Cleveland Sports: A Daily Controversy

  Sports Blog Anthony Corsi, Intern   The Land, Believe-land, the 216, all acronyms for the wonderful City of Cleveland, has caught the national spotlight, especially for it’s professional athletic teams. The Indians were hot and now cold, the Browns are still undergoing an intense quarterback battle, and the Cavaliers have acquired a potential championship … Continue reading

Three Traffic Advisories for Week of July 7, 2014

Originally posted on Straight from City Hall:
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Resurfacing Project  On Monday, July 7, 2014, the westbound lane of North Park Boulevard will  close at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard as part of the MLK resurfacing project. Westbound  traffic on North Park at Coventry Road will be detoured to the south…

29th Fire Academy Cadet Class Graduation

By: Anthony Corsi, intern   The 29th Cleveland Fire Academy Cadet Graduation ceremony took place on June 27, 2014 in Council Chambers. All the cadets that graduated had to undergo 18 weeks of intense training in order to earn their diploma. The graduates will fill vacancies created by retirements and ensure that staffing levels remain … Continue reading

Numero Uno

Sports Blog Anthony Corsi, Intern Last year when the Cavaliers picked up Anthony Bennet the reaction from the fans was not excitement bur rather questions; Will Bennet be in shape for the season? Will he become an asset to the Cavaliers Franchise? However, Thursday night came upon Cleveland, Ohio in a spectacular manner, picking up … Continue reading

Fortune 500 Company Cuts the Ribbon in Cleveland

By: Anthony Corsi, intern Owens and Minor Distribution Company INC,. which is a Fortune 500 Medical Supply Company, recently opened its doors within the city if Cleveland. Owens and Minor agreed to move its Glen-willow operating center to Cleveland’s own East 55th street located off of Interstate 90. This is the first Major Company to … Continue reading

Transient Dock Ribbon Cutting

By: Catrina Leone   Cleveland is such a beautiful city and has just added another important staple. 53 new transient docks were created in the harbor’s basin directly behind the Rock Hall. To celebrate this new Marina, also known as Rock and Dock, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held. Mayor Frank Jackson, Port Control Director, … Continue reading

Homecoming for the King?

  Sports Blog Anthony Corsi, Intern   After the Miami Heat fell to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, LeBron James realized that he has a lot of thinking to do in regards to his future. The real question that all Cleveland fans want answered is, will there be a homecoming for the … Continue reading

Let Johnny Play!

  Sports Blog By: Anthony Corsi, Intern   It seems a though Browns quarterback, Johnny Manziel, has been all the talk within the past month. It’s funny because the talk has not been focused on his career as the Brown’s potential starting quarterback, but rather about his extracurricular activities. Yes he was court-side at the … Continue reading

Can’t Wait to get back on the Road Again

Sports Blog By: Anthony Corsi, Intern In this 2014 season, The Indians have been stellar, to say the least, at home, but what about on the road? The road is where teams either make or break it, especially in the great sport of baseball. However, the Tribe has come up with a way to start … Continue reading

TV20’S Summer In The City: Restaurant Special

  Tune in to TV20 to check out the Summer In The City Restaurant Special today at 9:30am, 4:30pm and 10:30pm! We’ll take a look at just a few of the many fantastic Cleveland restaurants you can enjoy! Those with Time Warner Cable in Cleveland can find us on Channel 20. AT&T U-Verse can find … Continue reading

TV20 Summer In The City Restaurant Special Preview!

  Tune in to TV20 to check out the Summer In The City Restaurant Special today at 9:30am, 4:30pm and 10:30pm! We’ll take a look at just a few of the many fantastic Cleveland restaurants you can enjoy! Those with Time Warner Cable in Cleveland can find us on Channel 20. AT&T U-Verse can find … Continue reading

Drink More Gatorade!

 Sports Blog By: Anthony Corsi, Intern   As most know, Lebron James has been a phenom since early in his high school career. With this reputation of being the best player in the league, many endorsements come with that status. In essence, Powerade took advantage of this and decided to sponsor Lebron James, which obviously … Continue reading

Hot Topic: 2014 Firefighter Recruitment!

  The Cleveland Firefighter Entrance Examination will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Avenue. We’re looking for men and women 18 to 39 years old with their high school diploma or G.E.D. to join our team. Applications for the fire test will be available at Cleveland Public Auditorium from … Continue reading

The Cleveland Firefighter Entrance Examination

  The Cleveland Firefighter Entrance Examination will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Avenue. We’re looking for men and women 18 to 39 years old with their high school diploma or G.E.D. to join our team. Applications for the fire test will be available at Cleveland Public Auditorium from … Continue reading

Higher Education Compact

By: Catrina Leone   In 2010, Mayor Frank Jackson asked civic leaders, educators, and college and university presidents to develop a plan to increase the number of youth attending and graduating college. Organizational leaders met to look deeper into this plan and to research best practices as well as to explore a data-driven outcome. Mayor … Continue reading

