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OUR CITY: CU meets needs with a ‘spirit of service’
Last April, Cleveland Utilities was one of only 94 of the nation's more than 2,000 public electric power utilities to be recognized by the American Public Power Association. CU was commended for pr...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not Griswold wannabes, but our family recently loved a vacation on the road
We recently took a family vacation. This family vacation included a nine-hour car ride. This car ride included three children— ages 8, 5 and 2 — a pregnant wife and a husband/father who, like his f...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everyone has a distinct place in man’s history
Have you ever thought about your place in history? We all have one, you know. Our place in history, however long or brief, begins the moment we are born and ends the moment we die. The people who a...
Jul 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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INKSPOTS: Best lessons learned, learned from the best
“If you done it, it ain't bragging.” — Walt Whitman American Journalist (1819-1892) ——— Looking up to find Lifestyles Editor William Wright and Assistant Sports Editor Joe Cannon standing in the do...
Jul 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joy Writing: Buttons tell history, bring back memories
Recently, I had the opportunity to see a collector’s inventory of rare, unique and historic buttons. I never knew anyone collected these functional clothing accessories, and other types of buttons,...
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From the pages of The Banner: This Week in History
The following items were compiled by Banner staff from old issues of the Cleveland Daily Banner and its forerunners, the Cleveland Banner, the Journal, and the Journal and Banner.
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Keeping it Green: ‘Reasons That I Run’ similar to our use of the Greenway
Recently on my Facebook page I got a little carried away with posting “Reasons That I Run.” It started as a whim and I just kept coming up with more reasons why I have adopted running as a fitness ...
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Spirit of 1776 big in ‘The City With Spirit’
Our city's namesake was a hero of the American Revolution. So it is fitting that "Benjamin Cleveland Way" became the name of the short street that loops through First Street Square just in time for...
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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GRAVES’ YARD: Telling the stories of others a personal honor
February 2015 will mark 34 years since my first headline story was printed as a journalist. To tell the truth, it was the headline story not because of my literary prowess, but because timing put a...
Jul 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preparing for an exciting Fourth of July!
The Fourth of July is on Friday this year. Very few, if any, dates of the calendar are more American than this single date each year. The celebrations, the festivities, the time of remembering the ...
Jul 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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A lesson that money is not everything
It has been said that money is not everything, but it sure beats what’s in second place! There is little doubt that in today’s society money is a very useful tool. Some people pray for it, others g...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Learning the life and lingo of the World Cup
“If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn't have given us arms.” — Mike Ditka Former NFL player, coach and TV commentator (b. Oct. 18, 1939) ——— Four years ago if you’d asked me to watch a s...
Jun 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pondering the intricacies of caffeine and men
“Hello, what can I get for you today?” greets the disembodied voice from the Starbucks drive-thru box. My brain chases itself around and around in the usual panic dance. What do I want? What do the...
Jun 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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