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Update: U.S. Coast Guard, Cleveland police cancel search for 2 male boaters

Summa Health to suspend most elective surgeries due to COVID-19 surge

  Cleveland Clinic-Akron General ICU nurse catches COVID-19, is hospitalized but documents her journey with the virus

444 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland for the last 2 days

  Northeast Ohio weather: Dry Sunday before Winter Storm arrives late Monday

  Cleveland FBI seeks suspect after robbery at South Euclid Fifth Third Bank

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  Shoppers flock to Van Aken Market Hall for Small Business Saturday

Lorain Police welcomes 3-year-old K9 to the team

Brunswick Hills Fire Department helps put out Saturday morning condo blaze

32 additional deaths, 6,895 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

Ashland police request help identifying Huntington Bank robbery suspect

Spotted: Snowy owl arrives in Cleveland days before potential snowstorm

  Northeast Ohio weather: Widespread rain and snow arrive Monday into Tuesday, quiet in the short term

On Friday, expect cloudy and seasonable temperatures with highs in the mid to upper 40s.

OSU football game versus Illinois canceled after more Buckeyes test positive for COVID-19

OSU’s Department of Athletics previously announced on Friday that Head Coach Ryan Day tested positive for the virus, along with an increased number of positive COVID-19 tests this week in comparison to the rest of the season.

  Loved ones of slain 83-year-old killed in Cleveland drive-by share their heartbreak and memories

Two weeks after 83-year-old Katie Brown was murdered inside her Cleveland home during a drive-by shooting, her loved ones are sharing their heartbreak and memories of the woman described as a pillar of strength within her community.

  On tame Black Friday, Lorain County braces for Purple Level 4 as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Since Lorain County got elevated to the dreaded Purple Alert Level 4 for COVID-19, groups and businesses on the shopping street are feeling the weight of the pandemic even more.

  Lake County under level 4 state of emergency as COVID-19 cases surge

  Northeast Ohio paramedics teach residents to evaluate themselves for COVID-19 to keep hospital visits down

  Cleveland-Heights University-Heights schools say they’ll cut benefits for teachers who strike

Wooster Police say missing girl is now home

Ravenna Police search for driver of white minivan involved in hit-skip

23-year-old Lorain woman killed by semi while walking across Turnpike after crashing car on Thanksgiving

OSU Head Football Coach Ryan Day to miss Saturday’s game after testing positive for COVID-19

The athletic department confirmed he is in isolation and will not travel to Illinois or coach the team this week.

Operations suspended at Cleveland USPS finance station following ‘incident’; employees unharmed

Inspectors for the United States Postal Service are investigating an “incident” that occurred Friday afternoon at the Shaker Square neighborhood finance station in the 2800 block of East 130th Street in Cleveland.

Ohio reports 17,065 new COVID-19 cases; includes combined data from Thanksgiving and Friday

As of Friday, the Department of Health said 6,346 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 399,808 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

  While Black Friday focuses on big box chains, Small Business Saturday attempts to save struggling smaller shops

Small Business Saturday kicks off the crucial holiday shopping season for many locally-owner shops fighting for survival during coronavirus

Man with gunshot wound to chest left on sidewalk outside MetroHealth

Hospital workers found a man with a gun shot wound to his chest on the sidewalk in front of MetroHealth early Friday morning, according to a media release from the Cleveland police department.

Ohio officially certifies general election results; state saw record turnout of 74%

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose officially certified Ohio’s 2020 general election results on Friday morning.

Two Brunswick Police Department officers honored for saving a 33-year-old man’s life

Police pulled the man from his car before it burst into flames.

16-year-old girl missing in Cleveland, family says

Moore left home between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Friday and never arrived at her destination, her family said.

North Canton police seek suspect in theft investigation

Call North Canton Police Department at 330-499-5911 if you recognize this person.

  Tuscarawas Health Department battling COVID-19 with limited staff and resources

In the past couple of weeks, roughly 20% of the Tuscarawas Health Department’s staff was out sick due to COVID. And it’s straining the staff that remain.

  Northeast Ohio’s Thanksgiving celebrations change as COVID-19 remains a threat

COVID-19 and Thanksgiving: an unusual combination for the holiday. So, how are people trying to maintain some of their Thanksgiving traditions, while also following the recommendations of Governor Mike DeWine?

