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New owner of the Variety Theater shares her vision for its future

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, September 10, 2022; Variety Theater, W. 118th & Lorain Avenue: Westown Executive Director Rose Zitello says the Variety Theater has new ownership. The new owner, Kelly Flamos, former co-owner of Mahall’s in Lakewood, is working on the restoration of the entire building with hopes of opening the theater as a … Continue reading

Tremont residents should examine how to maintain a diverse neighborhood

Tremont residents should examine how to maintain a diverse neighborhood by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2022)  Tremont residents should be encouraged to participate in Ideastream’s Justin Glanville My Changing Neighborhood discussions where there is an examination of how to maintain a diverse neighborhood when gentrification is occurring.    The Tremont neighborhood could use some … Continue reading

Ray Petro, owner of Ray’s Indoor Bike Park, hosts “The Great Reveal”

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, September 9, 2022; The Big Reveal, Ray’s Indoor Bike Park, 9801 Walford: Artist Eileen Dorsey joined with Ray Petro, owner of Ray’s Indoor Bike Park, to design a mural for the entrance to the bike park. A scene of an outdoor mountain bike path now greets guests to Ray’s Indoor … Continue reading

Bea Del Papa honored as Ward 3 Senior of the Year

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEL PAPA FAMILY Thursday, September 15, 2022; Cleveland Senior Day, Cleveland Public Hall, 500 Lakeside Avenue: Ohio City resident Bea Del Papa is honored as Ward 3 Senior of the Year.  (L-R) Tim Del Papa, Bea Del Papa, Chuck Del Papa, and Ward 3 City Council Representative Kerry McCormack.

Guardians for Fair Work support wage theft protection

SCREEN SHOT BY BRUCE CHECEFSKYMonday, September 12, 2022; Public Comment, Cleveland City Council Meeting, Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue: Matthew Ahn, a spokesperson for the Guardians for Fair Work, says legislation introduced at Cleveland City Council to address wage theft falls short of expectations. Guardians for Fair Work support wage theft protection by Bruce … Continue reading

Additional funding needed for mental health programs and services

Additional funding needed for mental health programs and services by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2022)  Individuals suffering from mental health crises often find themselves in court when it would be more appropriate for them to receive treatment that would allow them to have a path toward recovery from their illness. Instead, many end up … Continue reading

Civil protection orders can help keep domestic violence survivors safe

Civil protection orders can help keep domestic violence survivors safe by Tonya Sams (Plain Press, October 2022)   Survivors of domestic violence may need to take extra precautions after leaving their abuser.      Filing a civil protection order (CPO) is one way that you can protect yourself. A CPO can be filed with the Domestic Relations … Continue reading

Plain Press 2022 fundraising letter and donation form

November 2022 Dear Plain Press Readers and Supporters, This year marks the 51st anniversary of the award-winning* community newspaper, the Plain Press. A free community newspaper founded in 1971, the Plain Press continues to present issues and community news to residents of Cleveland’s west side. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Plain Press continued its mission … Continue reading

Invasion of the pod plants

Invasion of the pod plants by Erik Ault (Plain Press, October 2022)  Fall officially starts on September 22nd this year, which is also known as the autumnal equinox. The turning of the seasons brings many changes: the foliage will change color, and many trees will produce seeds of great variety. You may know well the … Continue reading

1963 Coupe wins Best of Show at Max Hayes Car Show

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, September 10, 2022; Max Hayes Car Show, Max Hayes High School, W. 65th and Clark Avenue: Rick Warner won Best of Show for his work on this 1963 Coupe.

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