Motorcycle & Bicycle Awareness

Originally posted on Cleveland Division of Police:
Motorcycle & Bicycle Awareness   The Cleveland Division of Police wishes to remind the motoring public of the increase of motorcycle and bicycle traffic now that warmer weather is upon us. It is the Division’s goal to heighten the awareness of motorcycles and bicycles on Cleveland area roadways…

Prescription Addiction Billboard

By: Catrina Leone   The number of heroin related deaths are slowly on the increase, even here in Cleveland. Mayor Frank Jackson, Cleveland City Council members, and other members in our community gathered at East 14th and Carneige to bring awareness to the growing drug abuse problem. A billboard campaign to promote prescription drug and heroin … Continue reading

Bully Free Is The Way To Be

By: Catrina Leone The issue of bullying has gotten more attention throughout the past few years right here in Cleveland, with non-profit organizations like Rachel’s Challenge and events like the Tolerance Fair, to shed light on bullying and what can be done to help stop it. 1 in 5 children are being bullied every single day. I’m sure … Continue reading

Seeing Tomorrow

By: Catrina Leone Another film is underway in Cleveland! This one is directed by Joddy Eric Matthews and is called “Seeing Tomorrow”. This film is about a lonely, ordinary accountant, Jeremiah Paris who was only seeking someone to talk too. He did not know what he was in for. What he ends up getting is … Continue reading

Happy Spring!

By: Catrina Leone   This has been one long winter but spring is in the air in Cleveland! What better way to celebrate spring time than to go to the Big Spring Event at Cleveland’s Botanical Garden, which is going on all the way until April 27th! It is a great, imaginative world where kids … Continue reading

Two Big Cleveland Home Openers

By: Catrina Leone Spring is finally here! It may not feel like it today, but it is on its way. April is a month for warm weather, more sunshine and of course, baseball! Cleveland is the sports town, from the Indians, Cavs and Browns to the Gladiators, we have the best teams. It would only … Continue reading

Stop The Hate Event

By: Catrina Leone Here in Cleveland, we love when we can see people coming together for a common cause. It is great to see our youth become more involved with the city and for the city. The Annual Stop The Hate event was held at Severance Hall last week. Thousands of students entered to win scholarships and ten … Continue reading

Positively Cleveland Unveils Local Movement

By: Catrina Leone Positively Cleveland, the convention and visitors bureau for Greater Cleveland, launched a new brand to attract visitors to Cleveland at an annual meeting this past Wednesday. The goal is to boost tourism to Northeast Ohio and the premise behind Cleveland’s new destination brand is simple: Cleveland doesn’t follow anyone’s rules, it makes … Continue reading

Cleveland Transformation Alliance

By: Catrina Leone   Another big move for Cleveland! New tools to help Cleveland families make informed decisions about the schools their children attend, including an interactive and comprehensive “report card” on every public school in the city was unveiled at a Press Conference by Mayor Frank Jackson. The Cleveland Transformation Alliance is a non-profit … Continue reading

City of Cleveland’s Pothole Repair Plan

Originally posted on Straight from City Hall:
Every year, during the winter and spring months, the City of Cleveland is confronted with the issue of an increasing number of potholes developing throughout the City. Freeze/thaw cycles and frequent snow plowing can damage the streets. This year has been particularly challenging for the Division of Streets…

Division of Streets Pothole Repair Update

Originally posted on Straight from City Hall:
Repairs in Progress: West 25th Street (Daisy Avenue to Denison Avenue) West 117th Street (Lorain Avenue to Bellaire Road) Mayfield Road (Euclid Avenue to City Limits) Martin Luther King Jr Drive south of Fairhill Road Repair Completions Payne Avenue (East 55th Street to East 13th Street) East 152nd…

Go Red For Women

By: Catrina Leone   Another reason to go red in Cleveland! Red is a very enticing color as is, so imagine being in a room with a sea of it, I was “seeing red”, in a good way of course! Last Friday, 1,000 ladies and men gathered in the new Convention center for the “Go … Continue reading

“What is Cleveland Doing to Help Reduce False Alarms” PSA

Martin L. Flask, Executive Assistant to the Mayor for Special Projects, discusses how he  will be working with Cleveland City Council Safety Chairman Matt Zone, Safety Director Michael McGrath and others to develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce the frequency of false alarms. Additional information from Cleveland Safety:

A Weekend Of Love And Monster Trucks

By: Catrina Leone Another great exciting weekend here in Cleveland! Not only is it Valentine’s Day weekend, but it is also the weekend of the Monster Jam! Contain your excitement, it is finally here! Our own Ciarra Nelson was there today to check out all the buzz. This fun event extends from today through Sunday February 16th! … Continue reading

Notice For Homeowners

By: Catrina Leone This notice if for homeowners and registered contractors. Be advised that state and local requirements dictate the assessment of fees as they relate to contrsuction permits within the department of building and housing. As of January 1st, 2014 all residential building applications will require a zoning review and plan processing review. You … Continue reading

Seniors Economic Security Project

By: Catrina Leone   Another event is coming to Cleveland, next Saturday February 22nd! The economic security project is hosting this event from 10:30 AM-12:30PM. The purpose of this event is to provide steps to financial well-being for seniors. The economic security project empowers  seniors to improve their economic stability and achieve their financial goals. Some … Continue reading

Tips For Keeping Un-welcomed Visitors Out

By: Catrina Leone   It seems bed bugs are making a come back! Not the kind of news you wanted to hear today, especially being Friday and Valentine’s Day, but don’t worry, there are tips to keep the pesky visitors out for good! Orkin released its top “bed bugs cities” list and Cleveland tied Akron for … Continue reading

