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After historic surge in OH unemployment claims, thousands of workers still waiting for help

Months after being losing their jobs, we found thousands of unemployed OH workers are still waiting for help they desperately need. → Read More

Over 800 people indicted in Cuyahoga County in connection with rape kits

Cuyahoga County announced Wednesday morning that its Sexual Assault Kit Task Force now leads the nation in the number of indictments of alleged rapists identified by DNA. → Read More

How many Ohio jobs were saved by a $525 billion bailout for U.S. businesses? Good question.

When 5 On Your Side Investigators delved into the government data on a federal program meant to preserve jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, we found Ohio's data has serious flaws, missing information, and concerns about the recipients who received billions of tax dollars. → Read More

Tri-C named in new lawsuit against Cleveland dance teacher accused of sexually abusing students

A day after a grand jury handed up a 74-count criminal indictment, a second lawsuit against well-known Cleveland dance teacher, Terence M. Greene, 54, was filed Friday morning. It alleges Greene sexually assaulted a 19-year-old student and blames Tri-C officials for ignoring red flags. → Read More

Former Cleveland dance teacher accused of sexually abusing students indicted by grand jury

The former dance instructor at the Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) who was accused of sexually abusing at least five male students when he was their teacher was indicted by a grand jury in Cuyahoga County Thursday. → Read More

Why Ohio Lt. Gov. John Husted is in no hurry to get a haircut

Ohio Lt. Gov. Husted explains why he won't be getting a haircut anytime soon. → Read More

Former Cleveland dance teacher accused of sexually abusing students arrested in New York

The former dance instructor at the Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) who was accused of sexually abusing at least five male students when he was their teacher was arrested Monday afternoon in Brighton, New York by a U.S. Marshals-led task force. → Read More

Dance teacher accused of sexually abusing several male students at Cleveland School of the Arts

A federal lawsuit filed Friday alleges dance teacher Terence M. Greene, 54, sexually abused at least five male students when he was their teacher at the Cleveland School of the Arts. → Read More

Cleveland police union, activists react to federal audit says city fails to hold problem officers accountable

Cleveland leaders are speaking out after an audit by the federal Monitoring Team blasted former Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath for failing to hold officers accountable for serious violations. → Read More

Federal monitors of Cleveland police say crime is down, but more technology, data still needed

While crime is down in most major categories since a federal Monitoring Team began overseeing Cleveland police in 2015, the latest semiannual report states the department still lacks technology and data necessary to drive better performance and more improvement in the future. → Read More

Religious freedom watchdog raises concerns after Ohio churches, religious schools get federal loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration has released the list of close to 23,000 Ohio businesses, restaurants, and other entities that received more than $150,000 in Paycheck Protection Program loans. We found it includes some organizations you might not expect. → Read More

Cleveland officer suspended 20 days after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct

A Cleveland police detective has received a 20-day suspension after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct, according to the police union. → Read More

Advocate for OH seniors says nursing homes can’t take seniors’ stimulus checks

It’s one more headache for Ohio’s nursing home residents. They’re already at high-risk from COVID-19 and usually unable to visit with loved ones. Now, advocates for the elderly want to raise awareness about seniors’ stimulus checks or Economic Impact Payments (EIPS). → Read More

Family of man who died in police custody files lawsuit against Springfield Township police

A federal lawsuit alleges Springfield Township police improperly restrained a man and denied him medical care while he was experiencing a mental health crisis. → Read More

Appeals court rules in favor of man who was tased by Euclid police officers in 2016

A federal appeals court just ruled that a case against the City of Euclid and the two officers who tased Euclid man Lamar Wright in 2016 can go to trial. → Read More

Ohio has identified at least 1,500 cases of unemployment fraud

It's your money. Crooks are stealing it. Since March 15, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services has identified at least 1500 cases of unemployment fraud. → Read More

Why thousands of unemployed OH workers have to pay back benefits

Ohio Jobs and Family Services Director Kimberly Hall said federal rules require recipients who received overpayments of unemployment benefits to pay back the money even when state officials are to blame for errors during a routine Zoom conference call Wednesday. → Read More

Thousands of Ohio workers forced to pay back unemployment benefits after accidental overpayments

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services is forcing nearly 24,000 unemployed workers to pay back benefits as a result of their own mistakes. → Read More

Cleveland lawyers say they will take on police union contracts that don't hold officers accountable

For years, Ian Friedman has represented defendants in Northeast Ohio courtrooms. After watching George Floyd's death at the hands of police, he said its time for the legal community to do more than stand in support of protesters. → Read More

How did we get here? Black Lives Matter Cleveland blames long-simmering frustrations with police

For the first time in recent history, protests against Cleveland police ended in violence after a man's death in Minneapolis sparked collective outrage over the lack of officer accountability. → Read More