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  • Enjoy a three-course, Valentine’s Day meal at Merwin’s Wharf!

    CLEVELAND — It’s almost Valentine’s Day … do you have plans with your sweet someone yet? At Merwin’s Wharf, inside Rivergate Park of the Cleveland Metroparks, all you have to do is show up, and they’ll take care of the rest. The restaurant, led by Executive Chef Nick Lanzo, is featuring a 3-course meal for Valentine’s Day. Diners can choose an appetizer, entree, dessert, and a drink option. Some of the options include, Crab Carbonara, Salmon Osso Bucco, and lobster […]

  • PHOTOS: Let’s see your February snow pics!

    CLEVELAND — It’s been a winter wonderland in Northeast Ohio the past few days. A lot of our viewers have been sending in pictures of their homes and yards covered in white … and we’re loving it! What does your neighborhood look like after yesterday’s snowfall? We want to see your pictures! Submit them, below. Mobile users can send photos to tips@fox8.com. We could use them in one of our broadcasts!

  • FOP starts GoFundMe for families of slain Westerville officers

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Members of the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Capital City Lodge started a GoFundMe for the families of Westerville police officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli, who were killed Saturday afternoon in the line of duty. President Jason Pappas released the following statement Saturday evening: “Along with my members, I’m heartbroken by this news. Our brothers and sisters in Central Ohio law enforcement mourn the loss of these two brave officers.  We’re also praying for their families.” Our […]

  • Seen on TV: 2/11/18

    Here are the web links for Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018: Click here to find help for someone contemplating suicide Click here for more on the recreation activities at the Cleveland Metroparks Click here for man with cancer’s bucket list Click here for more on the Waterloo Alley Cat Project Click here for the morning show reunion Click here for more information on Birds of Prey weekend Click here for more on the Rock Hall Click here for City of Cleveland vehicle damage claims Click here to […]

  • Officer killed in Westerville shooting was from Northeast Ohio

    WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Reports show that police in the Ohio city where two officers were fatally shot at a home had previously gone to the residence for domestic violence calls. Westerville police officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli were killed early Saturday afternoon while responding to a 911 hang-up call at a townhome where the suspect, 30-year-old Quentin Smith, was wounded. Fox 8 learned Sunday morning that Officer Morelli is a 1982 graduate of Massillon Washington High School.  Football Coach […]

  • Driver removed from fiery crash in Sharon Township

    SHARON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Firefighters in Sharon Township had to remove a driver from a fiery crash early Sunday morning. It happened on Sharon Copley Road, right in front of the fire station. Officials say the driver was traveling westbound when the car crashed into a tree, went airborne, then hit a second tree before bursting into flames. Firefighters put out the fire and removed the driver from the burning car, with help from deputies from the Medina County Sheriff’s […]

  • Police: 2 officers killed responding to 911; suspect held

    WESTERVILLE, Ohio — A second police officer has died following a shooting in Westerville, Ohio, the city confirmed on Twitter Saturday. It is with a heavy heart we report a second Westerville officer has been killed in the line of duty. We will share more details here as it becomes available. — City of Westerville (@tellwesterville) February 10, 2018 Police in Ohio say two officers have been fatally shot at a home in a Columbus suburb, and a suspect is […]

  • Akron firefighter accused of shooting man posts bond

    AKRON — A judge on Saturday set a $20,000 bond for an Akron firefighter accused of shooting a man during a fight last week. Enrique Green, 31, appeared in Akron Municipal Court Saturday morning on charges of felonious assault.  He posted bond after his court appearance. Akron police responded to a home on McKinley Avenue at around 4 a.m. on February 2. Officials said Green was visiting a friend when the woman’s ex-boyfriend showed up. The two argued, before the […]

  • Operation SiFi: Autumn says, ‘I can do hard things’

    CLEVELAND — It’s been less than a month since our Autumn Ziemba returned to the anchor desk after announcing her son, Simon’s, leukemia. Two-year-old Simon was diagnosed b-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in December.  It was devastating news for Autumn and her family, especially since it followed Simon’s other diagnosis of Autism back in September. We’re happy to report that after receiving chemotherapy and other treatments, Simon is currently in remission.  He still has a long road to recovery, ahead, as […]

  • Seen on TV: 2/10/18

    Here are the web links for Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018: Click here to find help for someone contemplating suicide Click here for more on the recreation activities at the Cleveland Metroparks Click here for man with cancer’s bucket list Click here for more on the Waterloo Alley Cat Project Click here for the morning show reunion Click here for more information on Birds of Prey weekend Click here for more on the Rock Hall Click here for City of Cleveland vehicle damage claims Click here to […]

  • The original Morning Show gang: Where are they now?

    CLEVELAND — With open arms, we welcomed back the original FOX 8 News in the Morning show crew to the set today. Ric Young, Denise Dufala, Andre Bernier and Dan Coughlin joined us for the entire 8 a.m. hour. They read the news, held animals during Kickin’ It With Kenny, and even played the Coffee Quiz.  We also learned about what they have been up to since they first made their debuts on the morning anchor desk exactly 30 years […]

  • Original Morning Show team gets hands on with Jungle Terry animals

    CLEVELAND — The original FOX 8 in the Morning crew came back to the studios today for the ultimate throwback! Ric Young, Denise Dufala, Andre Bernier, and Dan Coughlin joined Kristi, Wayne, Stef, Todd and Kenny for the entire 8 a.m. show. Watch above as they participate in a Kickin’ It With Kenny segment with Jungle Terry. Denise was weary about the python, and Danny didn’t want to hold a bird! Spoiler Alert: Denise ended up with the snake in […]