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Steps needed to protect current residents as investmens target Clark Fulton neighborhood

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2019)           The Clark Fulton neighborhood will be the target area for a number of initiatives that could flood the neighborhood with investment dollars aimed at a variety of projects. The initiatives hold the promise of investments that include new hospital buildings, new parks, new housing, new businesses and a … Continue reading

Metro West and partners invite media to a conversation regarding comprehensive planning for Clark Fulton area

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2019)           Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana assured reporters at a September 17th meeting held at the South Branch of the Cleveland Public Library that she was very excited about the MetroHealth project and its positive impact on Ward 14. The meeting was organized on behalf of Metro West Community … Continue reading

UPDATE Lincoln Heights Land Use Planning discussion continues

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2019)           In the basement of St. Augustine’s Walsh Hall on September 9th, under a flickering fluorescent light and hum of air conditioning, there was talk about tearing out the old rug and refinishing the wood floors. The Lincoln Heights Block Club was about to get under way with their … Continue reading

Residents and stakeholders weigh in on Lincoln Heights Land Use Study

by Bruce Checefsky       (Plain Press, October 2019)           Residents and stakeholders of the Lincoln Heights Block Club (LHBC) met with staff members of both the City Planning Commission and Tremont West Development Corporation (TWDC), as well as members of the Seventh Hill design team to discuss a planned land use study for their neighborhood. The August … Continue reading

Architectural historian points out errors in article on Lorain Avenue History

To the Editor: (Plain Press, October 2019)           I am writing to point out numerous errors in the “A Look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane” article, written by Kevin Coleman, identified in the Plain Press as a Cleveland State University journalism student. In this article, the writer claims that the “statues” on the … Continue reading

MetroHealth holds open houses to share plan for campus transformation

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, August 15, 2019; Open House, MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive: View of the construction site for MetroHealth’s new hospital from the 7thfloor of the View Road Parking Garage. MetroHealth holds open houses to share plan for campus transformation  by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2019)       MetroHealth Medical Center … Continue reading

Community effort led to creation of Zone Recreation Center

Community effort led to creation of Zone Recreation Center (Plain Press, September 2019) The Zone Recreation Center at W. 65thand Lorain Avenue has its own origin story, some of which is chronicled in the pages of the Plain Press.A December 21, 1977 article by Larry Bresler titled “$1.5 million set for NWS Rec. Center” reported that … Continue reading

A look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane

A look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane by Kevin Coleman (Plain Press, September 2019)       Lorain Avenue is a Cleveland thoroughfare spanning approximately 12 miles from its beginning at the Hope Memorial Bridge to the Rocky River. As soon as motorists traverse the 256-foot-long Lorain Viaduct, the street becomes Lorain Road and runs … Continue reading

Main street WHAT IS HAPPENING TO LORAIN AVENUE

  PHOTO BY CLARENCE MADISON (Plain Press Archives) July 1985; Lorain Avenue: Tina Gayer, co-chair of the Lorain Avenue Business Association, sees crime prevention as the highest priority. In this photo from the Plain Pressarchives, Gayer is standing in front of a car lot on W 47thand Lorain Avenue. In the background behind her you … Continue reading

West Side Catholic Center’s Ohio City Pizzeria offers second chances

West Side Catholic Center’s Ohio City Pizzeria offers second chances by Colin Murnan (Plain Press, September 2019)       The West Side Catholic Center has partnered with EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute to take over and run Ohio City Pizzeria. The Catholic Center had been in talks about buying the restaurant for eight to ten years, but … Continue reading

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