CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – Everyone was evacuated from Joey’s Restaurant in Chagrin Falls after a fire broke out in the kitchen Wednesday morning. Multiple fire departments were called to the scene shortly before 11 a.m. after the blaze spread from the kitchen and engulfed the Italian eatery. It’s not known the extent of damage to […]

INDEPENDENCE, OH (WOIO) – The economy is in crisis and with unemployment rate about 9% it could be a bleak Christmas for some families. Who can forget the joy of Christmas morning, being a child and opening what Santa left you?  It’s hard to imagine what it could be like to explain to your kids […]

SUMMIT COUNTY (WOIO) – Summit County Health Commissioner Gene Nixon announced that two confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus Encephalitis have recently been reported to Summit County Public Health. These are the first confirmed human cases of WNV in Summit County since 2002. Unfortunately, a 78-year old resident of New Franklin expired on September 13, […]

For six months, I have lived and worked near ground zero of the worst oil disaster in US history. I’ve traveled on boats hunting thick, reddish peanut butter-colored crude that slowly washed towards the coastal marshes of southern Louisiana. I watched tough, resourceful people of the bayou weep at the sight of the oily tide […]