Workshop to be held on “Navigating the Hiring Process “of City Hall

On Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm the City of Cleveland will be holding an informational workshop on “How to Navigate the City of Cleveland’s Hiring Process.” The workshop is designed to help the public learn how to navigate the City’s hiring process and gain insight into the steps involved in becoming employed with the City of Cleveland.

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Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony and Parade

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and other city officials will participate in this year’s Veterans Day recognition ceremony and parade to honor and remember all those who have served in our armed forces. In addition to these events, the facade of Cleveland City Hall will be lit up with green lights to show recognition and support for Cleveland-area veterans.

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City Hall will be lit green in accordance with the Greenlight A Vet initiative. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the United Services Organization (USO).” The Greenlight A Vet initiative is a national campaign to establish visible, national support for veterans by changing building lights to the color green. For more information on Greenlight A Vet, please visit http://www.greenlightavet.com/

On Friday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m., a special Veterans Day recognition ceremony will be held inside the rotunda of Cleveland City Hall. Speakers at the ceremony are: Mayor Frank G. Jackson; Glenn F. Welling, Vice President of Operations for the United Services Organization (USO); David T. Matia, Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County; Ronald A. Schwachenwald, Col. U. S. Army (Ret.), President, Joint Veterans Council of Cuyahoga County; and Master of Ceremonies, Larry “Mr. Cleveland” Morrow.

Following the ceremony will be the third annual Cleveland Veterans Day Parade beginning at 12:45 p.m. in front of City Hall at 601 Lakeside Avenue. The parade will proceed east on Lakeside Avenue to East 9th Street, south towards Superior Avenue, west towards Roadway Drive, north toward Rockwell, west to Ontario, north to Lakeside Avenue traveling east and ending at City Hall. Find a copy of the route map here.

The Co-Grand Marshall’s for this year’s parade are Leon Bibb, News Anchor for WEWS and Berni O’Malley, “Miss USO.”

To enter City Hall, you must bring a valid photo ID.

City of Cleveland is “All In” as we “Rally Together” to Host World Series and Cavaliers Home Opener

The World Series has returned to the City of Cleveland as the Cleveland Indians begin a best-of-seven series with the Chicago Cubs. The City of Cleveland and our Downtown area partners are excited to welcome visitors and baseball fans from all over the world for Games 1 and 2.

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The first game of the 2016 World Series begins on Tuesday, October 25th at 8:08 p.m. at Progressive Field with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. That same night the Cleveland Cavaliers will open their 2016-2017 season against the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m. in Quicken Loans arena. There will be a free, public event in the parking lot outside Quicken Loans Arena between Huron Road and Prospect Avenue beginning 2:00 p.m.

Anticipated crowds at these events combined with the evening work commute will cause traffic delays. In order to improve traffic flow, the Division of Police will be implementing “NO PARKING” designations in the following areas on both sides of the listed street for Game 1 and Game 2 of the World Series:

  • Prospect Avenue from Ontario Street to East14th Street.
  • Huron Road from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue.
  • Bolivar Road from East 9th Street to East 14th
  • Carnegie Avenue from East 9th Street to East 14th
  • East 9th Street from Superior Avenue to Carnegie Avenue.
  • East 4th Street from Huron Road to Prospect Avenue.

This parking ban will be in effect both Tuesday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  Additionally, no parking will be permitted on the north side of West Huron Street will from Ontario Street to Superior Avenue from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 am both Tuesday and Wednesday.  This area will be used as a vehicle drop-off and pick-up location. Once these vehicles drop-off they will need to exit the area and find another location to park.

The City of Cleveland and Division of Police offer the following offer the following tips to improve your visit and downtown experience:

Gateway East Garage closed to daily and monthly parking. Gateway East Garage will be operating in a “Day Game” situation on Tuesday, October 25th.  No cash parking or monthly parking passes will be permitted. Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavilers game-day pass parking will be permitted. This is for Tuesday, October 25th only.

Be cautious of counterfeit tickets. The risk of purchasing counterfeit tickets from scalpers of the street is high during the World Series. Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source are taking a chance. ne at the buyer’s risk. Police officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to be aware. Purchasing via other means creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket. The Indians are not responsible for tickets purchased through secondary sources.

