CLEVELAND - Marty Hughes walked into the Lakeside NAPA auto parts store Wednesday among a buzz.
News of convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro's suicide was on everyone's mind.
"Sounds good, I don't really believe it. I think he had a little help, might have had a little help," Hughes said. "Doesn't surprise me; He's a coward. That you can definitely say because you know he couldn't stand up to the justice of men because of the way he treated women."
Pat Fields walked down a Professor Avenue sidewalk in the Tremont neighborhood with his girlfriend Wednesday. Fields too could only think in terms of Castro's cowardice in captivity for such a short time in comparison to Castro's victims to describe the news.
"He had those girls for over 10 years and he's held for about 30 days and he couldn't deal with it? He's just a coward," Fields said.
John Watkins walked through bright produce displays at the West Side Market with his wife. He hadn't heard the news regarding Castro's death by suicide until I told him. Like most Cleveland area residents, he's glad it's over.
"God had strange ways of bringing justice and justice has been done. Even though it wasn't the way it should have went, but, thank God it's over," Johnson said.
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.