WEWS NewsChannel 5 Shred-A-Thon Returns

Wed, October 10, 2007 by Peter Noll

This Monday, October 15th, residents from Cleveland to Akron can safely shred their personal documents by participating in NewsChannel 5’s Shred-A-Thon.  NewsChannel 5 teamed up with Shred-It's Cleveland and Akron branches to make it easier for people to protect themselves from identity theft.There is no cost and residents can take their personal documents to any of the following locations:

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland: 6AM-6PM
  • Ganley Ford West, 16100 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland: 7AM-1PM
  • Ganley Dodge, 123 Broadway Avenue, Bedford: 11AM-7PM
  • Ganley Toyota Superstore, 1345 E. Market Street, Akron: 6AM-2PM
Consumer Specialist Angie Lau and Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis will report live throughout the day from these locations, and the first 100 people to arrive will receive a NewsChannel 5 deluxe yardstick.

To help you prepare for the Shred-A-Thon, NewsChannel 5 is On Your Side all this week with special stories about identity theft protection.  Consumer Specialist Angie Lau delivers the useful information everyday during NewsChannel 5’s Live On Five.  In addition, watch NewsChannel 5 at 11 this Sunday for an Assignment 5 story about an identity theft victim and what you can do to protect yourself. 

Monday’s Shred-A-Thon event gives Northeast Ohioans the chance to safely dispose of paperwork such as old bank statements, credit card bills and other documents containing Social Security numbers.  Visit www.newsnet5.com for more information.