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Past articles by Elizabeth:

Ashland Junior High School football player hopes to be first female to play in NFL

An Ashland Junior High School football player is hoping to make history as the first female to play in the National Football League. 12-year-old Kennedy Lacy is already off to a great start. She's the only girl on her school's football team. → Read More

Getting better every day: Face transplant patient shares story of survival and recovery

Warning: Some images are graphic and may not be suitable for all audiences. CLEVELAND (WJW)-- The youngest person in the country to receive a face transplant is making Northeast Ohio her home. → Read More

88-year-old ‘Silver Burglar’ with decades of criminal history arrested again in Northeast Ohio

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WJW) — A career criminal accused of crimes all over the country was caught once again in Ohio. Austintown police arrested 89-year-old Kermit Gabel Tuesday evening in Austintown. Police say he was pulled over because his tail lights were out, but police soon learned he was wanted in connection to a parole violation out of Texas. → Read More

Concerns over bipartisan gun bills; Ohio senator points to I-TEAM investigation during push for stricter gun laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio senator pointing to a FOX 8 I-TEAM investigation as part of his push for stricter gun laws. Back in 2018, the I-TEAM went undercover to buy a firearm at a local gun show. The private seller barely glanced at the driver's license and handed over the gun. → Read More

Heroes helping heroes: Wadsworth Police Department rallies around local veteran fighting cancer

WADSWORTH, Ohio - Wadsworth Police Department is rallying around a local veteran who is battling cancer. “He fought for his country, he fought for his wife and their children, and now he's fighting for his life” says Sergeant Joe Rose of the Wadsworth Police Department when talking about Austin Lupercio, the beneficiary of their “No Shave November” fundraiser this year. → Read More

Defendant caught on video punching his attorney found not guilty

CLEVELAND-- A convicted felon who was caught on body camera punching his attorney was found not guilty in the attack. The incident happened in February when 42-year-old David Chislton learned her would spend nearly 50 years behind bars for arson and domestic violence. → Read More

High school soccer player makes triumphant return to field after two year battle with cancer

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio -- For the last two years, high school soccer player Morgan Krek has been battling Ewings Sarcoma. It's a rare type of cancerous tumor that grows in and around your bones. Since her diagnosis, she has had 14 rounds of chemotherapy, 31 radiation treatments and two surgeries. → Read More

Cleveland councilman leads rally over Cuyahoga County Jail conditions

CLEVELAND -- A Cleveland City Councilman is calling for change; saying he’s seen firsthand the inhumane conditions inside the Cuyahoga County Jail and something needs to happen now. → Read More

New partnership promises developments at Hall of Fame Village in Canton

CANTON, Ohio -- A new partnership with the Hall of Fame Village promises to make Canton a destination location. Gordon Pointe Acquisition Corp. signed a non-binding deal to merge with the village, making it a public company. This means more capitol, allowing Phase 2 of a massive project there can get underway. → Read More

New development plans for North Coast Harbor area

CLEVELAND -- From docks to new development, the North Coast Harbor area is getting ready to see another major transformation as renderings of the next phase of a massive project have been released. → Read More

Local Red Cross volunteers assisting in tornado ravaged Dayton area

DAYTON, Ohio -- Red Cross volunteers from northeast Ohio are lending a hand in the tornado ravaged Dayton area, helping figure out what is needed and who needs it. Pamela Williams is from Akron and says right now, the Red Cross is still assessing the damage and the need in the area. → Read More

Woman files lawsuit against Shaker Heights police officer, accuses him of coercing her into sex

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A Cleveland woman is accusing a Shaker Heights police officer of using his position of power to coerce her into having sexual intercourse with him. → Read More

Cleveland Police Department changing recruitment practices to appeal to more experienced applicants

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Police Department is changing the way they bring on new officers, hoping to appeal to more experienced job applicants. For the first time in the department's history, they are considering the experience applicants gained through another academy in Ohio when putting them through their own academy. → Read More

Cleveland councilman pushes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

CLEVELAND-- A Cleveland city councilman is leading the charge to see a change in the celebration of the holiday known as Columbus Day. Councilman Basheer Jones, and some of his colleagues and supporters rallied on the steps of Cleveland City hall Monday night. → Read More

Menstrual themed cocktail created for fundraiser causing controversy at Lakewood bar

LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- A new drink on the menu at Yuzu is stirring up controversy on social media. According to the bar's Facebook post, the cocktail called "Even Can't Literally" is described as a berry margarita and comes garnished with a tampon applicator. They went on to say that a dollar from each purchase will be donated to the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center in Cleveland. → Read More

Euclid woman suing local hospital over ‘religious discrimination’ after she refused to get flu shot

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A Euclid woman is suing a local hospital, saying they rescinded a job offer after she refused to get a flu shot. India Pouge is a member of the Zion Missionary Baptist Church and she says flu vaccinations are against her religious beliefs. → Read More

ODOT to close major highway ramp in Akron on Monday

AKRON, Ohio -- A major highway ramp is Akron will be closing next week, making a travel a little trickier for those living in the area. The Ohio Department of Transportation is closing the westbound exit ramp off Interstate 76-77 for South Main Street and South Broadway. → Read More

Cleveland man says someone stole his puppy from outside his home

CLEVELAND- A Cleveland man is calling on the community to help find his puppy named Jake, who he says was stolen from outside his Cleveland home. Benjamin Sprouse says the theft was caught on camera, and he believes the thieves had been canvassing the area. He says he has surveillance video showing the suspects' vehicle driving by more than once. → Read More

Akron working to improve city’s response to snow covered streets

AKRON, Ohio -- Months after one of the worst snow storms in ten years hit the area, the city of Akron is making good on its promise to improve the city’s response to snow covered streets. Winter storm Harper dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas in January, causing major problems in multiple Akron neighborhoods. → Read More

Southwest Airlines cancels, delays hundreds of flights

DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines continues to tackle issues on and off the tarmac, taking numerous planes out of service, and cancelling and delaying hundreds of flights. Southwest Airlines is apologizing to passengers for hundreds of cancellations and delays. → Read More