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As part of its efforts to revitalize the Taylor Tudor buildings and create a new Cain Park Village neighborhood, the City of Cleveland Heights and Cleveland State University are asking Cleveland Heights residents about their neighborhoods and the neighborhoods throughout the city.

Please follow the link below to share your opinions through a quick, anonymous survey. We would greatly appreciate your help!

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'If not me, who?' Former Marine from Cleveland Heights killed fighting for Ukraine

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) - The Cleveland Heights community is mourning the death of a former U.S. Marine, who was killed in Ukraine on April 19 while fighting alongside Ukrainian forces during a battle with Russian troops.

John Lentz, the pastor of Forest Hill Church in Cleveland Heights, said the family of Cooper Turner “Harris” Andrews was notified by U.S. officials that the former marine was killed during a battle for a crucial road to Bakhmut. Pastor Lentz said he was told that Andrews was part of a group that tried to evacuate injured refugees and troops trapped behind Russian lines when he was hit by mortar fire.

“Cooper was part of a group that went back towards the front line in order to help civilians and other wounded soldiers back into safety,” Lentz said...


Cleveland Heights Participating in "No Mow May"

On May 3, 2023, Mayor Kahlil Seren issued an Executive Order participating in No Mow May 2023 in the City of Cleveland Heights.

"This month, the City of Cleveland Heights is participating in No-Mow May. Through the month of May, except in the case of a clear health or safety concern, enforcement activities related to Section 553.01(a)(2) of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Cleveland Heights (violations for tall grass) will be suspended.

The City will also restrict mowing on public properties and roadway medians to only those instances where a health and safety concern must be addressed, such as mowing a visibility strip around the perimeter of a median to ensure a safer driving environment."

The goal of No Mow May is to help insect pollinators, such as butterflies and bees. By allowing dandelions and wildflowers to grow, instead of mowing them down, we can provide hungry pollinators with much-needed food.

Participating in No Mow May is NOT mandatory. But if you do participate, you will not be cited for tall grass.

Please consider helping the butterflies and bees by keeping your grass long in May.

Air Quality Awareness Week in Cleveland Heights

Becoming a Lung-Healthy City

Last week was Air Quality Awareness Week. As you know, if you subscribe to Cleveland Heights' City News, the City of Cleveland Heights recognized AQAW by sending out five emails about different air quality topics. You can read the five AQAW emails by following the links below.

Watch Mayor Seren's Intro to AQAW

Mayor Seren discusses Cleveland Heights' new Air Quality Monitoring Network

During AQAW, The City of Cleveland Heights announced two new programs—the City of Cleveland Heights Lawnmower Exchange, which is covered in the story below, and the new Cleveland Heights Air Quality Monitoring Network.

Over the past few months, Cleveland Heights has purchased and installed five air quality sensors in different parts of the city.

These “PurpleAir” sensors (which are named for the company that manufactures them, not because of the color of the air) are located at:


  • Cleveland Heights City Hall
  • The Cleveland Heights Community Center
  • Beaumont School
  • Cleveland Heights Fire Station #2 (12560 Cedar Road)
  • Cleveland Heights Police Precinct #3 (Noble and Greyton Roads)

You can check our local air quality by going to, where you will see a map of the readings of the City’s air quality sensors and any other PurpleAir sensors nearby.


Click on the link below to check it out and bookmark it on your browser so you can visit it regularly.

Check Cleveland Heights' Air Quality Monitoring Network

The City intends to add sensors to its air quality monitoring network and use it to alert residents when poor air quality may affect their health.

This is one of the many ways we intend to make Cleveland Heights a lung-healthy city.

Going green: Cleveland Heights to exchange 30 residents' gas lawnmowers for electric

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - The city of Cleveland Heights is exchanging 30 electric lawnmowers with gas mowers owned by city residents in an effort to keep gas mowers from producing more air pollution...


Heights Libraries Hosts

Dementia-Friendly Cleveland Heights Week

May 15-20

Lee Road Branch

Last year, Cleveland Heights was designated a Dementia-Friendly Community by Dementia Friendly America.

To celebrate and continue advocating for residents in our community, Heights Libraries is hosting a Dementia-Friendly Cleveland Heights event May 15-20, 2023.

See the schedule of Dementia-Friendly Events

Read a column about dementia on by Kristin Brooks

Read an article about the week on

Read the brochure for the week by clicking on the image to the right.

Cleveland Heights development result of 'embracive, responsive' approach

The city of Cleveland Heights has seen increased development over the last few years, leading to more interest from developers nationwide eager to get involved in the renovation, restoration and new building boom.

According to city of Cleveland Heights business development manager Brian Anderson and planning and development director Eric Zamft, much of the activity can be credited to the city’s decision to “embrace the need for change, upgrading and getting investment, development and redevelopment.”

“We’re overcoming a previous sentiment of being a tough place to work,” Zamft told the Cleveland Jewish News. “In the time I’ve worked here, the last two years have shown everyone wants to see the community upgraded and are making sure the projects happen. The development world is taking note of that. We think we’re in a really good place to bring the community into the future"...


Sewer district unveils recommended Doan Brook stream alignment

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- The pick is in on the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's recommended stream alignment for the Doan Brook restoration near Horseshoe Lake Park, with further public meetings scheduled for mid-month, both virtual and in person.

