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

MNO SuperHero Facebook Post

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


  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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CPP seeks to engage with customers

With MyCPP customers win!

Today Cleveland Public Power launches a new online platform to further engage and educate its customers on electricity and energy usage.

MyCPP is an online platform, accessible by a web browser on your computer, tablet or phone, where you can get information about your CPP account online and interact directly with CPP.  You can also earn points and rewards on the site and learn how energy is used in your home.


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This is the opening screen, where all of the fun begins. To engage, earn points and learn about your electric usage visit http://www.cpp.org, and click on the link.


MyCPP lets you access your account in a dynamic and online environment, charting your energy use over time and inviting you to answer questions so you can learn how to be smart about energy use.  You will earn points and rewards each time you visit.  From MyCPP you are able to access the online bill payment feature and you can earn points for timely bill payment.  The more you visit, the more you learn about how to make the most of your CPP account.

CPP wants you to have the tools you need to use energy in a smart way.  Points and incentives are given to individuals who answer questions on the site, pay their bill on time, visit CPP at community events and who post positive messages about CPP on social media.  All of your points and badges are tracked through MyCPP, so log in often and earn more points.

Click the MyCPP link to enroll today!

The first time you log in you will have to create an account with MyCPP.  You will need an email address and your account number, which is located on your bill.

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Cycle CLE with CPP, October 8th


Join Cleveland Public Power in celebrating Public Power Week by taking a morning 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. The ride will conclude at our Public Power Week Open House, held at 1300 Lakeside Avenue. Refreshments will be served and you can learn how Cleveland Public Power has brought electricity into Cleveland home and businesses for 110 years!

For more information, give us a call at 216-664-3922. Register below:


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So, what is a Line Truck?


Everyone knows what a “Bucket Truck” is, but this particular truck in the photograph is called a Line Truck, and we use this vehicle every day. It’s primarily used to dig deep into the ground to help us set up new utility poles. Also, it assists us with lifting heavy equipment like the transformers we place at the top of your utility poles.

Not familiar with transformers? We’ll tell you a little about those in a future post.


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Register today, for CPP’s 3rd Annual Solar Sprint!

web IMG_8953School bells are beginning to ring in Cleveland, and with the start of a new year begins planning for Cleveland Public Power’s Annual Solar Sprint.

Saturday, October 8, 2016, will mark the third year the city’s public electric company has sponsored the Solar Sprint in an effort to engage and enlighten students on solar energy as a source of power.

To take part in this fun, educational experience students in grades 3-8 form teams consisting of a minimum of two and a maximum of four participants. There are two Divisions – Junior represents grades 3-5 and the Senior division is for students in grades 6-8.

The Sprint is open to students residing in the city of Cleveland. Form a team with classmates, Church Youth Group members, Scout groups, Recreation Center friends, Boys & Girls Club buddies or your neighbors!

To register your team, complete the form below and we will send you a registration form. Each team must have at least one adult supervising the team. This is a great opportunity to share the joys of math, engineering, and science in a fun and competitive activity.

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The heat is on, in the Cleveland!

The heat is on in Cleveland! Here are seven tips to keep you cool, and save money!


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Wednesday in CLE, equals WOW!

Kim at WOW

CPP Sales Manager Kimberly Smith-Woodford converses with customers at WOW. (SMS Photography)

One of the city of Cleveland’s largest outdoor parties begins every Wednesday from mid-June through late-August in University Circle’s Wade Oval. Wade Oval Wednesday’s, now affectionately known as “WOW” brings out city residents as well as suburban commuters enjoying an evening of music and family-friendly fun for free!

Cleveland Public Power is pleased to be a sponsor of this event and invites you to stop by our booth and talk with us about your electric needs. We will also share information on energy efficiency and how we are working to provide safe, reliable and affordable power to the residents and businesses of Cleveland!

The party starts at 6 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m.; we hope to see you on the Oval!

Hoola Hoop

If it’s Wednesday, there’s a party on Wade Oval. Attendees dance, hula hoop and just have a good time. (SMS Photography)


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Spring storms predicted for tonight!

