CLEVELAND — A spokesperson for USPS said mail service in Northeast Ohio will be suspended after 2 p.m. Wednesday because of the weather. This update comes after USPS said mail would be delivered in Cleveland on Wednesday. Originally, USPS sent out an alert on Tuesday night saying they were going to halt mail delivery services […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Northeast Ohio has been impacted by continuous lake effect snow, bone-chilling winds, and unusually cold temperatures since winter started. Some would think the abnormal weather is more fitting for arctic climates like Alaska, but Ohio’s weather is harsher than the neighbors to the north on Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, the […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Thursday will feel like the coldest day of the season so far in Northeast Ohio with negative wind chills expected all day. Wind chill is the perceived decrease in air temperature felt by the body on exposed skin due to the flow of air. So bundle and cover up. The actual […]

In a shocking and disturbing courtroom confession, a Detroit mother charged with killing and freezing her children to death said Monday that she felt “no remorse for the death of them demons,” according toMLive. The mother, Mitchelle Blair, was arrested after the bodies of Stoni Blair, 13, and Stephen Berry, 9, were discovered in a […]

Homer Hallum, 76 (pictured), froze to death when he was locked out of his Detroit senior living complex, according to My Fox Detroit. The septuagenarian had left his building using the back door, which locks shut once someone exits and cannot be used for re-entry. When Hallum needed to get back into his building, he could […]

  If you live in northeast Ohio and think, “This has to be the coldest place in America!”–you’re almost correct. According to the Weather Channel, Akron ranks #13 and Cleveland #14 on its list of the 20 coldest major cities in America. It’s colder here than Pittsburgh and Boston. On average, the Rubber City spends […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – If you would like to include a business in our school closing list please email us at   The following activities have been canceled due to weather:   The Free Community Dinner that is held at Streetsboro United Methodist Church has been canceled for1/28/2014. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court will […]

COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) – Monday, Gov. John R. Kasich urged the Ohio General Assembly and Ohio Department of Education to work together on legislation providing a one-time increase in the number of days that schools can take off because of snow or bad weather. Kasich said a one-time increase of just a few days is […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The City of Shaker Heights is making the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building available to residents who may need refuge from the cold. Because the icy conditions can cause unanticipated outages and burst pipes, residents may need a place to warm up. Those who find themselves in such circumstances can […]

  CLEVELAND – More than 300 schools were closed or on a delay Friday morning. The Cleveland Metropolitan School District made the decision early to close. NewsChannel5 received a written statement explaining the protocol used to close CMSD: 1. We use a threshold of “when the wind combines with the temperature to make it feel […]

  AKRON, Ohio – January has already been an extremely busy month for plumbers thanks to many frozen and busted pipes caused by the Polar Vortex. “I think within a three-day period, we received 400 calls,” said Keith Miller, owner of Plumbing and Flooding 911, based in Norton. With another arctic blast expected to settle […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Horseshoe Casino reopened its doors at 4 p.m. Tuesday after shutting down in the wee hours of the morning Monday. According to the casino, the sub-zero temperatures caused a water pipe to burst overnight inside the casino, affecting the food court area on Level Two.   To read what is going on […]