Recycling Bins Installed in Downtown Cleveland

Recycling Bins Installed in Downtown Cleveland

Originally posted on Straight from City Hall:
The City of Cleveland will finalize installation today of 40 recycling bins throughout the downtown Cleveland area, as part of the City’s ongoing effort to increase recycling rates and materials diverted from landfills. The recycle bins have been placed next to existing waste receptacles and are located between…

Chinese New Year Gala

By: Catrina Leone It is not only a new year 2014, but it is also the “Year of the Horse”, which was celebrated at the Cleveland Masonic and Performance Arts Center on February 8th. Our own Leah Haslage was there to cover this event! This gala was presented by the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University. … Continue reading

A Message from Martin L. Flask

A Message from Martin L. Flask

Originally posted on Cleveland Safety:
I’ve had the honor and privilege of serving the citizens of the City of Cleveland for more than 40 years.  I started my career as a young police officer, rose through the ranks and retired as Chief of Police.  Following my retirement, I had the good fortune to be appointed…

65th Republic Day of India

65th Republic Day of India

By Keith Feagin, Intern Independence, Ohio- This years Republic Day of India celebration was kicked off with a celebratory program at the Embassy Suites in Independence, Ohio. The Program titled “A Look into Our Future” and presented by FICA (Federation of India Community Associations of NEO Ohio) started the 65th celebration on January 25, 2014. The Republic … Continue reading

The Heart Of The Matter

By: Catrina Leone It is national heart defects awareness week! This extends to the 14th, which also happens to be Valentine’s day as well. February is the month for love of course and to show support for heart disease! This story on heart defects hits home for me because I also have a heart defect … Continue reading

Black History Month

By: Catrina Leone We are one month into 2014, happy February! February is the month of love, with Valentine’s Day around the corner as well as the month to spread awareness for heart disease by wearing red. Not only is it the month for those amazing concepts, it is also Black History month. Today marked the … Continue reading

Giving Up Is Not An Option

  By: Catrina Leone   A motto we should all live by: Giving up Is Not an Option. In Nate Phillips new book entitled “Giving up is No Option”, Nathan describes how to overcome the obstacles we face in our everyday lives. Our own Ciarra Nelson got the great opportunity to interview Nate, and the … Continue reading

MLK 22nd Annual Celebration

  By: Catrina Leone Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream speech” will always be remembered for years to come, along with Dr. King’s inspiring amount of humility and courage. Donna Brazile, author, professor and television political commentator, was the guest speaker during the 22nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. day of celebration held at … Continue reading

34th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration Concert

By Keith Feagin, Intern Cleveland, Ohio- The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual MLK concert draws more than 2,000 members of the community to Severance Hall to celebrate Dr. King. This concert is to honor the memory of  one of  the great civil rights pioneers in our history, as well as recognizing the service achievements of an adult, … Continue reading

Miles School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2014!

By Keith Feagin, intern Cleveland, Ohio- C.M.S.D (Cleveland Metropolitan School District) has officially cut the ribbon on it’s newest school site. It is fitting that the beginning of the year is the start of a new beginning for Miles School. The original school had been standing since 1912 and and has now been resurrected in … Continue reading

Tips For The Extreme Cold

By: Catrina Leone It is no secret that the weather can turn wicked fast here in Cleveland! TV20 wants to make sure we provide you all with tips to beat the heat, face the freeze and even tackle that Tornado (if one happens to twirl our way) I will be focusing today on tips to beat … Continue reading



On the loss of Arnold Pinkney

Originally posted on Straight from City Hall:
The life of Arnold Pinkney reflects the time in which he lived. He was a champion for equality and an advocate for Cleveland’s children. His work in politics, education and business was driven by a passion to improve our community. He was my advisor on the campaign trail;…

Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 NBA All Star Game?!

TV20 Sports Report: By:  Andre’ Price Cleveland Cavaliers’ star point guard Kyrie Irving has been named to his second consecutive NBA All Star game.  Last year, Irving debuted as an All Star in Houston where he showcased his talents at one of the world’s top basketball forums.  In an event filled weekend, he competed in the … Continue reading

Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Year of Zero Waste Kick-off

By: Catrina Leone, intern The cold winter weather never slows down this great community as another exciting event came to Cleveland this past weekend! Friday, January 10, the City of Cleveland Office of Sustainability kicked off the “Year of Zero Waste” in the rotunda of City Hall. It was the halfway mark for Sustainable Cleveland 2019, Mayor Jackson’s ten-year initiative announced in … Continue reading

Andrew Bynum For Luol Deng!

TV20 Sports Report By:  Andre’ Price, intern   Andrew Bynum is gone! Late Monday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls agreed on a deal that sent Bynum packing for two-time All-Star Luol Deng.  The Bulls will receive Bynum along with three future draft picks and major savings in their salary cap. As a … Continue reading

Select City Recreation Warming Centers Open 24 Hours

Originally posted on Straight from City Hall:
Today, the Director of Public Works announced that three of the city’s recreation centers currently serving as warming centers will be open 24 hours beginning Monday, January 6 at 8:00 AM and lasting through Wednesday, January 8 at 8:00 AM. Residents seeking relief from the predicted frigid temperatures…

Holiday Special

By: Catrina Leone: intern The Holiday season is the perfect time of year for celebration, spending time with loved ones and the time of year for amazing events! Cleveland is known for these type of events, especially during this time of year! This week during the “Weekly News-Wrap-Up” at 7am, 12pm and 6pm, will instead … Continue reading

The Champ Is Here!

TV20 Sports Report By: Christian Patterson   Today I had the pleasure of conducting an interview with the undefeated, Northeast Ohio Champion and the new IBF World Welterweight Champion, Cleveland’s own Shawn “Showtime” Porter!   Shawn who was born in Cleveland, Ohio started his boxing career at the age of four years old training under … Continue reading