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Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis

CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)    At its June 3rd meeting, Cleveland City Council declared racism is a public health crisis. The legislation was unanimously passed by … Continue reading

Ohio job seekers face uphill battle on uneven playing field

Ohio job seekers face uphill battle on uneven playing field COVID-19 exacerbates trends; Women and young workers hit particularly hard by Kevin Williams Graphics by Cid Standifer This public service journalism article provided by nonprofit nonpartisan Eye on Ohio, the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism. (Plain Press, June 2020)   Carmine Ballard (prefers use of … Continue reading

Work Share Ohio offers an option to help employers and employees adjust to difficult times

Work Share Ohio offers an option to help employers and employees adjust to difficult times (Plain Press, June 2020)   Policy Matters Ohio released information on a voluntary program, called Work Share Ohio, that says it, “allows employers to avoid layoffs and workers to receive unemployment benefits proportionate to the time they don’t work.” Policy … Continue reading

Organizations work to address the digital divide

Organizations work to address the digital divide (Plain Press, June 2020)   The arrival of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County brought to the forefront the necessity to address the digital divide. A number of community leaders and advocates for social change have come forward, urging action to address this serious issue. Schools and health care … 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

Benefits and risks of development discussed at MetroHealth Community meeting

Benefits and risks of development discussed at MetroHealth Community meeting by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, March 2020)   Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana circled the rotunda of the South Branch Library on January 27, 2020 hugging her constituents as the MetroHealth community meeting was about to get under way. When she stepped up to the microphone, … 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

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

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