Lynn DeVault Boulevard Named In Cleveland

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Lynn DeVault is congratulated by Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland after a street was named for her. The Lynn DeVault Boulevard recognizes her work to make the Cleveland Regional Jetport a reality.
Lynn DeVault is congratulated by Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland after a street was named for her. The Lynn DeVault Boulevard recognizes her work to make the Cleveland Regional Jetport a reality.

A Cleveland street has been named for a woman who played key roles in the planning, construction and opening of the Cleveland Regional Jetport.


The street sign for the Lynn DeVault Boulevard was revealed Friday.

Formerly a portion of Tasso Road, the Lynn DeVault Blvd. forms the west and north perimeter around the Jetport. The unveiling ceremony took place at the intersection of Lynn DeVault Blvd. with Dry Valley Road.


City leaders, Cleveland Municipal Airport Authority members and others gathered and applauded as Ms. DeVault removed the wrapper from the street sign bearing her name. Mayor Tom Rowland presented her with a gift copy of the street sign.


“This is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, assets of the city of Cleveland,” Mayor Rowland said of the airport to those gathered for the event. 


He thanked the City Council and early advocates for a new city airport, plus the Airport Authority, Airport Director Mark Fidler and Contour Flight Support, the contract fixed base operator.


“I think we have Industry here that wouldn’t be here today if not for this airport,”  the mayor said.


Ms. DeVault said she appreciated the city’s recognition.


“It took all of us,” Ms. DeVault said, “not just me.”


“On the original authority, we all had our jobs and we all did our jobs,” she said.


She also thanked the city for its early funding “to get the thing going, funding the studies. We couldn’t have done it without that money.”


The Cleveland Airport Authority was created in 2004 to guide the site location, development and operation of KRZR, the jetport’s federal designation. Ms. DeVault has served three times as Airport Authority chairwoman.


The Jetport opened January 25, 2013. The  runway was expanded to 6,200 feet in 2017 and the number of hangars continues to grow. The Jetport was named Tennessee Airport Of The Year in 2014 by the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission.

2018 Equity In The Arts Grant Winners

ArtsBuild, with support from the Benwood Foundation, has provided a second round of awards in the Equity in the Arts grant program to support projects led by local Black and Latino artists. Grants for 2018 were awarded to eight individual artists and organizations. The goals for the Equity in the Arts grant program are to help build the careers of local Black and ... (click for more)

Harrison Ruritan Club To Host County-Wide Candidates Rally And Fish Fry On Saturday

Tthe Harrison Ruritan Club will host a County-Wide Candidates Rally/Fish Fry on Saturday.   Fish and BBQ Dinners ($8) will be served from 3-8 p.m. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. unopposed candidates will be allowed to speak for two minutes and candidates with opposition will have three minutes to speak. Candidates who have confirmed their attendance are:  Bill Knowles, ... (click for more)

Rhonda Thurman "Astounded" At Low Performance By Hamilton County Schools On TNReady; Dr. Johnson Says Some Gaps "Closing" Between County And State

County School Board member Rhonda Thurman said Thursday she was "astounded" by low performance on TNReady scores that were just released.   Noting that the county schools are below state levels in many areas, she said, "I am blown away. I am just astounded. We spend millions and ten millions and this is what we get."   She said, "If people want to know why ... (click for more)

Senator Corker Calls Judge Kavanaugh "A Superb Nominee"

 Senator Bob Corker on Thursday called Judge Brett Kavanaugh "a superb nominee" for the U.S. Supreme Court.   He made the statement after meeting with President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.   Senator Corker said, “I had a great meeting today with Judge Kavanaugh and think he is a superb nominee. It is inspiring to me to see ... (click for more)

Employee Who Stole From East Ridge Should Be Prosecuted

Why has the East Ridge employee who was fired for theft not been charged with theft?    City Manager Scott Miller made the statement that the employee had problems and that the stolen items were returned.  What does that have to do with the employee stealing ?   He has had a history of abuse of city resources. Why is he not being prosecuted? ... (click for more)

Am I Alone? - And Response (6)

Am I alone seems to be quite apt as I begin to form sentences, thoughts and concerns regarding the state of this country. I feel like I am alone trying, somehow, to justify Trump and understand why he is constantly in the middle of chaos.  Now coined as the Liar-in-Chief, Chief Foreign Affairs Coordinator acting for his pal Russian Dictator, Putin.  The silence ... (click for more)