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Friday, January 17, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the February 11 City of Cleveland and Jennings School District, Municipal and School Elections, Pawnee County Election Board Secretary Tonda Miner said today.

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On Friday, Dec. 20, a volunteer with the Cleveland Area Food Pantry was driving by the facility, located on Hwy. 99 just west of Cleveland and noticed the pantry’s van was not there, according to Oklahoma  Highway Patrolman Mark Sparks. Since the food pantry is not operational on Saturdays i…

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Cleveland Police officers responded to a possible shoplifting call at the Cleveland Walmart store a week before Christmas and ended up — after a foot chase  —  arresting a pair with a Santa-like load of big ticket items apparently taken from stores by way of a receipt scam.

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 It was a full house at a school board special meeting on Monday night, all there to witness the acceptance of Aaron Espolt’s resignation as superintendent of the district.

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The recipient of The Cleveland American’s Marsha L. Redington Clerk of the Season Award for Christmas 2019 is Kerry Crown, who has worked as the office manager for Chapman- Black Funeral Home for nine years. Her job at the funeral home requires her to encounter people, almost daily, as they …

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 The superintendent of Cleveland Schools has resigned ahead of a board meeting scheduled to discuss his possible termination.

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 Cleveland resident Jace Evans, 18, has an extraordinary hobby that provides him an outlet from his college studies — he collects military memorabilia and reconnects items with the stories behind them. Evans has been collecting militaria since he was 13 years old.  

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 Shiloh’s Restaurant staged its official ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, but the doors have been open since Oct. 4. Area Director Kirk Walker and General Manager Alicia Evans are happy to be able to serve Cleveland and the surrounding areas. Shiloh’s of Cleveland employs 40 people, most …

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The Cleveland Fire Department would like to thank Roger Findahl Jr. for 25 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Cleveland and the surrounding areas. Findahl, shown far left with Cleveland Fire Chief Ryan Murray and above, center, at a retirement celebration that took place Monday, O…

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 A family lost its home to fire late afternoon Monday. According to Cleveland Fire Chief Ryan Murray, local firefighters responded after dispatch received a call at approximately 4.30 p.m. to the home of Mark and Brandi McCormack. The home is located on the southwest corner lot at the inters…

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The Cleveland City Council’s October meeting was brief and shy two members. Held Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Cleveland Municipal Building,  Vice-Mayor Brian Torres called the meeting to order with councilors Lee Merrifield and David Carter present. Absent were Mayor Scott Rusher and M…

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Saturday, Sept. 21, a large skunk was trapped behind the Dollar General at the corner of Osage and Jordan Streets by Mitchell Wildlife Control. The male skunk weighed 25 lbs and they pulled 20 ml out of him.  Jeremiah Mitchell of Mitchell Wildlife Control is a licensed nuisance wildlife cont…

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With an agreement in place between the board of directors of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and the City Council, the Chamber has ceased to operate and the City will be establishing  Cleveland Industrial Economic Development Authority (CIEDA), which will be funded by the City and work tow…

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Members of the Cleveland City Council and the “swimming pool committee” took part in a ground breaking ceremony at the site of the new swimming complex last Thursday.                      

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 CLEVELAND POLICE NEED YOUR HELP: Investigators were able to release new information about the possible youth football league embezzlement case after The American’s story went to press last week.

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Members of the Cleveland City Council met in a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 22 to discuss the future of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. The meeting took place in the lobby of the Cleveland City Hall.

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Cleveland Police are searching for a man responsible for a number of car break-ins early Wednesday (Aug. 14) morning. Officers are calling it a crime of opportunity. While the neighborhood slept, one man took advantage.

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They started with 30 applicants and narrowed that down to 15, then to 7. As of Tuesday, the City Council has conducted two interviews with each of its 7 finalists for the city manager’s job.

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Members of the Cleveland City Council met in a regularly scheduled meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8 in the Council Chambers of the Cleveland Municipal Building with Mayor Scott Rusher presiding.

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 A road rage incident near the Hwy. 64 and Hwy. 48 junction apparently led to a man being shot outside his home in the D&H housing addition just outside of Cleveland late Friday afternoon.

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Voters in Hallett and Terlton are being asked to vote to renew a franchise with Oklahona Gas and Electric Company. The “yes” or “no” election is slated for Tuesday, August 13.

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Law enforcement in Pawnee County say they’ve taken a drug dealer off the streets. The Pawnee County Sheriff said they got a tip the suspect - who has served time for drug convictions - was selling drugs again.

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 It was a busy week for Indian Electric Cooperative — in addition to preparing for its annual meeting, crews were clearing land adjacent to its Cleveland headquarters.

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 Garell Murray, right, was honored for his 35 years of service to Baptist Village of Cleveland on Tuesday. He has been in charge of maintenance since before the first residents moved in April of 1984. Baptist Village Director Gary Ligon presented Murray with a pin commemorating his 35 years …

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Recent US Marine Corps graduate Lance Corporal Jed Stockton is shown receiving the Chesty Puller Award, recognizing the best physical fitness in the platoon and platoon leadership. (Puller, the award’s namesake, is the most decorated Marine of all time). Jed graduated basic training in San D…

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Brooke Bergman. a second year medical student at Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed her Summer Rural Externship with Dr. Perry Evans Jr. D.O. at Evans Clinic in Cleveland. The purpose of the summer rural externship is to  inspire current medial students to …

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Cleveland Superintendent of Schools Dr. Aaron Espolt is headed to Chicago where he will be attending a national superintendent’s meeting. While there he will give a presentation about the new online school Cleveland is implementing. In addition, he will be one of only three Oklahoma superint…

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It was all smiles at Cleveland City Hall last Wednesday as friends and co-workers surrounded City Clerk Annetta Franks to wish her well during a retirement reception. Pictured are (front) Vicki Childress, Ashley Schulze, Sasha Denny, new City Clerk Michelle Lehnus, Mayor Scott Rusher, Mrs. F…

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The Cleveland Chamber of Commerce has another community fun day planned to help celebrate America’s freedom. Friday, July 5th, will be Freedom Celebration at Arlington Park. The activities include contests, music, kiddie parade, and fireworks.

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CLEVELAND SONIC is excited to have three employees who each received $1,000 scholastic scholarships from Sonic Corp. The three recipients are Joseph Potts, Ben Potts and Skyla Surrell. 

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June 25 marked 34 years since tragedy struck the small Terlton area community. An explosion at 9:40 a.m. at the Aerlex Corporation fireworks plant literally shook the area. Bill Hickson recalls, “I felt the earth shake like and an earthquake. I looked out the window towards the fireworks pla…

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Cleveland American editor and publisher Rusty Ferguson was presented the Beachy Musselman Award during a noon luncheon Saturday at the annual convention of the Oklahoma Press Association (OPA).

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