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City of Cleveland Super Hero Crime Fighter Contest – Deadline 7/28

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Annually the City of Cleveland hosts “Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime” events in each of the city’s five police districts. The goal is to engage residents and law enforcement personnel in a relaxed environment. We want youngsters to get to know the men and women who are tasked with protecting them and to begin to see them as a friend and a resource.

It is also meant as an opportunity for law enforcement personnel to develop relationships with residents and young people. An attempt to humanize all parties in an effort to reduce conflict and increase cooperation and confidence.

This year we are seeking to engage youth through the “Super Hero Crime Fighter Design Contest.” This contest hopes to give our young people an opportunity to create their vision of what a crime-fighting super hero looks like. The winning designs will be incorporated into a logo/design for future “Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime” events. Below you will find the rules and regulations for the contest. Hard copies of this information will be available at City of Cleveland Recreation Centers, and Cleveland City Hall Room 6. For more information please call 216-664-3447.

Criteria for Participation

Residency

  1. Youth must reside in the City of Cleveland

Age Restrictions

  1. Youth must be eight (8) years of age by June 12, 2017, and must not be older than thirteen (13) years of age by June 12, 2017.

Contest Rules:

  • Each entry must be the original work of one child;
  • One submission per child.
  • Designs may be horizontal or vertical.
  • Any 2D art medium may be used (crayon, markers, colored pencil, etc.) Please no computer generated images or 3D materials (glitter, glued items, etc.)
  • Words and numbers may be included in the design
  • Be creative! Please do not use copyrighted art, logos, etc.
  • The contest runs until July 14 and is open to children ages 8-13
  • All entries are due by 4 pm on July 21. Return your entry to City of Cleveland, Community Relations Board, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Room #, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
  • A winner will be selected by the City of Cleveland Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime Community in two categories Ages 8-10 and 11-13 for each of the City’s five (5) Police Districts.
  • Winners will be notified by phone by July 28. The winning designs will be incorporated into an overall Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime Design for the 2018 event
  • All winners will receive a certificate as well as the publication of their design.

Name: ______________________________________________

Age: __________ Phone: __________________________

City: ________________________________________________

All entries become the property of the City of Cleveland  and may be reproduced for public distribution,

and posted online.  The City of Cleveland  may use each winner’s name, design, and photograph for publicity purposes.

Parent/Guardian signature: _____________________________________

 

 

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Heatwave in the #LAND

It’s not official just yet, but it definitely feels like a heatwave in the CLE! 

Keep safe and enjoy the balmy weather by keep the below tips in mind:

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HEAP offers help for elderly residents

 

Large air conditionerCleveland has experienced a milder than normal winter, and the summer has come in blazing. Over the last month, we experienced several days where the temperature reached into the nineties. With higher temperatures, there is an increase in the use of air conditioners and fans.

Higher energy usage equates to higher bills. The Council for Economic Opportunities’ Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program may be the answer to alleviating some of the stress associated with higher bills for the elderly and those with chronic illnesses.

The agency’s literature states, “The Council for Economic Opportunities’ Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Cuyahoga County residents assistance paying an electric bill, window a/c units or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs. The program runs through August 31st.

To apply for assistance, call (216) 518-4014 to schedule an appointment.  The program operates weekdays beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the Central Neighborhood Opportunity Center located at 1849 Prospect Ave., across the street from the Wolstein Center. Please verify your eligibility by visiting http://www.ceogc.org/energy-assistnance/.

To apply for emergency assistance, a resident must have the most recent bills for gas and electric utilities, photo identification, Social Security numbers for all household members and verification of all income for all household over the age of eighteen for the previous twelve months. For those households who have no income, an IRS Tx Transcript is required. Renters living in multi-unit dwellings may be required to provide their landlord’s name and contact information.

The Summer Crisis Program provides assistance to low-income households with an elderly member (60 years or older), or households that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health.

Health issues can include lung disease; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; or asthma, which affects more than 850,000 Ohioans, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Eligible Cleveland Public Power customers can receive up to $500. Assistance is applied to a utility bill or applied to central air conditioning repair costs. Ohioans must have a gross income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify for assistance.

For more information about the features of the Summer Crisis Program visit ceogc.org.

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May is electrical safety month: Remember to call before you dig!

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By Melissa Medina

Spring is here, so let me ask you: are you planning any upcoming home improvements?  Do these plans require you to dig up any dirt?  Well, let me give you the dirt on digging before you get started!

