Weekly News Wrap Up – October 07, 2014

Hi Cleveland! For those who want additional information on some of the major stories featured in our Weekly News Wrap Up, you have come to the right place! Here’s a few of those stories that made the list this week:

Fire Promotions Ceremony


Mayor Frank Jackson

Cleveland Firefighters are considered more than just fire men and woman, they are our local hero’s! They put their lives on the line each and every day, to help protect our Community. Mayor Frank Jackson and the Department of Public Safety promoted 42  of those Cleveland fire men and woman, during their Fire Promotions Ceremony, held in the City Council Chambers.

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Firemen and woman are our local hero's

25 firefighters were promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and 17 lieutenants were promoted to the rank of captain. The room was full of family, friends, and supporters of these well-deserving Clevelanders! Chief Patrick J. Kelly had nothing but praise and encouragement, challenging them to lead by example. Congratulations to those who were promoted and we commend you on your great service!

Council of Agency Executives Annual Meeting


Mayor Jackson and Bill Kitson

Mayor Frank G. Jackson

Next up, we have The 2014 Council of Agency Executives Annual Meeting! Mayor Frank Jackson, many local officials, and United Way Supporters gathered for this event. The main objective was to celebrate, as well as discuss the Community’s new approach to solving our City’s most pressing and important issues. This year’s meeting highlighted United Way’s focus on extending income, health, and education within the Greater Cleveland area. The United Way of Greater Cleveland has that mission and goal, which we are seeing come to pass.

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President and CEO of the United Way, Bill Kitson was there and spoke on the importance of this movement, not only for our Community, but essentially for the youth of Cleveland. This meeting showcased how we are going to band together to prevent issues we may have faced in the past from coming back!

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration


Mayor Jackson and Lucy Torres

Lucy Torres and her proclamation

Hispanic Heritage month is still ongoing, and to kick-off this great event, a celebration was held at The Marriott Hotel. This event’s purpose was to recognize and honor the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans in Cleveland!

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The keynote speaker of the evening was Toinette Parrilla, who was the first Latina to serve as Director of Public Health for our Community. She received a few awards at the celebration! A proclamation and resolution was presented to Lucy Torres from both Mayor Jackson and Ward 14 Councilman, Brian Cummins, recognizing September 15th- October 15th, as Hispanic Heritage Month! We give our appreciation and thanks to the many Hispanic and Latino men and woman who have contributed so much to our City.

Spirit Airlines Announcement 


Mayor Jackson cutting cake

Big news from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport! Those traveling to and from Cleveland through the airport have another reason to get excited! A new Airline offering low fares and non-stop flights has now arrived! We were there to cover this big announcement, of course!

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Airport Director Ricky Smith

Service through Spirit Airlines officially starts in January of 2015, but you can start booking your flight now by visiting Spirit

You can see these stories and many more during our Weekly-News-Wrap-Up which airs Monday thru Friday at 7:00a.m, 12:00p.m., and 6:00p.m! Stay tuned to TV20, where you get the whole story!

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