CLEVELAND, Ohio — It looked like a war zone. That’s the way Sgt. Major Herbert Stokes of the Black Man Army described what he saw when he drove past Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen on Euclid Avenue at Cliffview Road. Large double-paned glass windows were shattered, burned spots were in the grass and broken glass was everywhere. The nearby RTA shelter was demolished, including the plexiglass […]

This dad taught his daughter a serious lesson with his mechanical digger when she didn’t follow the rules. Let’s just say we wouldn’t want to make this dad mad. A father used a mechanical digger to flip his daughter’s car. The crime? A son said the incident happened after the daughter was found with a […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland police say the person responsible for vandalizing several downtown businesses early Tuesday morning surrendered to them without a fight. Investigators arrested Gary Bethea, 31, and charged him with vandalism. Early Tuesday morning police got a call that a man was throwing rocks and breaking out windows in the downtown […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Hold on to your hats! The controlled explosive demolition of the steel skeleton of the 1959 Innerbelt Bridge will take place at first light on Saturday morning July 12. Controlled demolition will drop five (5) of the nine (9) steel spans of the old bridge. The team has used a […]

  GARRETTSVILLE, OH (WOIO) – A devastating sight made the Garrettsville mayor initially avoid the media because he didn’t want to get emotional. “I am an emotional person, and when my wife called me, I had a real hard time with it,” says Mayor Rick Patrick. The buildings that stood on Main Street were there […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Indians wouldn’t need another dramatic, walk-off win on Wednesday night, but their 7-2 victory was just as important as Tuesday’s spectacular rally, as it kept the Tribe in the second Wild Card spot, with four games to go in the regular season. Nick Swisher’s two-run home run in the 5th […]

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio – The wall of the gym at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike collapsed due to severe weather overnight. According to the President of the College, Sister Diana Stano, the security guard was on his break when a portion of the wall collapsed around 3 a.m. Saturday. Sister Stano said she believed it […]

NEWBURY, Ohio – Vandals struck a pro-life white cross display overnight at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Newbury. According to Denver Sallee with HELP out of Geauga County, the vandals struck sometime overnight Tuesday, destroying 144 white crosses and a banner that brought awareness to abortions. The crosses and banner were displayed on the front […]

SANDUSKY, OH (WOIO) -On Wednesday, September 12, crews at Cedar Point removed the Space Spiral to make way for the record-breaking winged coaster, GateKeeper, set to open in May 2013. The demolition was handled by an expert third-party contractor. Workers calculated precisely where the tower would land, and dug a large hole into the fall […]

SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – Aging homes – abandoned and falling apart – are crippling neighborhoods. It is a big problem in Northeast Ohio. Summit County just received a $7M state grant to tear down some of the crumbling homes. Some of that money will be put to good use in Barberton. The city’s housing stock has […]

BROOK PARK, OH (WOIO) – A massive fire at a Brook Park trucking company early Monday morning. The fire sparked at Valley Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star Trucks of Cleveland around 5:30 a.m. A woman who works down the street from the business noticed the flames, and immediately called 911. Seven departments responded to the blaze. Firefighters […]

CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP, OHIO – A cemetery was damaged by a runaway garbage truck Friday afternoon. Wayne County Sheriff Deputies were called out to the Easton Union Memorial Cemetery after a garbage truck parked nearby had a mechanical malfunction and rolled down sandstone steps into the cemetery. The unoccupied truck continued through the cemetery crushing several grave makers. Residents […]