Amanda Merrell, News 5 Cleveland

Amanda Merrell

News 5 Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, United States

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Past articles by Amanda:

This wacky weather is making some people miserable

This winter has brought a lot of flavors of spring, but it is, in fact, still winter. The back and forth of it all is wreaking havoc on a lot of people’s health. → Read More

Cleveland launches survey of 170,000 land parcels

It’s been 10 years since Cassell Silver moved into the Slavic Village neighborhood of Cleveland. In that time, he’s seen a lot of neighbors come and go. → Read More

Cleveland aims for prominence with Futureland

The future is Cleveland. That’s the message at the inaugural Futureland Conference in the city. Three days of events kicked off Thursday highlighting diversity in tech, culture, and art. → Read More

Love is in the air, that means danger is lurking around the roads

Here in northeast Ohio, we’re probably all used to sharing our territory with deer. But we have just entered the mating season, which means those deer are about to get a lot more active. → Read More

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport announces nonstop service to Dublin

Go ahead and pop the shepherd’s pie in the oven and pour yourself a pint of Guinness. Northeast Ohio is about to have a direct line to Dublin, Ireland. → Read More

Intel invests in Ohio education to fuel its workforce

Intel brought a lot more than shovels to our state Friday. It also announced the first round of grants as part of a long-term commitment to higher education. → Read More

Summit County Courthouse has a safe space for kids during domestic relations court hearings

The Children’s Drop-In Center is a dedicated safe space in the Summit County Courthouse where children can be left during divorce and other potentially traumatic hearings. → Read More

How Cleveland stands to benefit from the CHIPS Act

Another bipartisan achievement was signed into law by President Biden Tuesday, and it will have a major impact on Ohio. → Read More

Lawmakers are solving the wrong problem in teacher shortage, experts say

Amid an apparent teacher shortage, Ohio lawmakers have temporarily lowered the requirements you need to meet to become a substitute teacher. But experts say the focus should be on retention. → Read More

Ohio attorney general said 10-year-old rape victim could have had abortion in Ohio, but state law isn't clear

Ohio AG Dave Yost told Fox News a 10-year-old did not have to leave the state for her abortion. We dug into Ohio law to find out if that's the case. → Read More

Road-painting robot created in Northeast Ohio could save lives

A potentially life-saving project involving robots and road painting just got a $1 million boost from the National Science Foundation. → Read More

Community testing site closing early after demand drops

It looks like the worst may be behind us when it comes to the Omicron surge here in Northeast Ohio. → Read More

Are Biden's free N95 masks too little, too late?

By late next week you should be able to walk inside a community health center or pharmacy and get three K95 masks for free. But will this latest effort by the Biden Administration really move the needle in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic? → Read More

Omicron is in Ohio. Is that a bad thing?

It’s official. Omicron is in Ohio. So, what now? We reached out to University Hospitals for some help interpreting the available data on the new variant in town. → Read More

COVID-19 long haulers still suffering months after diagnosis

It might start with something as simple as a cough, or a stuffy nose. But some people diagnosed with COVID-19 find themselves still dealing with far more serious symptoms, months later. → Read More

One month later: Ohio missionaries still missing after being kidnapped in Haiti

Today marks one month since 17 missionaries were kidnapped in Haiti, and both the aid organization they were working with, and state lawmakers are pushing to have them brought home. → Read More

Man faces 54-count indictment after Lorain County's first human trafficking investigation

It started with one woman deciding to take a stand. Now the Lorain County Prosecutor says 35-year-old Steven Gilbert is in custody and facing a 54-count indictment after the county's first-ever human trafficking investigation. → Read More

MetroHealth doctor awarded $1M for her research on spinal cord injuries

A doctor and professor at MetroHealth was awarded a $1,000,000 prize for her work on spinal cord injuries (SCI). Dr. Kim Anderson-Erisman was one of three recipients of the 2021 Neilsen Visionary Prize awarded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. → Read More

What it means to have a torn labrum

There’s a chance you never heard the word ‘labrum’ until Baker Mayfield tore his. But in the sports world, these injuries are incredibly common. → Read More

Cleveland Clinic addresses 5- to 11-year-old vaccine rollout

The Biden Administration released details about its distribution strategy Wednesday. According to an operational planning guide obtained by ABC News, the Centers for Disease Control say jurisdictions should be “ready to vaccinate.” → Read More