CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – 19 Action News has learned that the RTA bus driver who punched a passenger back in October has been fired. The incident came to light when cell phone video of the incident surfaced shortly after it happened last month.  The video went viral. The driver, Artis Hughes is facing charges stemming […]

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 […]

BEACHWOOD, OH (WOIO) – The RTA bus driver at the center of a beating caught on tape speaks out. Artis Hughes walked out of Beachwood City Hall Monday after turning himself in.  He’s charged with assault on a female passenger.  Hughes says, “I’m hoping to get my job back. I’m praying to get my job back. That’s […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – “Give that man his job back!!!”  That’s what one woman yelled at an RTA stop near Tower City in Downtown Cleveland. RTA police say that the video that’s now become a youtube sensation shows Artis Hughes, 59, being harassed, spit on and then hit.  In the video Hughes loses it.  He stops the bus and […]

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Rapid Transit Authority of Greater Cleveland (RTA) has filed a disorderly conduct charge against Shidea Lane of Shaker Heights, and an assault charge has been slapped against the bus driver. This, after the RTA rider approached the bus driver and an argument ensued. Lane is seen on cellphone video shoving […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The union for the bus drivers is defending the RTA driver at the heart of the viral video showing him punching an abuse passenger. William Nix from the Amalgated Transit Union says he will fight to save that driver’s job. Nix told 19 Action News that bus drivers are frequently assaulted and they can […]

CLEVELAND – A Cleveland Metropolitan School District bus driver captured video of a motorist driving on the sidewalk to avoid stopping for the bus loading and unloading children. The driver was caught on cell phone camera Tuesday morning.  Cleveland Police are not releasing the driver’s name, but say it is a female motorist.  They said […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – An investigation is underway after a racist hate crime in Cleveland. Police were called to Lawn Avenue around 7 a.m. Sunday for a vehicle that had been vandalized. The victim told police that her vehicle, which was parked on the street, had been spray painted. Officers found that the vehicle had […]

(WOIO) – The body recovered in Frisco, NC on Saturday July 14th has been identified as that of Lynn Jackenheimer of Ashland. Her cause of death has not been determined. The body was located Saturday, about 25 miles south of where Lynn Jackenheimer was vacationing in the Outer Banks. The body was found in a vacant […]

ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) – Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a 33-year-old mother who never returned from vacation with her boyfriend and two kids. Ashland County Sheriff’s Captain tells 19 Action News Lynn Jackenheimer went to Nags Head, North Carolina last week with 27-year-old Nathan Summerfield and her children, ages 3 and 13. Summerfield returned on […]

Five women who were reportedly forced to live a life of prostitution by a Father and son pimp team are now pleading for their freedom, according to the New York Daily News. The women, who are protesting outside a Manhattan courthouse, were donned in matching tees with scribbled words of support like, “We are not […]

WZAK Stone Soul Picnic – Buy Your Tickets  MENTOR, OH (WOIO) – 8-year-old Erin Potter was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2007.  She was cured, but the cancer came back a second time in 2011. Now, five years later, the Leukemia has appeared for the third time.  On Wednesday, Erin will return to Rainbow Baby’s and Children’s […]