Courtney Gousman, News 5 Cleveland

Courtney Gousman

News 5 Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, United States

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Past articles by Courtney:

Oberlin venue named for former slave who became family's indispensable caretaker

To close out Black History Month, News 5's Courtney Gousman headed to Oberlin to tell the story behind Henry's Barn, a venue named for a former slave who became a trusted member of a family. → Read More

Maternal mortality numbers on the rise worldwide, new WHO report says

There's concern among world health leaders after a new report from the World Health Organization shows that maternal mortality rates in most countries have either risen or remained the same. → Read More

Working mother quits job to create a place for adults with developmental disabilities

We all need a little help to grow and thrive and there’s a place in Brooklyn Heights dedicated to adults with developmental disabilities. → Read More

'We suffer in silence': 2 caregivers providing training to healthcare workers

Taking care of a loved one with disabilities often takes a toll on caregivers. It’s a struggle that’s overlooked many times and can even lead to more stress and health issues for those caregivers. → Read More

Medina couple shares their experience of losing a child after labor and delivery unit closes

Several hospital maternity units have closed recently; News 5 traveled to some affected areas to see what kind of decisions expecting mothers are facing, and what childbirth has been like for some. → Read More

Mothers, babies more likely to die in some Northeast Ohio counties than in most of the country

Ohio ranks as one of the worst states in the country when it comes to infant and mother mortality rates. We share the personal stories of two families that make up these sobering statistics. → Read More

McCane Mania: Cleveland-native boxer wins Golden Glove competition, eyes set on competing for Team USA

Morelle McCane is a four-time national Golden Glove Champion, and is looking to become a household name in Northeast Ohio. → Read More

'My heart was called to serve': Man who lives in poverty gives to those in need

Jonathan Gray founded the non-profit Trials for Hope back in 2010, giving away trial-size toiletries. It was an operation that started in his apartment and now takes over the church basement. → Read More

Children's books in Ashland sparking debate; some community members calling for removal

Some of the books inside a local library are sparking debate over if should children be allowed to access them. → Read More

Local women's organizations and RAINN speak out following Deshaun Watson suspension

The decision of Deshaun Watson's future for the 2022 season has made a ripple effect within Northeast Ohio, to those who are fans - and those who are not. → Read More

Beat the Streets Cleveland chapter uses the art of wrestling as a tool to help teach kids life lessons

Beat the Streets Cleveland uses the art of wrestling to teach kids life lessons while keeping them off the streets. → Read More

Dress for Success Cleveland: Dynamic duo works to teach financial literacy

Dress for Success Cleveland is known for helping women thrive, as they launch into the workplace. → Read More

5th grader hailed a hero for stopping school bus after driver passes out from medical emergency

It's hard to say how you'll react in any given situation, but a fifth grader in Reminderville can say he's already been tested. He's being hailed a hero for stopping a school bus Thursday afternoon in The Woods of Willowbrook subdivision after his bus driver could no longer control it. → Read More

From entertainment queen to grandmother of the garden, this woman is getting Clevelanders to eat healthier

Vel Scott is known for creating a bustling nightlife for Black Clevelanders in the 1960s. But now this grandmother has transitioned her life’s work into helping others change their eating habits and creating a more healthy lifestyle. → Read More

She spent her life in foster care. Now she's helping others who 'age out' of the system

LaTasha Watts has overcome some of the worse obstacles a person can face, but she kept pushing through life, eventually creating a non-profit to help those who have suffered the scars often left behind after exiting foster care. → Read More

Army veteran combats childhood obesity by creating a gym for youth

An Army veteran who watched his cousin struggle with childhood obesity, carved out his own mission. The now personal fitness coach works with the littlest of clients, determined to help other young children get in better physical shape, while boosting their confidence. → Read More

Cleveland 'Deep Root Experience' teaches kids about art, how to make a profit

A local artist and entrepreneur is committed to making sure kids have an outlet to express themselves artistically—while teaching them how to turn their ideas into cash. → Read More

Ms. Wheelchair Ohio 2020 making it her life's work to improve lives of spinal cord injury survivors

In Ohio, Ms. Wheelchair Ohio 2020 is hoping to make it her life’s work by making things better for others. → Read More

Ohio summer camp allows middle schoolers to solve community problems

News 5 tagged along with kids from “Camp What If” as they visited Akron community leaders-- artists and reporters, entrepreneurs and civic leaders. → Read More

'Take what you need—leave what you can' — Stark Co. woman sets up anonymous food pantries for those in need

A Stark County woman is on a mission to address food insecurity in her community. She created an anonymous food pantry that’s hyperlocal and helping residents get by during these tough times. → Read More