  Hinckley’s Meadows Turkey Bowl raises more than $400,000 for those battling cancer

COVID-19 did not stop the annual Meadows Turkey bowl, a touch football game that raises money for those fighting cancer.

Lorain church leaders thankful for the little things during Thanksgiving meal drive

This church community recognizes the everyday moments to be thankful for this Thanksgiving after a year-long fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Amherst Police search for suspect who sprayed Panera Bread employee with unknown substance at drive-thru

According to police, the suspect drove up to the Panera Bread drive-thru, opened his car door, and sprayed the victim with an unknown substance.

  Cleveland’s Jordan’s Restaurant provides Thanksgiving meals to 500 people in need

One local family is working to feed at least 500 people in need this Thanksgiving.

Cleveland police ask for help identifying man who stole car keys, then the car from a West Side home

Police are asking for the public help identifying a man who they say entered a house on Cleveland’s West Side, took a set of keys, and stole their car.

  Northeast Ohio weather: Dry skies for Black Friday, widespread rain & snow on the way next week

Rain develops this morning

Ohio Department of Health will not release new COVID-19 data on Thanksgiving

An update from the Ohio Department of Health would usually be released daily at 2 p.m., but the newest case data will not be provided on Thanksgiving.

Nevada congresswoman tests positive for COVID-19 after traveling to Ohio to visit dying mother

A United States representative from Nevada said she has tested positive for the coronavirus following a recent trip to Ohio.

Akron police arrest 2 teens for pair of armed robberies of 73-year-old man, 13-year-old boy

Two teens have been booked at the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center after Akron police say they were involved in a pair of armed robberies.

Police: Suspect robs Akron Dollar General, holds three employees at gunpoint

Police did not disclose the amount stolen.

A look at Thanksgiving weather records in Cleveland through the years

Thanksgiving climatology

Improving unemployment rate in Ohio means changes to extended benefits (charts)

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said the unemployment rate for the month of October dropped “drastically,” declining to 5.6%.

Cleveland firefighters battle early morning house fire on Thanksgiving

Two people are displaced after a Thanksgiving morning house fire in Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood.

Cleveland Browns announce another player tested positive for COVID-19

The Cleveland Browns announced on Thanksgiving that at least a third player in less than a week has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mansfield Police: suspect turned himself in after motel room shooting left 1 dead, 1 injured on Thanksgiving

A 48-year-old man is dead and a 29-year-old woman is injured after they were both shot multiple times around 1:40 a.m. on Thursday in a Motel 6.

Reminder: Ohioans out sick from work with COVID-19 or in quarantine could be eligible for unemployment

Ohio’s governor and lieutenant governor recently discussed pay options for employees who may miss time from work due to COVID-19 or close exposure to the coronavirus.

Richfield nursing home worker honored for her dedication to patients during the pandemic

Blue Stream Rehab and Nursing Facility employee Stacey Urban was nominated by Rev. Holly Pribanic.

Northeast Ohio law enforcement agencies step up patrols targeting impaired drivers over Thanksgiving weekend

Law enforcement agencies in Northeast Ohio are collaborating to ensure that drivers are safer on the roads this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Strongsville City Schools to transition to remote learning following Thanksgiving break

According to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated Monday through Friday, 17 people are isolating and 160 people are quarantining.

ODOT promotes safe Thanksgiving travel with humours holiday messages on highway signs

The Ohio Department of Transportation is using the digital message signs located over highways throughout the state to promote safe travel this Thanksgiving holiday.

Ohio Department of Health issues COVID-19 travel advisory for 16 states (updated map)

Although more than a dozen states are listed on the advisory, many Ohioans are expected to travel for the holiday.

  Lorain, Lake and Montgomery counties reach ‘Purple Alert’ on Ohio Public Health Advisory System

Six Northeast Ohio counties are on the “Watch List,” which means they’ve met six of the seven indicators needed to turn purple.

  Holiday travel continues despite pandemic

Despite health officials warning people to stay home, around 120,000 travelers are expected to pass through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport this week.

Traditional party night of the year on Thanksgiving Eve is slowed down by COVID-19 restrictions

The typical party night of the year for friends and family pack bars and restaurants to catch up on each other’s lives appears non-existent this Thanksgiving Eve.

