Safety concerns mounting as commercial docks expand at Portage Lakes

  North Royalton family honors one of their own, a US marine who died in Iraq in 2005

  Indians CF Delino DeShields Jr. tests positive for COVID-19

Mayor Frank Jackson signs mandate requiring use of face masks throughout the city due to COVID-19 outbreak

UPDATE: Panic at Beachwood Place after man shot in Saks Fifth Avenue; gunman still on the loose

Cleveland Police seek public’s help to identify hit-and-skip car and driver

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  Funeral plans for a local Marine killed in a training operation

76-year-old Cleveland homeless man robbed, choked

Lorain County CSI searching for armed duo who robbed man in parking lot

  Northeast Ohio weather: Hot holiday weekend, then a heat wave arrives next week

Parma duckings saved from sewer opening at Tri-C

Cleveland council member to introduce legislation requiring face masks in public

  Several gas attendants at yacht club in Rocky River test positive for coronavirus

The general manager at the Cleveland Yachting Club in Rocky River confirmed four gas attendants recently tested positive for the virus.

1,091 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over last 24 hours

As of Friday, the Department of Health said 2,903 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 55,257 cases reported statewide.

Cleveland amends traffic citations to limit number of people coming to court

All minor misdemeanor moving violations which do not involved motor vehicle accidents will be amended to a non-moving, no point violation.

MLB cancels 2020 All-Star Game due to COVID-19 pandemic

Major League Baseball announced that the 2020 All-Star Game has been canceled due to concerns caused by the coronavirus.

Man dies after being found lying on the ground, Akron police say

Westlake Police seize loaded semi-automatic handgun, suspected marijuana during traffic stop

Man robs Willoughby Walgreen’s wearing Superman sweatshirt

Stow-Munroe Falls school board member reprimanded in front of protesters during special meeting

Commuter Cast: rapid warming this morning as temps rise to the 80s and near 90 degrees

Northeast Ohio cities still celebrating Fourth of July with fireworks amid coronavirus crisis (list)

2 officers hurt in crash from high-speed pursuit in Ottawa County

The Highway Patrol said the deputy struck the officer's cruiser, causing both of them to go off the road and strike embankments.

  Northeast Ohio weather: Blistering heat wave ahead as 5 of next 7 days will top 90 degrees

Dry spell continues

  CMSD CEO says district looking at online learning for all, in-class sessions for upcoming school year; Akron to focus on virtual learning, especially for high school students

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday unveiled public health guidance that will shape the upcoming school year, which begins on Aug. 17 for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

  ‘It’s just a tool to have. If we need it, we’ve got it': Parma police say mine resistant truck will help in extreme situations

19 Investigates discovered that Ohio departments have actually been getting significantly less equipment from the military in recent years, as the militarization of police continues to be a citizen concern.

Married 71 years, Ohio couple die from COVID-19 one day apart

Glenn and Gertrude Richardson’s 72nd anniversary would have been Friday.

  Cleveland Bagel Company owners say they’ve been harassed since sharing a post about a police reform rally on the Fourth of July

A Cleveland bagel shop is facing backlash after they shared a post about a rally on the Fourth of July focused on police reform.

  Two drivers shot at in separate incidents on Cleveland’s West Side

A second driver was forced to dodge bullets on the West Side. We’re told she’s also had to do her own policing.

  American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio chapter on why they’re pushing for in-person learning this fall

“I think the best thing we can do is try to limit the number of children that each child is exposed to,” said Dr. Chris Peltier, president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics Ohio Chapter.

  State lawmakers double down on need for foster care reform after report of teens living in Cleveland office building

The lead sponsor of a foster care reform bill in the Ohio House of Representatives is doubling down on the urgency of the legislation after it was revealed some teens have been temporarily living in a Cuyahoga County office building in Cleveland.

  1,301 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths reported over last 24 hours in Ohio

In the past 24 hours, 1,301 new COVID-19 cases and 27 more deaths were reported across the state, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

  Cleveland Police release helicopter video of looting and unrest that erupted during May 30 riots

On Thursday, Cleveland Police released hours of helicopter footage that was recorded on May 30, as looters splintered away from a peaceful George Floyd protest and overtook downtown.

