“One of the things I tell them is that if we all we got, then we got to be all we need because losing ain’t an option,” Fred Ward said. “Just because you might have done that don’t mean that you have to stay that.”
Organizations are working to help people with disabilities gain more independence in everyday life, thanks to technology. The first Smart Home in Stark County is a model people are hoping to copy for more homes across Ohio.
”Children, being abused, tortured, sexual situations, that no children should be involved in. With a number of tips coming in, we can’t turn that faucet off,” said David Frattare with Ohio Internet Crimes against Children Task Force.
“Gang violence has certainly always been an issue but this year, in particular in Cleveland, seems to be more violent than normal,” said Todd Krajeck, the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cleveland field office.
No one wants to be involved in an active shooter event, but the Public Safety Training Center on the Cuyahoga Community College campus in Parma Heights is helping to train first responders on how to handle such incidents.
When Richmond Heights police officers were dispatched to investigate reports of a man waving a gun and a knife outside a local business, they knew they could be dealing with a man struggling with mental health.
17-year-old James Woods was a track star at Streetsboro High School. The victim of sextortion. The teen took his life just days before Thanksgiving, after who he thought was a 19-year-old woman started messaging him on Instagram.