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New Cleveland Sign Was Installed Along the Cuyahoga River:New Spot for Tourists

New Cleveland Sign Was Installed Along the Cuyahoga River:New Spot for Tourists

Cleveland New Script Sign installedAnother Cleveland script sign has popped up. Visiting Cleveland? Good news for you! You have one more option of a sixth photo.

 

The newest sign is along the Cuyahoga River at the Foundry on Columbus Road. According to Destination Cleveland’s website, the Cleveland script signs were installed ‘’in picturesque locations’’.

 

It will give locals and visitors beautiful signature photos to share with friends and family on social media.

 

“With the continued popularity of the Cleveland script signs, Destination Cleveland and The Foundry collaborated to install a sixth sign this weekend,” Destination Cleveland said in a news release.

 

“Located along the Cuyahoga River at The Foundry, the sign provides both a tangible Cleveland brand experience to visitors and residents alike and another opportunity for iconic images of Cleveland to be shared throughout the world.”

 

The Foundry cooperated with Destination Cleveland to bring the sign to another spot in the city. The Cleveland skyline serves as the backdrop.

 

Each new sign costs about $40.000, according to Destination Cleveland. The tourism group said the Foundry is paying half of the cost.

 

Tourists are fond of taking pictures of script signs. The script signs have become popular spots for photos among visitors and locals.

 

Want to have a quick picture with the skyline in the background?

 

These locations are good for photo shooting. You can check them out and share the pictures with friends and family.

 

Here they are: Edgewater Park, North Coast Harbor, Tremont and Euclid Beach Park are beloved places to visit and creating some memories with the pictures.

 

There is also one at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Rowers and sailors can also join in the fun, too.

 

It’s time for you to visit Cleveland and join in the fun. Take pictures with 5 iconic Cleveland script signs and don’t forget to share with friends on social media.

 

Akron’s Residents Participate in Recreation Programming Through Survey

Akron’s Residents Participate in Recreation Programming Through Survey

Akron's recreational programming

The Akron ’s parks need the help from its residents. That’s why the city is asking residents to give input through an online survey on Akron’s parks to make improvements.

 

The city asks residents to share their knowledge about recreational amenities, as well as their interests and needs. That will help to develop a strategic plan to improve the community, as well as recreational programming.

 

The survey takes only 5-7 minutes to fill in. And most importantly, it’s anonymous.

 

Mayor Dan Horrigan says that public spaces and recreation are sorts of stimulation for neighborhood development.

 

Horrigan is proud of the recreation service that the city provides.

 

Yet, his goal is to evaluate or change the way they provide services and modernize it.

 

The shortest way to is to ask the citizens what they need from the city government. Asking citizens for their opinion is a way to enhance public engagement.

 

Survey reveals the things that need to be added or improved. Moreover, it finds out how much citizens value existing offerings.

 

The question is how to attract new park users. To do that one should know what people enjoy so that the city can better serve them.

 

Recreation Bureau Manager encouraged Akron residents to use their services and to speak up their mind.

 

There are so-called ‘’friend’s groups’’ near each Akron park. They help to keep the parks clean and inviting.

 

There is a partnership between the city and Friends of the Metro Parks. Is there a better way of succeeding than to gather people for the same goal?

 

For better results, the city came up with a study that includes 161 Akron parks. It covers 3804 acres.

 

There is no age discrimination for Akron’s residents.  11 Akron community centers, as well as Balch Street fitness center is for the use of the resident of any age group.

 

Drive Up: The New Pick-Up Option Target is Brining to Ohio

Drive Up: The New Pick-Up Option Target is Brining to Ohio

Target has some great news for Ohioans! This week, the company announced that they will be expanding their “Drive Up” service in 5 states, one of which is Ohio.

 

The “Drive Up” service gives customers the option to place an order online or on the Target app and then pick it up outside one of the stores. Customers in Cleveland, Columbus, and many other cities can now get whatever they need while remaining in their vehicle.

 

TargetIt’s very quick and easy! You place your order on the Target app, choose the location that you want, then once you get there all you do is wait in your car by the store. The app will notify you when your order will be ready for pickup so you don’t have to wait.

 

Once you are ready to head to the store, you choose the “I’m on the Way” button to inform the employees that you will be there soon. When you arrive at your designated store, you park in one of the “Drive Up” parking spots and wait for the employee to come out.

