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New Ohio two-year budget has good and bad news for Clevelanders

New Ohio two-year budget has good and bad news for Clevelanders by Brittney Madison (Plain Press, August 2019)On Wednesday, July 17, Governor DeWine, after approval from both chambers, signed House Bill 166, the $69 billion, two-year budget. Included in the budget were tax cuts and increased spending on children’s services, education, and public health programs. … Continue reading

Cleveland Lead Advocates for Safe Housing supports new ‘Lead Safe” law passed by Cleveland City Council

Cleveland Lead Advocates for Safe Housing supports new ‘Lead Safe” law passed by Cleveland City Council (Plain Press, August 2019)Cleveland Lead Advocates for Safe Housing (CLASH) announced its support for a new mandatory “Lead Safe” law passed by Cleveland City Council on July 24th. CLASH has been working with local citizens to get city leaders … Continue reading

Stockyard Bike-A-Thon

Cleveland Lead Safe Network plans for lead safe ballot initiative

by Bruce Checefsky (January 2019, Plain Press)           Community activist Tazz Mays is impassioned about lead safe legislation. As a volunteer for the Cleveland Lead Safe Network, a small organization seeking to pass lead safe legislation in Cleveland, he’s committed to getting enough petition signatures to place legislation on the ballot in the November 2019 election. … Continue reading

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Ohioans for Gun Safety calls for background checks

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2018)  Retired school teacher Dave Eggert and Clinical Psychologist Dr Terry Tobias were both drawn to work for greater gun safety as a result of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting where 20 children, ages six and seven, as well as six adults, were killed by a single shooter. … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Library aids in creating personal style among its patrons

By Silk Allen (Plain Press, July 2018)      Maybe you aren’t into sewing or knitting, but you still want to make a personal statement with your clothes. The Cleveland Public Library is equipped to handle that. Usually, when you think of the library, you rarely think of fashion and personal style, but the main branch … Continue reading

Stockyard Bike-A-Thon

The Stockyard Bike-A-Thon took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Clark School, 5550 Clark Avenue. Sponsors and partners of the Bike-A-Thon provided children under the age of ten with new bicycle helmets. Photos by Victoria Shea

Tremont Gardener’s and Friends of Lincoln Park’s joint flower, herb, vegetable and garden sale

Tremont Gardener’s and Friends of Lincoln Park’s joint flower, herb, vegetable and garden sale took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Lincoln Park, W. 14th and Kenilworth Photo’s by Victoria Shea

Four ways parents can help their children deal with stress

Four ways parents can help their children deal with stress (Plain Press, April 2018)Adults often complain they are “stressed out.” Increasingly, statistics show, American children are stressed out as well, and the effects on their health, emotional state, and cognitive ability can be significant. It’s well-documented that adult stress can lead to serious illnesses. But many … Continue reading

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