'What Happened Now?' Newsletter


You want to stay informed about what's happening in Northeast Ohio, but life happens, and it's hard to stay on top of it all. Or maybe you've just grown bored with the same-old same-old. Does that sound like you?

"What Happened Now?" is a newsletter written by someone who shares local news like one friend talking to another. It's not just headlines — it's humor, mixed with empathy, mixed with disbelief that our leaders still don't get it, mixed with admiration for anyone making Northeast Ohio into A Better Land. The stories are from News 5, plus our media partners and other local publications, and they range from the big story of the day, to the ridiculous, to the tales of heartache and triumph that bring us together as a community.

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Joe Donatelli

Digital Director

News 5 Cleveland