 

In a matter of a few minutes, the employee will bring out your order and load it in your vehicle and you’re ready to get on with your day! Quick and easy right?

 

Not every single item in stores will have the “Drive Up” service option. However, the majority will. Worst case scenario, you can also choose the store pick-up option which is just as fast.

 

You will also have to pay for any item when you purchase it with the “Drive Up” option. You cannot pay in store or the employee, it should be done on the app. Otherwise, it will not let your order go through.

 

The first city to get this new service in Ohio is Columbus and the next will be Cleveland. The other cities have not been determined or announced by Target.

 

An Attempted Terror Attack Has Been Prevented in Downtown Cleveland

An Attempted Terror Attack Has Been Prevented in Downtown Cleveland

A man from Maple Heights plotted to set off a bomb at the 4th of July fireworks celebration in downtown Cleveland to “strike at the values at the very core of our nation,” according to the officials.

 

Demetrius N. Pitts, 48, expressed a desire to join al Qaeda and kill U.S. citizens — including military personnel and their families. He told the undercover agent of his plot to conduct a July 4 attack on Voinovich Park, where the fireworks are set off each year, authorities said Monday during a news conference announcing Pitts’ arrest.

 

“Just last week, this defendant was walking around downtown Cleveland conducting reconnaissance on what he believed was a large-scale attack,” U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin Herdman said. “He looked for a place to park a van full of explosives.”

 

Cleveland terror attackThe FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Pitts on Sunday afternoon. He will appear later Monday in federal court, Herdman said. Pitts faces a maximum of 20 years in federal prison if he is convicted, Herdman said.

 

Pitts is a U.S. citizen and Philadelphia native, but he became radicalized and is also known by the names Abdur Raheem Rafeeq and Salah ad-Deem Osama Waleed.

 

Pitts met the undercover agent June 22 in Walton Hills. During the meeting he told the undercover agent of his desire to conduct a terrorist attack during the Fourth of July celebration in downtown Cleveland, authorities said. “What would hit them at their core?” Those were his words told to the undercover agent, according to the affidavit. “Blow up in the, have a bomb blow up the Fourth of July parade.”

 

Stephen Anthony, FBI Special Agent in Charge,  declined to say during the news conference if Pitts had access to, or can make, an explosive. But Pitts had the “desire and intent” to conduct the attack, Anthony said.

 

The attack was planned to be at Voinovich Park. He was also pleased the location is near the U.S. Coast Guard station and the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building, the affidavit says.

 

Pitts told the undercover agent he planned to travel to downtown Cleveland to conduct reconnaissance on the area. The undercover agent texted Pitts on June 22 and indicated al Qaeda “brothers” would provide him a bus pass and a cellphone. A confidential source then met Pitts on July 25 in Maple Heights and gave him the items, authorities said.

 

Pitts texted the undercover agent the following day to say he’d completed his reconnaissance, and that he wanted to “destroy the government,” the affidavit says. He subsequently met with the confidential source to the return the cell phone, so its content could be given to al Qaeda “brothers,” the affidavit says.

 

Pitts met the undercover agent for a final time on Sunday. He explained his plan to travel back to his hometown of Philadelphia, so he could conduct reconnaissance for a future attack there, the affidavit says. The undercover agent reminded Pitts that people would die in a potential terrorist attack, but Pitts responded by saying he did not care and had no regrets, the affidavit says.

 

Pitts has an extensive criminal history, including prior convictions for felonious assault, domestic violence and carrying concealed weapons, Anthony said.

 

There is no approved information about the Pitt’s home investigation.

 

Police Chief Calvin Williams said the Cleveland police department will have additional police officers on duty, as is standard for all holiday celebrations or large events. Officers on duty will have a heightened sense of vigilance, Williams said, but he also asked residents to report any suspicious activity.

 

Pay extra attention to people around you and be safe. Happy 4th of July!

 

Kent State University Earned a Talented Architectural Student

Kent State University Earned a Talented Architectural Student

A student at Kent State University in Ohio is incredibly talented with the models of stadiums that he creates.

 

David Resnik is a 36-year-old architect student who creates models of stadiums as a hobby.

 

Resnik used to work in sales and was not happy with his job. 3 years ago, his brother suggested he start building model stadiums as a hobby, which changed everything.

