CLEVELAND - A sea of people welcomed Amanda Berry home to her sister's West 129th Street house Wednesday morning.
Many faces in the crowd were family and friends but there were also many who never met Berry, people like Noemy Ortiz. She's been praying for Amanda since she disappeared 10 years ago.
"This has to be the most incredible thing that has ever happened. It's a Godsend."
A few hundred people lined the sidewalks to get a glimpse of the young woman who people have been looking for over the past decade -- the girl a community never forgot.
"I think she is a very courageous young lady. I would love to give her a hug," Ortiz said.
Hugs, tears and smiles made for an emotional day at the Berry home and to those who came to wish her well.
"I don't really even know them but I want to cry 'cause it's wonderful they're home," said Pamela Lee.
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.