CLEVELAND - In late May, NewsChannel5 encouraged northeast Ohioans to donate to the Cleveland Courage Fund to help the futures of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.
The station promised to match up to $15,000 during the five-day period. By the end of the campaign, the fund grew more than $33,000.
On Wednesday afternoon, WEWS NewsChannel5 and the Scripps Howard Foundation fulfilled its promise and donated $15,000 to the Cleveland Courage Foundation.
Chris Kelly, partner in charge of the Jones Day office in Cleveland, accepted a check on behalf of the Cleveland Foundation. The check was presented by Sam Rosenwasser, NewsChannel5's vice president and general manager.
"It's not just the dollars that make them feel better," Kelly said. "I think they get the sense of the community that they live in. And that really helps."
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.