Joe Donatelli, News 5 Cleveland

Joe Donatelli

News 5 Cleveland

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Joe:

VIDEO: Fire and explosion at former Star of the West Mill Complex in Downtown Kent

The former Star of the West Mill Complex in Downtown Kent was on fire Friday morning. Witness video showed fire crews battling the flames of a major structure fire. → Read More

75th anniversary: For our news team, WEWS means home

When a TV station has been around for a long time, it means many things. One of them – the chance for some of us to eventually work at the channel we grew up watching. → Read More

Cleveland’s ‘Minister of Culture’ Michael Heaton has died

Michael Heaton, the Plain Dealer features reporter who wrote the “Minister of Culture” column for three decades, has died. → Read More

Youngstown area rally for J.D. Vance with Ron DeSantis includes unusual media policy

The Ohio campaign stop is drawing attention due to the unusual nature of its media policy. The organizers are requesting access to all footage, and they are limiting coverage access. → Read More

City council resolution calls for FirstEnergy to relinquish naming rights of Cleveland stadium

Cleveland City Council will hold a meeting next week to call upon FirstEnergy Corporation to relinquish its naming rights to the city’s publicly-owned football stadium. → Read More

Ukraine benefit concert held Friday night in Cleveland

A benefit concert was held in Cleveland on Friday night featuring many performers, including Grammy winner Emanuel Ax. → Read More

'What Happened Now?' Newsletter

—> The Browns won, but it feels like they lost: The Odell drama has passed, but now we have Baker Mayfield drama. Camryn Justice reports: “How Mayfield is feeling after the win is anyone's guess. Mayfield took his helmet off after the game and walked straight off the field. He didn't celebrate the win with his teammates. He didn't acknowledge fans on his way out. And then he declined to… → Read More

When we do and don’t cover school threats

When News 5 does and does not report on threats made against schools. → Read More

7 PM: News 5 to hold Cleveland mayoral interactive town hall

Exactly one week before Election Day in Cleveland, News 5 will hold an interactive town hall with mayoral candidates Justin Bibb and Kevin Kelley. → Read More

How to subscribe to the ‘What Happened Now?' email newsletter from News 5's Joe Donatelli

How to sign up for News 5's daily email newsletter "What Happened Now?" → Read More

Former Bishop of Cleveland, Anthony M. Pilla, dies at 88

Bishop Anthony M. Pilla, the cornerstone of Cleveland’s Catholic community for decades, has died. → Read More

Local lawmakers call on Browns to change stadium name

Two local lawmakers are calling on the Browns to change the name of FirstEnergy Stadium because of the company’s ties to a federal probe and bribery investigation. → Read More

As Ohio hospitals beds fill up, UH seeing increase in requests for transfer from farther away

With COVID-19 continuing to surge in Ohio, a lack of hospital beds statewide is now being felt locally as one Cleveland hospital system says it’s seeing an increase in the number of requests for transfer and the distance from which those requests are coming from. → Read More

UH pauses kidney transplants for two weeks after national organization reviews July error

University Hospitals initiated a “14-day voluntary inactivation” of its kidney transplant program on Sept. 2. → Read More

Basheer Jones gets vaccinated following News 5 interview in which he said he had not done so yet

On Tuesday, News 5 reported that 5 of the 7 Cleveland mayoral candidates told us that they were vaccinated. Basheer Jones said "not yet." On Friday, not yet became right now for Jones, with the candidate releasing a photo and a statement saying he has started the process of getting vaccinated. → Read More

Our viewers selected the final 10 Best Patios of Cleveland for our list of 50, and here they are...

Viewer suggestions for the best patios in Cleveland complete our list of the 50 Best Patios in Cleveland. → Read More

‘Underlying chronic health condition’ accounts for Kucinich's vaccination status, says his doctor

The Kucinich campaign released a letter from his personal doctor today that said Kucinich has an unspecified “underlying chronic health condition which has been controlled for many years” that “requires prudent consideration of any potential therapeutic intervention.” → Read More

The 50 best Cleveland patios for enjoying a meal and an adult beverage (or two)

Cleveland patios everyone should visit that are among the best in Northeast Ohio. → Read More

Slider is one of the least popular mascots in sports, according to poll

A new poll conducted by Play USA says that a majority of people hate the Indians mascot Slider, even going so far as to call him "obnoxious." → Read More

Renacci announces bid to unseat fellow Republican DeWine as governor

Jim Renacci announced on WTAM today that he is running for governor of Ohio in an attempt to unseat fellow Republican Mike DeWine. → Read More