International Issues

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Sculpture honors the “fighting heart” of Cleveland boxing champion Johnny Kilbane

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2014) On September 28th at W. 74th and Fr. Frascati Drive in Battery Park, the Irish American Archives Society celebrated the unveiling of a sculpture and plaza dedicated to the memory of Cleveland’s own Johnny Kilbane – featherweight boxing champion of the world from 1912 to 1923. The sculpture, … Continue reading

St. Colman to celebrate installation of Rev. Caroli Shao as new pastor

(Plain Press, November 2014) St. Colman Parish will celebrate the installation of its new pastor, the Rev. Caroli Shao, at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, November 15. Bishop Richard Lennon will celebrate the Mass at St. Colman Church, 2057 W. 65th.  The mass will be followed by a reception in the parish hall. All … Continue reading

Retired Cleveland teacher speaks out about tragedy in the Ukraine

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2014) Retired after 31 years of teaching history in Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Bill Arthrell, finds himself once again giving lectures in front of groups of people. Arthrell, who taught high school history at both Rhodes and John Marshall high schools, has become an advocate for the Ukraine, which … Continue reading