Arrive early, stay late. In order to ensure that you arrive at your destination without missing a second of the action, plan your commute beforehand and allow yourself extra travel time. There are plenty of great places to eat and enjoy the City of Cleveland nightlife after the game. For a list of options please visit http://www.downtowncleveland.com/play.

If you see something suspicious, say something. Report any suspicious activity to safety officials.

Ride RTA. Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is expanding service for all World Series games and watch parties. Staff is also gearing up to serve Cavaliers fans on Tuesday, October 25th, by adding extra trains and extending rush-hour service. RTA employees will be on hand to direct customers and sell a $5 round-trip, commemorative World Series pass at the busiest stations. Service on all rail lines will operate up to 60 minutes after the game or watch parties end, even if the game goes into extra innings. The Walkway opens at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25th to accommodate both Cavs and Indians fans. Many Rapid stations offer free parking. Please follow the signs and park legally. Visit http://www.riderta.com/ to plan your trip.

The Bureau of Traffic will supplement their customary allotment of traffic enforcement officers with additional police officers and traffic controllers to facilitate traffic in and out of downtown and to assist with pedestrian traffic. Numerous officers will be detailed to the area during the event for added security and crowd control.

The Ohio Department of Transportation would like to encourage everyone to download the OHGO app from the Ohio Department of Transportation to see real-time traffic speeds, hundreds of live traffic cameras, and travel delay times. Users can also set up custom traffic alerts.

City of Cleveland Launches New Online Job Application System

Today, the City of Cleveland announced that it has launched a new online employment software system to improve the application process for City of Cleveland job seekers.

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Applicants are now able to quickly apply online to numerous positions listed at http://www.clevelandohio.gov/careers. Potential candidates may apply for current vacancies, register to take a Civil Service exam or sign up to receive notifications when new openings become available. Job seekers can apply from their home computer, tablet, or mobile smart device.

As a result of the upgrade, the City of Cleveland will no longer be accepting paper applications for any position across all city Departments. Computer terminals are available in the city’s Civil Service Department located at City Hall, 1201 Lakeside Avenue as well as at local libraries and city recreation centers. Job applicants should direct any questions to the city’s Human Resources Department via email (HR@city.cleveland.oh.us) or phone (216) 664-2493.

Visit http://www.clevelandohio.gov/careers to apply today!

Base Cleveland Veteran News – October 14, 2016

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Special Events

Attention Veterans:  Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission Winter Clothing Program

Don’t get caught in the cold this winter.  The Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commissioner Winter Clothing Program is here.

USS Cod Submarine Memorial dives into Halloween

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Amazing, strange and spooky tales are promised for a special Halloween program aboard the USS Cod Submarine Memorial on Friday and Saturday. For tours and tale-telling, the interior of the vintage World War II submarine, docked off East Ninth Street at the North Coast Harbor, will be bathed with the red lights normally used when surfaced at night. The sub’s deck gun will also be periodically fired, ostensibly to ward off the mythical Lake Erie Monster.

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AUSA Second Annual Leadership Dinner: the Association of the United State Army Newton D. Baker Cleveland Chapter with the Joint Veterans Council of Cuyahoga County invite you to the Second Annual Leadership Dinner Saturday evening, Oct 22, 2016 at John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Blvd., University Heights, Ohio 44118

Guest Speaker Major General (ret) Robert P. Stall, Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic International Operations.  Topic:  Leading as a citizen soldier.

Reservation Deadline Oct 17, 2016 or until sold out. Reservations can be made on line at http://jvcocc2016se.eventbrite.com/

For further information e-mail info@jvcocc.org or call JVCOCC (216-373-7799)

College Credit for Military Training?  Many veterans may not be aware that their military training may be eligible for college credit.  That’s why the Tri-C Veterans Initiative will be holding a series of workshops the week of October 24th to help you start the process of having your military training transcripts reviewed for the possible award of college credit.

For more information, contact Rick Dechant at Richard.DeChant@tri-c.edu or 216.987.3193.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Cleveland Awards Dinnerthe Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation invite you to attend and support the Foundation on Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016.  The event will be held at the Metropolitan at the 9 at 2017 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Guest Speaker Veteran Marine A. Malachi Mixon III Chairman and retired CEO of Invacare Corporation For reservations and how you can support the event, please call (703) 549-0060 or email cleveland@mcsf.org

Veterans’ Business Forum: Your Small Business Deserves a Promotion Small Business Administration and NEOVETS, will be co-sponsoring a Veterans’ Business Forum on November 8th at Tri-C’s Corporate College East location at 4400 Richmond Rd., Warrensville Heights.  This program is for new and existing veteran-owned businesses.  It will provide you with useful information to help your business start and thrive.