 

In his teen years, he used to build stadium models just because of the love he had for it. In 1995, he was featured in a “Plain Dealer” story with Jacobs Field.

 

One of Resnik’s friends who also happened to know Bill Willoughby, dean of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University, contacted Willoughby to tell him about Resnik’s work.

 

Willoughby was impressed and liked all the designs Resnik had created. He tried to guess what type of programs Resnik had used to create the models, however, Resnik had no clue of what the program names were.

 

Willoughby came to the realization that Resnik creates his models all by hand, which is why he is so talented. His models are extremely detailed and look very realistic.

 

He includes everything in his designs. Buildings, greenery, sidewalks, etc. Even inside the stadiums or the buildings, he includes the small designs.

 

He sometimes uses Google Maps to get images of the buildings and will work with PhotoShop as well. He cuts every single piece a few times until he gets the size he wants, then uses a double-sided tape to put everything together.

 

He even includes lights in his designs! The lights are battery-operated and he uses a small switch to turn them on when he wants to.

 

For one of the fields he had created, he spent about 300 to 400 hours working on it.

 

Some of his field designs were donated to charity. His latest design on NC Park in Pittsburgh will also be donated to charity.

 

As a kid, this hobby started with building other things like airplane models with Legos or Construx. This has been his hobby since the age of 5. He’s a natural!

 

Another interest that sparked his hobby was his love of baseball. Jacobs Field led him to build things even more detailed than ever.

 

It all started with “some scissors and some cardboard and some glue,” he says. And just like that, a legendary architect was made.

 

 

Where You’ll be Slowed by ODOT’s Big Road Projects in Cleveland: Beware of Closures

Where You’ll be Slowed by ODOT’s Big Road Projects in Cleveland: Beware of Closures

cleveland road closuresIf you haven’t encountered orange barrels yet this spring, there’s a good bet that you’ll do so soon on northern Ohio’s roadways.

 

So, to help you avoid the necessary aggravation for what eventually will be smoother drives ahead, we’ve compiled the list of big projects in the works or already underway in the Greater Cleveland-Akron area.

 

Included below, you’ll find Ohio Department of Transportation projects for Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties.

 

The road projects are grouped together by county. So, for example, if it’s Lake County where you do most of your driving, scroll below the listings for Cuyahoga and Geauga counties to find the projects on tap for Lake County.

 

Some of the work listed below is already close to wrapping up. Other projects won’t get started for a few months. The dates are included.

 

Plan ahead to minimize your delays. And if the roadwork is too aggravating, don’t despair: winter is just a few months away. The road crews won’t be doing much work then.

 

 Road Projects in Cleveland

St. Casmir Way

Location: St. Casmir Way, Cleveland Estimated Start Date: April 2018
Bid Amount: $415,978 Estimated Completion Date: August 2018
Description: Replace the St. Casmir Way (park road connector from MLK Jr. Drive to Ansel Road) bridge over Doan Brook, in the city of Cleveland. Impact: Street will be closed for almost 150 days. Motorist will be detoured via Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., St. Clair Ave. and Ansel Rd. Short-term lane closures on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive may take place for deliveries.

 

55th Street

Location: East 55th Street, Cleveland Start Date: June 2017
Bid Amount: $5,496,732 Estimated End Date: October 2018
Description: Resurface East 55th St. between Broadway Ave. and Superior Ave. in the city of Cleveland. Impact: Traffic will be maintained with one lane in each direction.

 

 

Huron and Prospect roads

Location: Huron Road, Prospect Avenue, West 6th Street, West 3rd Street and West 2nd Street, Cleveland Estimated Start Date: March 2018
Bid Amount: $13,990,873 Estimated Completion Date: November 2020
Description: Repairs to Huron Road, Prospect Ave., West 6th Street, West 3rd Street and West 2nd Street bridges over GCRTA station in the city of Cleveland. Impact: Traffic will be maintained in 2018. Street restrictions and temporary lane closures will take place in 2019 and 2020.

 

 

I-480

Location: I-480, Cleveland, Maple Heights and Warrensville Heights Start Date: March 2018
Bid Amount: $6,950,298 Estimated End Date: October 2018
Description: Reconfigure the I-480 eastbound lanes near Warrensville Center Rd. to provide three lanes of traffic to continue on I-480 past the I-271 split in the cities of Warrensville Hts., Maple Hts. And Cleveland. Impact Traffic will be maintained utilizing lane shifts. Off-peak lane and ramp closures. Detours will be posted.

