Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative for Covid-19 after positive test Thursday afternoon

66 NFL players opt out of 2020 season, including 5 Cleveland Browns

UPDATE: Medina double murder suspect arrested in West Salem

  Rocky River parents sign petition to reopen schools

  Nursing home advocates demand Gov. Mike DeWine take more action during pandemic

  Northeast Ohio weather: Cool and comfortable in the short term; heating up this weekend

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Country star Kane Brown appears in selfie with employee at Virginia travel center

Gov. Mike DeWine addresses Ohioans after testing positive for Covid-19; President Trump says he will ’be fine’

$45K, 7 grams of marijuana found during Akron traffic stop

Bedford and Cleveland man indicted in COVID-19 relief fraud scheme, federal officials say

22 more deaths, an additional 1,166 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours

Vermilion Local Schools moving to online instruction for first 9 weeks of semester

  President Trump visits northern Ohio to tour Whirlpool plant, host Bratenahl fundraising event

If you would like to attend President Donald J. Trump’s fundraiser in Bratenahl, it will set you back at least $5,600.

Fan cutouts for Progressive Field stands during the Cleveland Indians season sell out in 48 hours

Fans are not permitted at a Cleveland Indians game, but that doesn’t mean they can’t fill up the seats at Progressive Field.

Lakewood offering rent help for residents, small businesses

These are residents and business owners who are struggling to pay their rent due to the coronavirus pandemic.

19-year-old man shot at ice cream stand in Akron

Akron Police are investigating if the shooting that hurt a 19-year-old man at an ice cream stand has any connection to the one that brought an unidentified gunshot wound victim to the hospital just moments later.

President Trump proposes to move the debate in Cleveland to an earlier date

Erie County Board of Health recommends K-12 schools teach virtually until Oct. 30

Northeast Ohio agency awarded nearly $500,000 from DOJ to aid human trafficking victims

50 cats, 30 raccoons found in ‘deplorable conditions’ at Parma Heights home

Family hopes billboard will help in unsolved murder of a Cleveland mother, Sheila Bear-Wallace

Gov. DeWine postpones COVID-19 briefing to meet with President Trump during visit to Northeast Ohio

North Royalton City Schools moves to online learning, cancels all sports and extracurriculars to start semester

These changes will continue as long as Cuyahoga County is in the Red or Purple levels.

Commuter Cast: pleasant drive as temps rise to the high 70s

We’ll keep you updated with the latest weather and traffic on Commuter Cast.

  ‘Save Ohio Stages’: local music venues say they will go out of business without federal help

Save Ohio Stages said 50% of music venues reported they will go out of business the shutdown lasts six months or more without federal assistance.

  Rocky River Board of Education considering the idea of a waiver to allow students to participate

The Rocky River School Board met to determine if and when students would return to school, and if they feel it’s safe for them to play sports and participate in extracurricular activities.

  Northeast Ohio weather: A fall feel in the forecast Thursday morning, heating back up this weekend

Isolated lake effect showers and storms this morning

US Coast Guard rescues 4 from Lake Erie after boat fire near Mentor

Four boaters jumped into Lake Erie after their boat caught fire Wednesday evening near Mentor.

  Our children may be suffering from stress and anxiety as the school year draws closer in Ohio

For many, it was a summer without the usual perks of the season, and that disappointment followed a school year that had been cut short by the coronavirus.

  Akron bartender relieved bars are closing earlier because late-night patrons have punched, screamed at staff for enforcing social distancing rules

Akron Bartender says she is relieved the bars are closing earlier because late-night patrons have punched, screamed at bartenders for enforcing the social distancing rules

  Why are some Downtown Cleveland businesses still closed following May 30 riots?

While many businesses have reopened after protests turned violent on May 30, some are still closed, leading to frustrations among Cleveland’s downtown dwellers.

  Ohio’s substitute teachers worried about finding work as many schools plan for remote learning

Many substitute teachers likely thought they would be in high demand this fall if some teachers decided not to return, or if they were out sick more often.

Kanye West files Ohio paperwork to run for US president, Frank LaRose’s office confirms

On Wednesday afternoon, Kanye West filed initial paperwork to get on the presidential ballot in two swing states, Colorado and Ohio, after filing to get on the ballot in Wisconsin yesterday.

