LORDSTOWN, OH (WOIO) – The General Motors plant in Lordstown made the dramatic announcement that it will go down from two shifts to one. The news came during a plant-wide employee meeting on Friday afternoon, according to WKBN. The one-shift schedule will take effect on June 18. As many as 1,500 employees will be impacted. The development comes as […]

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio- Major arts organizations in Cuyahoga County are preparing for funding cuts for 2018. Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the initiative that distributes cigarette tax revenue, announced organizations that receive funding will, on average, get 12% less than past years. The Cleveland Orchestra, one of the biggest recipients, will get $1.2 million in 2018 and […]

CLEVELAND – All anyone has to do to see how tax credits have benefited the City of Cleveland is stand at the corner of East 9th Street and Euclid Avenue and look around. The Kimpton Hotel, Nine Apartments, Metropolitan Hotel and the new downtown Heinens were all built with help from tax credits. “We have 100 […]

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration prepared Wednesday to release a tax reform plan that calls for big corporate rate cuts and an increase in standard deductions, a pricey package that could face an uphill climb in Congress. “This is going to be the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of […]

LORAIN, Ohio – Lorain residents and some city leaders say the removal of some 40 traffic lights is a risky way to save money and help the cash strapped city budget. The traffic light removal began after a study indicated the signals could be taken down without creating safety issues. The move to remove the […]

LORAIN, Ohio – More 75 firefighters and citizens supporting the Lorain Fire Department gathered at Veterans Park in downtown Lorain Tuesday and then marched over to city hall, upset over layoffs that they say are putting both the community and firefighters at risk. All but one fire station was closed and 22 firefighters were laid off […]

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – The Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools district announced plans to reduce staff by more than 50, most of which will be classroom teachers. The district is citing a significant decrease in enrollment over the last 10 years as the reason for the decision. Those affected were informed late last week.   […]

The criticisms of University of Akron keep coming. This time it’s in a puppet parody video. A group called “Graduates over Greed” posted the video, with some harsh words for university. RELATED | Students, staff protest outside University of Akron Board of Trustees’ meeting “I’d like to take a moment to congratulate ourselves on a job […]

AKRON– The University of Akron announced on Friday that they will soon begin a three-year plan to address financial issues at the school. After a 9-month review, it was determined that changes would have to be made. The $40 million of expense reductions include the following: Eliminating 215 positions via a planned reduction in workforce.  […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Today, United Airlines informed the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Airport System (CAS) that they have formally notified their employees of their future operational and staffing needs as it pertains to reductions in service they previously announced at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). Included in the notification, United announced […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland teachers and many parents showed up to voice their concern to the school board Tuesday night. They are angry over proposed cuts to the budget. The Cleveland school district is adopting what is called Student-Based budgeting in order to trim $21 million from their expenses — but promises there will be […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A Cleveland City Council Committee took up the United cutbacks Wednesday. Some council members are hoping that with the hub gone, Burke Lakefront could see more development. The current agreement with Continental Airlines is that Burke Lakefront Airport will not be used for commercial activity. Some council members hope that […]