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Alcohol,Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County promotes safe way to dispose of unused drugs

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, April 30, 2022; Drug Take-Back Day, West 25th and Lorain Avenue: Samantha Maloy, an AmeriCorps Vista worker, passes out DETERRA bags for the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County. The bags offer a safe way for individuals to dispose of unused drugs.

Four area schools slated for renovation or new construction

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, March 17, 2022; Marion Champlin Seltzer Elementary School Building, 1468 W. 98th Street: The Cleveland Metropolitan School District plans to build a new school next to the current building on land that sits behind Cudell Recreation Center. Once the new school is completed, plans call for the current building to be … Continue reading

Snowstorm of January 16-17 compounds pedestrian winter woes

Eastman Branch of Cleveland Public Library closes for renovations

Eastman Branch of Cleveland Public Library closes for renovations (Plain Press, January 2022) The Eastman Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, located at 11602 Lorain Avenue, has closed for renovations. Branch Manager Jamie Lauver says, “We are scheduled to reopen in January 2023.”

Legislation introduced to establish Ohio City Entertainment District

Legislation introduced to establish Ohio City Entertainment District (Plain Press, December 2021)           Ward 3 City Council Member Kerry McCormack has introduced emergency legislation to Cleveland City Council to approve the application of Ohio City Legacy, LLC to establish an Ohio City Entertainment District. The entertainment district is designed to benefit prospective hospitality industry tenants in the … Continue reading

Trinity Community Center increases access to resources with its new wheelchair ramp

West Side Market area anticipates population changes

West Side Market area anticipates population changes by Sheila Kiss   Home to the historic West Side Market, United Bank Building, and Market Square Park, the intersection of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue is the central hub for Ohio City and its retail district, and it’s seeing a lot of activity today.   Don Whitaker, president … Continue reading

City of Cleveland is quietly blocking citizen planning efforts for safer, bike-friendly streets

City of Cleveland is quietly blocking citizen planning efforts for safer, bike-friendly streets by Lee Chilcote (Plain Press, August 2021)     For more than a decade, community developers on Cleveland’s near west side have been working to create a new, improved streetscape on Lorain Avenue between West 25th and West 65th Street. It was always about more than potholes and … Continue reading

Curbside Coffee set to reopen bringing karaoke and music back to Lorain Avenue

Curbside Coffee set to reopen bringing karaoke and music back to Lorain Avenue (Plain Press, August 2021)                       Curbside Coffee, 9858 Lorain Avenue, will reopen on Monday August 2nd, bringing karaoke, and live musical performances back into its home on Lorain Avenue. Judy Fitch, owner of Curbside Coffee, says she closed the coffee shop in March of 2020 … Continue reading

Ohio City developer to rehab historic funeral home on Lorain Avenue into retail, apartments

Ohio City developer to rehab historic funeral home on Lorain Avenue into retail, apartments by Lee Chilcote (Plain Press, August 2021)     The Nunn Family Funeral Home at 4434 Lorain Avenue in Ohio City dates back to 1865, and the site operated as a funeral home until about 20 years ago, when it was converted into a daycare. Now, a … Continue reading

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