Police Chase Press Conference

By: Catrina Leone     There have been a lot of questions regarding the deadly police chase that occurred on November 29, 2012. As a result of the pursuit, the City of Cleveland took disciplinary action against 12 police supervisors, including five who were indicted by the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury for dereliction of duty. … Continue reading

The Cavaliers Unforeseen Future

Sports Blog By: Jordan Allen, Intern   With the number one overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft the Cleveland Cavaliers chose Anthony Bennett from UNLV. The choice was followed by “boos” from the packed Quicken Loans Arena. But the “boos” were completely appropriate after Bennett’s performance throughout the 2013-14 NBA season. Anthony Bennett averaged … Continue reading

The Presence of a Rising Star

Sports Blog By: Anthony Corsi, Intern Indians outfielder, Michael Brantley, has been nothing less than a spark for the Tribe this season. He has a current batting percentage of .302, which is fourth in the AL, while also recording 40 RBI’s, 9 HR’s, and 8 SB’s. His impact has been nothing short of positive while … Continue reading

RNC 2016 PRESS CONFERENCE AT QUICKEN LOANS ARENA!

  A Press Conference was held this afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena with the Republican National Convention Committee along with Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Executive Chair of the Cleveland Host Committee for the 2016 Republican National Convention, Terry Egger.     Mr. Egger states that the Cleveland Host Committee has “been hard at work … Continue reading

Hot Topics

    TV20 has a new, hot, and exciting segment underway! It’s called “Hot Topics” where host Ciarra Nelson will be telling you what is happening right here in Cleveland. The first segment has Ciarra talking with Yvonne Pointer, who worked on the Missing Persons Unit. Their main goal is to find missing people in … Continue reading

The Westin Hotel

By: Catrina Leone Another new staple has landed in Cleveland! The Westin Cleveland Downtown has opened and was commemorated with a ribbon cutting ceremony! This new hotel is located in the financial district, just a few steps away from the Browns Stadium, The Cleveland Medical Mart, Convention Center and the Public Auditorium, home of TV20! The … Continue reading

Guns and Violent Crimes Press Conference

 By Intern: Candace Bridges     On Tuesday, May 13 Mayor Frank Jackson and Public safety forces discussed the Violence and Gun Reduction Interdiction Program in an official press conference. They spoke of the success of the program from community involvement and the positive impact it is making in reducing gun violence.     VGRIP has retrieved 78 guns in … Continue reading

This Is How We Do It!

Brand New Special Series from TV20! The members of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Cabinet discuss how they accomplish the tasks set before them to serve the City of Cleveland.This is how they do it! This episode: Ken Silliman, Chief of Staff, City of Cleveland    

Missing Persons Awareness Day: May 6, 2014

Originally posted on Cleveland Division of Police:
Missing Persons Awareness Day: May 6, 2014 May 6, 2014 marks the one year anniversary of the escape on Seymour Avenue. Three young ladies who had been missing for a decade were located. The incident brought three cases to a close and three lives back to the Cleveland…

Earth Day Celebration

By: Catrina Leone   Here in Cleveland, one of our main goals is to have a safe city, but also a sustainable city! The Earth Day Coalition for EarthFest 2014 was held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. In partnership with Mayor Frank Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Cuyahoga Arts and … Continue reading

Port Of Cleveland’s Express Ocean Service Arrives

By: Catrina Leone   Big news has arrived for the Port of Cleveland! The Port welcomed the first vessel of the Cleveland-Europe Express cargo service from Antwerp, Belgium, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway. It is carrying cargo moving between five states and seven countries on the vessel’s first round trip voyage. The Cleveland-Europe Express is … Continue reading

Seeing Tomorrow Movie Update

By: Catrina Leone   There are so many wonderful events happening in Cleveland, especially in the Spring! A movie that was made right here in Cleveland and also stars familiar faces from home is set to premiere this Thursday April 24th! The movie “Seeing Tomorrow” directed by Joddy Eric Matthews and starring TV20’s own Justine Greenwald … Continue reading

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 Hopkins Unveils Final Terrazzo Floor Artwork Piece

By: Catrina Leone Its emerald necklace covers the city with lush green foliage; its lake provides spectacular views with sailboats dotting the horizon while providing life-giving water for the city. Cleveland is literally green from all angels-this is how artist Mark Rook describes his terrazzo floor art piece, which was unveiled by Mayor Frank Jackson and … 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…

Denison Avenue Rehabilitation and Ductbank Project

Originally posted on Straight from City Hall:
(Ridge Road and State Route 176) Street and utility improvements continue on Denison Avenue as the construction zone expands to include Denison Avenue between Fulton Road and West 25th Street. This next phase of construction is set to begin at 7:00 a.m., Monday, July 14, 2014.  Eastbound Denison…