From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Tuesday, January 30th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.
From the Cleveland Daily Banner…
Cleveland business leader Lee Stewart will serve for a second year as community chair for the Cleveland/Bradley 2018 Great Strides Walk and 65 Roses 5K road race for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Great Strides event will rally hundreds of community participants and Lee University students to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Last year, the event drew more than 1,000 walkers, runners, and volunteers who raised more than $75,000, pushing the amount raised by the Cleveland/Bradley community for CF research to more than $930,000. It is expected this year’s event will bring the grand total raised locally to over a million dollars.
To help commemorate crossing the million dollar mark, Lee will welcome Olympic-medalist and America’s most decorated distance runner, Meb Keflezighi, to both run and speak during the weekend. Keflezighi’s visit to Cleveland will consist of running in the 65 Roses 5K race on Saturday morning, visiting students at Arnold Memorial Elementary, putting on a clinic for local high school and college track and cross country teams, and sharing his personal story at a dinner Friday evening at Lee.
Race registration will begin at 7 a.m. on March 24 in front of the Lee University Student Union. The route for the 2018 walk and 5K run (3.1 miles) will begin and end on the Lee campus, and travel throughout Cleveland’s historic downtown area. The road race, in partnership with Terra Running Company, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m.
Anyone can participate in the walk or race. To learn more about the event and to register, visit the local event website at http://www.leeuniversity.edu/cf. Tickets for the dinner with Keflezighi will be available on the website in February.
Also from The Banner…
The Cleveland Regional Jetport is going international. Jetport Director Mark Fidler gave the news Friday to the Municipal Airport Authority that approval has been given for the local terminal to be the arrival and departure point for international flights.
The news came as the Jetport celebrated its fifth anniversary of service, and Fidler said it was a “tremendous accomplishment” to achieve that status in such a short time frame.
Fidler said with this achievement, the Jetport is now the only airport of its kind in the state “to have this privilege and ability to offer this level of service to our customers.”
Fidler later explained all of this means the Jetport now has the recently-granted capabilities to grant customs clearance on the field.
In the past, international flights would have to be cleared through customs in Chattanooga before landing at Cleveland.
The first international flight from the Jetport occurred on Sept. 11, 2014, when local businessman Allan Jones, his wife Janie, and a Jones Airways crew of four flew directly from Cleveland to Dublin, Ireland, in a flight which lasted 6 ½ hours.
From WRCB Channel 3…
The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) has suspended both Brainerd and Austin-East’s boys’ basketball teams following Saturday night’s fight.
In a letter the TSSAA sent to each school, TSSAA Executive Director Bernard Childress explains that a TSSAA Basketball Supervisor who was in attendance at the game said it was the worst altercation he had seen in over 30 years.
The letter also includes a report submitted by officials that said: “With a little over two minutes left before halftime, two players went to the floor for a loose ball. Then all of a sudden both players were in an altercation: #10 – Derion Battle of Austin East hit #4 – Jalen Woodford of Brainerd with the ball. In return, #4 Jalen Wofford punched the Austin East player while both were still on the floor in front of the East Bench: per Ken Adams. Afterwards, both benches emptied, and altercations were taking place everywhere: the fans, and the players. The game was suspended at that point with Austin East ahead 32-36.”
The TSSAA says law enforcement is investigating whether charges should be filed.
This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, mymix1041.com. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.