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  • 50 years since the moon landing: How it all began in Warren for Neil Armstrong

    It’s been 50 years since NASA’s most historic adventure — the moon landing. FOX 8 News photojournalist Ali Ghanbari takes you to Warren, Ohio, where it all began for Neil Armstrong. *Watch the video, above, for more*

  • Personal trainer dedicates life to helping people with special needs

    Families of people with special needs want them to be included, important, happy. You’re going to meet a man who does all of that every single day. He’s a personal trainer here in Northeast Ohio and he’s dedicated much of his life to helping people with special needs. Photojournalist Ali Ghanbari traveled to a local recreation center to show him in action and to tell Joey’s story.

  • Behind the scenes at Sandusky’s Merry-Go-Round Museum

    SANDUSKY, Ohio– The Merry-Go-Round Museum in Sandusky draws big crowds around Christmastime. FOX 8 photojournalist Ali Ghanbari introduces us to the woman behind the scenes who spends hours handcrafting your day of fun. More information on the museum here

  • Casting for Recovery: Ohio breast cancer survivors bond at special retreat

    Every year, women across the state are chosen to take part in a special retreat in Ohio. The goal is to help them heal and thrive after surviving moments they never imagined possible. FOX 8 News photojournalist Ali Ghanbari and FOX 8 News reporter Maia Belay have the incredible story of women bonding over breast cancer. Read more on the Casting for Recovery program, here.

  • Remembering Indians’ Ray Chapman 98 years after his death

    Back in 1920, the Cleveland Indians won their first World Series title. While there was a lot to cheer about, the celebration was also tempered with sorrow. Earlier that season, on this date of August 16, their shortstop, Ray Chapman, was hit in the head by a pitch. He died 12 hours later. FOX 8 photojournalist Ali Ghanbari takes you to Cleveland’s League Park to see how they’re remembering Ray. **More on Ray Chapman can be found on the Baseball […]

  • Defying the odds: Local high school student born with four fingers chases music dream

    WARREN- Where words fail, music speaks. The expression true for a Warren G. Harding High School student. 17-year-old Darrius Simmons was born without several bones in his legs and four fingers- one finger on his left hand, three fingers on his right.  Amazingly, Darrius  taught himself how to play the piano, despite his physical obstacles. Two years ago, Darrius played at New York’s Carnegie Hall and hopes to return soon. Darrius’  composed a song, “Dreams Are Forever,” which has been viewed […]

  • Unbreakable bond: Meet a Cleveland man, his dog Steel and his custom-made chariot

    Recently, one of our photographers happened upon a duo and had to stop and meet them! Joe and his dog, Steel, are best friends. So much so, they even hit the road together in a custom-made chariot. FOX 8 photojournalist Ali Ghanbari has the story of their unbreakable bond and how Steel got his name.

  • Bullseye: Check out the latest craze in relieving stress; Cleveland Axe throwing

    VALLEY VIEW- Some people join bowling leagues, others join intramural teams. In Northeast Ohio, several people are taking on a different sport. FOX 8’s Photojournalist Ali Ghanbari takes us to the axe throwing class, an activity that requires skill with a touch of danger. **More on Cleveland Axe here**

  • Winter weather hazard: Conneaut firefighters issue warning about icicle dangers

    CONNEAUT-Frozen missiles. Falling hazards that could cause serious injuries. The Conneaut fire department is trying to keep residents safe this winter by going door-to-door removing winter hazards from homes. As FOX 8 Photojournalist Ali Ghanbari shows us in the video above,firefighters say icicles are extremely dangerous if not removed.  

  • Never give up: Local teen sets sights on Paralympic Games

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio — An hour west of Cleveland in Port Clinton, there is a shooting range named for Gary Anderson, a legendary marksman who still lives nearby. There, one coach and one student share not only a passion for shooting, but, as you’ll see, a whole lot more. FOX 8 News photojournalist Ali Ghanbari has the surprising story of two people working together at one range – aiming to get the best — both out of themselves, and out of […]

  • Honoring and caring for local veterans: Chaplain serves the sometimes forgotten souls who served the nation

    They served our nation and have the scars to show for it. But as aging veterans cope with the effects of agent orange exposure or post traumatic stress, one thing surely helps ease their pain- a visit from Chaplain Willie. He faithfully drives from place-to-place comforting both the sick and dying. Chaplian Willie works three days a week for Pathways Hospice in Berea. Photojournalist Ali Ghanbari accompanied the Chaplain as he serves the sometimes forgotten souls who served the nation […]

  • Race for Cleveland mayor: Day on the campaign trail with Zack Reed

    CLEVELAND- The Cleveland mayoral race is already a heated one, as councilman Zack Reed attempts to beat out incumbent Frank Jackson. With the election just a few weeks away, both are campaigning around the clock.  FOX 8 photojournalist Ali Ghanbari followed each candidate around for a day. Take a look at a day in the life of Zack Reed, in the video above. **More on Zack Reed, here**

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