CLEVELAND – Inside one of the oldest beer garden buildings in Cleveland, Forest City Brewery founder Jay Demagall says his two-year-old business is a “neighborhood brewery.” “A lot of our customers will ride their bike in, they’ll walk to the brewery,” said Demagall, pointing out that the West 25th RTA Red Line stop isn’t far […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cleveland Police Department said 42 new officers will be assigned to neighborhood districts on basic patrol. The officers were sworn in on Friday. Police anticipate they will hire 150 more officers in 2018 and additional 100 more officers in the beginning of 2019. Anyone who is interested in joining the police […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The race for Mayor of Cleveland is getting started early this year with a full slate of candidates saying they want the job. One of them is Mayor Frank Jackson, who will likely be a target of all the other contenders. A certain theme of the others will be spending public […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced Thursday morning a strategy to remove blighted homes from Cleveland neighborhoods. The strategy is part of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, which is aimed at improving Cleveland’s neighborhoods. According to the Mayor Jackson’s office, the program will demolish and rehab hundreds of blighted homes by the end of […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – At 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is set to talk about a $25 million “Neighborhood Transformation Initiative” at the Doan Classroom Apartments on East 105th Street in Cleveland. The revitalization plan is one of Mayor Jackson’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiatives. The NTI is said to expand on the Mayor’s current neighborhood revitalization […]

CLEVELAND – If you’ve been missing Cleveland Hustles (you know, the CNBC reality show depicting the journey a handful of businesses took to set up shop in Gordon Square) since the LeBron James-produced product wrapped late last year, you’re in luck. The economic development project dubbed ‘The Cleveland Chain Reaction’ will now be following the […]

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – Toys, clothes, and figurines line the shelves at Big Fun in Cleveland Heights. The Coventry shop is a staple, and it’s all thanks to the people who continue to shop at small businesses. “We’re part of your community. We’re actually the fabric of your neighborhood, so it’s really important to support […]

CLEVELAND – City officials want to put a new police office space downtown and that’s making council members furious. Shouting broke out at a council committee meeting Monday, not because more police presence is a bad idea. But some council members said administrators are ignoring the rest of the city. “I am crying for my […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Mayor Frank G. Jackson delivered the 11th State of the City address at Public Hall on Thursday, focusing on education, a proposed income tax increase, and the Republican National Convention. Jackson opened his remarks by saying “Cleveland is a successful city. It’s positioned to be a great city, but it’s not guaranteed.” Part of that […]

Imagine not having a safe place to stay on a day with wind chills well below zero. It could happen if your pipes burst or you lose your heat or electricity. Local cities are prepared to help. Several warming centers are opening Thursday morning and many of them will remain open until the cold snap […]

  As reports by CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson presented his 2015 budget estimates to City Council on Friday morning. Jackson points out that despite economic growth in the area, the city’s revenue remains flat because it receives no direct benefit from the development of businesses in greater Cleveland. He notes revenue […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Two in three Northeast Ohio households seeking food assistance from a food bank have to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities, according to the Hunger America 2014 report. The study was conducted by Three Northeast Ohio food banks in partnership with Feeding America, the nations’s leading domestic […]