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Cleveland Lead Safe Network works to make Cleveland homes lead safe

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2017)   The Cleveland Lead Safe Network, a group of dedicated volunteers, wants “to change the way the City of Cleveland treats its youngest citizens.” The group’s goals include “enacting a lead safe housing ordinance; holding elected officials accountable for reducing and eliminating lead poisoning in our community; and … Continue reading

Cleveland Primary Election set for September 12 – early voting begins August 15th

(Plain Press, August 2017)   The City of Cleveland will have a primary election on September 12th.  Early voting begins on August 15th. To get an absentee ballot application you can contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at: or by calling 216-443-3298. Citizens, age 18 and older by the general election date (November 7, … Continue reading

Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislative Equality urges action in a State of Ohio Budget alert

(Plain Press, August 2017)   In late July, Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislative Equality (NOBLE) sent out an alert concerning Ohio Governor John Kasich’s veto of items in the two year 2018-2019 State of Ohio Budget passed by the State legislature. In a statement released to members, NOBLE explained the unusual number of times that … Continue reading

Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail

Cleveland Metropark District’s Centennial Seal at Edgewater Park

Literary Cleveland Free All Day Workshop

Cleveland City Council should reject giveaway of $121 million in future school taxes

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2017)   For at least a decade, the City of Cleveland has had a policy of not giving away the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s portion of the property tax when giving a commercial tax abatement or providing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for a development project. Cleveland City Council should stick … Continue reading


(Plain Press, August 2017) In the print edition of the July 2017 Plain Press in an article entitled Father’s Day Historic Walking Tour honors the late Housing Court Judge Raymond Pianka, the first name of Ray Pianka’s daughter is wrong. The correct name is Kirsten Pianka.

Lying by ignoring

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, August 2017)   Why is it so hard for the Plain Dealer (and TV news and Ideastream) to tell the truth about major league sports and the costs to this community? Why can’t they take hard looks at the dollar/revenues of the three major league sports teams? It reveals how … Continue reading

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County announces new CEO

(Plain Press, August 2017)   The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County formally announces its unanimous decision to select Valeria A. Harper, MA, CDCA, as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2017. Ms. Harper follows William M. Denihan, current CEO who will be retiring on July 31, 2017, to lead … Continue reading