Building Better Neighborhoods, a NewsChannel 5 initiative will kick off its newest project on March 24 with anchors Danita Harris, Chris Flanagan, Lee Jordan, Leon Bibb and Tracy Carloss visiting 25 communities in 25 days in 5 separate Northeast Ohio counties.
AKRON, Ohio - In Akron's State of the City address, Mayor Don Plusquellic announced a new initiative to address neighborhood nuisance problems.
The new Akron Neighborhood Assistance Department will pair one Akron police officer and one nuisance inspector to a specific geographic district. Together, they will attach problems like high weeds, junk cars, housing violations and abandoned homes.
"Crime often goes hand and hand with nuisances, especially in those abandoned houses," said Plusquellic. "With the teams of police and the teams of inspectors working together, we can bring a laser-like focus to weeding out the problems that plague our neighborhoods, making them safer and more livable."
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has announced that $10,118,750 in Hardest Hit Funds (HHF) have been awarded to Cuyahoga County to demolish vacant and abandoned properties.
Purple Heart homes will hold a Mission Complete Ceremony to welcome Army veteran Demond Taylor and his wife to their new home.
Iraq Veteran Demond Taylor got quite the surprise Thursday afternoon. His new home on Avondale Road was filled with brand new furniture from Kronheim's.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine awarded more than $3.8 million in additional demolition grants to 87 Ohio counties to help the counties tear down vacant and abandoned homes caused by the foreclosure crisis.
Fairport Harbor leaders hope a little holiday spirit will help lead them to future business opportunities.
Two families have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity gave thanks to its volunteers at its annual volunteer recognition meeting.
Business executives Chris Zito and Ed Crawford were given Our Lady of the Wayside's highest honor for their service to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Cleveland Skylift announced phase one of its cable car plan, linking the newly proposed Hilton Cleveland Convention Center hotel with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center.