 

 

Ohio 10 (Lorain Road)

Location: State Route 10 (Lorain Road), Fairview Park and Cleveland. Estimated Start Date: June 2018
Bid Amount: $1,020,000 Estimated End Date: October 2018
Description: Upgrade fencing on SR 10 bridge over the Rocky River in the cities of Fairview Park and Cleveland. Impact: Traffic will be maintained. Pedestrians detours will be posted.

 

 

Interstate 77

Location: Interstate 77, Cuyahoga Heights Estimated Start Date: March 2018
Bid Amount: $7,848,580 Estimated End Date: June 2019
Description: Replace the I-77 southbound exit ramp bridge to SR 21 southbound in the city of Cuyahoga Hts. Impact: Intermittent closures of the I-77 southbound exit ramp to SR 21 southbound. Detour will be posted.

 

 

Martin Luther King Drive

Location: Martin Luther King Drive, Cleveland Start Date: February 2018
Bid Amount: $1,166,838 Estimated End Date: October 2018
Description: Replace a concrete arch on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. over Doan Brook south of Jeptha Dr. in the city of Cleveland. Impact: Traffic will be maintained utilizing traffic shifts.

 

 

These are only the part of the projects that are scheduled in the nearest years. Please, stay connected to our website to get more information. You can check the online traffic here.

WiFi Devices and Sensors for Gunshot Detection and Police Alert

WiFi Devices and Sensors for Gunshot Detection and Police Alert

Kerry McCormack, city Councilman urged the city on Wednesday to employ other smart technology as it prepares to replace its streetlights with modern LED lighting.

 

At a meeting of council’s Utilities Committee, McCormack suggested that the city provide WiFi that would open unserved areas to Internet access and install sensors that could detect gunshots and alert police.

 

cleveland police camerasMcCormack, whose Ward 3 includes downtown, Ohio City, and Tremont, made the remarks as the committee considered and eventually approved Mayor Frank Jackson’s plans for upgrading street lights.

 

Jackson wants to replace all 61,000 of Cleveland’s streetlights with LED lighting and mount hundreds of security cameras on the polls to improve safety around recreation centers and on streets.

 

The effort, dubbed the Safe Smart CLE Initiative, will enable police to brighten lights in trouble spots and monitor camera-covered areas in real time. The new lights will also alert the city when they malfunction.

 

Lights will be equipped with controls that will allow the city increase or decrease the brightness remotely so officers in district police stations and at headquarters can make better identifications of people in trouble spots.

 

“To me, it’s a great plan,” McCormack said. The LED lights are more efficient than the incandescent lights used now, are better for the environment and will save the city money because they use less electricity and last longer.

 

“The city needs to pay attention to other technologies as well”, said McCormack.

 

City Council already has approved borrowing money for the lighting project. The ordinance approved by the Utilities Committee would allow the work to proceed. City Council could give the allowance final approval before beginning its summer recess in early June.

 

Once council acts, Utilities Director Robert Davis said, upgrading the lights will take about 18 months. The city also plans to remove old, unused light poles.

 

The estimated cost of the installation is $25 million.

Tesla Halts Production of Model 3 for the Second Time in Recent Weeks

Tesla Halts Production of Model 3 for the Second Time in Recent Weeks

cleveland teslaTesla eased off the accelerator in manufacturing its new mass-market electric car as the company faces questions over its ability to make new vehicles in large quantities.

 

The production of the Model 3 has been temporarily suspended, as it remains challenged by problems on the assembly line in Fremont, California.

 

Tesla customers who’ve waited to take delivery of a car they put on a deposit on sight unseen more than two years ago will have to wait a little longer.

 

It’s at least the second time in recent weeks that production has been halted. This time, Tesla said it made the move “to improve automation and systematically address bottlenecks to boost production rates.”

 

The latest hiccup comes after Tesla surprised investors with a rapid improvement in production pace at the end of March when its output hit 2,000 vehicles per week.

 

Some industry experts have suggested that CEO Elon Musk’s ambition to adopt advanced automation on the assembly line was misplaced.