ESPN: Cleveland Cavs and others could hit the court in September in Chicago ‘bubble'

The Cleveland Cavaliers were one of eight teams on the outside of Orlando looking in. Soon, they may be in a bubble of their own.

  Expert explains how parents can take action now to prepare children for school this fall in Ohio

Now that Gov. Mike DeWine has given his back-to-school guidelines, what should parents do next?

Ohio Department of Health to begin reporting numbers of individuals presumed to have recovered from COVID-19

The Ohio Department of Health will begin including the number of presumed recoveries from COVID-19 cases in the agency’s daily data reporting.

Missing 14-year-old Garfield Heights girl found safe

Samiyah George went missing Wednesday.

  3 northern Ohio counties show ‘very high exposure and spread’ of COVID-19 under state’s new Public Health Advisory System

Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, a new four-tiered classifier that indicates the risk level for infections in each county based on seven data indicators.

Fla. sheriff says he’ll deputize gun owners if protests overwhelm county

The sheriff specifically referenced "Black Lives Matter or any other group that’s making themselves a spectacle, disrupting what we know to be our quality of life in this country" in a video regarding protests.

Strongsville priest indicted on 8 federal child porn charges

According to court documents, the abuse happened from 2017-2019.

Ohio Department of Health website not hacked, technical difficulties shut it down

It turns out the Ohio Department of Health website was not hacked on Thursday, according to Gov. Mike DeWine who clarified the situation.

19-year-old Cleveland man murdered during dice game

The murder happened in the 12000 block of Griffing Avenue.

  Ohio Gov. DeWine shares school reopening plan, other important COVID-19 information

As of Thursday, the Department of Health said 2,876 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 52,865 cases reported statewide.

  Furniture store uses grand opening to celebrate Seven Hills Fire Department with a makeover

The Seven Hills Fire Department received furniture and appliances from a store celebrating its grand opening down the road.

Cleveland Clinic doctor debunks 5 myths about use of cloth face masks

A doctor from the Cleveland Clinic dispelled five common rumors surrounding the use of face masks to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Lakewood restaurant temporarily closing after employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Buckeye Beer Engine will re-open on July 20.

  Lakewood community pools now open to residents only

Lakewood residents are now able to swim at their community pools.

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio fines Dominion Energy $1 million for pipeline explosion in Pepper Pike

The gas line explosion that happened on Shaker Boulevard in Pepper Pike on Nov. 15, 2019.

Ohio Gov. DeWine unveils strategy for reopening schools: Staff members required to wear face coverings

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine confirmed that he will unveil the state’s strategy for reopening schools for the 2020-21 academic year during Thursday’s briefing in Columbus.

Maple Heights man facing federal indictment for arson during the Cleveland protest

Timothy James Goodner, 19, is accused of setting the Shaia’s Parking Lot attendant booth at 1242 W. 3rd Street on fire.

Green Local Schools plan on letting families choose between in-person or online learning amid pandemic

Administration will continue to develop a detailed plan according to state standards for social distancing.

NASCAR driver to race ‘Trump 2020’ vehicle sponsored by pro-Trump PAC

A political action committee working to help President Donald Trump is sponsoring a NASCAR driver’s vehicle starting this weekend.

Masks will be required at Cuyahoga County Library branches

Libraries re-open on July 6.

  Violators of Akron councilwoman’s mandatory mask proposal would face $50 fine

An Akron council member says she will propose making masks mandatory within the city to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Rock Hall Live! summer concerts showcase Cleveland artists starting July 2

While many concerts have been canceled due to the coronavirus crisis, the show will go on at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with their summer series showcasing Cleveland’s homegrown talent.

Over 1,000 Ohioans send ‘thank you’ card to former ODH Director Dr. Acton for leadership during COVID-19 pandemic

More than 1,000 Ohio residents signed and submitted a digital “thank you” card for former Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton’s help during the coronavirus crisis.

