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Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority announces bus system redesign, opportunities for community feedback

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority announces bus system redesign, opportunities for community feedback by Paige Bennett (Plain Press, November 2020) The Greater Cleveland RTA presented plans for redesigning its bus system before Cleveland City Council’s transportation committee Sept. 30, and now it’s giving riders the opportunity to give feedback in October and November. Joel Freilich, director of service management with … Continue reading

COVID 19 Update

COVID 19 Update (Plain Press, September 2020)       As of August 23, 2020, the city of Cleveland Department of Public Health reported 4,840 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 110 deaths due to the coronavirus. Zip codes 44102, 44113 and 44105 had the highest number of confirmed cases among city of Cleveland zip codes (coded red meaning … Continue reading

Lead tests for children plummet in Cleveland; advocates worry about long-term fallout

Lead tests for children plummet in Cleveland; advocates worry about long-term fallout  This story is provided by Ideastream as part of special community coverage of COVID-19 and funded by Third Federal Foundation and University Settlement. by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, August 2020)                  CLEVELAND, Ohio — State shutdown orders meant to prevent the spread of … Continue reading

The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga County and T-Mobile create a Greater Cleveland Digital Equity Fund

The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga County and T-Mobile create a Greater Cleveland Digital Equity Fund (Plain Press, August 2020)            The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spotlight on digital inequities in Greater Cleveland that bar students from accessing their education in an age of remote learning, prevent underemployed and unemployed adults from finding or applying for … Continue reading

Ohio Supreme Court green lights fast-track process that gives homes to developers, but fails to compensate owners and taxpayers

Ohio Supreme Court green lights fast-track process that gives homes to developers, but fails to compensate owners and taxpayers In 2019, Taxpayers lost at least $11.25 million, While Homeowners and Banks lost up to $77 Million, But Title to Revamped Houses Remains Sound by Lucia Walinchus (Plain Press, July 2020)    This article provided by Eye … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections releases Primary Election results

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections releases Primary Election results (Plain Press, June 2020)   Cuyahoga County Board of Elections released results for the March 17 Extended Primary Election in May. Due to the corona virus COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mike DeWine cancelled in person voting at neighborhood voting booths on election day. Voters were given additional time … Continue reading

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services can do more to stabilize Ohio families

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services can do more to stabilize Ohio families  Plain Press, May 2020      Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) have taken steps to get resources to families dealing with financial hardship and insecurity due to the economic slowdown. A new brief from Policy Matters … 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

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless launches COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Response campaign

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless launches COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Response campaign (Plain Press, April 2020)    The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) has launched a COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Response campaign to swiftly act on the threat coronavirus poses to Cleveland’s homeless population. People experiencing homelessness are one of the most at-risk populations during the pandemic. … 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

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