Cuyahoga County

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is “in transit” from Youngstown to the North Carolina federal prison where he’ll serve his prison term. Dimora was transported Thursday afternoon. On July 31, Dimora was ordered to serve 28 years behind bars. He was also ordered to pay $98,000 in restitution. The defense requested Dimora serve […]

CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga County Fair has canceled all swine-related portions of this year’s event, due to illnesses reported in other parts of the state. The fair cited the move was “out of an abundance of caution.” “Based upon current events and the associated health risks, the fair board, in cooperation with the Cuyahoga County […]

A judge slaps a former political hotshot with 28 years behind bars for his role in the Cuyahoga Corruption scandal. Jimmy Dimora received a stiffer sentence than the one handed to former Cuyahoga County Auditor, Frank Russo. Russo stole more than Dimora. Yet, Dimora is behind bars and Russo is out, with no prospect of […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -A Cleveland woman is on a crusade to free Jimmy Dimora just as the kingpin in the County Corruption Investigation solicits money to get out of prison.Dimora is a career politician so asking other people for money is what he does best. 19 Action News tracked down the law firm who’s behind […]

AKRON, Ohio – Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora will spend 28 years in federal prison for his convictions on conspiracy, racketeering, bribery and more. Dimora was once the most powerful political figure in Cuyahoga County. U.S. District Court Judge Sara Lioi pronounced the sentence in U.S. District Court Tuesday, as the 57-year-old sat in […]

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – Sentencing for Jimmy Dimora is now underway inside an Akron Federal Courtroom. Dimora is wearing an orange jumpsuit in Judge Sara Lioi’s courtroom. He was brought into the courthouse in a wheelchair, but entered the courtroom using a walker. Dimora agreed to final forfeiture order, and it has been signed by Judge […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner, Jimmy Dimora reportedly collapsed in prison and was knocked unconscious. Allegedly, a lump was discovered in his throat and doctors are checking it to see if it is cancerous. After the lump was found, Dimora’s lawyers filed another motion Friday asking the judge to release him from […]

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - New court documents just filed in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal. In the motion, prosecutors respond to Jimmy Dimora's lawyers request to have him released from jail pending appeal. In their reasons for keeping him locked up, there are hints of other crimes. The filing refers to a sealed government claim that Dimora tried to fix 8 more court cases. And that his wife, Lori, took phone messages from people wanting Dimora's help in getting cases fixed.

CLEVELAND – Herman Cain’s campaign said they canceled a planned trip to Independence on Wednesday because “Mayor Greg Kurtz ‘reneges’ on a city venue reservation and forces Cain to cancel Wednesday’s event.” But Mayor Kurtz issued this statement around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday: The City of Independence welcomes all visitors to the City and all its […]

CLEVELAND – The social media site Facebook has helped the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office nab 1,000 fugitives since the page launched in January 2010. Tips, sharing of posts and a very active online community of fans fueled the success of the page, which averages more than 50,000 views per day and allows law enforcement to […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Embattled former County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora was arraigned on new charges Wednesday afternoon. The new indictment alleges racketeering and could earn Dimora up to 20 years in prison if he’s found guilty. In a loud, booming voice, Dimora stated he was not guilty of the new charges filed against him. The case […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Good news for area job seekers. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is looking to fill two temporary jobs.  Click HERE for more information on the position of Supply Bag Handler and click HERE for more information on the position of Scanner Operator. The jobs pay around $10 an hour. Article Courtesy of WOIO […]