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AKRON, Ohio — An Akron homegrown musician was honored in a big way Thursday. Family and close friends of the late James Ingram, who died in January, gathered to watch officials dedicate a street in his honor, according to News 5 media partners at The Akron Beacon Journal . Council members Tara Samples and Veronica Sims unveiled […]

CLEVELAND — Don Webster, a longtime meteorologist at News 5 Cleveland and host of the popular variety show “Upbeat,” died Thursday. Earlier this year, Don Webster’s son and daughter-in-law were in town from Atlanta when Webster asked them if they would you like to go to the Rock Hall. “They said ‘yeah let’s do that,'” […]

(RNN) – This year marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Family members, survivors, first responders and politicians are marking the day with a bell ringing at Ground Zero in New York City. Relatives of those who died will read the name of the family member they lost after a moment of silence.   […]

RITTMAN, Ohio – On a sun-splashed afternoon, so many people showed up on this Memorial Day to remember loved ones, it created a traffic jam at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. The father of Wilson Lathan’s Jr., a 30 year Navy veteran, lived to be 98 years old. Wilson Lathan Sr. spent […]

The family of Robert Godwin Sr. said their final goodbyes today to a man they say was kind, gentle and taught them the importance of forgiveness. “It’s not always easy to forgive, but we know it’s what we have to do, and it’s what my father taught us to do ,” said Tonya R. Godwin- Baines, […]

(RNN) – Don Rickles, the legendary comedian best known for his insults, has died. He was 90 years old. ABC News learned Thursday from his representative that the comic and actor died from kidney failure. Known sarcastically as “Mr. Warmth” – a nickname coined by Johnny Carson – Rickles built one of the longest comedic […]

CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland’s Director of Community Development, Daryl Rush, has passed away at the age of 59. According to Cleveland.com, the community leader died in his home Tuesday, after a two-year battle with lung cancer. Mayor Frank Jackson mourned the death of his friend and colleague in a statement released on Wednesday […]

Actor Alan Thicke has died, his publicist confirmed. Variety reports Thicke had a heart attack. He was 69 years old. Thicke is perhaps best known for his role as TV dad Jason Seaver in the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains. He also recently made an appearance in Fuller House, the spinoff of another 80s sitcom, Full House.  He […]

CLEVELAND – Former Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor and United States senator George Voinovich has died. The Fox 8 I-Team has learned from sources that police and EMS were called to Voinovich’s home early Sunday morning. Voinovich was mayor of Cleveland from 1980-1989. He served as Ohio’s governor from 1991-1998.   READ MORE: Fox8.com Article Courtesy […]

Will Smith, Lennox Lewis and six other friends/family of the late great Muhammed Ali will serve as pallbearers at his funeral this Friday, ESPN reports. Ali and Smith formed a genuine friendship during the filming of the iconic biopic Ali, for which Smith landed an Academy Award nomination. According to ESPN, Ali died from septic […]

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3, 2016 of septic shock, and following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  His legacy in the ring and beyond will definitely last, but comedian and afternoon radio host D.L. Hughley questions those who are now honoring him as opposed to when he was alive, especially in […]

Jan and her husband Paul, who had died in 2013, were popular fixtures on TBN, especially on the long-running program “Praise the Lord.” (CNN) Jan Crouch, a co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network and popular televangelist, has died following a stroke, her son announced Tuesday via a posting on his and his wife’s website. She was 78. […]