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Past articles by Matt:

Browns fans react to Baker Mayfield’s ‘thank you’ message to Cleveland

CLEVELAND (WJW) – Browns fans reacted Wednesday to the surprise message from quarterback Baker Mayfield as speculation mounted over his future in Cleveland. Mayfield broke from his social media break amid a potential break up with the Browns to deliver a message to Cleveland Tuesday night that reads a lot like a goodbye. Mayfield thanked […] → Read More

‘Transportation is integral to what we do’: Skyrocketing fuel prices impacting delivery services

Gas prices are soaring across the country and in Northeast Ohio, spurred by market uncertainty stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and impacting drivers and delivery services alike. → Read More

Ice jams forming on some Northeast Ohio rivers

BALLVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) – As temperatures finally rise above freezing, ice jams and the potential for flooding are becoming concerns along some rivers. Late last week, ice chunks started building on the Sandusky River in Ballville Township, near River Cliff Park. “It’s unusual to have this much ice,” said Ballville resident and nature photographer […] → Read More

‘I heard the horn’: Off-duty Kent firefighter saves driver stranded on railroad tracks

KENT, Ohio (WJW) – An off-duty Kent firefighter helped to save a woman’s life after her car became stranded on snow-covered train tracks. Firefighter and paramedic Pat Paisley was in the right place at the right time on Jan. 17. Paisley was driving home around 8:30 a.m., amid a snow storm, when he saw the […] → Read More

Why some schools closed while others stayed open amid frigid wind chills

Nearly 100 school districts in Northeast Ohio closed due to cold weather Thursday, but others opted to remain open based on their thresholds for cancellation and local weather conditions. → Read More

Lorain police investigating sexual assault claims after student-led forum at high school

The Lorain Police Department is investigating more than a dozen cases of alleged sexual assault stemming from a high school forum in which students shared their painful experiences of assault. → Read More

Worked from home in 2021? How to seek a local income tax refund

CLEVELAND (WJW) – Ohioans who worked from home in 2021 can seek a refund of local income taxes withheld by their employer in another municipality. “This would be people who have been working from home or another location that’s not their traditional office,” Regional Income Tax Agency Chief Legal Counsel Amy Arrighi said. The pandemic […] → Read More

Cleveland police officers hold run in honor of fallen officer Shane Bartek

His brothers and sisters in blue honored fallen Cleveland Police Patrol Officer Shane Bartek Sunday morning. → Read More

Summit County distributes thousands of at-home COVID test kits, with more giveaways planned

Hundreds of cars lined up Saturday to claim a free at-home rapid COVID-19 test kit from Summit County Public Health. → Read More

‘Flurona’: Are Northeast Ohio hospitals seeing this co-infection?

Co-infection has been possible since the start of the pandemic but is a larger concern now as flu cases increase. Covid-19 safety measures including masking and social distancing allowed most people to avoid the flu last year. → Read More

Local doctors suggest upgrading from cloth masks to help reduce COVID spread

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge in Northeast Ohio, doctors are recommending wearing hospital-grade masks that are more effective at limiting spread of the virus. → Read More

Bill to legalize sports betting in Ohio passes state legislature

Legal sports betting will be in place by next year under a bill that passed the Ohio Legislature Wednesday. → Read More

Man arrested on charges of killing Yorkie

LORAIN, Ohio (WJW) – Lorain police report a suspect has been arrested on felony animal cruelty charges for killing a dog. William F. Schramm, 36, is facing cruelty to animals charges under Goddard’s Law. According to investigators, Schramm killed a 5-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Sophia that was owned by his girlfriend. An incident report states […] → Read More

5 killed, 40 injured in Wisconsin Christmas parade

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40 others. One video showed a woman screaming, […] → Read More

Missing: Aaliyah Watkins

(WJW) — FOX 8 and Amanda Berry are working together to help find missing people in Ohio. Aaliyah Watkins, 15, has been missing since October 22 in Cleveland. Call 216-623-2541 if you know where the teen is. → Read More

Maxton Soviak honored at Browns game, with $100K donation made to his high school

Navy Corpsman Maxton Soviak, the Berlin Heights native who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan, was honored at Sunday’s Browns game. → Read More

Preparing Thanksgiving dinner? You may want to hit up the grocery store early

Thanksgiving dinner may be a week away, but you might want to start stocking up on ingredients soon. Supply chain issues could lead to shortages of some Thanksgiving staples and make almost all of them more expensive. → Read More

Lung cancer survivors detail battles amid advances in screening and treatment

November marks National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and while lung cancer remains the deadliest form of cancer, there have been promising new advances in screening and treatment. → Read More

Your Christmas tree may cost you more green this year

CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) – Rising inflation and shipping challenges will likely increase the price of your Christmas tree this year and leave some varieties in short supply. Christmas tree sellers, including farms and lots, are experiencing the same issues plaguing other industries. “The input costs, gasoline, fertilizer, all well up over 50%,” said Ken […] → Read More

Ohio Attorney General says he will file lawsuit to stop federal vaccine, testing mandate

Ohio’s Attorney General said he will file suit Friday to try to stop a new Biden administration policy mandating that medium and large employers require workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo testing weekly. → Read More