CLEVELAND - For years, community members have been rallying around the DeJesus and Berry families.
Judy Martin, of Black on Black Crime, has been there for most of the events. She was overwhelmed with emotion once she heard the news Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were found safe, along with a third woman Michelle Knight.
"Oh my god. We have been waiting so long for this, and to think there was another young girl there longer than Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus," Martin said.
She's put countless hours into searches.
"Every year, we would have a rally for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. We asked everyone please look next door, and look where they were found. Next door. Down the street. I'm overwhelmed, and grateful. What a blessing," Martin said.
She called this a miracle.
Despite the joy, some are questioning why it took this long to find the girls alive.
A local woman remembers her own ordeal after watching Michelle Knight speak on a national TV program.
Cleveland-area residents reacted to Michelle Knight's first interview since she escaped from Ariel Castro's home, where she was held in captivity for 11 years.
Michelle Knight, who was held captive by Ariel Castro for 11 years, revealed details of what happened to her inside the convicted rapist and kidnapper's home in a national TV interview with Dr. Phil Tuesday.
An Ohio prison guard has resigned after an investigation about falsification of logs documenting checks on a death row inmate who later committed suicide.
Ohio's prison system has faced a glut of bad news in recent months, from inmate suicides to four homicides in a single prison in about a year, but long-term population growth trends are causing officials the most headaches.
Mary Jordan, a reporter for the Washington Post, will write a book for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus about the horrors that happened inside the house on Seymour Avenue.
There are 238 sex offenders who live within a two-mile radius of the former home of late convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro, according to a public records search.
The warden will move from Correctional Reception Center south of Columbus to the same job at Madison Correctional Institution.
An Ohio bill to provide cash reparations and other assistance to the three women held captive in a Cleveland home passed the House Wednesday.