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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Residents of Plymouth Street say the house boarded up on the block is not only an eyesore, but has also become a target for stripping. Vandals and thieves removed siding, pipes and even signs installed by the city of Toledo to keep people out. Suzanne Harris has lived in her East …

CHICAGO (AP) — An area staple with its wagon-wheel decor and “Roy Rogers ribeye,” The Ranch Steak House is fighting to reopen as one of the last restaurants sitting in the once-thriving neighborhood of Black Chicago to Roseland. About 13 miles (21 kilometers) near Indiana, Christopher Cain and his wife Deja Cousins-Cain sought a new …

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The vacant house on North Superior Street in the Vistula neighborhood of Toledo has caused trouble for neighbors. Kenneth Wood has lived in the community for 22 years. “It’s a health hazard, and I think it’s a community hazard,” Wood said. Wood said squatters were seen in the house. “I called …

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Charline Smith has lived in her North Toledo home for 7 years. Since she’s been there, the neighboring property has been vacant. Smith says the house attracts crime. “I’ve called the city of Toledo countless times complaining about people coming into the house,” Smith says. “A guy actually went to the …

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) — Roddy Hinsey has lived in East Toledo his entire life. He remembers going to the old post office on the corner of Second and Platt as a child, but now the building looks very different. According to Hinsey, the building started looking like this about 3 years ago. “I try to …

(WSVN) – We are launching a new feature on 7News. Every Friday, we’ll spotlight the people who make South Florida the special place it is. Tonight, we present to you a group of officers who come together to make music and bond with their community. Kevin Ozebek highlights them in tonight’s 7 Spotlight. From patrolling …

CLINTON HILL, Brooklyn (WABC) — In the blink of an eye, a beloved open street in Brooklyn was closed, but not to cars. It has raised so many complaints that it is open to pedestrians only again. He was seen as a model for community involvement and for redoing the streetscape in Brownstone Brooklyn. Just …

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Bigelow Street in Toledo is nestled just off the Freeway. Locals complain that the street is constantly dirty. A concerned resident says she’s been asking the city for years, but all of her complaints have fallen on deaf ears. “If the city passed by here and looked and saw. Once the …

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Jonesboro police responded to a call Wednesday night where an officer was shot on Spruce Street. With the incident so fresh, there are plenty in the affected neighborhood. Alexandrea Billingsley lives down the street, and she says it’s scary to know if people are ready to shoot an officer. What or …

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) — Representatives of Cleveland’s 21 community development groups met with the Bibb administration on Tuesday to discuss ways to improve the city’s oft-criticized snow removal plan. Among those on the call was Tom McNair, executive director of Ohio City Incorporated. “I can honestly say that in my 12+ years in the civic …

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Neighbors on Vermaas Avenue near Eleanor in Toledo say it’s not uncommon to open their trash cans and have a rat jump on them. Fred Spieler has lived in his house for 5 years, he says rats have always been a problem. “They’re the size of squirrels some of them. And …

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) — A satanic club housed in schools in Lebanon City caused enough concern among parents that the district felt compelled to respond Thursday. A flyer circulating on social media invites students to “The After-School Satan Club” promising “science projects”, “puzzles and games”, “arts and crafts projects” and ” nature activities. The …

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) — Stephen Kellogg has lived in his home on Champion St in South Toledo for more than 30 years. He says the neglected property next door has been a problem for years. ” Something has to be done. Like I said, it’s been going on for over 20 years. I don’t know …

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Problems at a house in eastern Toledo continue to mount, as does the garbage outside. This is 1212 Starr Avenue, although only half of that address remains on the house. Neighbors are not just tired of seeing all the garbage. They are tired of living nearby. Marvin Belknap owns and rents …

VIENNA, West Virginia (WTAP) – Like almost every other city, Vienna has had to continue to grapple with the effects of the pandemic. But there were also good things in 2021. Among them, the addition of new businesses and the replacement of businesses that closed in 2020. This includes the opening of new stores in …

U.S. population growth fell to its lowest rate since the nation’s founding in the first year of the pandemic, as the coronavirus reduced immigration, delayed pregnancies and killed hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents, according to figures released Tuesday. The United States grew only 0.1%, with an additional 392,665 people added to the U.S. population …

1/3 Almost two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, after waves of cases and deaths, lockdowns, masks and the hope offered by vaccines, experts say the potential emergence of the Omicron variant is a mental health blow that many in the United States do not need. File photo by Terry Schmitt / UPI …

CITY OF MISSOURI – From her cell phone, Teresa Hanna surveyed the battlefield. Its front yard had been worked with hoof and muzzle, blown up by an infantry of feral pigs on a ripping mission. “The feral pigs attacked my garden. Oh my God, ”Hanna exclaimed in a video she recorded on Saturday the morning …

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – As the winds increase, some in Cleveland’s Hough are already without power and fear the blackout will last even longer. That’s because the threat of more outages could keep the crews, who worked to restore power to Hough, busy with more service calls. Fred Barkley, who lives in the 9000 block …

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – The continuous gunfire in a Madisonville neighborhood makes a resident feel like he’s living in the Old West. The Chandler and Glenshade area is plagued by continued violence. In April, Cincinnati police called the intersection a “crime hot spot.” Months later, nothing seems to have changed, says Brandyn Norman. On November 22, …

He campaigned in northwest Ohio and the Allen County prosecutor spoke on Friday about his desire to become the next 3rd District Court of Appeals judge. Juergen Waldick at the Allen County Republican Luncheon asked for their support as he worked toward his goal of winning the judge’s post. Current 3rd District Court judge Stephen …

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – A woman in Toledo says the value of her property is being affected by vacant land next door, and she wants the city to clean it up. But the city says it’s not that simple. “Over the past three or four years, things have worsened,” says Rochelle Harris, longtime Toledo resident. …

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Cleveland’s Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood has experienced its heyday and is striving to return to its glory days. Cleveland City Council President-elect Blaine Griffin said the community has lost about 45% of its population over the decades. “It was your Tremont and Ohio City before there was a Tremont or Ohio City,” Griffin …

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (KPTV) – Rabbits are causing serious trouble in a coastal town in Oregon. A small group has come together to take matters into their own hands and save the rabbits, but they need more help to do so. “Everyone knows the bunnies at Cannon Beach and people love them or hate them,” …

By SAM METZ, AP / Report for America Residents of a Republican-leaning rural town that the Nevada legislature divided into two assembly districts have filed a lawsuit challenging the state district maps. John Koenig and Gregory Hafen II, a Republican who represents Pahrump in the Statehouse, argued that the maps passed by the Democratic-controlled Legislature …

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Rubin Swift, along with the Cathedral Church of God in Christ, has provided thousands of ready meals for Thanksgiving to those in need across town. “We help people really eat Thanksgiving meals and let them know we love them,” Swift said. Those interested in a meal can also visit the Mount …