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Past articles by Homa:

Gambling help hotline in Ohio sees triple the amount of calls after sports betting legalized

Jess Stewart’s first encounters with gambling came at age six, which set him up for a gambling addiction fueled by grieving the loss of his mother and gambling habits from his father. → Read More

Worried about your child's speech? Cleveland program with free therapy can help

A new program at the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center is offering no-cost evaluations and therapy sessions. → Read More

Lakewood school district composting all food; another step in going green

A Northeast Ohio school district on a mission to go green is piloting a new program — hoping to keep food waste out of our landfills. → Read More

Inmates at Lorain prison to receive help finding jobs before release through new program

The Lorain Correctional Institution has teamed up with the Department of Jobs and Family Services to create a new One Stop Center at the prison to help soon-to-be-released inmates find jobs. → Read More

Every day for 15 years, blind volunteer calls people on their birthdays

Every day for 15 years, a blind volunteer has been calling people on their birthdays to brighten their days. → Read More

Preschool dropouts: Concerns arise as Head Start students stop returning to class

Every January, Head Start programs across Cuyahoga County deal with the same issue — children simply stop showing up for class. → Read More

New neighborhood center in Warrensville Heights brings services to those in need

For the nonprofit Step Forward — location matters when it comes to helping those in need. And a new neighborhood opportunity center in Warrensville Heights has been months and months in the making. → Read More

Mentor Fire Department's 'Rescue the Needy' donation drive going strong 28 years later

Over the course of 28 years the Rescue the Needy donation drive has raised more than $150,000, plus tons of food items donated directly to the Salvation Army. → Read More

The Wrongfully Convicted: What happens after they are freed?

In 1989, Joe D’Ambrosio was sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit. Two decades later, he proved his innocence and became a free man. But what happens next? → Read More

Schools find solution to cell phone distraction in classes

Some schools in Ohio are finding a solution to cell phone distraction in classes. Students at T-Squared Honors Academy must put their phone in a special pouch all day. → Read More

Younger and older generations turn to thrift stores for cost savings, sustainability

Generations young and old are turning to thrift stores not only to save a buck, but also as a sustainable alternative. Sales have increased at Cleveland-area thrift stores year-over-year. → Read More

Family uses son's tragic death to raise awareness about mental illness, suicide

The loss of a child is traumatic beyond words, but one Cleveland family is taking their tragedy and using it to shine a light on an issue that’s rarely talked about. → Read More

Method used by urban farmer to grow fresh food year-round could be used on the Moon one day

Food prices are up — we can all see it, feel it and taste it. And now, some local farmers are taking advantage of innovative practices to get fresh food right to your doorstep. → Read More

Meet the man creating the guitars celebrities are smashing at Browns games

If you’ve been to a Browns home game this season, you might have noticed a new tradition out on the field — sandwiched in between the National Anthem, coin toss, and kick off. → Read More

Her dad died of cancer before he could finish her kitchen. Then another dad stepped up and finished the job.

Sometimes in life, you come across strangers who, if you’re really lucky, simply turn into family. Grab your tissues for this one. → Read More

Community college program gets you paid while attending classes and working

Homa Bash shows how one local community college is helping students graduate debt-free — and even finding ways to pay them while they go to school. → Read More

Her $28 check was stolen, altered and cashed for $7,000 — how to prevent it from happening to you

Dozens have fallen victim to ‘blue box’ thefts; checks taken out of USPS boxes right in front of post offices, altered, and cashed — draining bank accounts. → Read More

Senior citizens seeking mental health help can get appointments within a week

News 5’s Homa Bash speaks to the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging which is a resource for our senior citizens that will get you an appointment within a week. → Read More

County planners hope zoning changes ease home building in Cleveland's inner-ring suburbs

Updating the outdated residential zoning for Cuyahoga County’s first ring suburbs is a priority for the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission. → Read More

13-year-old artist turns her passion into full-fledged business

Sometimes you find your passion in life at a young age. For one Northeast Ohio teen - that passion is turning into a full-fledged business. → Read More