WHAT:     Forum and Workshops for Veteran-owned Businesses

WHERE:  Tri-C Corporate College East, 4400 Richmond Rd, Warrensville Hts. 44128

WHEN:    Tuesday, November 8, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

WHO:      Veteran entrepreneurs and veteran business owners

COST:       FREE but registration is required.

For information, call 216-522-4192

Veterans’ Day Tri-C Ceremonyon Thursday, November 10th the Veterans Initiative will be conducting the College’s Veterans Day Ceremony at the flagpole in the Veterans Memorial Garden at the West Campus.  The West Campus is located at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma.  Activities will begin at 11 am. And will include a presentation by WEWS TV5 newsman and decorated Vietnam Veteran, Leon Bibb. This ceremony is being held on Thursday as the College will be closed Friday, November 11th for Veterans Day observance. This event is FREE and open to the public.  Call (216) 987-3193 for further information.

Cleveland Veterans Day Ceremony / Veterans Day Parade:   the City of Cleveland will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 AM, Friday, Nov 11, 2016 in the Rotunda of City Hall followed by a Veterans Day parade, scheduled to step off at 12:30 PM.

All military Veterans are encouraged to participate in the ceremony and parade.  For more information on parade participation, contact Paul Tuggey by email at PRTOH@roadrunner.com

Free Dental Care: North Ridgeville Family Dentistry will host a Veterans Appreciation Day on Friday, November 11,2016 and provide free dentistry services, including simple cleanings, extractions, fillings, and x-rays for Veterans.  Walk-in’s are welcome. . . . . a phone call is appreciated.  For more information contact North Ridgeville Family Dentistry at 440-327-0027 at 3411 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, Oh

3RD Battalion 25TH Marines 241st United States Marine Corps Birthday Ballscheduled for 6 PM Saturday, November 11, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside, located at 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence Ohio. For additional information, please call 216 – 267-9878

Welcome to MyVA.COM. . . . getting it right from the start

Enrolling for VA care is a life-changing decision for Veterans. Choosing your health care provider is a leap of faith that will impact your entire life. “Welcome to MyVA” (W2MyVA) starts that relationship right with a welcoming call from an informed, service-oriented VA representative.

http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30277/welcome-myva-getting-right-start/

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center Events Calendar
http://www.cleveland.va.gov/calendar.asp

Ohio Veterans Memorial Park Events Calendar

http://www.ovmp.org/

CAREER CONNECTION:  ELEVATING CAREER ENGAGEMENT THROUGH XCEPTIONAL CONNECTION

Career Connection is a unique opportunity for those who would like to improve or ignite their career by establishing a connection with lead IT security organizations and engaged practitioners. Students, Veterans and all who seek to enhance their job status are encouraged to pre-register for a half-day of security insight, involvement, and introduction.

If you are entering the civilian information security industry after graduation, military service, or a non-encouraging career, you MUST attend this event for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with the area’s top IT security professionals. The 14th annual Information Security Summit convenes N.E. Ohio’s largest gathering of visionaries and practitioners and has asked this collective leadership to donate their insights for the career betterment of their next potential cohorts.

Within the afternoon of Wednesday, October 26th many of the Information/ Security Summit Week’s vendor partners will volunteer a half-a-day of their time to discuss career paths and possibilities with those interested in a role in IT security.

Attendance is by Pre-registration only, there is a $29 Registration Fee—scholarships monies are being pursued and will be available based on achieved corporate donation.

Veterans may secure a FREE resume and networking skills review ahead of the Career Connection from GunnyRet Consulting LLC. Bryan A. McGown, “Gunny”, is a successful Veteran job search coach, and is very involved in several non-profits that serve Veterans and military families.

The Veteran’s pre-registration and FREE resume-building site is:

www.gunnyret.com/job/information-security-summit-military-candidate/

College seniors, those who have recently graduated or who are looking to IT security as a new career, will have on-site support, are asked to bring ten copies of their resume and a multitude of business cards to share, need to pre-register by going to:

https://www.informationsecuritysummit.org/events/ssw-2016-attendee-registration/

A networking ‘Pit-Stop Cafe’ will be accessible to aid all career-building attendees to sharpen their connection abilities during the event. The evening will close with an Xceptional Networking Reception open to all 21 years of age and older.