City councils in Shaker Heights and Cleveland Heights each got a first look this week at the selected “Upper Confluence” reconfiguration for two tributaries that fed into Horseshoe Lake over the course of 170 years...

More details will be discussed at two upcoming meetings hosted by the sewer district (NEORSD):

  • May 15 at 6 p.m. -- Virtual public meeting to “officially” reveal the recommended stream alignment, as well as introductory conversation around the community’s preferred park amenities. The meeting will be recorded and posted to, where viewers can also register to watch the live feed.

  • May 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. -- Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library on Lee Road, in an open house format, to discuss the project with the design team and NEORSD staff.

Meet Cleveland poet and playwright Siaara Freeman, who wants her readers to feel every emotion

Siaara Freeman is a poet, playwright, and literary artist whose work is known worldwide. But her journey started right here in Cleveland...

"I come from this world of performance poetry, and I believe that words can perform on page as well," Freeman says.

This inspiration led to a successful career, traveling nationwide and becoming a prominent voice in the genre. She is the current Lake Erie Siren, a teaching artist for Center For Arts-Inspired Learning and a 2021 Premier Playwright fellow recipient with Cleveland Public Theater. In April, she was named 11th Poet Laureate for the city of Cleveland Heights - and the first for both Cleveland Heights and University Heights.

Now, she is beginning her next chapter with the debut of her first poetry book, "Urbanshe"...


Work on Bluestone Road

As part of its South Belvoir Boulevard resurfacing project (from Mayfield Road to Monticello Boulevard), the City of South Euclid will be replacing the badly deteriorated concrete sections at the intersection of Bluestone Road.

As a result, Bluestone Road will be closed to thru traffic for about two weeks. Drivers are encouraged to find alternative routes.

Judy Collins opens Cain Park concert season May 20

Legendary folk singer Judy Collins will get the Cain Park concert season underway when she performs at the Superior Road venue May 20, accompanied by the Cain Park Symphony Orchestra.

Collins will perform her classic 1967 album “Wildflowers” in its entirety at the Evans Amphitheater, as well as the most beloved songs from her decades-spanning career.

The album, which featured orchestral arrangements backing folk songs -- some of the first Collins wrote -- peaked at number 5 on the Billboard album chart in 1968 and included the massive hit, “Both Sides Now,” written by Joni Mitchell.

Gates will open at 7 p.m.; the concert will start at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit or call the Cain Park box office at 216-371-3000.


New Cain Park Shows Announced

Cain Park has added three new shows for its 2023 season:

  • Richard Marx and Yacht Rock Revue, August 11

  • Old Crow Medicine Show, September 7

  • Legends of Country Rock w/ Firefall and Pure Prairie League, September 8

Click on the images below for more information.

For information about the entire Cain Park 2023 Season, please visit

Cleveland Heights Spring Shredding Day

Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cleveland Heights City Hall

Limit 10 boxes. Cars should enter Severance Circle from Mayfield Road.

We Are Noble 23

Friday, May 19–Sunday, May 21, 2023

Mark your calendars! The We Are Noble celebration returns this month! For more information, please visit

And the Noble Gardeners' Market will return this August and September!

Municipal Lot #5 to Close

For Cedar Lee Meadowbrook Construction

A portion of Municipal Lot #5 (the surface parking lot directly behind the Cedar Lee Theatre) is expected close the week of May 1 as construction fencing goes up in preparation for the start of construction of the Cedar Lee Meadowbrook project.

The Cedar Lee Garage will remain open for public parking throughout construction of the project. Access to the Cedar Lee Garage will be off of Tullamore Road (via Lee Road). Please note there will not be access to the Cedar Lee Garage off of Cedar Road.

In addition to public parking in the Cedar Lee Garage, Lot 34 on Cedar Road is open for parking. Free parking remains in place for both the garage and Lot 34 (as well as other City lots).

Please see the map for more specifics. Additional Cedar Lee Meadowbrook updates/news will also be posted online at

Pedestrian Access


In addition to the Cedar Lee Meadowbrook project, the City will be replacing the stairs and accessibility ramp at the Cedar Lee Mini Park (between Cedar Lee Theatre and Boss Dog Brewery). For this reason, pedestrian access from the Cedar Lee Garage will be via Tullamore to access the Lee Road businesses until the completion of the new stairs and ramp later this year. 

Tiger 5k and Fun Run

Saturday, May 20, at 9:00 am

Heights High School

City Council Meetings—Week of May 1, 2023

Cleveland Heights City Council held four meetings on Monday, May 1, 2023: Community Relations and Recreation Committee, Housing and Building Committee, Council Committee of the Whole, and the full City Council.

Community Relations and Recreation Committee

Housing and Building Committee

Council Committee of the Whole

City Council Meeting

Next Cleveland Heights City Council Meetings

Cleveland Heights City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole Meeting at 6:00 pm, on Monday, May 15, 2023, in the Executive Conference Room of Cleveland Heights City Hall.

The next full meeting of the Cleveland Heights City Council is scheduled for the same day at 7:30 pm 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.

Watch City Council Live

Next Week at Cleveland Heights City Hall

TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023

Architectural Board of Review/Landmark Commission Joint Meeting

6:00 pm

Executive Conference Room

Special Council Committee of the Whole

6:00 pm

Council Chambers


Racial Justice Task Force—Public Safety Subcommittee

6:30 pm


Planning Commission

7:00 pm

Council Chambers


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.

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