Cuyahoga County

  CLEVELAND – The roadside signs and assorted advocacy efforts must have worked. All four special levies on Cleveland’s ballots were approved Tuesday . Both the levies for Metroparks and the Cleveland Public Library passed by wide margins with more than 70 percent of the vote. The Port Authority levy —Issue 82—was approved with 65 […]

  CLEVELAND – Election Day is Tuesday and the polls will be open in Cuyahoga County from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. There are several key issues on the ballot, including the following: ·         Issue 1: Health and Human Services levy increase that, if passed, will continue to provide services to people during a crisis […]

  CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty announced Tuesday he will seek the death penalty against accused East Cleveland killer Michael Madison. A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has re-indicted Michael Madison for the murders of three women whose bodies were found in East Cleveland this summer. The grand jury also added a specification allowing […]

CLEVELAND – Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is back at the Cuyahoga County jail, sources at the jail confirm. Dimora was sentenced to 28 years in prison after a jury returned guilty verdicts against him on 29 of 30 criminal counts in March 2012. He was incarcerated at Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Gilmer in […]

  CLEVELAND – After a day full photos and descriptions of life for three women held captive for a decade, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty proudly stated: “The nightmare on Seymour Avenue is over.” Ariel Castro, who pleaded guilty to 937 counts including rape and kidnapping, was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland and Cuyahoga County leaders announced a new downtown redevelopment plan Wednesday that they say includes no tax increases to offset the $360 million cost. “We are fulfilling this dream of connecting the lakefront to the life of the city,” Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald said. The three-part redevelopment plan includes a weather-protected […]

CLEVELAND – Downtown Clelveland’s West 6th, also known as the Warehouse District, has been hustling and bustling for years. East 4th Street has come on strong as an entertainment district, and Tower City is gaining steam with the new casino. Meanwhile, East 9th Street and Prospect has been a “dead zone” filled with vacant buildings. […]

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald told a packed City Club in Cleveland that the county’s new form of government is working. FitzGerald said making the Cuyahoga County’s home appraisal process more efficient saved the county $5 million, $700,000 of which will be returned to local schools as the “spirit of reform” continues. FiitzGerald […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The MetroHealth System has received approval from federal officials to launch a Medicaid waiver program that will provide a medical home and health coverage for up to 30,000 uninsured residents of Cuyahoga County. The program began Friday. The program, called MetroHealth Care Plus, is the first in Ohio to provide healthcare […]

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga Community College will offer a free personal income tax filing service for those who meet eligibility requirements with an earned 2012 income of less than $60,000. The services will be offered at four campuses. Walk-in help on a first-come, first-served basis is available as follows: – Metropolitan Campus, 2900 Community College Ave. […]

AKRON, Ohio – An FBI agent Tuesday described $40,000 in home improvements performed at the home of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora by a company owned by corruption defendant Michael Forlani. The testimony came during a sentencing hearing for Forlani that could result in eight years in federal prison after Forlani pled gullty to […]

PARMA, Ohio – The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reports northeast Ohio has an adequate supply of the flu vaccine, even though demand has increased sharply in the past several weeks. Board of Health Commissioner Terry Allan believes there will be more than enough doses of flu vaccine to deal with the growing number of […]