News

Sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack to be buried in Ohio

Miami Herald:  A sailor killed 75 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor is set to be buried with full military honors in northeast Ohio. Rudolph Piskuran, of Elyria … Click to Continue » Read the full story

 Officials try to save Ohio jobs in military

Political, military, and community leaders from across Ohio brainstormed Thursday on how to protect the military base jobs they already have, and how to aggressively market themselves for more. Read the full story

 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame to induct 19 members next month

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame will induct its 2016 class next month. Officials with the Ohio Department of Veterans Services say the 19 newest Hall of Fame members will be inducted in a public ceremony Nov. 3 at Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium in Columbus. The Hall … Read the full story

Attention Military Veterans:  The Social Security Administration is awarding prior military service men and women credit towards their SSA earnings!  You don’t get it automatically, you have to apply.  For a certain period, you get $300 each quarter of a year you served in active duty or reserve.

Here’s the link: Retirement Planner: Special Extra Earnings for Military Service

 Construction under way at National World War II Museum

With eight projects under construction and 16 more on the drawing board, the National World War II Museum is about to take over 3 ½ square blocks in the city’s Central Business District. Read the full story

Volunteerism

Here are some great opportunities to put your military experiences to work benefiting others in need.

Project GreenCare for Troops:  a national 10-year old program that provides free lawn, landscape and snow removal services for military families and veterans with a service-related disability needs your support.  There are more than 225,000 military personnel deployed in 150 countries and 3.6 million veterans with a service-related disability needing day-to-day household and lifestyle assistance.

Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops and SnowCare for Troops provides complimentary basic year maintenance, and snow and ice removal services to military families and disable Veterans.  For more information contact Ki Matsko at 888.611.2955 or kimatsko@projectevergreen.org

The American Red Cross’ unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans. Red Cross support of military members and their families enhances morale and contributes to increased operational capability in several ways.  New volunteers: visit https:redcross.org/neo Click on “volunteer” tab.

Cleveland Municipal Court’s Veterans Treatment Docket needs volunteers – preferably military veterans to help Veterans transition to a successful life.  If you are interested in volunteering to help our veterans successfully re-enter civilian life, please contact Derek Moore at (216) 664-4712 or via email at moored@cmcoh.orgfor additional information.

Needed:  ‘A few good mentors’:  The Cuyahoga Common Pleas Veteran Treatment Court (VTC) is a judge-monitored treatment program for military veterans.  A key component of the program is volunteer Veteran Mentors who volunteer their time to help veterans re-adapt to civilian life.   For more information visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1NiwCZ_V-9iTF8wYXhqcE4yWm8/view?usp=sharing

Veteran Employment Opportunities and Veteran Information Links

Personnel Security Specialist Vacancy, GS-12 at Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

Position: Personnel Security Specialist, GS-0080-12

Glenn Research Center

Vacancy Announcement Number: GR17D0004
Opening Date: October 5, 2016
Closing Date: October 19, 2016
Grade: GS-12

Salary: $73,819-$95,965
Promotion Potential: GS-12
Duty Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Organization: Code CX/Office of Protective Services

Bargaining Unit: No

Link to vacancy announcement: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/452640900

 

City of Cleveland and Downtown Partners Ready to “Rally Together” for American League Championship Series

The Cleveland Indians continue their postseason run this Friday at Progressive Field against the Toronto Blue Jays for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. As Clevelanders and fans from all over the world cheer on our beloved Indians and begin to make their way to Cleveland the city, businesses, residents, and fans and ready to “Rally Together” to host Games 1 and 2.

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The first game of the American League Championship Series featuring the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians begins on Friday, October 14 at 8:08 p.m. with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. The start time of the game combined with expected large crowds and the evening commute will cause delays. In order to improve traffic flow, the Division of Police will be implementing “NO PARKING” designations in the following areas on both sides of the listed street for Game 1 and Game 2:

  • Prospect Avenue from Ontario Street to East14th Street.
  • Huron Road from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue.
  • Bolivar Road from East 9th Street to East 14th
  • Carnegie Avenue from East 9th Street to East 14th
  • East 9th Street from Superior Avenue to Carnegie Avenue.
  • East 4th Street from Huron Road to Prospect Avenue.

