Amanda VanAllen, News 5 Cleveland

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Cleveland, OH, United States

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The Ohio RV Supershow is in jeopardy and so are RV sales

The Ohio RV Supershow is a huge deal. It brings 45,000 to 50,000 people, 11 dealers, and upwards of 800 RVs, all crammed into the I-X Center over five days in January. → Read More

North Royalton Trump supporters receive unwelcome letters regarding yard signs

Last week we told you about Medina residents who had their Biden/Harris yard signs stolen and destroyed and were sent threatening letters. They aren't the only ones. → Read More

Community groups come together to help students of working parents

She was having a tough time remote learning. → Read More

Beachwood City Schools plans to open Sept. 21, parents have mixed reactions

Troy Woodard and his fifth grade son are cautiously excited about Beachwood City Schools reopening. → Read More

As census deadline approaches, community organizations in Cuyahoga County want everyone to be counted

Pop-up census events are going on all across the region. A census bus with lots of volunteers, tents and tables is traveling around to get the word out to be counted. → Read More

Lorain police are calling it a riot, but grieving family says it was a funeral gathering

The funeral for a 23-year-old man killed in a car crash was held Tuesday, and after the service, more than 100 family members gathered at a home in the area of West 11th Street and Brownell Avenue. The man's mother said things were okay at first, but then police showed up. → Read More

Cleveland woman takes action to connect her neighbors and reduce waste after city stops recycling

Ellen Kirtner-LaFleur recycled everything she could until she found out the city of Cleveland’s recycling contract ran out and it wasn’t renewed. → Read More

Elyria childcare centers to become remote learning hubs, but they need a helping hand

Things are ever changing in the childcare world these days, and local businesses are working hard to keep up. → Read More

A lack of internet connection is making it hard for rural students, districts are stepping in to help

Rural communities across the state are having difficulty with remote learning due to a lack of internet access. → Read More

Movie theaters need patrons to come back and save their business, but some doctors say it's not safe

Cinemark is opening several more of its Northeast Ohio locations Friday and according to its website, things will look much different. → Read More

Used car sales are way up and inventory is down; good time to sell your car

After a brief downturn, a used car dealership is experiencing back-to-back record months. An economics professor says the low inventory and high demand for used autos is a good indicator of what's going on with the economy. → Read More

12-week course, Racial Equality and the Law, free and open to the public at the University of Akron

When George Floyd was killed as the entire world watched in horror, people from all races, nationalities and walks of life demanded justice for him and all Black people. The University of Akron School of Law is working to do its part by offering a brand new class—Racial Equality and the Law. → Read More

Food insecurity continues to rise across Northeast Ohio

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank serves 500 community partners who are seeing an uptick in food needs. → Read More

Elyria small businesses can apply for loans to help save or restore businesses through Federal CARES Act

The City of Elyria has been gifted $1.6 million through the federal CARES Act. → Read More

Gov. DeWine allowing daycare centers to operate at full capacity, but some not sure if they want to

Over the next few weeks, day care facilities and parents alike will be making some tough choices regarding children and dealing with COVID-19. → Read More

A mother tells the story of her son killed by Cleveland police, she’s one of dozens of archived stories

Dozens have documented alleged police brutality in Cleveland. → Read More

Akron family says they got it wrong 17 years ago, now celebrating son's coming out

The parents of 17-year-old Grey Schoolcraft are "anti-gender reveal normally," but they decided to host a different type of gender reveal for their firstborn, who used to be their daughter and is now their son. → Read More

Federal Reserve says nationwide shutdowns have caused coin shortage

They are running out of cash. Snappy Gas Mart in Cleveland relies on getting coins for change from local banks, but right now that’s not an option. → Read More

The Shipyards boasts a restaurant, bar and event center in Lorain

The Shipyards is a brand new 25,000 square foot mixed-use facility in Lorain. It boasts a restaurant, bar, conference center, office space, event area and pretty soon, a coffee shop. → Read More

Ohio National Guard will finish their duties at area food banks in August after months of service

Come August, the Ohio National Guard will wrap up and move on from one of their most rewarding missions to date: helping Ohioans get the food they need at food banks across the state. → Read More