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  • Children from area hospitals get to hop flight to the North Pole

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The North Pole is just a short plane ride away for some local children. Saturday, dozens of kids from Cleveland hospitals boarded a United Airlines flight at Cleveland Hopkins en route to the north pole. The event is intended to lift the spirits of the kids, many of whom suffer from serious illnesses or who are in recovery. The children boarded the plane at gate C3 and arrived a short time later at the North Pole, where […]

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    Girl who couldn’t stop eating loses 50 pounds after weight loss surgery

    TEXAS — A little girl who gained over 140 pounds after being diagnosed with a rare brain condition has already lost more than 50 pounds after undergoing weight loss surgery. Alexis Shapiro, 12, weighed over 200 pounds after having surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. The procedure left her with a condition that made her constantly feel hungry. The family raised money for the weight loss procedure through a gofundme.com account because their health insurance refused to pay because […]

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    Newburgh Heights officer released from hospital after I-77 crash

    NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio — An officer hurt in a crash on Interstate 77 Friday night has been released from the hospital. Officer Shawn Finch, 41, was attempting to make a traffic stop at around 6:30 p.m. at Fleet Avenue when a pick-up truck came at him at a high rate of speed. The vehicle hit the back of his cruiser, causing it to spin out. The truck flipped further down the road. Both Finch and the driver of the pick-up […]

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    Seen on TV: 12/12/14

    Here are the Seen on TV links for Friday, December 12: Click here for a list of sale and discontinued liquors from the Ohio Division of Liquor Click here for more on Flower Child Click here for GV Art and Design Click here for Digital Dudz Made by Morphcostumes Click here for Cavaliers Team Shop Click here for Heinen’s holiday recipes featured on “Kickin’ it with Kenny” Click here for more on the best holiday events app Click herefor more […]

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    It’s Ugly Sweater Day! Which Fox 8 anchor wore the best ‘ugly sweater’?

    Friday is National Ugly Sweater Day! Here at Fox 8 News in the Morning, we had our annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Newscast — complete with a Gingerbread Eating Contest. **Watch video of that contest at the bottom of this page** All our anchors had their own unique “ugly” sweaters. We want to know which you think is the best ugly sweater! Click through the photo gallery at the top of this page, and then vote in our poll: Here are […]

  • Dozens of liquors, spirits discounted by state for holidays

    Liquor is on sale for the holidays in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Liquor Control announced special reduced prices on more than 100 liquor items for the holidays. There will be discounts of up 33 percent to 118 items. The items are being discontinued to make room for new products. For more, click here.  

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    Sickness closes four schools today

    At least four schools are closed today due to sickness, including the flu. St. Rita’s in Solon was closed Thursday and is again today. Over 110 students were absent on Wednesday with symptoms of fever, nausea and coughing. Imagine Harvard Avenue Community School, All Saints St. John Vianney in Wickliffe and Valley Christian Academy in Aurora are also closed. Several other schools were closed earlier this week due to illness, including St. Ambrose in Brunswick and University School’s Shaker Heights […]

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    Download: Men faster than women in holiday shopping race

    When it comes to Christmas shopping, a new poll indicates the majority of men get it done in under three hours. According to Daily Mail, QVC polled 3,000 people. When it comes to men, 63 percent of those polled said they finish their Christmas shopping in under three hours. About 23 percent of men said they got their holiday shopping done in an hour or less. Three percent actually finished shopping in under 10 minutes. Meanwhile, 12 percent of women […]

  • U.S. 224 ramp back open after semi crash

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio –The U.S. 224 eastbound ramp to Interstate 77 north is back open after a semi overturned Friday morning. The ramp was closed all morning and reopened around noon, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.    

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    ‘Please be vigilant': Area schools closed due to sick students

    Two local schools are closed Thursday due to sickness. St. Rita’s in Solon is closed due to illness Thursday. According to school officials, on Wednesday over 110 students were absent from the primary and middle school building suffering from fever, nausea and coughing. Over the next day and a half, the school’s maintenance staff is cleaning and sanitizing the school to prevent the spread of the virus. St. Rita’s will also be closed Friday. Meanwhile, University School’s Shaker Heights campus […]

  • Steubenville’s Spc. Gage Leasure: ‘Merry Christmas’

    Spc. Gage Leasure sends a military greeting to Steubenville, Ohio, from Kuwait Naval Base. *More 2014 Military Greetings*|*Honoring Our Heroes Photo Gallery*

  • Canton’s Sgt. Eric Schnabel: ‘Happy holidays’

    Sgt. Eric Schnabel sends a military greeting to Canton from Camp Zama, Japan. *More 2014 Military Greetings*|*Honoring Our Heroes Photo Gallery*