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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

End Poverty Now Coalition raises concerns about Cleveland Public Power’s business practices and shutoffs

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, January 17, 2020; End Poverty Now Press Conference to present demands to Cleveland Public Power, 3500 Lorain Avenue: Adam Jefferson, who lives in an all-electric subsidized apartment, had his electricity shut off by Cleveland Public Power because he was unable to pay the full bill. Jefferson says on cold nights … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Power fails to give its customers proper shutoff notices

Cleveland Public Power fails to give its customers proper shutoff notices by Jacie Jones & Delaney Jones (Plain Press, January 2020) This article is the second 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 … Continue reading

Issues Cleveland Public Power customers face when applying for assistance to avoid shutoffs

Issues Cleveland Public Power customers face when applying for assistance to avoid shutoffs by Delaney Jones & Jacie Jones (Plain Press, December 2019)        This article is the first in a series based on issues that came out of the Cleveland End Poverty Now Coalition’s October 17 public hearing about utility shutoffs through Cleveland Public Power … Continue reading

Customers voice concerns about how Cleveland Public Power treats them

Customers voice concerns about how Cleveland Public Power treats them (Plain Press, November 2019)        Cleveland Public Power (CPP) customers brought concerns about the services and practices of the power company to a public hearing held on October 17th. The hearing was hosted by the End Poverty Now Coalition and held at St. Paul’s Community … Continue reading

Residents with stories about Cleveland Public Power shutoffs or bills urged to attend public meeting on October 10th

by Jacie Jones (Plain Press, October 2019)           Have you experienced electricity shutoffs or had trouble paying your bills with Cleveland Public Power (CPP)? Many Clevelanders are reporting electric shutoffs without receiving adequate notice, without being offered a reasonable payment plan, or have had their electric shut off despite a medical necessity. End Poverty NOW Cleveland, … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs warns residents of Social Security scams

Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs warns residents of Social Security scams (Plain Press, June 2019)  The Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs and its Scam Squad partners are issuing an urgent alert to County residents to hang up on callers who claim there’s a problem with their Social Security accounts.     In the newest scams, someone posing … Continue reading

Individuals posing as Premier Health Plan representatives try to steal premium funds

COLUMBUS — Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment is warning Ohioans of an insurance fraud scam involving individuals posing as representatives of Dayton-based Premier Health Plan. Premier Health Plan, as of April 1, 2018, no longer offers health insurance products, but consumers from across the country are receiving numerous automated calls selling Premier Health … Continue reading

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