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June 2014 Plain Press


Environmental cleanup planned for W. C. Reed Playfields

(Plain Press, June 2014)An environmental cleanup of the William C. Reed Playfields, a 12-acre park at W. 15th and Denison, will begin in mid-June and plans call for the cleanup to be completed by August. The United States Environmental Protection Agency made a presentation on cleanup plans at a May 20th Community Meeting held at … Continue reading

TWDC celebrates annual meeting – shares goals for upcoming year

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN   Monday, May 19, 2014, Tremont West Development Corporation Annual Meeting, OLA St. Joseph Center, W. 14th and Kenilworth: Bob Shores receives the Keith Sulzer Partner of the Year Award from Tremont West Development Corporation Executive Director Cory Riordan. Shores serves as Co-Chair of the Second District Police Community Relations Committee. The … Continue reading

Ohio City Human Service organizations meet for a monthly dialogue

(Plain Press, June 2014)For over two years now, the directors or staff representatives of Ohio City Human Service organizations have been meeting on a monthly basis. On the second Tuesday of each month, executive directors or staff representatives of the participating organizations meet to dialogue and listen to a speaker recruited to make a presentation … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton meets Westside Community House Teenagers

PHOTO BY PAUL JEFFREY FOR UNITED METHODIST WOMEN April 26, 2014; United Methodist Women’s Assembly, Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, Kentucky: Hillary Rodham Clinton greets 13—year old Christina Robinson and other members of the Summer of Sisterhood, a musical group from the Westside Community House in Cleveland, Ohio. Clinton, a lifelong member of United Methodist … Continue reading

Mitchell’s Homemade Honored with Ambassador of Energy Efficiency Award

(Plain Press, June 2014) Mitchell’s Homemade received Efficiency Smart’s Ambassador of Energy Efficiency Award on Tuesday, May 20 at its new Mitchell’s Ice Cream shop located at 1867 West 25th St. The award was presented to Mitchell’s Homemade in recognition of its commitment and innovation in reducing energy use, which was demonstrated by its successful … Continue reading

Lincoln-West senior Yu Zhang presented $10K scholarship at prom

(Plain Press, June 2014)  (CMSD News Bureau) The Lincoln-West High School prom began in a special way on Friday May 21 as District Board Chair Denise Link presented a $10,000 scholarship check to senior “Mike” Yu Zhang at the Ridge Manor Party Center, where Lincoln West students were gathering for the annual dinner-and-dance party. Link  won … Continue reading

Senior Luau

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WEST SIDE COMMUNITY HOUSE Friday, May 9, 2014, West Side Community House, 9300 Lorain Avenue: Sherwin Williams’ volunteers and Senior Center members who participated in the Best Costume Awards at the Luau de Mayo. Sherwin Williams’ volunteers served as the judges in the contest. Volunteers also helped with the games, interacted … Continue reading

Seymour Avenue

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Tuesday, May 6, 2014; Missing Persons Awareness Day on Seymour Avenue, 1-year anniversary of escape of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight: (L-R), new Second District Commander Thomas Stacho, Captain Keith Sulzer of the Division of Community Policing, and Deputy Chief Wayne Drummond join with area residents to promote efforts … Continue reading


A listing of various free activities and resources for  the Near West Side. ADULT EDUCATION/JOB TRAINING FREE GED PREPARATION is available through Seeds of Literacy at 3104 West 25th, 3rd Floor (near Clark Ave.).  One-to-one tutoring, computer training, learn at you own pace in a relaxed atmosphere.  Call 216/661-7950 to enroll or visit PHARMACY … Continue reading