If you’re planning on doing any work related to landscaping, driving landscaping stakes into the ground, new fencing, anchoring supports for decks and swing sets, planting trees, removing tree roots, installing a new retainer wall, or even projects on a smaller scale, it’s always best to call before you dig!

The Ohio Utilities Protection Service (O.U.P.S.) is there to help you out.  As a homeowner it is important that you call O.U.P.S. at 8-1-1 or 1-800-362-2764 because not only is it best practice for your safety, it is required by law.  O.U.P.S. asks that you call or contact them online by completing an e-dig request form within two to ten business days before the start of your project.

Why should you make this call?  O.U.P.S. will help you determine the exact location of utility lines and the underground structure surrounding your home.  What if you don’t make the call?  By not calling you will risk costly property or environmental damage, explosion or fire on your property, utilities service interruptions, legal issues, injury, and possibly death.

How can you decipher between all of the different utility lines?  Underground utility lines are color coded:

         Red – Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables

          Yellow – Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials

          Orange – Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit

          Blue – Potable water

          Purple – Reclaimed water, irrigation, and slurry lines

          Green – Sewers and drain lines

          Pink – Temporary survey markings

          White – Proposed excavating

What if you hit a line?  For the protection of yourself and your crew, stop working and evacuate the area at once.  You should never try to repair any leaks or damages on your own, nor should you use your cell phone or anything else that can potentially cause a spark in the vicinity of the damaged line.  If you feel the damage is of an urgent nature, such as a gas line leak, then contact 9-1-1 immediately.  You should call the utility company as well as O.U.P.S.

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It’s Flashback Friday!

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Playhouse Square in 1928. Trolleys were the primary mode of transportation and the area was booming. (Photo courtesy of Cleveland Press Collection)

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Winterfest marks the beginning of Cleveland’s Holiday Season

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The City of Cleveland’s official Christmas Tree. Powered by Cleveland Public Power. (Photo by Ruggero Fatica, City Photographer)

Last Saturday the City of Cleveland was a buzz of activity as residents and visitors converged on downtown streets for the annual Winterfest Celebration and in support of local businesses as part of Small Business Saturday.

As a sponsor of Winterfest, Cleveland Public Power, and our utility partners – Cleveland Water and Water Pollution Control were in the midst of Playhouse Square activity leading up to the spectacular lighting and fireworks display.

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Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Council President Kevin Kelley flip the switch to light up Playhouse Square. (Photo by Ruggero Fatica, City Photographer)

Walking down Euclid Avenue Saturday began to feel a bit nostalgic – there were thousands of people on both ends of the street checking out the Pop-Up shops on Playhouse Square as well as the shops in the 5th Street Arcade.

Euclid was not the only busy street, as activities were available in the Old Stone Church, Cleveland Public Library, and the restaurants on E. 4th Street were busy as well.

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Cleveland Public Power Deputy Commissioner Joy A. Perry was on hand for the lighting. (Photo by Ruggero Fatica, City Photographer)

If you didn’t make it downtown last week, why not start this Sunday afternoon in University Circle, with the Holiday CircleFest celebration and then head downtown to view the lights along Playhouse Square and Euclid Avenue.  During CircleFest, more than a dozen of University Circle’s renowned museums, gardens, galleries, churches, and schools open their doors free of charge and offer an afternoon of activities, music, food, fun, and shopping. Visitors can look forward to live performances from talented musicians, craft making, historic displays of holiday toys, storytelling, live animals, the city’s best gingerbread house competition, and much more.

The afternoon ends with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Winter Lights Lantern Procession at 5:30 p.m. The Museum describes this as, “A bright and innovative way to warm up your holiday season. Inspired by centuries-old, cross-cultural traditions of ceremonial lighting displays, the Winter Lights Lantern Festival features lantern displays inside the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval.”

All in all, “It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays” in Cleveland!

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Bright Night Bike Ride – Friday, October 9th

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Join Cleveland Public Power in celebrating Public Power Week by taking a night bicycle ride through downtown Cleveland!

Over the last few years, biking has really gained momentum in Cleveland, and in an effort to showcase our town and highlight the benefits of bicycling CPP invites the public to join in on the fun!

The ride will provide great exercise. an intimate tour of downtown Cleveland and it has the potential to generate enough power to light a home for a month!

You see if we can get 600 riders travelling at 10 mph, that physical power, when converted into kilowatt-hours, would power a home. Just a cool tidbit to shoot for!

So gather up your friends and join us for a ride around town. If you need more information give us a call at 216.664.3922 ext. 172 or 254.

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