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CMSD’s Student Athletics from Two Schools Play on New Football Field

The 2016 High School Football season is underway for the student athletics in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). CMSD CEO Eric Gordon; Chief of Regional Affairs, Edward Rybka and Roye Kidd, head football coach for almost 45 years at Cleveland’s John F. Kennedy High School, gave brief remarks of encouragement to the student from John F. Kennedy High School and John Marshall High School participating in a recent football team. In 2008, the high school football field was renamed in his honor for Kidd's many years of hard work and dedication to the City of Cleveland and to student athletics. Attendees also included Councilman Zack Reed (Ward 2) and other city officials at the home official re-opening of the Roye Kidd Field.

Animals and Pets: Dog licenses and parks, pet adoption and reclaiming, spay- neuter referalls, animal complaints, volunteer opportunities, zoo


Career Center: City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Ohio jobs and employment assistance and training


Education and Learning: CMSD information, fine arts and other recreation center classes, safety classes for all ages incuding CPR training, lead-safe living


Environment: Environmental health, energy conservation clinics, trash pick-up schedules, recycling in Cleveland, sustainability


Getting Around: Airports, traffic cameras, public transportation, public parking and parking meters, street repairs, potholes


Health & Human Services: Local services and resources including employment assistance, health screening, housing, cemeteries


Housing and Home Improvement: Tenant information, mortgage and home remodeling/repair loans, paint refund program, sidewalk programs, historic preservation, landbank, permit information, housing discrimination, taxes


Residents Information Center:  Hiring contractors, buying cars, housing discrimination complaints, damage from potholes, paying for tickets, courts and laws, taxes, downtown parking


Safety and Emergency: Safety education, safety volunteers, senior safety, emergency preparedness


Seniors: Home maintenance programs, utility assistance, eviction, activities, volunteer opportunities, health and social services


Things To Do: Visual and performance arts, recreation centers, golf, swimming


  • The Need for a Municipal Income Tax Increase – Slide Presentation

    On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Mayor Frank G. Jackson briefed City of Cleveland managerial employees on the upcoming November 8 ballot measure to increase the city's income tax rate from 2.0% to 2.5%.

  • City of Cleveland Recreation Centers Serve After School Meals

    City of Cleveland recreation centers are currently serving after-school meals to children ages five through eighteen at all locations. Meals will be served Monday through Friday while the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is in session as well as during winter and spring breaks and during declared school snow days when students are not required to attend class due to inclement weather.

  • Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Looking for Poll Workers

    The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is looking for Poll Workers. It’s a great way to meet neighbors and be a part of democracy in action. Poll Workers are paid up to $200 for working on Election Day and take a training class.

  • 10/8: ciCLEvia Along West 25th Street From Wade Avenue to MetroHealth Drive

    Finally, Cleveland will join the list of cities from all over the world in hosting open streets events! Open streets, also called ciclovias, are family-oriented, neighborhood-based programs that are accessible to all residents. Streets are closed to cars and open to the public, with a focus on health and social engagement. Community partners will host free activities and provide entertainment along the route.

  • Safe Routes to School Program

    This program enables and encourages students in kindergarten through 8th grade to walk and bike to school safely. Safe Routes can improve community safety, increase health and wellness, improve academic performance, and help the environment. In addition, infrastructure improvements through Safe Routes will benefit city residents who walk, bicycle or drive in areas around schools.

  • Project GreenCare for Troops Seeking Volunteers and Support Locally

    Project GreenCare for Troops is a national program that provides free lawn, landscape and snow removal services for military families and veterans with service-related disabilities. There are more than 225,000 military personnel deployed in 150 countries and 3.6 million veterans with service-related disabilities needing day-to-day household and lifestyle assistance.

  • 2016 Voter Guide to Help Voters for November 8th General Election

    The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has prepared a voter guide, in English and Spanish, to benefit voters in this election year. The guide includes voting registration and mailed ballot deadlines, poll information, early voting hours, and identification required for voting. 

