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Legal Aid can help with debt, car repossession, and identity theft

by Tonya Sams (Plain Press, March 2022)      Unpaid debt can be a huge burden that creates a constant cycle of worry and fear.       Do you know what to do if you are sued by a debt collector, if your car is repossessed, or if you are a victim of identity theft? Legal Aid has answers. Car … Continue reading

City paint program could use a fresh coat; residents cite costly labor and slow process as issues

by Doug Breehl-Pitorak (Plain Press, March 2022)      Tuesday Gibson lives with her mom, Barbara, in a 107-year-old home in Cleveland’s Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood. Gibson had hoped Cleveland’s Exterior Paint Program, which offers free paint and supplies to help residents repaint their homes and safely remove any hazardous lead-based paint, would provide enough support to give the home … Continue reading

Protest to save the United States Postal Service

Trump Administration ends pharmacy coupons when patients need them most

Trump Administration ends pharmacy coupons when patients need them most by Peter J. Pitts (Plain Press, September 2020)       For chronically ill Americans, the economic damage from COVID-19 could be nearly as life-threatening as the virus itself. More than 40 million workers have filed for unemployment since the beginning of the outbreak. For many, the financial … Continue reading

Ensuring the Rights of Cleveland Public Power Customers During the Pandemic and Beyond

Ensuring the Rights of Cleveland Public Power Customers During the Pandemic and Beyond by Delaney Jones    This article is the fifth in a series based on issues that came out of the Cleveland End Poverty Now Coalition’s October 17th, 2019 public hearing about utility shutoffs through Cleveland Public Power (CPP).    The first article … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services receives guidance to extend food and cash assistance recertifications and postpone Medicaid renewals

Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services receives guidance to extend food and cash assistance recertifications and postpone Medicaid renewals (Plain Press, April 2020)     New guidance from the State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Department of Medicaid, issued because of the Coronavirus pandemic, will allow Cuyahoga County to extend … Continue reading

Mayor Frank Jackson announces Cleveland Public Power moratorium on shutoffs CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE HAD POWER SHUTOFF CAN REQUEST SERVICE BE RESTORED

Mayor Frank Jackson announces Cleveland Public Power moratorium on shutoffs CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE HAD POWER SHUTOFF CAN REQUEST SERVICE BE RESTORED by Delaney Jones and Jacie Jones (Plain Press, April 2020)    This article is the fourth in a series based on issues that came out of the Cleveland End Poverty Now Coalition’s October 17th, 2019 … Continue reading

County warns residents of online COVID-19 and government relief check scams

County warns residents of online COVID-19 and government relief check scams   (Plain Press, April 2020)    Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs is warning residents to be extremely cautious handling texts, emails, and social media posts regarding COVID-19 and/or government relief checks. Cuyahoga County residents have reported receiving scam texts that say: “… fill out this … Continue reading

March 2020 Community Board

March 2020 Community Board The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. Printing for it is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters. ARTS/MUSIC/THEATRE RACIAL EQUITY & INCLUSION FILM SERIES AT CAPITOL THEATRE: Series begins with Queen … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Power fails to consistently offer payment plan as an option

Cleveland Public Power fails to consistently offer payment plan as an option by Jacie Jones (Plain Press, March 2020) This article is the third in a series based on issues that came out of the Cleveland End Poverty Now Coalition’s October 17th public hearing about utility shutoffs through Cleveland Public Power (CPP).       The first … Continue reading

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