REMINDERS


There will be NO BULK WASTE COLLECTION during the month of February. Bulk pickup will resume on the new schedule again in March.


Please remember to BRING IN YOUR REFUSE AND RECYCLING CARTS after waste has been collected.

Cleveland Heights to Hold Second Annual Black History Month Celebration on February 24

The City of Cleveland Heights will hold its 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from Noon to 5:00 pm.


The event will take place at the Cleveland Heights Community Center located at 1 Monticello Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118.


Bring the whole family and enjoy activities including:

  • An Interactive Cultural Arts Performance
  • Box Drum Building Workshop
  • Black History Bingo
  • Food Trucks
  • Black History Diaspora Food Tasting
  • A 360 Photo Booth
  • Popcorn
  • Cotton Candy
  • Balloon Twisters
  • Face Painters
  • Costume Characters
  • and more

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6:00 pm

Monday, February 12, 2024

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Second Suspect Arrested for January 4 Robbery on East Overlook Road in Cleveland Heights

The Cleveland Heights Police Department announced today that a second suspect was identified and arrested in connection with the January 4, 2024, Aggravated Robbery that occurred at approximately 4:30 pm East Overlook Road. 


The victim in this incident was a 19-year-old woman whose car was stolen at gunpoint. Her car was later recovered on January 22, 2024, in Cleveland.


Joseph Byron Littlejohn surrendered to Cleveland Heights police on January 16 on charges related to this incident and the Aggravated Murder of Alexander Gurley, which occurred at the same location later on January 4.


At approximately 6:00 am today, Thursday, February 1, 2024, CHPD Detectives and the EDGE SWAT team executed a search and arrest warrant for Aggravated Robbery on a second suspect in the January 4 robbery, 18-year-old Quinten Terry Manning of 14302 Idarose Avenue in Cleveland.


Terry Manning was found in the home and was taken into custody. The search warrant also resulted in the recovery of evidence of suspected criminal activity.


Terry Manning is currently in Cleveland Heights’ jail awaiting his court appearance.


The investigation into the January 4 incidents is ongoing.

Cleveland Heights allocates $400,000 for Cumberland Pool repairs; no interruption expected this swim season

From WEWS-Channel 5 News


The future of the historic Cumberland Pool in Cleveland Heights is bright. The city recently passed a budget that allocates $400,000 for new boilers and to fix leaks at the nearly 100-year-old pool.


Opening in 1927, Cumberland Pool has seen generations enjoy it for both exercise and entertainment.


“We have a swim show every year, and it's very much a throwback to the 50s,” said Susan Ford, a resident of Cleveland Heights. “We have synchronized swimmers and divers. And my children were involved in it growing up."


The future of Cumberland Pool has been a hot topic for many in the community. City leaders said the pool needs significant repairs. In October 2023, the mayor announced feasibility studies looking into overhauling the pool and the potential of building an indoor pool at the city’s recreation center. In News 5’s original report, Mayor Kahlil Seren said he was committed to modernizing Cumberland Pool...

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Former Cleveland Heights Police Department Captain Robert D. Wilson has Passed Away

We are sad to report that former Cleveland Heights Police Department Captain Bob Wilson passed away on January 25, 2024.


A celebration of Bob's life will be held from 2:00–4:00 pm, Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Boulevard. Military Honors will be performed at 4 PM. 


CHPD Chief Chris Britton would like to invite current and past officers and all of those who knew Captain Wilson to attend the event.

After 29 Years, Stone Oven Bakery in Cleveland Heights to Change Hands


The new owners are also Cleveland Heights residents



From Cleveland Scene


When Tatyana Rehn and John Emerman opened the Stone Oven in 1995, quality bread bakeries were still a rarity, both in Cleveland and beyond. Shoppers in search of the kind of naturally leavened artisan-style breads that they might have enjoyed overseas had little joy over here – that is until Stone Oven opened in Cleveland Heights. (Zoss the Swiss Baker, also in Cleveland Heights, would open the following year.)


