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Ohio job seekers face uphill battle on uneven playing field

Ohio job seekers face uphill battle on uneven playing field COVID-19 exacerbates trends; Women and young workers hit particularly hard by Kevin Williams Graphics by Cid Standifer This public service journalism article provided by nonprofit nonpartisan Eye on Ohio, the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism. (Plain Press, June 2020)   Carmine Ballard (prefers use of … Continue reading

Area businesses respond to pandemic in a variety of ways

Area businesses respond to pandemic in a variety of ways by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, June 2020)   Several days after Governor Mike DeWine announced that restaurants and bars in Ohio could reopen, the West Side Market parking lot was fuller than it had been in weeks. Missing were the Cleveland Street Chronicle vendors selling … Continue reading

Journey North to South through the Near West Side on Fulton Road

Journey North to South through the Near West Side on Fulton Road by Greg Kocsan (Plain Press, June 2020) Editor’s Note: The Plain Press will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021.  In a run up to that date we are publishing historical features that focus on the neighborhoods in our circulation area.  The first batch of features … Continue reading

Utility Restoration Car Protest

Market Square Project

Tremont’s Art + History Museum expands its outdoor art display

Tremont’s Art + History Museum expands its outdoor art display (Plain Press, June 2020)   Tremont’s first outdoor Art + History Museum was expanded in late April to include an additional one dozen prints. The new display—entitled “Contemporary Views of Tremont”—includes digitally‐reproduced renderings of Tremont street scenes (e.g., Lincoln Park, Christmas Story House, area churches) … Continue reading

Tremont Farmers Market

Work Share Ohio offers an option to help employers and employees adjust to difficult times

Work Share Ohio offers an option to help employers and employees adjust to difficult times (Plain Press, June 2020)   Policy Matters Ohio released information on a voluntary program, called Work Share Ohio, that says it, “allows employers to avoid layoffs and workers to receive unemployment benefits proportionate to the time they don’t work.” Policy … Continue reading

Organizations work to address the digital divide

Organizations work to address the digital divide (Plain Press, June 2020)   The arrival of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County brought to the forefront the necessity to address the digital divide. A number of community leaders and advocates for social change have come forward, urging action to address this serious issue. Schools and health care … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections releases Primary Election results

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections releases Primary Election results (Plain Press, June 2020)   Cuyahoga County Board of Elections released results for the March 17 Extended Primary Election in May. Due to the corona virus COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mike DeWine cancelled in person voting at neighborhood voting booths on election day. Voters were given additional time … Continue reading

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