  Reports of ‘shots fired’ almost double in Cleveland compared to last year

There have been more than 10,000 reports of “shots fired” so far in 2020, according to a staggering new report from the Cleveland Police Department.

Summit County Sheriff: Woman jumped from moving car on I-77 to escape abductor

A woman jumped from a moving vehicle on I-77 to escape a man she said abducted and struck her with a knife, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

  Cleveland city councilman says, ‘It’s obvious someone didn’t do their job’ after learning a foreclosed property is illegally operating as a ‘known after-hours location’

It’s been weeks since 19 News investigators discovered a “known after-hours bar” is illegally operating on property owned by the state. We’ve since talked to state county and city leaders about why this property still isn’t secured.

  Jury finds woman guilty of aggravated murder in trial over 25-year-old Army veteran’s 2012 death in Akron

On June 20, 2012, 25-year-old Army Veteran Ashley Biggs took her last breath, and the jury has now decided Erica Stefanko had something to do with it.

Need face masks? Pick up a box at Medina County drive-thru distributions on Dec. 4

Residents who drive up will receive one box per car of free non-medical, disposable facemasks.

More than 300 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Cleveland

The Cleveland Department of Public Health learned of 333 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Federal jury charges Akron man with distributing fentanyl that caused fatal overdose

On Tuesday, a federal grand jury charged an Akron man of distributing the fentanyl that killed a woman, according to a Department of Justice press release.

Cleveland Heights Police search for 13-year-old girl missing since Nov. 18

Call the Cleveland Heights Police Department at 216-321-1234 if you see her or know where she may be.

Browns linebacker joins teammates on the reserve COVID-19 list

Once again, the Browns are dealing with a positive Covid test. Linebacker Sione Takitaki, who had the 50-yard interception return for a touchdown in Sunday’s win over the Eagles, joined Myles Garrett, Andy Janovich and Joe Jackson on the reserve Covid-19 list on Wednesday.

Another Cleveland Browns player tests positive for COVID-19, triggering closure of team’s facility

The Cleveland Browns announced on Wednesday that another team member has tested positive for the coronavirus.

North Ridgeville bar voluntarily closes for two of their busiest days to slow coronavirus spread

83 & Chestnut Pub and Eatery in North Ridgeville is voluntary closing its doors during what’s normally some of their busiest days of the year.

  10,835 new coronavirus cases and record-high 156 deaths reported in Ohio; additional tests under review

As of Wednesday, the Department of Health said 6,274 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 382,743 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

  Beachwood Place adds special K9s that sniff out weapons to security plan

Starting this week, specially trained canines who can detect firearms will patrol the shopping center with security officers.

COVID-19 testing not foolproof; might give false sense of security

The demand for COVID testing has skyrocketed with the holidays approaching but, at 70% accurate, they might give some people a false sense of security since they can carry the virus but still test negative

3-year-old boy hit by bullet fired by unknown suspect on Cleveland’s East side

The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating a shooting that left a 3-year-old child injured by gunfire.

Gov. DeWine declares Thanksgiving 2020 in Ohio as a ‘Day of Prayer, Gratitude, and Remembrance’

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted issued a proclamation ahead of Thanksgiving declaring Thursday as a “Day of Prayer, Gratitude, and Remembrance.”

  46-year-old man found dead overnight in Maple Heights

Police found the man dead just after midnight.

Woman dies of gunshot to the neck in Akron

The woman was pronounced dead just before 4 a.m.

FEMA gives $46 million to Cleveland Clinic Foundation to help with coronavirus expenses

The funding will cover the treatment of COVID-19 patients and the purchase of necessary equipment

Ohio State Highway Patrol warns against drunken driving this Thanksgiving

OSHP said their officers will be "highly visible"

  Local restaurant owners ask for relief from liquor license fees as deadline looms

Local restaurant owners ask for relief from liquor license fees as deadline looms

Cleveland Department of Health has received 3,842 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints since Mar. 20 so far

Of those complaints, the CDPH said 1,187 were mass gathering non-compliance allegations, 1,798 were mask non-compliance allegations, and 752 were social distancing non-compliance allegations in the City of Cleveland.

Eastlake businesses riddled with overnight car break-ins

Eastlake Police warn those who own a business on Lakeland Boulevard or East 361st Street to make sure their property is secure after a rash of car break-ins happened Monday night into early Tuesday morning.