Loss of power near nuclear reactor along Lake Erie caused by ‘mayfly accumulation’

A nuclear reactor along Lake Erie lost offsite power on Wednesday night as a result of a mayfly swarms, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The Ohio State University requiring students and staff to wear face masks for fall semester

All students, faculty, staff, administrators, and visitors will be required to sign a pledge to “to affirm their understanding of what is needed to help fight the spread of the virus and their intention to do their part."

Commuter Cast: sunny and warm drive as temps rise to the 80s and near 90 degrees

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

Pen pals wanted to keep assisted living community company during the coronavirus crisis

After nearly four months into a strict no-visitor rule due to the coronavirus, a senior care center got crafty with connecting.

  Police searching for driver of car that crashed into firetruck on I-90 W

Officials said a black Mercedes ran into a firetruck blocking another accident that was on the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive exit ramp from I-90 W.

  Northeast Ohio weather: Temperatures heating up by the end of the week

Mainly dry weather pattern continues

  AAA says travel will be down over the weekend and throughout the summer

he summer setup was perfect, the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday meant plenty of people could take a day off of work and make it a long and glorious summer weekend.

  Cleveland City Council member questions $1.2m plan to change manager of West Side Market parking lot

Parking is again a problem at the West Side Market.

  Is there someone randomly shooting at motorists on Cleveland’s West Side?

A Cleveland woman says she was shot at and nearly killed on Saturday night while driving with her fiancé, and she believes she’s not the only victim of the random gunman.

LaCentre in Westlake closes down but not for coronavirus-related reasons, city says

LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility in Westlake has closed, and the venue is in the process of issuing refunds.

  UPDATE: ’Back to school’ guidelines unveiled by Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday

Guidelines for going back to school are expected from Governor Mike Dewine on Thursday.

  Cleveland grandmother injured in hit-and-run demanding justice long after the driver pleaded guilty

The victim of a 2018 hit-and-run says the driver, who was eventually arrested, is not complying with her terms of release.

Wearing of face masks now mandatory in Dayton, Gov. Mike DeWine urges other cities to follow suit

The Dayton City Commission on Wednesday unanimously passed an ordinance that requires the wearing of face masks or protective coverings in public spaces, WHIO reports.

  FEMA discusses hurricane season changes amid COVID-19 crisis

The Atlantic hurricane season is already breaking records with several storms named so early this year. With parts of the U.S. battling the wrath of the coronavirus pandemic, experts urge you not to delay in preparing.

  Stow-Munroe Falls school board member under fire for laughing during reading of letters about a Black student’s suicide

Lisa Johnson Bowers, vice president of the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education, feels she is being unfairly scrutinized after someone complained about her smiling and laughing during a Zoom board meeting as letters were being read about a Black student in the district who committed suicide.

  Cuyahoga County officials say the Justice Center is COVID-19 free months after release of non-violent inmates

Cuyahoga County officials are breathing a bit easier as far as the Justice Center is concerned. The county jail is free of coronavirus. As of now, there are no new cases.

Report: Cleveland Browns will not face Chicago or Tampa Bay as NFL trims back preseason

The NFL preseason has been cut from four games to two.

  1 drink on boat equal to 3 on land, natural resource officer says

“Lake Erie is a different animal you want to make sure you are careful, safe and that you’re not putting anybody at risk especially your passengers,” Brown said.

Overnight hit and run accident claims life of motorcyclist in Cleveland

The crash happened on Corlett Avenue and East 120th Street.

  Minor League Baseball canceled, hits home in communities like Eastlake

Eastlake will feel the pain of a canceled minor league baseball season, both emotionally and financially

1,076 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths reported over last 24 hours in Ohio

As of Wednesday, the Department of Health said 2,876 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 52,865 cases reported statewide.

  Man who posed as utility worker in series of assaults, thefts in Shaker Heights area sentenced to approximately 6 years

The man accused of posing as a utility worker, a landscaper, and a jogger in order to commit a series of thefts was sentenced on Wednesday afternoon.

  Ohio drivers no longer required to have front license plates

As of July 1st, you no longer need a front license plate on your car.

$13,000 worth of equipment stolen from Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County

The theft happened between June 25 and June 30.