In 2005, after a decade in business, Rehn and Emerman relocated Stone Oven (2267 Lee Rd.) down the street to its current location, where it has thrived for another 19 years. Now, after 29 years in the café business, the founders are ready to pass the torch...

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2024 Cain Park Arts Fest Call for Artists Opens

LAST CALL for Artists

Deadline is February 16, 2024

Click Here to Apply

Cain Park Freeze Fest Seeking Food Truck Vendors

Cain Park is currently accepting Food Truck vendor applications for our inaugural Freeze Fest event on February 24 and 25. Please email Jonathan Wilhelm for more information. Visit our website for Freeze Fest details.

GET READY! Two Cain Park Headliners to be Announced Next Week

Get ready! Cain Park will announce two summer concerts on Tuesday, February 6.


Visit cainpark.com or head to FacebookInstagram, or Twitter to be the first to find out who’s coming to the park!

Cleveland Heights streamlines zoning along South Taylor corridor

From Cleveland.com


City Council has adopted a newer “form-based” approach to zoning, particularly in the South Taylor Road corridor.


That form mirrors the one in place for the $60 million Marquee at Cedar-Lee project site, where city officials created the “C2X-Commercial Multiple-Use” district 20 years ago to encourage development around the parking garage built a few years later.


The move from traditional "Euclidean" to form-based zoning replaces seven different districts with one...

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Film Production and Scoring Camps for Heights Middle Schoolers

Calling all budding filmmakers and music composers living in the Heights!


If you're a Heights resident attending public or private middle school, Building Heights would love to have you make movies or music at one of its programs this spring and summer!


Heights Middle School Shorts is a three-week mixed media film arts camp for students in sixth through eighth grade where production teams produce, film, and help edit short films. Scholarships are available. Applications are being accepted here through March 31.


HMSS Film Scores is a FREE four-week camp from the end of February through March, where participants compose original music that will be featured in the films produced in Heights Middle School Shorts. Limited space is available. Applications are being accepted here through February 16.


Interested? Apply! For more information about both programs, visit their website or contact them directly at buildingheights216@gmail.com.

Cleveland's jazz impresario Jim Wadsworth keeps the music alive, booking top acts in local clubs

From Cleveland.com


If you are a music lover who has attended a live jazz show in Northeast Ohio over the past 30 years, chances are better than good that you’ve been to a Jim Wadsworth Production. Indeed, you could argue that Wadsworth, with a big assist from his business partner Steve Frumkin, has almost singlehandedly kept the live jazz concert scene alive in these parts since JWP first started booking shows in the early 1990s.


Sure, Playhouse Square and the Tri-C JazzFest have done their parts, booking top-name jazz acts to theaters, college auditoriums and other big venues. But when it comes to bringing national touring acts and top local talent to clubs -- where jazz can be experienced as it was really meant to be experienced -- Wadsworth & Co. are king. Over the years, they have brought many of the top names in jazz to town to play intimate gigs at places ranging from Peabody’s DownUnder to Wilbert’s and Nighttown and many more...

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Cuyahoga County's Property Reappraisal Process for Cleveland Heights Began This Week

  • Appraisers will visit all Cleveland Heights neighborhoods
  • Only EXTERIORS of properties will be appraised
  • Appraisals occur every three years
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The City of Cleveland Heights received notice this week that Cuyahoga County's 2024 property reappraisal process began in our city on January 31, 2024.


Reappraising property in Cleveland Heights should take between two to four weeks. During this time, Fiscal Officer Appraisers will review every parcel of land in our city, so you may see them in your neighborhood looking at properties.


Every appraiser will have a Cuyahoga County-issued photo ID to help ensure residents can recognize them. They also will have signs identifying them in the front and back windows of their vehicles.


If you have any concerns about whether someone is an appraiser, ask to see their ID. They will be more than happy to show it to you.