Cleveland Public Power offers storm safety tips

 CLEVELAND – High winds, mechanical failures and traffic accidents as a result of severe storms can lead to downed power lines and power outages. In an effort to keep residents and customers informed, Cleveland Public Power offers the following tips for storm safety:

  • Downed power lines – Never touch, move or go near any downed or hanging lines. The first action should be to call 9-1-1 or your local utility. CPP’s Trouble Line can be reached by calling 216-664-3156.
    • Do not put your feet in water where a downed line is laying
    • Do not try to move tree limbs
    • If you see someone who has come into contact with a downed line, do not touch them, again call 9-1-1
    • If a line comes down on your car stay inside, roll down your window and warn others to stay away. Call authorities or ask a passerby to call authorities. The only time you should exit a vehicle with a downed line on it is if it has caught fire. If the vehicle is on fire, open the door and jump with both feet together to avoid contact with the car. It is metal and therefore you could receive a shock.
Down wire

Storms potentially lead to down power lines and blackouts. STAY AWAY from down wires and report them to your electric utility or police department. (City of Cleveland Photo Bureau)

  • Power outage and food safety – Unless there is a major outage extending more than 4 hours, your food should be safe in the refrigerator as long as you leave the doors closed. After that point, you may want to begin to prepare and/or eat the food.
  • Food in the freezer will hold much longer. According to the USDA, “a full freezer will hold the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed.”
  • If it appears the outage will last for a prolonged period of time, the USDA advises obtaining dry ice or block ice to keep the refrigerator cold. The USDA reports “fifty pounds of dry ice should hold an 18-cubic foot full freezer for 2 days.”
  • In Home Tips – unplug and avoid using major electric appliances and avoid using landline telephones. You should also avoid using the telephone because in the event of a lightning strike these lines and other wires can conduct electricity.

In the event of widespread outages customers will also be able to follow updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/clepublicpower (@CLEPublicPower).

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


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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How are you celebrating Earth Day!


Honey bees contribute to our food supply and many have suggested that they will be extinct. Check out this post from last year to learn more – http://bit.ly/1GH9CHz

Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated on April 22nd, and its purpose is to highlight environmental awareness.  It was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, and is what considered by  many as the birth of the modern environmental movement.  It has proven to be extremely effective since its inception because it is now coordinated globally and recognized in more than 192 countries each year.

We only have one earth, and she is very precious to us, so we have to treat her good.  Earth Day helps to emphasize this message.  It raises sustainability awareness and assists in rekindling public commitment and building community pride.  Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths, and nationalities.

CPP is a huge supporter of Earth Day… not only do we celebrate it annually at the EarthFest event hosted by the Earth Day Coalition at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, but we also support a sustainable lifestyle by investing in various forms of green power such as solar photovoltaic arrays, anaerobic digestion, and hydropower projects to ensure that we do our part in making Cleveland a “green city on a blue lake”.

We were a proud sponsor of the Photovoltaic Arrays Project that consisted of having solar panels installed at the Rockefeller Greenhouse house to power a portion of the greenhouse.  We also have a role in supporting CMHA’s new administration building which is partially powered by their solar farm.

CPP has teamed up with Quasar Energy Group to produce electricity in an environmentally sound manner.  This state of the art facility located in the Collinwood area utilizes organic waste to produce energy by use of anaerobic digestion to produce a biogas composed of about 60% methane, which is the main component of natural gas.  The biogas is cleaned, separated and dried before being used for the production of electricity, natural gas, and compressed natural gas.  The biomethane which is converted to electricity is fed directly to the power grid through CPP’s distribution system.

We have also decided to join forces with American Municipal Power to invest in hydroelectric power plants along the Great Lakes.

Sustainability is something we are passionate about!  We’re so passionate that we hosted a solar powered car race for elementary school children, taught them how to construct their cars, and used recycled materials to create the race track during last year’s Open House event.  We support net metering customers and have even teamed up with CMHA on their solar farm project.

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