In addition to Game 1 of the ALCS, the Cleveland Monsters will open their 2016-2017 season on Friday, October 14, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena against the Rockford IceHogs at 7:00 pm with gates opening at 5:00 pm. The Monsters will be holding their Opening Weekend Championship Celebration, click here to see a list of the Monsters Championship festivities. Please be aware of this event and others if you are planning to be in the Downtown area.  The City of Cleveland and Division of Police offer the following tips to make your experience more enjoyable.

Presidential visit may cause delays on Friday morning.  The President of the United States Barack Obama will be visiting Burke Lakefront Airport on Friday, October 14 at 8:30 am to hold a political rally. While the visit will be completed before Game 1 of ALCS, there will be some street closures that may cause traffic delays in the morning. View those street closures here.

Be cautious of counterfeit tickets. As the Cleveland Indians advance further in the postseason, the risk of purchasing counterfeit tickets from individuals selling on the street increases. Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source are taking a chance. Tickets for Games 1 and 2 of the American League Championship Series on Friday and Saturday are sold out, but purchasing from other sources besides Indians.com is done at the buyer’s risk.

Police officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to be aware. Purchasing via other means creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket. The Indians are not responsible for tickets purchased through secondary sources.

Arrive early, stay late. In order to ensure that you arrive at your destination without missing a second of the action, plan your commute beforehand and allow yourself extra travel time. There are plenty of great places to eat and enjoy the City of Cleveland nightlife after the game. Visit http://www.downtowncleveland.com/play for a list of options.

If you see something suspicious, say something. Report any suspicious activity to safety officials.

Ride RTA. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is beefing up its service to fans coming Downtown Friday and Saturday for the American League Championship Series (ALCS), Cleveland Indians vs the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Walkway

Each day, the Walkway from the Tower City Station opens four hours before the first pitch.

  • Friday: 4 p.m. for the 8:08 p.m. game.
  • Saturday: noon for the 4:08 p.m. game.

Rail service

Customers can be assured that the Blue, Green and Red lines will get you to the ballgame on time and will be there to get you home up to 60 minutes after the game ends — even if a baseball game goes into extra innings.

RTA staff will be on hand to sell $5 Round-Trip Tickets at major stations. These passes help customers board more quickly, especially when the game ends.

Many Rapid stations offer free parking. Please follow the signs and park legally.

What’s next door?

The Calder Cup champion Monsters open their season at Quicken Loans Arena. Game times are 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Fans can access the Q from the Tower City Station through the Walkway.

Need help planning your trip to the game?

Use RTA’s on-line trip planner, or Review the rail timetables, or Call the RTAnswerline, 216-621-9500.

The Bureau of Traffic will supplement their customary allotment of traffic enforcement officers with additional police officers and traffic controllers to facilitate traffic into and out of downtown and to assist with pedestrian traffic. Numerous officers will be detailed to the area during the event for added security and crowd control.

The Ohio Department of Transportation would like to encourage everyone to download the OHGO app from the Ohio Department of Transportation to see real-time traffic speeds, hundreds of live traffic cameras, and travel delay times. Users can also set up custom traffic alerts.

Fecha Límite Extendida Para Aplicar a la Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar De Cleveland

La fecha límite para entregar una aplicación para un asiento en la Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar Metropolitano de Cleveland ha sido extendida hasta el viernes, 4 de noviembre del 2016. Este nombramiento es por un término no vencido y terminando el 30 de junio del 2019.

Para ser considerados, los solicitantes deben ser residentes del Distrito Escolar Metropolitano de Cleveland. Los interesados pueden enviar sus aplicaciones al Comité de Nominaciones al 601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 227, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, a la atención de Monyka Price, Jefa de Educación en la Oficina del Alcalde o entregar aplicaciones en la Alcaldía localizada en la dirección antes mencionada. Las aplicaciones deben ser entregadas el viernes 4 de noviembre del 2016 antes del cierre de las oficinas.

Para obtener una aplicación, visite www.city.cleveland.oh.us, www.cpl.org, o www.clevelandmetroschools.org. También pueden ponerse en contacto con Lucy Torres o Lisa Roman al 216-664-3290 para más información. Las aplicaciones también se pueden encontrar en las sucursales de la Biblioteca Pública de Cleveland y los Centros de Recreación de Cleveland.

Click here to download a copy of the application is Spanish.