Joe Pagonakis, News 5 Cleveland

Joe Pagonakis

News 5 Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Joseph:

Ohio unemployment down, but COVID-19 economic recovery slowing

Cuyahoga County with highest unemployment at 12.9% → Read More

Cleveland poorest big city in U.S., according to Census data

Cleveland is now the poorest large city in the U.S., according to the latest U.S. Census report data just compiled by the Center for Community Solutions. → Read More

Ohio Attorney General, experts call for tougher police licensing standards

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost called for licensing police officers with tougher standards and accountability for their conduct, during his annual law enforcement conference. → Read More

Ohio ACLU reports Bratenahl, mayor's courts statewide, 'prioritize money over justice'

The ACLU of Ohio is once again urging that 300 mayor's courts across the state either be eliminated or reformed, because they present a conflict of interest and "prioritize money over justice." → Read More

Northeast Ohio tenants search for help in applying for federal eviction moratorium

Local legal and housing experts report there are still too many northeast Ohio tenants facing eviction who still aren't sure how to apply for the federal eviction moratorium, established by the Centers for Disease Control, established on Sept. 4. → Read More

Labor Day storms cause sewage overflow closes Edgewater Beach

Heavy Labor Day rainfall caused thousands of gallons of raw sewage overflow to pour into Lake Erie, forcing the closing of Edgewater Beach, due to high bacteria concerns. → Read More

Rally in support of law enforcement, allowing 'thin blue line' flag held in Chardon

A rally was held in Chardon Saturday evening in support of law enforcement and in response to the recent ban of the "thin blue line" American flag after Chardon High School football players waived one on the football field last week. → Read More

Lorain residents file petition to become charter city in water rate battle

Lorain water customers take another step in the ongoing water and sewer rate battle by submitting more than 1,500 signatures in a preliminary effort to make Lorain a charter city. → Read More

Lake County concerned HB 6 repeal could cause Perry Plant closure, economic issues

Leaders in Lake County are sharing economic concerns over the effort to repeal of House Bill 6, potentially causing the closing of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant, and the loss of 700 jobs and millions in tax revenue. → Read More

Cleveland postal union reports dismantled sorting equipment, delivery concerns

The controversy over dismantled sorting machines discover in the back of Cleveland's main post office on Orange Avenue has citizens and postal union leaders concerned about post-delivery of mail-in ballots for the November election. → Read More

Slavic Village residents demand police mini-station to fight serious crime

A group of residents in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood is demanding better police access and the addition of a Cleveland police mini-station in their community after a spike in serious crimes over the past several weeks. → Read More

Cuyahoga County reports some cities with lagging census response

Cuyahoga County leaders made an urgent call to residents to fill out the 2020 census as soon as possible, as county census response continues to lag at 63.8% → Read More

Northeast Ohio health leaders share growing list of potentially hazardous hand sanitizers

Summit County Public Health and doctors at University Hospitals forwarded a growing warning from the Food and Drug Administration about potentially hazardous hand sanitizers that continue to make their way to store shelves → Read More

Northeast Ohioans face pandemic unemployment freeze amid fraud investigation

Hundreds, perhaps thousands of Northeast Ohioans have had their Ohio Pandemic Unemployment Assistance frozen, as the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services investigates what may be as many as 276,000 fraudulent claims against the system. → Read More

Cleveland's Louis Agassiz Elementary latest to be called on for name change

Cleveland residents and council members are now adding Louis Agassiz Elementary, on the city's near west side, as a city schools that needs to be examined for a name change. → Read More

Ohio lawmakers attempt to repeal HB6 amid Householder bribery case

Ohio Democrats are now working on legislation that will attempt repeal all aspects of House Bill 6 in the coming weeks → Read More

Cleveland leaders to hold hearings on homicide detective staffing level concerns

Members of the Cleveland Safety Committee report they will hold hearings in the coming weeks to take a close look at Cleveland police staffing level in the homicide unit and other crucial units within the department → Read More

Ohio surpasses 70,000 coronavirus cases with 1,290 cases, 28 deaths reported Thursday

The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,290 new COVID-19 cases in the state Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 70,601. → Read More

Cleveland City Council looking to pass emergency COVID-19 mask mandate legislation

Cleveland City Council is hoping it can find the votes to pass emergency legislation on July 15, which would impose penalties and fines for individuals and businesses that continue to violate the state COVID-19 mask mandate → Read More

Northeast Ohio statue appropriateness debate hits Akron, Newton Falls

The on-going national debate over whether certain statues and monuments are symbols of racism has now reached the Northeast Ohio cities of Akron and Newton Falls. → Read More