and surprises her parents at Hudson Memorial Day Parade

On Memorial Day, we honor those service members who gave their lives to the country. No one realizes the magnitude of the solemn day better than a member of the military.

Sewer district employees rescue baby goose trapped in a Cleveland sewer

Baby goose reunited with its family after being rescued from a sewer.

  Grass on some Cleveland youth baseball fields measured 2 feet tall

Can Cleveland get the parks ready for safe baseball play by next week? Long grass currently makes them unplayable.

Sandusky in the works of building 12-mile boardwalk, bike path that spans city’s waterfront

City of Sandusky officials unveiled plans for the Sandusky Bay Pathway, a 12-mile boardwalk and bike path that will span the city’s waterfront and connect to the Ohio Department of Natural Resouces Sheldon Marsh Property.

Sandusky voted Best Coastal Small Town by USA Today

Lake Erie's Waterfront Destination earned the top spot for coastal small towns that “offer uncrowded, unpretentious and affordable seaside fun in small packages.”

Ristorante Chinato on East 4th Street closing after failing to reach agreement with landlord

A popular restaurant in downtown Cleveland will soon be serving its final meal.

Ohio city warns against dumping lawn clippings into the roadway, mayor calls it a safety issue

Remember to check your city ordinances before disposing of yard waste.

LeBron James collaborates with Walmart to invest in education, fight hunger across the US

LeBron James and Walmart have formed a partnership aimed at improving education and reducing hunger in communities throughout the country.

  Mayfield High School students attempt world record for largest indoor bubble

Guinness and NASA still must issue their formal ruling.

  See inside tunnels under construction 200 feet below Cleveland’s Ohio City, Tremont neighborhoods

More than 200 feet below the surface of Cleveland, the city is not quiet. Instead, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is at work, building seven tunnels that will re-route overflow wastewater to protect the Cuyahoga River.

Olmsted Township firefighters rescue baby deer

Firefighters free a baby deer struck in a ravine.

Cuyahoga Falls firefighter finishes mowing grass for patient

Cuyahoga Falls firefighter finishes mowing grass for injured resident.