Ohio’s COVID-19 travel advisory now limited to 6 states; self-quarantine for 14 days recommended (updated map)

The Ohio Department of Health released an updated map of the COVID-19 travel advisory with six states now listed.

Bay Village Schools allows sports and extracurricular activities to resume

"We recognize how important sports and extracurricular activities are to the lives of our students."

Motorcycle, car crash leaves one driver hospitalized

Police said a man is in the hospital after his Kawasaki motorcycle was involved in an accident with a Yukon SUV.

3 injured in 2 car accident in Oakwood

The intersection was closed during the investigation.

26 more deaths, an additional 1,199 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours

As of Wednesday, the Department of Health said 3,596 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 96,305 cases reported statewide.

Dehydrated, abused turtle found in Stark County

A Woodland Box turtle cannot legally be kept in captivity in Ohio unless their owner holds an education permit.

Homicide at East Cleveland Rapid Station, police say

Eddie Wiley, of Cleveland, has died after being shot at Stokes-Windermere Rapid Station.

Cleveland’s Oktoberfest officially canceled for 2020

The wrath of COVID-19 has prompted the cancellation of yet another annual tradition in Northeast Ohio. Event planners of the 2020 Cleveland Oktoberfest have announced, after working with various health officials, that it is in the best interest to cancel this years festival.

  1 killed in East Cleveland shooting, gunman shoots himself in foot, police say

The victim was pronounced dead inside a home on Rosalind Avenue.

  Community college provides option for safer, less expensive education during pandemic

Community colleges like Tri-C will see students look to attend less expensive, closer schools during the pandemic

  Nationwide coin shortage causing issues for Lakewood laundromat owner

There's a nationwide coin shortage and it's causing issues for one Lakewood Laundromat owner.

Female carjacking suspect shocked by stun gun at Ohio Turnpike rest area in Sandusky County

The Cuyahoga Falls woman approached the victim at the Erie Island Service Plaza on I-80 Westbound, said troopers.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

COVID-19 is a factor for increase in Akron’s gun violence, police say

The Akron Police Department said shootings in the city have increased over the last several months, citing the coronavirus pandemic for one of the factors in the spike.

15-year-old Amish boy found, Wayne County Sheriff says

The sheriff’s office said Samuel Swartzentruber is 5′5″ tall, 110 lbs., has sandy blonde hair, blue eyes, a noticeable scar on his left cheek, and is missing his front upper teeth.

  COVID-19 vaccine developer eyeing doses for less than $40

One of the U.S. companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine has released an anticipated price range for doses.

Ohio judge rules that 10 p.m. last call on liquor must remain in favor of Gov. DeWine

In a courtroom in Columbus a judge is about to issue her decision on a lawsuit trying to over Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s health order that instituted a 10 p.m. last call for alcohol in bars and restaurants last week.

Pedestrian stuck and killed walking on I-77 in Summit County

The highway was closed for about five hours after the accident.

Akron Police: woman killed in hit-skip crash after driver speeds through red light

Police said the hit-skip driver has been identified, but no arrests have been made.

Maple Heights man found dead in Warrensville Heights

The young man's cause of death has not been released to the public.

Operation Backpack: Northeast Ohio kids need your back-to-school donations on the Amazon Wishlist

Every year, Operation Backpack is a major drive to get back-to-school items for Northeast Ohio families.

$500,000 bond for Cleveland man accused of shooting police officer several times during domestic violence call

The Cleveland officer was struck in the arm and back.

‘Skip the gloves’ when shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cleveland Clinic says

The Cleveland Clinic provided several tips for shopping during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ohio State football breaking tradition by taking on Michigan earlier in the season due to pandemic

The Big Ten announced back in June that its 14 teams would only be playing conference games as the coronavirus crisis continues.

  Suspects wanted by FBI for stealing CVS pharmacy safe during protests in downtown Cleveland (video/photo gallery)

The FBI is hoping the public can help identify several individuals suspected of stealing a pharmacy safe in downtown Cleveland during the protests over George Floyd’s death.

Columbus area bars sue state over order that makes last call at 10 p.m.

