EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — East Cleveland is holding an emergency council meeting Monday. The city wants to enter into negotiations about merging with the city of Cleveland. Just last week, Cleveland leaders rejected East Cleveland’s proposal, but the door is still open to the possibility of annexation.   READ MORE: Article Courtesy of WKYC […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Huntington Bancshares Inc. announced on Tuesday it closed its acquisition of FirstMerit Corporation. Now that the two banks have merged, they will work as one company. According to Huntington, the acquisition, which was approved by both boards of directors in January, grows the company to approximately $100 billion in assets. It now […]

EAST CLEVELAND – East Cleveland City Council has taken a small step down the road toward possibly having the financially troubled city join Cleveland. Three citizens were picked for a panel that would also include Cleveland appointees to review the implications of an annexation action for both cities. Andrew Jackson, Chris Glassburn and Sandra Morgan […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares said Tuesday that it will merge with Akron-based FirstMerit Corporation in a $3.4 billion deal. Under the terms of the agreement, FirstMerit Bank will merge with and into The Huntington National Bank. The merger will result in meaningful branch consolidation, according to Huntington CEO Steven Steinour and Senior VP and […]

  CLEVELAND – The room was packed and at times things got heated inside the Glennville Recreation Center. The community meeting centered around talks of a merger between Cleveland and East Cleveland. “I’m not ready to give away my city,” said East Cleveland City Council president Barbara Thomas. “East Cleveland is a jewel.” It was […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Six Cleveland EMS Paramedics have joined the current Cleveland Fire Academy class.  The five men and one woman, join the class as part of the city’s ongoing plan to merge the Fire Department and EMS. After completing training they will be qualified for the dual role, firefighter-paramedic. “They were chosen out of 30, and […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – 19 Action News has learned the first steps have been taken to merge the Cleveland Fire Department and ambulance service. The goal is to increase response time. Multiple sources tell 19 Action News the EMS Union voted overwhelmingly to allow firefighters, who are paramedics, to serve on ambulances. This hadn’t been done […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Big changes in the operations of the EMS and Fire Departments announced by Mayor Frank Jackson on Tuesday morning. Mayor Jackson announced personnel changes in the Divisions of EMS and Fire and in the Department of Public Safety. Mayor Jackson appointed Edward Eckart, Jr. from EMS Chief to Lead Integration of […]