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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

Federal grant awarded to help shore up Cuyahoga River at Irishtown Bend

Federal grant awarded to help shore up Cuyahoga River at Irishtown Bend (Plain Press, September 2019)       On July 25th, United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the award of a $9.02 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) to rehabilitate aged and failing riverbank infrastructure … Continue reading

MetroHealth holds Campus Transformation Plan community meetings

MetroHealth holds Campus Transformation Plan community meetings by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, August 2019) A pharmacy, day care center, affordable restaurant, coffee shop, medical marijuana dispensary, recycling center, and a community makers space were just a few suggestions residents of the Clark-Fulton neighborhood made during several community meetings with officials from MetroHealth. The residents were responding … Continue reading

Work underway on Detroit-Superior Bridge in Cleveland

Work underway on Detroit-Superior Bridge in Cleveland (Plain Press, August 2019)            Beginning on Thursday, July 25th, crews began restricting traffic on the Detroit-Superior (Veterans’ Memorial) Bridge to one lane in each direction through mid-November 2019 for bridge deck repairs. The entire project involves maintenance on the driving surface and other miscellaneous repairs on and … Continue reading

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