A Fourth of July block party in Toledo became a scene of chaos over the holiday weekend, as police say stacks of fireworks near a rental truck ignited, causing a fiery explosion that was caught on tape. || RELATED: Ohio NHL Star Dies in Tragic Fireworks Accident || || RELATED: DISCUSSION: Should Ohio Allow Residents […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A study compiling violent crime statistics from the FBI for each state shows that Cleveland is, “by far,” the most dangerous city in Ohio. In 2017, FBI data shows that over 1.2 million violent crimes were committed in the United States. Violent crimes consist of aggravated assault, rape, robbery, and murder. The website 24/7 […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The internet has seen the “Tide Pod challenge” and the “cinnamon challenge,” but the most recent online challenge is dangerous, and perhaps, the most disturbing of them all. Videos posted on social media show people unwrapping a condom from the packaging, snorting it up one nostril, and then attempting to pull […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Police issued an alert Friday morning for an escaped inmate who is on the loose from the Garfield Heights jail. The wanted man has been identified as 34-year-old Donnie J. Thomas. Police warn that he is to be considered “violent and dangerous.” Thomas is described as 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He’s bald […]

School officials and law enforcement are sounding alarms about phone apps that are popular with teens—and sexual predators. Police say a 15-year-old Brooklyn girl is now safe after she was abducted by a man she met on an app called Kik. The service allows users to send messages, pictures and video without a phone number. […]

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Judge Brendan Sheehan issued a temporary restraining order, closing the Club Fly High on Superior Avenue in Cleveland. The club is now boarded up at the request of Cleveland Councilman T.J., Dow who has been trying to close the bar for the past two years. The restraining order was issued just […]

  It may seem strange to Clevelanders, but the city is making a list of the most dangerous places in the world. The website ranked cities primarily based on murder rates and their danger for tourists. Other cities making the list include Peshawar, Pakistan, Sana’a, Yemen, and Acapulco, Mexico.   For the link to the […]

  Gordon Food Service Marketplace, which services Ohio, has been added to the list of retailers that may have received ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli. On May 19, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the massive recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef from Wolverine Packing Company, a Detroit establishment. […]

  CANTON, OH (WOIO) – Most small towns are depicted as quiet, safe and community oriented but the Movoto Real Estate Blog chose to compile a list consisting of the most dangerous small cities in the nation. This list of not-so-neighborly cities includes a city right here in northeast Ohio—Canton. Canton is #2 on the […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The woman ordered to hold an embarrassing sign for refusing to stop for a Cleveland school bus loaded with kids completed her second day of public punishment on Wednesday – and she wasn’t alone. Shena Hardin had a sole supporter show up with a sign on his chest. He believed her punishment was too harsh, and stood in solidarity […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cleveland woman who refused to stop for a city school bus served out part of her unique and humiliating punishment Tuesday morning. Shena Hardin was ordered to stand at the corner of East 38th Street and Payne today and tomorrow wearing a sign that says, “Only an idiot would drive around a school […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cleveland woman caught on cell phone video driving recklessly around a city school bus pleaded guilty on Monday. Shena Hardin’s license was suspended for 30 days and she must pay $250 in court costs. Hardin was also ordered to stand at the corner of East 38th Street and Payne next […]