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Max Hayes High School’s Construction Shop

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, May 19, 2022; Max Hayes High School’s Construction Shop, 2211 W. 65th Street: (L-R) Tenth grade students Lekicha Hicks and Mareona Clemons hold up the artwork they are creating. The students built the frames of the canvases they painted, stretched the canvas, stapled the canvas onto the frames, and built stands … Continue reading

Transit advocates want to decriminalize fare evasion on RTA buses and trains

Transit advocates want to decriminalize fare evasion on RTA buses and trains by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, April 2022)         In 2017, two transit police officers boarded a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) HealthLine bus and demanded passengers show proof of payment. When Ronnie Williams could not produce a fare card, he was removed from the bus and … Continue reading

Cleveland Board of Education meeting features a plethora of public comments

Cleveland Board of Education meeting features a plethora of public comments by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, January 2022)           The Cleveland Board of Education meeting at Garrett Morgan High School on December 14th featured several highlight events: including a proclamation and farewell video in honor of Mayor Frank Jackson’s 16 years of service to the school district; a … Continue reading

Southern Christian Leadership Conference President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Charles Steele denounces Sherwin-Williams

Southern Christian Leadership Conference President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Charles Steele denounces Sherwin-Williams by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, December 2021)                 Dr. Charles Steele, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO0 of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., traveled to Cleveland last month to meet with the CEO of Sherwin-Williams.  … Continue reading

Ten Clevelanders address City Council Meeting during its first Public Comments period in over 100 years 

(Plain Press, November 2021)   Ten Cleveland citizens took part in a historic event, the first Public Comments period at a Cleveland City Council meeting in over 100 years. The occasion was the Monday October 4, 2021 meeting of Cleveland City Council. The ten citizens taking advantage of this public forum to speak to their fellow citizens … Continue reading

Reader suggests a path to address poverty

To the editor: (Plain Press, August 2020)            With all the debate recently for amending the United States Constitution in favor of certain issues and/or those constituencies, perhaps a more appropriate amendment should guarantee each citizen of the United States the right to food, clothing, shelter and medical care.  Poverty is defined as the condition … Continue reading

Area businesses respond to pandemic in a variety of ways

Area businesses respond to pandemic in a variety of ways by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, June 2020)   Several days after Governor Mike DeWine announced that restaurants and bars in Ohio could reopen, the West Side Market parking lot was fuller than it had been in weeks. Missing were the Cleveland Street Chronicle vendors selling … Continue reading

Local economy faces uncertain future during COVID-19 pandemic

Local economy faces uncertain future during COVID-19 pandemic by Bruce Checefsky Sean Watterson is doing everything possible to keep his business from going under. As co-owner of the Happy Dog on Detroit Avenue in the Gordon Square arts district, he’s responsible for 30-40 full and part-time employees all of which have been laid off since … Continue reading

Cleveland Teachers Union elects new president

Cleveland Teachers Union elects new president (Plain Press, April 2020)   Cleveland Teachers Union members elected Shari Obrenski as their new president on March 13, 2020. Seventeen other officers won seats on the 24-member Executive Board in the week-long biennial election.    President Obrenski is only the second woman to hold the position of president … Continue reading

SEIU Local 1 Vice President Yanela Sims Responds to Sherwin-Williams Receiving $100 Million Incentive Package

SEIU Local 1 Vice President Yanela Sims Responds to Sherwin-Williams Receiving $100 Million Incentive Package The Fortune 500 company is set to receive $100 millions in taxpayer money even after leaving 34 Cleveland janitors and their families out in the cold  (Plain Press, February 2020) CLEVELAND – The following is a statement from SEIU Local 1 … Continue reading

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