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Father Bob Begin In Memory Father Bob Begin Plain Press, August 2022     It seems that the passing of Bob Begin is a momentous occasion in the history of the Near West Side. For 50 years Bob was at the center of the creative energy in serving the poor and marginalized, for which this community was … Continue reading

*** In Memory ***

ADAMHS Board shares memories of its former Chief Executive Officer William M. Denihan *** In Memory *** ADAMHS Board shares memories of its former Chief Executive Officer William M. Denihan (Plain Press, June 2022)          It is with great sadness that the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County shares that its former Chief Executive … Continue reading

In Memory

Michael O’Brien 1945-2021 (Plain Press, November 2021)                  Michael O’Brien, a librarian turned bookseller, came to the Near West Side as part of the Catholic activist movement to the neighborhood in the early 1970s and joined the Thomas Merton Community living in their house on W. 38th and Clinton.      O’Brien was the proprietor of the Six Steps Down … Continue reading

In Memory — Ted Thelander

In Memory Ted Thelander (Plain Press, November 2020)                 Ohio City resident Ted Thelander died at age 85 on June 11th of this year. Ted Thelander was instrumental in offering advice, sharing his expertise, and mentoring Near West Side residents in many battles with political corruption and troubling nightclubs. Thelander also became involved in addressing a number of … Continue reading

In Memory: Toney Green December 21, 1947- May 15, 2019 Near West Side neighbors remember a special friend to the community

In Memory: Toney Green December 21, 1947- May 15, 2019 Near West Side neighbors remember a special friend to the community by Sarah Stoner (Plain Press, July 2019)    It’s been a wonder, over the last 10 years or so, to see the surge in affection for our dear Ohio City from the outside world. But … Continue reading

Thanks for “heartful story”

Thanks for “heartful story” To the Editor: (Plain Press, May 2019)    While visiting Metro hospital yesterday (April 2), I picked up your paper and brief through it. I truly enjoyed reading the heartful story “Near West Side’s couple’s love spans across seven decades” in memory of “Judith Ann Peterson Horvath”. Thanks for the family’s sharing … Continue reading

Near West Side’s couple’s love spans across seven decades In memory April 19, 1946 – January 8, 2019 – Judith Ann Peterson Horvath—”Queen of the Boxing Kitchen”

Near West Side’s couple’s love spans across seven decades In memory April 19, 1946 – January 8, 2019 – Judith Ann Peterson Horvath—”Queen of the Boxing Kitchen” (Plain Press, April 2019)    The story of Judith Ann Peterson Horvath and Gary Horvath spans seven decades. It is a love story, the story of a family, … Continue reading

Community gathers to remember the second anniversary of the End of Watch for First District Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, February 2019)          For Officer Christ Porter, two years later he stills remembers the wave of blue that took over the city of Cleveland on the night his brother, 39-year-old David Fahey, had died in the line of duty. “It was very important to know that the city appreciated him.” … Continue reading

Finding hope in the holiday season after the loss of a loved one

by Victoria Shea (December 2018, Plain Press)        “The word ‘holiday’ implies a time of celebration, gatherings or worship,” wrote April Ratcliffe, a licensed social worker and bereavement coordinator for Hospice of the Western Reserve in the Winter, 2012 About Grief. “How can you celebrate when experiencing so much pain? The thought of celebrating during the holidays is … Continue reading

Finding hope during the holiday season: A reflection

by Victoria Shea (December 2018, Plain Press)        Sitting at my desk the other day, I was staring at a blank word document, trying to decide what to write for this issue of the Plain Press. For several days now, I faced my worst enemy-writers block. It was my own fault, as in the last few months during this … Continue reading

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