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Community effort led to creation of Zone Recreation Center

Community effort led to creation of Zone Recreation Center (Plain Press, September 2019) The Zone Recreation Center at W. 65thand Lorain Avenue has its own origin story, some of which is chronicled in the pages of the Plain Press.A December 21, 1977 article by Larry Bresler titled “$1.5 million set for NWS Rec. Center” reported that … Continue reading

A look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane

A look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane by Kevin Coleman (Plain Press, September 2019)       Lorain Avenue is a Cleveland thoroughfare spanning approximately 12 miles from its beginning at the Hope Memorial Bridge to the Rocky River. As soon as motorists traverse the 256-foot-long Lorain Viaduct, the street becomes Lorain Road and runs … Continue reading

Main street WHAT IS HAPPENING TO LORAIN AVENUE

  PHOTO BY CLARENCE MADISON (Plain Press Archives) July 1985; Lorain Avenue: Tina Gayer, co-chair of the Lorain Avenue Business Association, sees crime prevention as the highest priority. In this photo from the Plain Pressarchives, Gayer is standing in front of a car lot on W 47thand Lorain Avenue. In the background behind her you … Continue reading

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Outdoor Art + History Museum debuts during Walkabout Tremont

(Plain Press, August 2019)Tremont’s first outdoor Art + History Museum was unveiled during Walkabout Tremont on Friday July 12 at the southeast corner of Professor and College Avenues. More than 40 images of old Tremont were placed on permanent display—weatherproof, digital reproductions of water colors, oils, collages, line-art and even old postcards. The Tremont West … Continue reading

Undesign the Red Line Interactive Exhibit

Abbey Avenue makes connections

Abbey Avenue makes connections by Gwendolyn Kochur (Plain Press, July 2019)                Ohio City, with its versatile dining options, entertainment and the West Side Market, lies just west of Tremont, a hub of Victorian homes and of trendy eateries and festivals. Acting as a direct connection between the two is Abbey Avenue.    The Abbey Avenue Bridge also … Continue reading

Near West Side’s couple’s love spans across seven decades In memory April 19, 1946 – January 8, 2019 – Judith Ann Peterson Horvath—”Queen of the Boxing Kitchen”

Near West Side’s couple’s love spans across seven decades In memory April 19, 1946 – January 8, 2019 – Judith Ann Peterson Horvath—”Queen of the Boxing Kitchen” (Plain Press, April 2019)    The story of Judith Ann Peterson Horvath and Gary Horvath spans seven decades. It is a love story, the story of a family, … Continue reading

Three Near West Side buildings awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits

(January 2019, Plain Press)           On Wednesday December 12th, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $36,057,985 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of 28 historic buildings. Ten of those historic buildings were in the Northeast Region and of those ten, three are in the area served by the Plain Press. The awards will … Continue reading

Swift & Co. meatpacking building demolition

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