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Reaching Super Heights!

The town that forged Super Bowl brothers Travis and Jason Kelce: 'No place like' it


The winds off Lake Erie were gusting at 5 below zero. Snow dusted everything. Joe D’Amato, the athletic director at Cleveland Heights High, bundled into his coat and walked from the school’s east exit through biting air to the football field not 70 feet away.

“This,” D’Amato said, standing at the 50-yard-line aside the black and gold Tiger Nation logo, “is where they played.”

Of course, he is talking about Travis and Jason Kelce, arguably the most decorated pair of graduates to ever stride the halls of Heights High, class of 2008 and 2006, both previous Super Bowl champions headed there again. On Sunday, when they meet in Arizona for Super LVII, they will make National Football League history as the first brothers to face each other as players in the big game — dubbed by some “The Kelce Bowl.”

They will wear uniforms representing their hopeful cities — Travis, 33, an eight-time Pro Bowl tight end, a likely shoo-in for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Kansas City Chiefs red; Jason, 35, a center, with Hall of Fame bona fides of his own, in Philadelphia Eagles green. But what the people in Cleveland Heights know is the Kelces also will be representing them.

“The Heights, baby!” as Travis says. A suburb set in rabid Cleveland Browns country. Their hometown, which the Kelces openly acknowledge with gratitude, helped forge who they became more than any single place.

“They love The Heights because they loved their lives growing up,” Ed Kelce, 71, the boys’ father, told The Star by phone this week. “It was a riot. They have tons of friends that they grew up with who feel the same way.”


Travis and Jason Kelce, brothers and Super Bowl opponents, are still 'Cleveland Heights through and through'

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Mike Jones will spend some time this week digging through his closet.

In 2017 when the Eagles played the Chiefs in Kansas City, Jones, the former Cleveland Heights High School football coach and current physical education teacher, made the trip to watch two of his former players, Travis and Jason Kelce, play against each other at Arrowhead Stadium. The brothers put together a shirt for their old coach for that matchup, representing Jason’s No. 62 Eagles jersey and Travis’ No. 87 Chiefs jersey.

Ahead of Super Bowl 57 on Sunday and the Kelce brothers making history by becoming the first brothers to play against each other in the big game, Jones wants to make sure he’s once again representing both...


Celebrate Black History in Cleveland Heights

Saturday, February 25, 2023

On Saturday, February 25, from 12:00–5:00 pm, the City of Cleveland Heights and the Djapo Cultural Arts Institute will host a FREE family-oriented event at the Cleveland Heights Community Center that will celebrate the rich cultural heritage, triumphs, and adversities that are an indelible part of our country's history.

The Cleveland Heights Black History Month Celebration will feature interactive educational opportunities and cultural arts performances that will include:

  • Black History Trivia
  • Living Black History Museum presentations
  • A vendor marketplace
  • Black History storytelling
  • Fitness classes
  • On-site health assessments
  • Dance performances
  • African drumming
  • Box drum making
  • An obstacle course
  • Balloon twisting
  • Prizes

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day of art, dance, music, and history!

Cleveland Heights City Council Seeks to Fill Five Vacancies on the Citizens Advisory Committee

Apply Now!

The Citizens Advisory Committee consists of 22 residents, ten of whom represent and reside within neighborhood districts and twelve of whom represent the community as at-large members.

The committee provides a means for the community to obtain information on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, assists in the evaluation and preparation of the CDBG yearly application, participates in monitoring the implementation of the CDBG program, and reviews the City’s annual CDBG budget.

For more information
To apply

Nominate Amazing Women of Cleveland Heights, Women in Business, and Inspiring Young Women for Recognition by City Council

Do you know someone here in Cleveland Heights who is doing her part to serve others, transform her community or change history? Whether she is out in front leading the charge or quietly working in the background, ensuring everyone is taken care of—Cleveland Heights City Council would like to honor her for Women’s History Month.


To celebrate Women’s History Month, City Council will recognize five (5) Amazing Women of Cleveland Heights, three (3) Women in Business, and two (2) Inspiring Young Women at its Women’s Day Ceremony at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Boulevard.


For more information or to submit nominations, please visit the Women’s Day event page. You can also download and fill out a nomination form and return it to the Clerk of Council at Cleveland Heights City Hall, 20 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118.


The deadline for nominations is March 13, 2023.

Cain Park's First Concert of the 2023 Season

Pat Metheny, June 17

Pat Metheny is launching a new playing environment called “Side-Eye” for this upcoming season. 

