Mike Brookbank, News 5 Cleveland

Mike Brookbank

News 5 Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Mike:

Beloved Old Stone Church in Cleveland celebrates 200 years

A staple in the heart of Cleveland is celebrating a major milestone. It may be home to the First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, but the place of worship holds a special place in the hearts of Northeast Ohioans representing every religion. → Read More

Elementary school teachers launch creative, socially-distanced storytime

As News 5 and the Scripps Howard Foundation work to get brand new books to children from low-income families as part of our "If you Give a Child a Book" campaign, an elementary school in Lakewood is stepping up its literacy outreach as children continue to attend class from home. → Read More

Nonprofit launches initiative to transform Cleveland into 'Kindland'

At a time when so many of us are feeling heavy, one local non-profit is encouraging us all to celebrate the good things going on in our community and be a part of the momentum. → Read More

'He was just a great guy': Neighbor of slain Cleveland Police Detective James Skernivitz reacts to his death

Hearts are heavy in Northeast Ohio, specifically in Brecksville, where slain Cleveland Police Detective James Skernivitz, who was killed Thursday night in the line of duty, lived with his family. → Read More

Educators push back against online teacher shaming

Piling on during a pandemic — teachers say they are being targeted while facing the added pressure of starting a new school year remotely. → Read More

Uptick in COVID-19 patients under 19 in Medina Co. caused by social gatherings, health officials say

In just the last week, the health department in Medina County logged a record number of new coronavirus cases. News 5 learned of an emerging trend that could quickly throw plans to resume in-person classes and sports in the county into a tailspin. → Read More

Brook Park residents dealing with flooded homes from strong summer storms

A double dose of heavy downpours Friday left some homeowners in Northeast Ohio scrambling. → Read More

Coding bootcamp offers Represent Tech scholarship for those underrepresented in the field

One coding school in Cleveland is trying to change the face of the tech industry one student at a time. → Read More

Expert: Fall sports could set us up for third surge of COVID-19 cases

A temporary setback in a pair of Northeast Ohio school districts as a handful of students participating in extra-curricular activities contract the coronavirus. → Read More

Early education centers struggle to add staff to meet growing demand

With many school buildings shuttered this fall, parents are struggling to find care for their children who are now set to learn remotely. → Read More

A smashed window didn't stop JB's Lunch and Literacy Outreach Center from serving the community

The owner of a beloved community center is Slavic Village is reeling after it was recently vandalized for unknown reasons. → Read More

Changing retail landscape prompts North Olmsted to get creative

With a growing number of shuttered storefronts, North Olmsted is taking steps to quickly rebound as the virus and its fallout rages on. → Read More

Creative teacher converts old shed into remote learning classroom

With advance notice he would not be returning to the classroom because of the coronavirus, Cory Streets got to work on a special summer project. Streets just completed an amazing transformation, turning a storage shed in his backyard into a space dedicated to scholastic achievement. → Read More

Silverspot Cinema welcomes back moviegoers for first time in months

While other movie theater chains are pushing back their plans to reopen, Silverspot Cinema welcomed customers Friday for the first time in more than four months. → Read More

With uncertainty about school year, some parents turn to homeschooling

Remote learning, in-class instruction, hybrid schedules - the options many parents are struggling with right now as they try to prepare for a new school year. However, some moms and dads are taking the uncertainty out of the equation by creating classrooms at home. → Read More

Nostalgic general store now open in Cleveland's Duck Island neighborhood

Pushing forward with plans to start a new business despite a pandemic could soon pay off for dozens of locally-grown brands. Jayson Demagall and his business are taking the leap of faith to do just that in the Duck Island neighborhood on Cleveland's West side. → Read More

'Legal, constitutional and very, very sensible' — law professor says mask mandates don't infringe on rights

As we’ve seen throughout this pandemic, people on both sides of the mask debate are passionate about where they stand. Sharona Hoffman, a professor of Law and Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, spoke to us and our viewers about the legal side of these mandates. → Read More

Musician breaks down stigma surrounding mental health in Black community

Struggling in silence while searching for a way to break the stigma surrounding mental health within her community, a young Northeast Ohio woman is trying to change that using the power of music. → Read More

Disturbing new side effects emerge in coronavirus patients

While many patients may survive their bout with COVID-19, there’s new concern of long-lasting cognitive implications. → Read More

New trend emerges in Ohio's COVID-19 cases as state sees uptick in cases involving younger people

A new trend has emerged among Ohioans who are contracting coronavirus. → Read More