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Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program to host a virtual town hall on October 4th to prepare Ohioansfor upcoming Medicare open enrollment

Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program to host a virtual town hall on October 4th to prepare Ohioansfor upcoming Medicare open enrollment (Plain Press, October 2022)   Ohio Department of Insurance director Judith L. French and Medicare experts from the department’s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program are hosting a free, virtual town hall on Oct. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Cleveland native serves aboard floating airport USS Carl Vinson

PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS SANG KIM NAVY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SUPPORT ELEMENT WEST Cleveland native, Petty Officer 2nd Class Damion Schultz, serving aboard a floating airport, the USS Carl Vinson. Schultz is a 2016 graduate of James Ford Rhodes High School. He joined the Navy six years ago. Schultz says, “I did four … Continue reading

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) interim reports are back!

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) interim reports are back! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Plain Press, August 2022        Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Interim Reports are required for many households six months after an application or recertification. Interim Reports have been waived during the pandemic until now.      SNAP assistance groups that received an interim … Continue reading

Cleveland nonprofit hospitals get millions in property tax breaks. Many are asking, ‘Is it worth it?’

Cleveland nonprofit hospitals get millions in property tax breaks. Many are asking, ‘Is it worth it?’ by Stephanie Czekalinski & Michael Indriolo Plain Press, July 20220                             Nora and David Brown live in a two-story single-family home in Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood. The modest home on East 100th Street, with a gabled roof and an enclosed porch, is just a block away … Continue reading

Students say farewell to Clark School with a return date in August of 2025

Students say farewell to Clark School with a return date in August of 2025 Plain Press, July 20220                             On May 27th Students from Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Clark School were outside enjoying a plastic climbing wall and other activities in the play area in front of the school at 5550 Clark Avenue. The celebration was somewhat of … Continue reading

Former Near West Side mail carrier sends greetings from his hike on the Appalachian Trail

Former Near West Side mail carrier sends greetings from his hike on the Appalachian Trail Plain Press, July 20220                             While doing a 50 mile stretch on the Appalachian Trail with her partner Nicholas Morganti, Samantha Maloy encountered a former mail carrier from the Near West Side of Cleveland. The mail carrier named Eric, said he had … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Participatory Budgeting Cleveland wants public involved in decisions about spending of American Rescue Act funds

PHOTO BY TAURUS KINGS PHOTOGRAPHY Members of the Participatory Budgeting Cleveland Team:  Gwen Garth, Trevor Pollack, Laylah Allen, Molly Martin, Austin Davis, Robin Brown, Loh, Daniel Ortiz, Angelique Salizan, Kayla Knight, Chrissy Stonebraker-Martinez, and Jonathan Welle. Participatory Budgeting Cleveland wants public involved in decisions about spending of American Rescue Act funds by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, … Continue reading

File your taxes now to claim your child and earned income tax credits

(Plain Press, March 2022)    The IRS is now accepting 2021 tax returns! Sign up for the Expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).    There is roughly $193 billion waiting for families with children — all they need to do is file their taxes to claim it.    The American Rescue Plan made significant changes … Continue reading

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