 

“Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated,” Musk said last week on Twitter.

 

The company declined to say how long production would be stalled but said it’s “not unusual” and “our Model 3 production plan includes periods of planned downtime.”

 

“These periods are used to improve automation and systematically address bottlenecks in order to increase production rates,” the company said in a statement that mirrored the one issued in February. “This is not unusual and is, in fact, common in production ramps like this.”

 

Production on the car, first unveiled in March 2016, has been delayed several times. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has blamed some of the issues on the heavy reliance on robots on the production line.

 

Tesla hopes to produce 5,000 Model 3s a week by the end of June. The car, which can go 220 miles on a single charge, has a base price of $35,000, though the addition of even basic options can easily put the cost way north of that.

RTA Route Changes Taking Place in Cleveland with a Little Warning

RTA Route Changes Taking Place in Cleveland with a Little Warning

Cleveland RTACLEVELAND, Ohio — Starting Sunday, some RTA bus riders will be taking a different route to get to downtown Cleveland.

 

RTA announced changes to some bus routes, but some Cleveland city council members are not pleased about the permanent detours.

 

The signs are already posted, informing RTA passengers that starting Sunday, March 11, the No. 14 and No. 15 buses will be traveling a different route through downtown.

 

“RTA made an announcement today with no warning. This was supposed to go into effect on Sunday, five days from now. There’s been no warning, no opportunity for public comment, no opportunity for RTA to hear from the riders,” said Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland.

 

Councilwoman Cleveland, who heads the council’s transportation committee, said she believes the changes will adversely affect many people on Cleveland’s southeast side.

 

Currently, those bus routes take riders from Kinsman and Harvard avenues to downtown on Prospect Avenue but starting Sunday, the buses will avoid Prospect altogether.

 

“You’re re-routing from Chester to Superior, taking people far away from their destinations,” Cleveland said.

 

An RTA spokeswoman told the changes are designed to relieve congestion downtown.

 

In a statement, she said, “RTA is trying to address concerns expressed by our customers due to slow traffic flows on Prospect. The problem is worse on game days. A customer could be waiting as far down the road Tri-C east and not know their bus in stuck in traffic on Prospect. RTA is always trying to improve reliability and on-time performance of our service.”

 

“Of course, game day, we have a lot of activities, we’re a busy city now. That will happen, but you’ve got to find a way to balance that with the needs of people to get to where they need to go to,” Cleveland said.

 

Councilwoman Cleveland said some of her constituents currently have a tough time getting downtown and she believes this will make it tougher.

 

“I represent a lot of people who have low income, who are in public housing and fixed incomes. It’s an inconvenience for them to get to work, to get to the doctor’s appointments, to their children’s school or wherever they have to go,” said the councilwoman.

 

Cleveland City Council meets Wednesday morning and the new RTA routes will be one of the topics of discussion. Councilwoman Cleveland does say the city has a good working relationship with RTA and she hopes to begin resolving some of her issues on Wednesday.

 

Amazon HQ2 Project Does Not Include Cleveland

Amazon HQ2 Project Does Not Include Cleveland

Cleveland is not in the running to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters or HQ2. A map of 20 other possible locations has been posted on Amazon.com. Cleveland is not on the list; Columbus and Pittsburgh are two of the nearest cities that are.

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Last year, Cleveland officials submitted their bid to Amazon, with a proposal they said portrayed the “numerous elements and assets of Cleveland that make us unique and demonstrates our community’s capacity to successfully attract Amazon’s HQ2.”

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish released the following statement via Twitter Thursday:

 

“County Executive @ArmondBudish issued the following statement: We made a strong proposal for . We are disappointed but as always proud of the great collaborative work our community did to put together the bid. We are ready for the next big opportunity.”

 

The full list of finalists leans toward locations in the Midwest and South and on the East Coast, and away from the tech-saturated hubs of the West Coast. It includes:

Atlanta

Austin, Texas

Boston

Chicago

Columbus, Ohio

Dallas

Denver

Indianapolis

Los Angeles

Miami

Montgomery County, Maryland

Nashville

Newark

New York

Northern Virginia

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Raleigh, North Carolina

Toronto

Washington, D.C.

More than 100 municipalities in North America were expected to submit bids. HQ2 is expected to bring 50,000 new jobs and at least $5 billion in construction.

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