Multiple bars that already sued the City of Columbus to keep them from having to close at 10 p.m. is now suing the state over the order to stop serving alcohol past 10 p.m.

Commuter Cast: chance of spot lake effect shower as temps climb to mid-70s

We’ll keep you updated with the latest weather and traffic on Commuter Cast.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Asian Lantern Festival offering drive-thru days

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is offering guests the chance to experience the Asian Lantern Festival from the comfort of their car for a limited time amid the coronavirus crisis.

  Governor DeWine will wait to make a decision on playing high school football and soccer this fall

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has made it clear that Ohio school districts can make their own decisions regarding in-person classes, remote learning or a combination of both, but the decision to move forward with high school football and soccer will be a decision he makes in the next couple of weeks.

  ’If you could see what I’ve been through you would understand why I just can’t hold back these tears’: Cleveland man makes miraculous recovery from Covid-19

A Cleveland man who spent nearly a month on a ventilator has made a miraculous recovery. The local pastor and radio host said it was the darkest days of his life and for the first time ever he nearly lost his faith.

Sky-high waterspout comes ashore at Painesville Township Park (video)

A waterspout came ashore at Painesville Township Park Tuesday at 7:45 p.m., and some passers-by couldn’t help but greet Mother Nature.

  Mayfield schools moving forward with fall sports, citing contradiction between state and county guidelines

Despite a recommendation from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Mayfield City Schools are keeping student athletes on the practice field this fall, citing contradictions with a previous order by the Ohio Department of Health.

  Can voting be done safely in Ohio during the coronavirus pandemic?

Henry Thomas exercised his right to vote at Maple Heights High School.

  North Ridgeville Schools press on with partially in-person plan for the upcoming school year

As several schools make the move to begin the school year online, administrators in North Ridgeville are pressing forward with a partially in-person plan.

  Northeast Ohio Weather: One more round of rain and storms tonight before late-week sunshine

Tuesday’s weather features more scattered showers and storms, mainly early Tuesday, with highs in the mid-70s.

  Photo surfaces of Cuyahoga County Health Commissioner in blackface

19 Investigates Exclusive: The photo comes out as the county calls for racism to be recognized as a public health crisis.

V-22 Ospreys screaming past Cleveland neighborhoods likely part of upcoming presidential visit, source tells 19 News

Curious about those earth-shaking aircraft that have been zipping past Cleveland’s inner and outer ring suburbs the past two days?

Cedar Point cancels HalloWeekends 2020, and announces scaled back fall schedule

Cedar Point officials announced Tuesday that the park’s fall schedule will be retooled in light of the pandemic, which means HalloWeekends is canceled and operating hours will be scaled back.

Here are Ohio’s counties ranked by highest occurrence of COVID-19 cases

Gov. Mike DeWine shared a list of data from the Ohio Department of Health showing the counties with the highest occurrence of the coronavirus.

Dr. Acton leaves state employment, will no longer serve as adviser to Ohio Gov. DeWine

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine provided an update in regards to Dr. Amy Acton, the former director at the state’s Department of Health.

  Great Lakes Science Center Learning Lab has capacity to help hundreds of school-aged kids each day

Great Lakes Science Center will offer a Learning Lab to provide a safe, healthy environment for kids to do their remote learning this school year.

‘Spread like wildfire’: Churchgoer spread COVID-19 to at least 91 other people, cases from family gatherings continue to rise

As he has during previous briefings, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine took a moment out of Tuesday’s press conference to describe several scenarios where COVID-19 spread among individuals attending public or family gatherings.

City of Vermilion expected to join class-action lawsuit against Purdue Pharmacy

The City of Vermilion is expected to join a class-action lawsuit against Purdue Pharma.

  Students returning to class this fall will be required to wear a mask under Ohio Gov. DeWine’s newest order

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said students returning to class in the fall will be required to wear masks in the classroom.

31 new deaths, an additional 1,143 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours

As of Tuesday, the Department of Health said 3,570 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 95,106 cases reported statewide.

Garfield Heights teenager last seen on July 1

Amarion Peoples is known to frequent the area of Parkgrove Avenue in Cleveland.

  Cleveland weatherman Dick Goddard dies at 89

Goddard worked in Cleveland, then Philadelphia and then back to Cleveland for good in 1966.