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Ice Cream Social Celebrating 150 years of the Ursuline Sisters serving as teachers at both Malachi School and Urban Community School

Architectural historian points out errors in article on Lorain Avenue History

To the Editor: (Plain Press, October 2019)           I am writing to point out numerous errors in the “A Look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane” article, written by Kevin Coleman, identified in the Plain Press as a Cleveland State University journalism student. In this article, the writer claims that the “statues” on the … Continue reading

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

West Side Catholic Center’s Ohio City Pizzeria offers second chances

West Side Catholic Center’s Ohio City Pizzeria offers second chances by Colin Murnan (Plain Press, September 2019)       The West Side Catholic Center has partnered with EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute to take over and run Ohio City Pizzeria. The Catholic Center had been in talks about buying the restaurant for eight to ten years, but … Continue reading

Hundreds of Greater Clevelanders join Lights for Liberty Vigil to End Immigrant Detention at Market Square Park

Hundreds of Greater Clevelanders join Lights for Liberty Vigil to End Immigrant Detention at Market Square Park by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2019)           On July 12thhundreds of people from throughout Greater Cleveland gathered at Market Square Park for the Lights for Liberty Cleveland Vigil to End Immigrant Detention. A cutout of the Statue of … Continue reading

Organist Robert Myers delights Music at the Market fans

Organist Robert Myers delights Music at the Market fans by Colin Murnan (Plain Press, August 2019)The Beckerath Organ in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at W. 30thand Lorain Avenue, is a monolith of an instrument, containing 3,476 pipes arrayed in sixty-five ranks. These ranks are split into five different divisions, each division controlled by a separate … Continue reading

Cosmic Bobbins Learn to Sew Class

Optometrist, Dr. Daniel Freson, is being forced out of MRN Ltd owned United Bank Building

Optometrist, Dr. Daniel Freson, is being forced out of MRN Ltd owned United Bank Building by Bruce Checefsky        (Plain Press, July 2019)    Dr. Daniel Freson wants to help people.      His optometrist practice has been at the same location on the first floor of the United Bank Building at 2012 W. 25thStreet for more than thirty-seven years. … Continue reading

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