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NewsChannel 5’s Troubleshooter Stories Prompt New Bill to Protect Ohio Homeowners

CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NewsChannel 5 Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis is making a difference! His stories about problems between northeast Ohioans and their home improvement contractors have led to new legislation designed to protect home owners throughout the state. Pagonakis’ stories caught the attention of State Senator Bob Spada (R-North Royalton), who today passed Senate Bill 275, legislation which would provide stronger consumer protections against home improvement contractors who defraud Ohio homeowners.

NewsChannel 5 Investigators Earn Top Honors

CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The NewsChannel 5 Investigators, northeast Ohio’s largest investigative team, captured four awards from the Associated Press. Each member of the investigative team (Duane Pohlman, Ron Regan, and Joe Pagonakis) was recognized for their exceptional work in the Large Market television categories. ‘I was thrilled but not surprised,’ comments NewsChannel 5’s interim news director, Jim Scott.

NewsChannel 5 Follows Local Students’ Journey to Scripps National Spelling Bee

CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee takes place this week in Washington D.C., featuring six contestants from Northeast Ohio and other top spellers from across the U.S., including competitors from Europe, Guam, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, American Samoa, Ghana, South Korea, Canada and New Zealand. NewsChannel 5 reporter Deb Lee is profiling the six local contestants.