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Dome of St. Nicholas Byelorussian Orthodox Church

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, October 16, 2022; The dome of the former St. Nicholas Byelorussian Orthodox Church which used to stand at 3518 Scranton Road. The church was torn down by MetroHealth. The hospital plans to make additional park space where the church once stood. The hospital promised to save the dome and incorporate … Continue reading

MetroHealth shares preliminary plans for senior citizen housing project and police station

MetroHealth shares preliminary plans for senior citizen housing project and police station (Plain Press, October 2022)  At a September 22nd community meeting at the BridgeCLE/Family Ministry Center on Fulton Road, MetroHealth Medical Center’s CCH Development Corporation shared its plans for a new senior housing project to be built at W. 25th and Trowbridge Avenue along … Continue reading

St. Rocco Parish building is demolished

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, August 31, 2022; St. Rocco Parish, 3205 Fulton Road: A crew of workers demolishes the old St. Rocco School building. The new school is at the rear of the property. Architectural Historian Craig Bobby says the front part of the demolished building served as “St. Rocco Church until they built … Continue reading

American Institute of Architects Cleveland hosts 2022 Sandfest at Edgewater Beach – raises funds for scholarships

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, August 6, 2022, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland Sandfest, Edgewater Beach: Ten teams competed in a sandcastle and sand sculpture contest. This Route 66 sign was a part of Vocon’s entry in the contest titled “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” which won the prize for Best Sculpture. The … Continue reading

Reader urges MetroHealth to restore community faith in the Transformation Plan and the EcoVillage District process

To the editor: (Plain Press, June 2022)                            Thank you to the Plain Press for publishing Lynette Filips’ excellent letter in favor of saving the Farnsworth house and St. Nicholas Church.      I am a long-time resident and volunteer on a MetroHealth Patient Family Advisory committee. I echo the despair of my fellow Old Brooklyn neighbors regarding the proposed demolition of St. … Continue reading

MetroHealth Park plans reviewed at community meetings

MetroHealth Park plans reviewed at community meetings by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, May 2022        The temporary 3-acre park proposed by MetroHealth Medical Center for an area just across Scranton Road from its new Glick Center was the subject of a community meeting held at the Family Ministry Center on Fulton Road on April 6th. The meeting … Continue reading

Resident urges Planning Commission to keep the Farnsworth House and Byelorussian Church as part of the MetroHealth Park

Resident urges Planning Commission to keep the Farnsworth House and Byelorussian Church as part of the MetroHealth Park To the editor: Open letter to the Planning Commission: Plain Press, May 2022        I am writing to you in response to news I heard about MetroHealth’s plans to demolish three buildings between W. 25th St. and Scranton Rd. … Continue reading

Near West Design Review Committee tables MetroHealth park proposal

COMMUNITY INPUT SOUGHT TO DETERMINE FATE OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, March 19, 2022; St. Nicholas Belarusian Orthodox Church building, 3518 Scranton Road, SW: A proposal by neighborhood resident Bob Gardin seeks to save this building from demolition. MetroHealth medical center proposed to demolish the building as part of a plan to … Continue reading

Wendy Park Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Whiskey Island

Ohio City developer to rehab historic funeral home on Lorain Avenue into retail, apartments

Ohio City developer to rehab historic funeral home on Lorain Avenue into retail, apartments by Lee Chilcote (Plain Press, August 2021)     The Nunn Family Funeral Home at 4434 Lorain Avenue in Ohio City dates back to 1865, and the site operated as a funeral home until about 20 years ago, when it was converted into a daycare. Now, a … Continue reading

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