• County executive candidates Chris Ronayne and Lee Weingart offer different visions for Cuyahoga County

    Cuyahoga County Executive Candidates (L-R) Chris Ronayne and Lee Weingart by Bruce Checefsky               (Plain Press, November 2022) Democratic candidate Chis Ronayne and Republican hopeful Lee Weingart, candidates for Cuyahoga County Executive, could not be more different. Ronayne wants to build on his long-standing relationships with civic leaders and work with the nonprofit sector […]


  • Cuyahoga County Executive Candidates’ Forum on Health, Human Services & Critical Needs

    Candidates Forum on Health, Human Services & Critical Needs (Plain Press, October 2022)   Join us Thursday, October 6th from 7-8:30 pm, for a Candidates Forum on Health, Human Services & Critical Needs, featuring County Executive candidates Chris Ronayne and Lee Weingart.  With a new County administration comes the opportunity for major changes in how we […]


  • November 8 Election set to change the Ohio Supreme Court

    November 8 Election set to change the Ohio Supreme Court by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, September 2022)                         Earlier this year, the Ohio Supreme Court invalidated legislative district maps and sent them back to the Ohio Redistricting Commission for revision, rejecting their fourth attempt at a plan for state redistricting as unconstitutional and unfairly favoring […]


  • August 2, 2022 Primary Election official results

    (Plain Press, September 2022) The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has posted the official results of the August 2nd Primary Election on its website. Below are some of the results from districts that have some precincts within the area served by the Plain Press. Cuyahoga County Turnout 10.53% of Cuyahoga County’s registered voters cast ballots […]


  • Local and state politicians show more empathy to developers than to Cleveland’s children

    Local and state politicians show more empathy to developers than to Cleveland’s children by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, July 20220                             Cleveland’s new tax abatement policy set to start on January 1, 2024, while better than the current policy, does little to address the glaring need to substantially increase the flow of property taxes to the Cleveland […]


  • Primary Election set for May 3rd

    Primary Election set for May 3rd Plain Press, May 2022             Registered voters may select a Democratic Party or Republican Party ballot when they vote in the Primary Election on May 3rd. For those voting in person the polls will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on May 3rd.       Early in-person voting can also be […]


  • Issue 24: What’s next?

    Issue 24: What’s next? by Cleveland Documenters (Plain Press, January 2022)                 As the new year approaches, Cleveland Documenters are wondering what’s next regarding Issue 24, the amendments to the City’s charter that aim to strengthen civilian oversight of police discipline in cases of alleged misconduct.      Here’s what we know.      The charter amendments officially took effect on Nov. 22. […]


  • November 2, 2021: election results

    November 2, 2021: election results Mayoral contest (Plain Press, December 2021) Justin Bibb won the November 2nd mayoral election receiving 36,168 votes or 62.86% of the votes cast. Kevin Kelley received 21,352 votes or 37.14% of the votes cast. The total of 57,520 votes cast in the mayoral contest represents 23.2% of the 247,264 registered voters in […]


  • Coalition of community groups rally to “Stop Evictions Now!”

    Coalition of community groups rally to “Stop Evictions Now!” by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2021)                 A coalition of groups of community activists from throughout Northeast Ohio converged on Public Square on October 20th for a “Stop Evictions Now!” rally as part of a coordinated national effort to speed the distribution of already allocated federal dollars designed […]


  • Council of Cleveland Neighborhoods presents concerns to mayoral candidates 

    Council of Cleveland Neighborhoods presents concerns to mayoral candidates  by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, November 2021)        With the majority of registered Cleveland voters staying home and choosing not to vote in the mayoral primary, it remains uncertain whether they’ll decide to cast a vote in the general election on November 2 for either Justin Bibb or […]