CLEVELAND – An exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation has uncovered $1 million in spending by the Cleveland Water Department to advertise and promote itself through expensive sponsorships, trinkets and even zoo animals getting bathed. Our review of spending found Cleveland Water customers help pay for events and sponsorships that ranged from the annual Winterfest Celebration […]

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 […]

LOS ANGELES- A 23-year-old man decided to eat Chipotle for the 40 days of Lent. Now, 153 days later, he’s still going. Andrew Hawryluk, an animator in Los Angeles, documents his daily trips to restaurant chain on his blog,, and posts his receipts as proof. So far, he’s spent more than $1,567 and consumed […]

Doug Hughes was upset over spending from Congress, and understood the risks in flying, but was willing to die “than live to be 80 years old and see this country fall.”   A man was taken into custody after landing a small aircraft on the Capitol Hill lawn Wednesday afternoon. The Capitol Visitor’s Center was […]

  According to a September 2013 study by Visa, Americans who eat out for lunch spend nearly $936 a year on average, solely on lunch. This breaks down to about $18 a week, or eating out twice a week at nearly $10 per outing. Looking to cut back and save that money for something else? […]

In light of Apollo’s recent arrest for identity theft and bank fraud…we sort of think that if he could take back what he said he absolutely would! We knew as soon as we saw this last night that Apollo was going to regret saying it…every last bit of it in fact! Apollo got super brazen on […]

  (RNN) – Attention all shoppers: don’t forget the most important rule to late night shopping on Black Friday – safety. Hidden in the crowds of people shopping for a great deal on the shopping holiday are thieves seeking to take advantage of others. Several violent acts have taken place on Black Friday like stampedes, […]

  CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Clinic announced Wednesday morning that they will be cutting $330 million from their 2014 budget. “This is a process and the Cleveland Clinic is focused on driving a more efficient healthcare system. The goal is to make healthcare more affordable [and] efficient to patients,” Cleveland Clinic spokeswoman Eileen Sheil said. […]

  “Sharknado” wasn’t enough to keep our attention, apparently. This year Americans are on pace to spend more time on digital devices than in front of their televisions according to a study released by eMarketer on Thursday. Adults in the United States will spend more than five hours each day on “nonvoice mobile activities,” including […]

MEDINA, Ohio – Medina residents, angry over spending by school school board members and benefits in the contract of Superintendent Randy Stepp, will protest outside of the high School at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The protest will take place a half hour before a scheduled board meeting. Mark Kuhar, who created Medina City Schools Outrage Page […]

If you like shopping Target , the Minneapolis-based retailer hopes you'll like it even more starting this May. Target plans to open up five in store-boutiques, as it launches a "store-within-a-store" concept this spring. It is following the lead of JC Penney, with its Sephora boutiques, and Macy's, with its Lush Soaps boutiques in some stores.

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – In the first-ever use of a new state law governing fiscal caution for municipalities and other political subdivisions, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced that he has declared the City of Akron to be in a state of fiscal caution. “Akron has a lot going for it, and I am confident the […]