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.

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

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

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

  Twinsburg community gathers to support fatal crash victims and survivors

Shanerock Run raises money, awareness for children with pediatric cancer

  José Feliciano honored as special guest at Hispanic Convention in Cleveland

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

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

Sunflowers starting to bloom at Maria’s Field of Hope in Avon

  Cleveland Oktoberfest 2019 celebrates culture while giving back to 50 organizations around the community

  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

With the Corn Festival is taking over North Ridgeville this weekend, you can bet the police department prepared the town for the festivities.

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

The Prayers from Maria Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation said the sunflowers in Avon and Cedar Point are growing strong.

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

Eighteen-year-old Tyler Jerrell was killed and seven people were injured when the swinging and spinning Fire Ball ride broke apart on the state fair’s midway back on July 26, 2017.

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

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

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

  Historic Shaker Square relying on community member input for renovation plans

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

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

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

Mothers get into Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for free on Mother’s Day

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is giving mothers free admission on May 12!

  Avon fundraiser for Friendship Animal Protective League helps pets go from “Wags to Riches”

The 10th annual “Wags to Riches” fundraiser for the Friendship Animal Protective League of Lorain County was a paw-some success.

  Cleveland remembers victims killed in Alabama tornadoes

The prayer service also served as a fundraiser to give hope to the impacted community.

  Cleveland celebrates Black History Month with ceremonial flag raising

Black History Month was celebrated with the 45th annual ceremonial flag raising at Cleveland City Hall.

  Cleveland’s Donut Fest gives a sweet treat to attendees and charity

Attendees satisfied their sweet tooth while contributing to a great cause with each ticket sold benefiting the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offering free admission to any furloughed government employee

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame wants to provide a distraction for those affected by the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

Cleveland Indians Tribe Fest 2019 hits it out of the park

The Cleveland Indians' seventh annual Tribe Fest hit it out of the park with the multitude of activities for all ages to see and do.

  Barber who used to be homeless helps out the less fortunate

Hands-on Northeast Ohio held an event today to help hundreds who are living in our region without a home.

Tribe Fest 2019 packed with activities for all ages will be the biggest yet

The Cleveland Indians’ seventh annual Tribe Fest on Jan. 12 is set to be the biggest yet in the history of the event.

Flats East Bank offering Flat Out Free Parking

The Flats East Bank has announced a new promotion patrons can enjoy this winter while exploring some of their most popular venues.

  Holiday spirit and ingenuity collide at Kringle’s Inventionasium Experience in Downtown Cleveland

Mr. Kringle’s Inventionasium is a landmark spot for the holidays; through a theatrical performance the crew inspires everyone in an earshot to dream big.

  Winterfest lights up Public Square to kick off Cleveland holiday season

Winterfest is officially kicking off the holiday season in Cleveland to get your holly jolly on this Saturday.

Put-in-Bay ‘Christmas in July’ canceled after unruly crowds overwhelmed island this past summer

The Put-in-Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau announced this week that Christmas in July is canceled indefinitely due to unruly crowds.

Barberton Mum Fest still on display

Peak fall color is later this year for much of Northeast Ohio however in Barberton, two weeks after the annual Mum Fest the mums are just coming into their full glory.

  Akron doctor to receive ‘Never Give Up Award’ at Race for the Cure

This Satuday, Al Ciraldo will be at Akron's Komen Race for the Cure for the nineteenth year. The team he puts together, called Ciraldo's Crusaders, honors the memory of Ciraldo's wife, Debbie, who died in 2001 of breast cancer.

  Boo at the Zoo returns Oct. 12 to the Cleveland Zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns Oct 12 for three weeks

  Cleveland Botanical Garden daily butterfly release creates “amazing” experience

Thousands of butterflies have taken flight at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, but before they take flight visitors can hold them just hours or minutes after they have emerged from pupa.

Monarch Butterflies visit Cleveland’s Whiskey Island before fall migration

Monarch Butterflies stop on Whiskey Island before migrating south.

  Combat-tested warbirds soar at Akron's Props and Pistons Festival

The Props and Pistons Festival will be held this weekend at the Akron Executive Airport.

Free haircuts offered to students heading back to school

The "Cuts for Kids" program allows parents to save money on the cost of sending the kids back to school while giving Remington College students real world, hands-on experience.

  Many sprinting toward Komen Race For The Cure here in Cleveland

We're counting down to the 25th Annual Komen Race For the Cure this Saturday, where thousands of breast cancer survivors will run or walk to raise money for the organization.

  Komen Race for the Cure: Shelly's Soldiers in Pink paying it forward

It's hard to find anyone these days who's life hasn't been touched in some way by breast cancer.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announces Asian Lantern Festival extension

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announces Asian Lantern Festival extension The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced it will extend the Asian Lantern Festival through Labor Day, September 3.

  Your Cleveland hot ticket weekend has dragons, luaus, graffiti and civil war

There are only a few weekends left before your summer fun is over so this week's Cleveland Hot Ticket is helping you to find the great events outdoors this weekend.

Spin for Din

Secure your bike TODAY for the 2nd Annual SPIN FOR DIN fundraising ride to benefit the Hunger Network! Hosted by Psycle (tm) - an indoor cycling and fitness studio Sunday, June 7th at Crocker Park's Paradigm Theater, you won't want to miss this wild outdoor cycling experience featuring live entertainment by DJ Smoov and excitement for all! Sign up at!Copyright 2015 WOIO. All rights reserved.