• Mayor Justin Bibb visits Clark School to promote education and literacy

    PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Monday, January 23, 2023; Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Clark School, 5550 Clark Avenue: Mayor Justin Bibb reads from the book Thank You OMU by Oge Mora, while second grade students in teacher Damaris Sanchez’s class listen attentively. At a January 23rd visit to Clark School, Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb read a […]


  • Teachers Union seeks seat at table in selecting for Cleveland Metropolitan School District Chief Executive Officer

    by Chuck Hoven    At the January 24th Board of Education meeting, hundreds of members of the Cleveland Teachers Union packed into the auditorium at John Hay High School in support of their union leadership’s call for more input in the process of selecting a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the school district.    […]


  • Teachers and students ask Cleveland School Board to address security issues

    by Chuck Hoven    Over the past few months, teachers, school personnel, students and community members have raised security issues at the Board of Education meetings. The School Board meeting on January 24th at John Hay High School was no exception.    Responding to some of the concerns raised at previous meetings, Cleveland Metropolitan School […]


  • Reyes Magos – Three Kings Celebration

    PHOTO BY ERIK AULTTuesday, January 3, 2023; Reyes Magos, Three Kings Day Celebration, Buhrer School, 1600 Buhrer Avenue: Ward 14 Cleveland City Council Representative Jasmin Santana passes out grocery gift certificates to families picking up gifts for their children PHOTO BY ERIK AULT Tuesday, January 3, 2023; Reyes Magos, Three Kings Day Celebration, Buhrer School, […]


  • Residents and school staff raise concerns at Board of Education meetings

    PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Tuesday, November 22, 2022; Cleveland Municipal School District Board Business Meeting, Halle School, 7901 Halle School: Cleveland Metropolitan School District Sixth Grade Halle School Student Jeilian Toledo sings Stand by Me as part of a duet with fellow sixth grade student Michael Dinickle. PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Tuesday, November 22, 2022; […]


  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District receives $20 million grant from MacKenzie Scott

    by Chuck Hoven      (Plain Press, December 2022) At the November 22, 2022 meeting of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Board of Education, Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon announced CMSD had received a $20 million dollar donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Gordon said the funds from the donation are unrestricted, meaning that the school […]


  • Jesse Owens Olympic Oak Tree wins big

    PHOTO BY ERIK AULT Wednesday, October 12, 2022; Ceremony to plant a Jesse Owens Oak tree sapling to replace the original tree; James Ford Rhodes High School, 5100 Biddulph Road: Holden Forest and Gardens Tree Corps members planted a sapling propagated from one of four English oak trees given to Clevelander Jesse Owens upon winning […]


  • Cleveland Schools’ Segment 8 taking shape

    by Erik Ault    (Plain Press, November 2022) Plans for renovation and new construction of several schools on Cleveland’s west side are finalizing. The Segment 8 construction program affects the Marion C. Seltzer, Clark, Joseph M. Gallager and Lincoln West schools. Several community meetings have been presented to give updates about the progress of this […]


  • 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.


  • Cleveland native serves aboard floating airport USS Carl Vinson

    PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS SANG KIM NAVY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SUPPORT ELEMENT WEST Cleveland native, Petty Officer 2nd Class Damion Schultz, serving aboard a floating airport, the USS Carl Vinson. Schultz is a 2016 graduate of James Ford Rhodes High School. He joined the Navy six years ago. Schultz says, “I did four […]