Cleveland News

The Cleveland News was a daily and Sunday American newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio, published from 1905 to 1960, when it was absorbed by the rival paper The Cleveland Press.

Cleveland News
TypeDaily and Sunday
Owner(s)Charles Augustus Otis, Jr.
Daniel R. Hanna Sr.
Forest City Publishing
Ceased publication1960
HeadquartersCleveland, Ohio, U.S.


The Cleveland News traces its antecedents to 1868, when The Cleveland Leader titled its late edition the Evening News. When a rival newspaper, the Cleveland Herald, ended publication in 1885, the Leader acquired rights to the name and retitled its evening edition the News & Herald.[1]

In 1905, investment banker and commodities broker[2] Charles Augustus Otis, Jr. — who the previous year had purchased the Cleveland World — bought both the News & Herald and the Evening Plain Dealer, and merged the trio into the single afternoon daily paper, the World-News, which debuted June 12, 1905. It became the Cleveland News on September 13, 1905.[1]

Daniel R. Hanna Sr., who had bought the morning newspaper the Cleveland Leader in 1910, bought the Cleveland News from Otis two years later, and consolidated operations in the new Leader Building at East 6th Street and Superior Avenue. The Plain Dealer in turn bought the Cleveland Leader from Hanna in 1917, and the Sunday Leader became the Sunday News-Leader and later the Sunday News.[1]

Hanna remained involved, and in an effort to compete with the more successful Cleveland Press after World War I, he hired Arthur B. "Mickey" McBride as circulation manager for the Sunday and daily Cleveland News, which in 1926 moved to a new publishing plant at East 18th Street and Superior Avenue.[1]

After barely surviving the beginnings of the Great Depression, the News in 1932 was transferred by Hanna's heirs to the newly formed[3] Forest City Publishing Company, which had also taken control of The Plain Dealer. Forest City ceased publishing the Sunday News on January 3, 1933, while continuing to publish the daily, staunchly Republican Cleveland News.[1]

Forest City announced the sale of the News to the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain, owner of the Cleveland Press, on January 23, 1960. As Sterling E. Graham, president of Forest City, characterized his paper, "Ever since its beginning 55 years ago, the News' fate was to be a third newspaper."[3] Its net circulation at the time was 134,550, compared with the Press' 314,000.[3] The latter paper was renamed the Cleveland Press and News.[3] The Plain Dealer moved into the former News headquarters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Shaw, Archer H. (1942). The Plain Dealer: One Hundred Years in Cleveland. Alfred A. Knopf; reissued Nabu Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1179978260. Cited in "Cleveland News". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University.
  2. ^ Avery, Elroy McKendree (1918). A History of Cleveland and Its Environs: Biography. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 31.
  3. ^ a b c d "Cleveland News Bought by Scripps". UPI via The Miami News. January 24, 1960.
Al Cleveland

Al Cleveland (born Alfred W. Cleveland, March 11, 1930 – August 14, 1996) was an American songwriter for the Motown label. Among his most popular co-compositions are 1967's "I Second That Emotion" and 1969's "Baby, Baby Don't Cry" performed by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles and 1971's "What's Going On" performed by Marvin Gaye.Cleveland was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, to Alfred W. and Dorothy Cleveland. Al has two sisters, Edna Grate and Mamie Jett, as well as one brother, Robert Cleveland. His sons Alfred D Cleveland and Theodore Mills survive him.

He had a long and distinguished writing career, initially for New York artists on the Scepter/Wand labels such as Dionne Warwick(e) and Tommy Hunt, as well as Gene Pitney before moving to Motown, where he provided songs for Smokey & The Miracles, the Marvelettes, David Ruffin, the Four Tops and Chuck Jackson before hitting the big time with a co-authorship of Marvin Gaye's "What's Goin' On?" and "Save the Children."

In later years, he produced Native American music. He died of heart disease in Las Vegas at the age of 66.

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Bob Satterfield (cartoonist)

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Cleveland ( KLEEV-lənd) is a major city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County. The city proper has a population of 388,072, making it the 51st-largest city in the United States, and the second-largest city in Ohio. Greater Cleveland is ranked as the 32nd-largest metropolitan area in the U.S., with 2,055,612 people in 2016. The city anchors the Cleveland–Akron–Canton Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 3,515,646 in 2010 and is ranked 15th in the United States.

The city is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Ohio-Pennsylvania state border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. It became a manufacturing center due to its location on both the river and the lake shore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines. Cleveland's economy relies on diversified sectors such as manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedicals. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Cleveland residents are called "Clevelanders". The city has many nicknames, the oldest of which in contemporary use being "The Forest City".

Cleveland, Mississippi

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Cleveland has a large commercial economy, with numerous restaurants, stores, and services along U.S. 61. Cleveland is one of the two county seats of Bolivar County (the other being Rosedale).

Cleveland Press

The Cleveland Press was a daily American newspaper published in Cleveland, Ohio from November 2, 1878, through June 17, 1982. From 1928 to 1966, the paper's editor was Louis B. Seltzer.

Known for many years as one of the country's most influential newspapers for its focus on working class issues, its neighborhood orientation, its promotion of public service, and its editorial involvement in political campaigns at the state and local levels, the paper may best be remembered for its controversial role in the 1954 Sam Sheppard murder case.

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Hal Lebovitz

Hal Lebovitz (September 11, 1916 – October 18, 2005) was a sportswriter and columnist. He was a fixture on Cleveland, Ohio's sports scene for more than six decades. In 2000, he was inducted into the writer's wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.Born in Cleveland, he graduated from Glenville High School in 1934 and went on to Western Reserve University where he received a degree in chemistry. He had always wanted to be a journalist, and he became the sports editor of the school newspaper.He got his first job covering high school sports for the Cleveland News in 1942 and soon became a beat writer covering the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians. He was hired by The Plain Dealer in 1960 and was the paper's sports editor from 1964 to 1982. His writing continued to appear regularly in The News-Herald and The Morning Journal (Lorain, Ohio) until his death in 2005 at the age of 89.

He also coached baseball, basketball, and football and officiated all three sports, including a stint as a referee traveling with the Harlem Globetrotters. He was famous for his great knowledge of sports rules and wrote a popular newspaper column, "Ask Hal the Referee" which ran in both The Plain Dealer and The Sporting News, in which he answered intricate questions about sports rules.His writing was featured 17 times in the annual Best Sports Stories and selected for numerous other anthologies. He won many writing awards and was inducted into 12 halls of fame.

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The Cleveland Leader

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In the midst of a severe recession and increasingly difficult economic times, The Cleveland News Leader closed its doors on June 3, 2009.

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The Plain Dealer

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During the 1930s, McGinty was involved in syndicate gambling operations as owner of Cleveland's Mounds Club and, whose gambling operations included Youngstown, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky and as far away as Florida, as well as a stockholder of the Las Vegas casino Desert Inn with Moe Dalitz, Morris Kleinman, Lou Rothkopf and others during the 1950s [1]. He was also involved in Meyer Lansky's Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba [2].

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