Ian Cross, News 5 Cleveland

Ian Cross

News 5 Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Ian:

Amazon is now hiring 1,500 employees for its Akron fulfillment center

Amazon is now accepting applications for more than 1,500 new, full-time positions ahead of the launch of its fulfillment center in Akron. → Read More

Akron Public Schools postpones weekend football, soccer games after Thursday football game shooting

Following a shooting at a high school game Thursday night that injured two people, Akron Public Schools has postponed football and soccer events taking place this weekend and plans to include additional security measures at future football games. → Read More

Browns, Bengals players and coaches link arms, stand together during anthem in show of unity

Rather than kneel in protest during the National Anthem before the Browns home opener against the Bengals Thursday night, players and coaches from both teams linked arms and stood together mid-field before the game. → Read More

Portage Co. moves up to red level 3; new cases driven by off-campus, Greek activities, DeWine says

Portage County was one of two counties in the state that moved up to the red Level 3 on the state’s Public Health Advisory System, with new cases driven by activity at off-campus housing and Greek housing at Keny State University, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday. → Read More

Trump holding 'Great American Comeback' campaign rally in Northwest Ohio Monday night

President Donald Trump will be in Swanton in Northwest Ohio on Monday, Sept. 21 for a “Great American Comeback Event.” → Read More

Cuyahoga Co. approves ballot collection at libraries, but Secretary of State says sites can't operate

Hours after the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections unanimously voted on a bipartisan basis to establish seven temporary collection locations for ballots and ballot applications, the Secretary of State's office said these sites cannot operate while there is pending litigation about ballot drop boxes. → Read More

4:30 PM: Watch our Rebound Phone Bank, a live Q&A on housing help, rental issues and more

Today from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., News 5 is teaming up with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and United Way 211 to answer your questions about rental assistance and housing help with a phone bank and live Q&A on Facebook and Twitter at 4:30 p.m. → Read More

8-year-old girl struck by gunfire as people in two cars shoot at each other in West Akron

An 8-year-old girl was struck by gunfire and seriously injured Thursday afternoon as people in two cars were shooting at each other in West Akron. → Read More

Gov. DeWine refutes ‘crazy, ridiculous internet rumor’ about forcing kids into FEMA concentration camps

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine took time during his COVID-19 briefing Tuesday to address and refute a “crazy, ridiculous internet rumor” that he authorized the forced separation of children from their families into secret FEMA concentration camps. → Read More

U.S. Attorney General William Barr: ‘Detective Skernivitz selflessly gave his life'

United States Attorney General William Barr released a statement Friday on the death of James Skernivitz, a Cleveland police detective who was killed Thursday, days after being sworn into "Operation Legend," a federal anti-crime initiative headed by Barr. → Read More

Cleveland police officer dies by suicide in North Ridgeville, official confirms

A Cleveland police officer died by suicide Thursday night in North Ridgeville, officials confirmed. → Read More

Everything you need to know to vote early or on Election Day on Nov. 3

Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3 – 61 days from now. Here is everything you need to know to vote in Ohio. → Read More

Bedford man accused of molestation; police seek other victims

Bedford police have arrested a man accused of molestation and are looking for additional victims. → Read More

Tower City Cinemas in Downtown Cleveland closes permanently

Tower City Cinemas in the Tower City Center on Huron Road is officially closed as of Monday, according to a Facebook post from the movie theater. → Read More

Cuyahoga County sees huge increase in vote-by-mail requests weeks before November election

Already, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has received more than 100,000 vote-by-mail ballot requests processed and another 25,000 backlogged in their warehouse, compared to just a couple thousand requests at this point four years ago, according to Director Anthony Perlatti. → Read More

Man arrested after using large knife to cut leash, steal dog in Crocker Park, police say

A 30-year-old man was arrested at Crocker Park Tuesday after he allegedly cut the leash of a shopper’s dog and stole it, then began telling at other patrons until police arrived and took the man into custody. → Read More

State health order will set up mechanisms, requirements for schools to report COVID-19 cases

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a state health order Thursday that would require schools in Ohio to establish a mechanism for parents to report COVID-19 cases in their students, then report that case to the local health department and alert the public. → Read More

Browns plan would allow fans to self-select into ‘pods’ of up to 10; season ticket holders get priority

The Browns detailed their plan to allow fans into FirstEnergy Stadium this season, giving season ticket holders the priority in acquiring tickets for “pods of known fans” — self-selected groups of one to ten people who will sit together, in addition to a number of other safety protocols. → Read More

Parma City Schools invests in extended stop arms for school buses to catch drivers' attention

As the new school year kicks off, school buses are back on the roads, and Parma City schools will be testing a new program this fall that's aimed at improving school bus safety. The district is adding extended stop arms to ten of its school buses. → Read More

Browns hopeful plan pending approval by governor will allow fans at FirstEnergy Stadium this season

With just weeks until the Browns’ home opener on Thursday, Sept. 17, fans are no doubt wondering if they’ll be able to watch their team face off against the Cincinnati Bengals from the stands of FirstEnergy Stadium. → Read More