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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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HAPPY 105th! Cleveland resident Winnie McKeel turned 105 years old Thursday, June 6. How does it feel to be 105? “It feels like being 105,” she quipped. Winifred Marie Haws McKeel was born June 6, 1914 on a farm near Terlton. Asked about her secret for a long life when she turned 100, Mrs. M…

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In just a few days, Cleveland will be busting at the seams with locals and visitors having an old-fashioned Saturday night.

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 After a successful first season of an after-school program,  Tiger Club will be offering a free month long summer camp to Cleveland School District students in third through eighth grades.

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 The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says a letter a law firm sent to Cleveland property owners with apparent threat of eminent domain is false.

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Cleveland’s Farmers Market will have a different set up this year. The market will be held at the corner of Pawnee and Broadway twice a week. New days and times were chosen based on a survey. Market days will be Tuesday evenings 4 p.m. til 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. Tuesday…

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The tradition of flinging graduation caps into the air helped the CHS Class of 2019 solidify the conclusion of their senior year at commencement ceremonies held Saturday.

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Cleveland school board members heard details of the establishment of a virtual academy explained at their monthly meeting held May 6.  Middle School Principal Sol Bayouth addressed the board with information about starting a new Cleveland Virtual Academy for all grade levels. Superintendent …

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There were several re-do’s at the May 9 meeting of the Cleveland City Council. The re-do’s were due to the council having only three members present at the outset of last month’s meeting and one of those abstained from voting in favor of the appointment to fill the vacant member-at-large pos…

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The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) is pleased to announce Dr. Alan Baker of Cleveland Public Schools as the 2019 OASA District 4 Assistant Superintendent/Central Office Administrator of the Year. Dr. Baker will be recognized at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma Schoo…

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Cleveland police say they were able to intercept a social media threat made against the middle school on Monday afternoon.

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 The City of Cleveland will begin a weekly tornado siren test this week. The siren will activate every Wednesday at noon unless there is inclement weather.

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Enrollment is now open for any 3rd – 8th graders attending Cleveland Public Schools to attend Tiger Club Summer Camp. Students must have completed 3rd grade.  The camp will be held at the Cleveland Intermediate School from June 3rd through July 3rd. There is no cost to attend. Transportation…

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The Cleveland Board of Education began its monthly meeting Monday evening still a member shy. But, by the meeting’s end, the local school board’s membership once again stood at five as Bryan Walker was named to fill a vacant seat.

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Two Cleveland area women were arrested at the Triangle Heritage Museum, just west of town, on Friday, March 22. They were both booked on charges of unlawful intrusion upon land and trespass prohibited.

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“We aren’t where we want to be.  We have improvements to make, and we will work hard to make them,” said Superintendent of Schools Aaron Espolt as he wrapped up a lengthy presentation of results from the 2018-19 “School Report Cards” during the March meeting of the Cleveland Board of Education.

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 He’s serving a life sentence for murder, but one of the men who executed former Pawnee County Sheriff Dwight Woodrell Jr. has been indicted for additional crimes officials say were committed from inside prison walls.

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Cleveland has a new municipal judge as a result of action taken by the Cleveland City Council during its regular monthly meeting held Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Municipal Building on North Broadway.

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 The state medical examiner has issued its ruling on cause and manner of death of a Cleveland man found along U.S. Highway 412 in December.