Judge Deborah Nicastro of Garfield Heights has recently determined that traffic cameras set up in Newburgh Heights were done so illegally. The village now faces a sizeable fine of over $80,000.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –Spire Institute came to put on a show against Garfield Heights. With over 3,000 in attendance at Euclid High School the event was more like a concert than a basketball game. The hype was set weeks ago. Just look at the lay-up line Lavar Ball was in attendance along with his son LiAngelo Ball. […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – The 29-year-old suspect who was in an armed standoff for several hours after allegedly shooting and killing his girlfriend’s two children surrendered to police early Thursday morning. Police say Matthew Nicholson work as a privately contracted security officer. Garfield Heights Police Chief Robert Byrne said officers responded for shots fired as a […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – One little girl in Garfield Heights is stuck home alone every day because she is not allowed to go to school after moving to the district only weeks ago. Monique Ball and her 10-year-old granddaughter, Jakeria Ball, moved to the Garfield Heights City Schools area in early August. “I was excited to […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – The City of Garfield Heights is pursuing an idea to potentially solve two community problems at once by moving the city’s police department, jail and courts to a struggling shopping center. Nearly a decade ago, Walmart left the City View Center and concerns about methane gas underground chased away customers and […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – Before taking the court against the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night, Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James, JR Smith and Dwyane Wade drove across town to watch another basketball game. In a surprise visit to Garfield Heights High School, the NBA stars stopped by to watch the No. 1 ranked Bulldogs take on the Shaw Cardinals and they […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – A Maple Heights family watched on TV Friday as their car burned on the freeway. Police called to tell them an inmate broke out of custody and stole their car “It was like being in a twilight zone. I just still feel like I am dreaming,” said car owner Jasmine Johnson. Johnson, […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Garfield Heights Police Chief Robert Byrne confirms the robbery suspect who escaped the city jail Friday morning was killed in a fiery crash on state Route 176. Donnie J. Thomas, 34, of Sagamore Hills, reportedly attacked a jailer at just before 8 a.m. Friday and was able to escape the jail. […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — The man wanted for escaping the Garfield Heights jail early Friday morning was involved in a fiery crash during a high-speed police pursuit. The vehicle erupted in flames after hitting the wall on 176 North near I-480 around noon. Authorities tell WKYC that 34-year-old Donnie J. Thomas, the escaped inmate, was inside the vehicle. His […]

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 […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS – Marko Vovk, self-described urban explorer, has been visiting the remains of the City View Center commercial development for about nine years. He never comes alone. This $80 million project in Garfield Heights, the first in Ohio to be constructed on a former garbage landfill, is on life support. Fears – real or […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – Family and friends are expected to gather for a vigil Thursday evening in Garfield Heights to honor the woman that was found dead in her home. Lavora Allen, the 38-year-old mother, was found at the bottom of the basement stairs in her home on May 1. Police have not officially […]