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Cleveland Public Theatre Student Theatre Enrichment Program

Franklin Avenue Block Club’s efforts result in the creation of the Franklin Reading Garden

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2016)   Through a planning process that spanned several years, the Franklin Avenue Block Club turned a vacant corner lot into a neighborhood park and gathering place. On August 12th, members of the Franklin Avenue Block Club joined with friends and supporters in a dedication ceremony for the Franklin Reading … Continue reading

Voices Against Violence

ADAMHS Board serves as a resource to help individuals combat heroin and opiate addiction

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2016)   This year the rate at which Cuyahoga County residents are dying from overdoses of heroin and fentanyl has increased to more than a person per day. The dramatic rise in the deaths of individuals addicted to opiates and heroin is a cause of alarm. Addicted individuals, their family … Continue reading

Iglesia El Calvario


  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. AGING CLEVELAND SENIOR WALK—a free one- or two-mile fun walk–is scheduled for September 15 at Mall C in Downtown Cleveland. (Rain location is inside Public Hall.)  registration and health screenings at 8:45 am, program at 9 am, and walk … Continue reading

Democratic National Convention: A tale of two parties

by Randy Cunningham (Plain Press, September 2016)   With the close of the Republican Convention in Cleveland, it was time to turn to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. I was a guest of the Ohio Democratic Party’s delegation from July 25th to the 28th at the Philadelphia convention. I was active in the Bernie Sanders campaign … Continue reading

End poverty by amending constitution to guarantee right to food, clothing, shelter and medical care

To the editor: (Plain Press, September 2016) With all the debate recently for amending the United States Constitution in favor of certain issues and/or those constituencies, perhaps a more appropriate amendment should guarantee each citizen of the United States the right to food, clothing, shelter and medical care. Poverty is defined as the condition of being … Continue reading

In Our Back Yards (IOBY) crowdfunding campaign hopes to improve experience of Cleveland bus commuters

(Plain Press, September 2016)   Two Cleveland residents have designed projects that received a boost from the second annual In Our Backyards (ioby) “Trick out my Trip” crowdfunding competition. Last year, no Cleveland projects were involved in the competition, so this is the first year that residents will have an opportunity to help raise funds that … Continue reading

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland robotics program launched by Quake Energy grant

(Plain Press, September 2016) Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (BGCC) new LEGO robotics program is designed to inspire innovative thinking and career readiness among members. A $5,000 investment by Quake Energy, an Ohio natural gas supplier, is allowing BGCC the program in partnership with Northeast Ohio Robotics Alliance. BGCC intends to form up to … Continue reading