  • Division of EMS and Project DAWN Collaborate on Naloxone Dispensing Pilot Program

    The Division of Emergency Medical Service (EMS), in collaboration with Project DAWN, has begun a pilot program to dispense Project DAWN Kits at several Cleveland locations. An individual should be seeking the kit for themselves, a family member, friend, or loved one at risk for opioid overdose. 

  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District True2U Mentoring Program Seeks Mentors

    In its first school year, 2015-16, True2U served 773 youth in Cleveland! True2U is the shared vision of community leaders from MyCom, the youth development initiative of The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, and the Northeast Ohio Faith-Based Collaborative, Inc. 

  • Medical Identity Theft Crimes Growing

    One of the fastest growing crimes is Medical Identity Theft, a crime where someone illegally uses personal information to obtain medical and prescription care, including surgery and advanced costly procedures.  A thief may use someone's name or health insurance numbers to see a doctor, get prescription drugs, file claims with an insurance provider, or get other care. This can affect the victim's treatment, insurance and payment records, and credit report.

  • True2U Innovative Mentoring Program

    The True2U program is an innovative mentoring and career awareness program that prepares eighth grade students for the transition from middle school to high school. Those interested in becoming adult mentors can apply now. Four hundred mentors are needed for the 2016 to 2017 school year. 

  • Mom’s Quit for Two Smoking Cessation Program

    This smoking cessation program for pregnant women includes prenatal and postpartum smoking cessation sessions using positive reinforcement to help promote a healthier lifestyle.

  • Muny Court Veteran's Treatment Docket Volunteers Needed

    Cleveland Municipal Court’s Veterans Treatment Docket needs volunteers – preferably military veterans- to help Veterans transition to successful lives.  Info: Derek Moore at 216.664.4712. 

  • Bay Village Police Seek Information on Unsolved Case

    New evidence in the 1989 murder of 10 year old Amy Mihaljevic has led police to appeal to the public for information on this unsolved crime.

  • Cleveland Bike Plan to Add 70+ Miles of Bikeway by 2017

    A new Bikeway Implementation Plan has been designed to increase the number of bikeway miles by 250% by the end of 2017. The goal of the Citys plan is to provide cycling amenities in every neighborhood, whether for transportation or recreational use.

  • Bike Rack Service Available Downtown on East 4th

    The service comes complete with parking spaces, personal lockers, and changing/shower facilities at 2148 East 4th. Those needing more information may call 216.771.7120.

  • Several GIS Maps Display Local Information

    These maps give a better understanding of issues and trends and support awareness and better decision making. They include capital improvements, crime data, EPA regulated facilities, routing, and more.

  • Financial Exploitation Seminar Available Online

    The City of Cleveland Departments of Finance, Aging and Public Safety presented a workshop in the Rotunda about methods of criminal operations and preventative measures for financial crimes targeting the elderly. A recording of the seminar is now available online.

  • Senior's Economic Security Project (ESP)

    ESP helps older adults and adults with disabilities in need of benefits, housing, legal services, health assistance, finances, employment and more!

  • Monthly Keycard Payments for City Parking Lots Can Now be Done Online

    Monthly Keycard payments can be paid online for parking at the Gateway East Garage, Lakefront Municipal Parking, and Willard Park Garage. There is a convenience fee associated. 

  • Plankton Fund Gives Dogs Second Chances

    The Plankton Fund was created in response to the heartworm positive dogs that come into the Cleveland Animal Care and Control (CACC) that have limited options due to the cost of heartworm treatment

  • Lost and Found Pet Listings

     Current lost and found pet listings for the City of Cleveland can be found on Petango.

  • Stray Cat Sterilization Available

    Help is available for Cleveland residents concerned about the stray cat population.  The City recently granted $10,000 to the Animal Protective League to help defray the cost of sterilization for feral cats.

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