“I wanted to create an ongoing setting to feature a rotating cast of new and upcoming musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way," Pat said. "I find myself inspired by how they deal with the musical challenges that come with the territory of some of those older tunes, and at the same time, I find myself intrigued with the possibilities of what might be possible in writing new music just for them. This band setting is what that will be all about."

Event Date: June 17

Venue: Evans Amphitheater

Showtimes: 8:00 pm

Doors Open: 7:00 pm

Ticket Prices:

Gold Circle: $65

Reserved: $45

Lawn: $35

Pat Metheny, And I Love Her (The Beatles)

Pat Metheny has won countless polls as "Best Jazz Guitarist." His awards include three gold records for (Still Life) Talking, Letter from Home, and Secret Story. He has won 20 Grammy Awards in a variety of different categories: Best Rock Instrumental, Best Contemporary Jazz Recording, Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, and Best Instrumental Composition. At one point, Pat won seven consecutive Grammies for seven consecutive albums.

Save Money and Receive Discounts

By Buying Cain Park Tickets at City Hall

Cain Park tickets are available online through etix, but purchasing tickets through the Cain Park box office is the only way to receive Senior, student, or military discounts. It also saves you the cost of the online processing fee.


To take advantage of these benefits, you no longer need to wait until Spring when Cain Park’s box office opens. A Cain Park ticketing station is now open on weekdays at Cleveland Heights City Hall, 40 Severance Circle.


Tickets for Pat Metheny’s Side-Eye Tour on Saturday, June 17, at 8 pm are currently on sale. Tickets for more concerts and theater performances will be available in the coming weeks.


Please call ahead to make an appointment at 216-291-3669.


Premium seats are still being held for Cleveland Heights residents and Friends of Cain Park members. Information about their release will be made at a future date.

Cain Park is now accepting applications for Food Truck vendors for our 2023 Cain Park Arts Festival, July 7-9, 2023!

Interested vendors can email or call (216) 291-3669.

Heights High Instrumental Music Department's Midwinter Concerts

The Cleveland Heights High School Band and Orchestra Parent Organization (BOPO) invites community members to attend their upcoming midwinter Instrumental Music Department (IMD) concerts and IMD Centennial Celebration. 

All concerts will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Heights High Auditorium:

  • February 15: Midwinter Band Concert
  • February 16: Midwinter Orchestra Concert
  • February 25: IMD Centennial Celebration

As part of the centennial celebrations, alumni are invited to play with the ensembles. For more information and to register, please visit

City Council Meetings—Week of February 6

Cleveland Heights City Council convened on Monday, February 6, 2023, at 7:30 pm in Cleveland Heights City Hall's Council Chambers.

Communications from the Mayor

Full Council Meeting

Please click here for the meeting's agenda and legislation.

Other City Council meetings this week included:

Next Cleveland Heights City Council Meetings

Cleveland Heights City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5:30 pm on Monday, February 13, 2023, in the Executive Conference Room on the second floor of Cleveland Heights City Hall.

Immediately following this Committee of the Whole meeting at 7:30 pm, City Council will hold a Special City Council Meeting in the Council Chambers.

These meetings will be streamed live and may be viewed on the City's YouTube channel. The agendas for the meetings may be found on the City's website.

Agenda and Legislation for the February 13, 2023 Meetings
Watch Cleveland Heights City Council Live

Next Week at Cleveland Heights City Hall


Council Committee of the Whole

5:30 pm

Executive Conference Room

Special City Council Meeting

7:30 pm

Council Chambers


Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

6:30 pm

Community Center


Board of Zoning Appeals


Racial Justice Task Force—Housing and Economic Opportunity Subcommittee

7:00 pm



Meet Your Police

6:00 to 8:00 pm

City Hall Lower Level


Commission on Aging

9:30 am

Senior Activity Center

Village in the Heights

Village in the Heights is a member-driven organization of neighbors living in the eastern Cleveland suburbs. Our purpose is to support one another as we get older and to enhance our quality of life in the communities we know and love.


Membership in Village in the Heights provides a wide array of services that include:

  • Home-based volunteer services as var-ranging as transportation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, minor household repairs, and friendly visitors.
  • One-call referrals to screened service providers that can include home handy people, painters, plumbers, professionals, and personal care attendants.
  • Cultural, social, and educational events, along with gatherings reflecting Village members' special interests.
  • Health, wellness, and fitness activities.

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The City of Cleveland Heights is Hiring!

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Job openings in the Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and other departments may be found on the Cleveland Heights Job Opportunities webpage.

-- All Are Welcome --


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