For more information, visit the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer's webpage.

Heights Regional Active Transportation Plan seeking public input extended through Feb. 5

The Cities of Cleveland Heights, South Euclid, and University Heights were awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for the completion of an Active Transportation Plan.

 

Learn more and help shape the plan by taking this short survey and by adding your ideas to an interactive map with (current and proposed) bike and pedestrian facilities. 

Cleveland Heights Council to discuss resolution supporting cease-fire in Gaza

From Cleveland.com


After repeated requests from residents seeking a formal resolution in support of a cease-fire in Gaza, the City Council will revisit proposed legislation for further discussion early next month.


During public comment at the council’s Jan. 16 meeting, Charter Review Commission Secretary Graham Ball asked the elected body to bring forward the resolution for a cease-fire that was drafted by former City Council President Melody Joy Hart.

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Dugway Brook’s Parks presented by Kara O’Donnell

February 10

10:00 am to Noon

Heights Library, Lee Road Branch, 2345 Lee Road, Rooms A/B 

Brought to you by Cleveland Heights Parks and Recreation Department

and Friends of Heights Parks

The infrastructure of Cleveland Heights historic parks was built in the 1930s. Cain and Cumberland parks were primarily funded with one-time WPA funds, while Forest Hill Park was generously donated to Cleveland Heights and East Cleveland by John Rockefeller Jr. Long-time Cleveland Heights resident and Urban Planner Kara O-Donnell will discuss the fascinating history of each of these parks where the Dugway Brook is located. Free and open to the public.

Register Here

Doan Brook Watershed Partnership Seeking Watershed Program Manager

Established in 2001, the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership (DBWP) is a multi-stakeholder non-profit organization protecting and restoring Doan Brook and its watershed. DBWP is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Watershed Program Manager.


The primary responsibility of the Watershed Programs Manager is to plan and execute watershed events, workshops, and volunteer stewardship activities...

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Cuda & Russell Invite the Taylor Road, Boulevard & Canterbury Neighborhoods to Listening Session

6:30–7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 6

Deb Delisle Center, 14780 Superior Road

New City Council President Tony Cuda and Vice President Davida Russell are holding a listening session for the Taylor Road, Boulevard, and Canterbury neighborhoods on Tuesday, February 6, from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Deb Delisle Center, 14780 Superior Road, at the corner of Taylor & Superior.


Please take this opportunity to get to know Tony and Davida and let them know what is on your mind. Plans are in the works for similar events in the Noble and Forest Hill neighborhoods.

Home Repair Resource Center Offering

FREE Class on Common Household Repairs

7:00–9:00 pm

February 5

Home Repair Resource Center

2520 Noble Road


Join HRRC for a class to help you fix those most common household irritants: Leaky faucets, loose hinges, stuck window sashes, stuck doors, loose floorboards, and much more.


Professional Handyman Morry Barron will be on hand to answer your questions!

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Heights High Students to Perform Winter Concerts

7:00 pm

February 8 and 9

Cleveland Heights High Auditorium

The Cleveland Heights High School Instrumental Music Department will present its Mid-Winter Concerts on Thursday, February 8, and Friday, February 9. Concerts are at 7 p.m. in the Cleveland Heights High Auditorium and are free and open to the public.


Thursday’s concert will feature Symphonic Winds, the Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band under the direction of Nicholas Marzuola.


Friday’s concert will feature senior soloist Marquis Payton (pictured above) playing Vivaldi’s G Major Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. The evening’s programs will also include performances by the Heights High Symphony, Philharmonic Strings, Concert Orchestra, and Roxboro and Monticello Middle School Orchestra students under the direction Daniel Heim.

The next City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2024, at 7:30 pm, in the Council Chamber.


It will be preceded by a Committee of the Whole meeting at 6:00 pm in the Executive Conference Room. Both meetings may be viewed live on YouTube.

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