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.
CLEVELAND - NewsChannel5 is making a commitment to Building Better Neighborhoods in northeast Ohio.
As a station, WEWS has chosen to adopt five neighborhoods in five different cities, including Cleveland's east side, Cleveland's west side, Elyria, Painesville and the Akron area.
Over the next few weeks and months, we will be working with city officials to identify what types of needs each neighborhood has, whether it is trash cleanup, pulling weeds, landscaping, painting, demolishing buildings, building parks or creating community gardens.
We are encouraging residents, community members, volunteers and non-profits to lend a hand however they can.
Clean Up Day Calendar:
Date: Friday, Sept. 21
Location: Bank Street and State Street (Historic District)
Volunteers needed for: building a community park (mulching, landscaping, building paths, installing fences, etc.)
Meet: NewsChannel5 Anchor Danita Harris and Reporter Stephanie Ramirez
Date: Friday, Sept. 28
Location: South Maple Street, Gates Avenue and Oberlin Road
Meet: NewsChannel5 Anchor Chris Flanagan and Reporter Paul Kiska
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Volunteers needed for: "Safe at Home" project, which helps keep seniors (mainly) in their homes, by installing grab bars, handrails, repairing/replacing stairs, improving lighting, plumbing, etc.
Meet: NewsChannel5 Anchor Lee Jordan and Reporter Bob Jones
Cleveland's West Side
Date: Friday, Oct. 19
Location: West 46th Street and West 52nd Street
Meet: NewsChannel5 Anchor Chris Flanagan and Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis
Keep checking newsnet5.com for the latest updates on our Building Better Neighborhood community projects. If you would like to see the progress we've made this year or share information about your neighborhood, click onto our special Building Better Neighborhoods page .
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.