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Metro West and partners invite media to a conversation regarding comprehensive planning for Clark Fulton area

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2019)           Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana assured reporters at a September 17th meeting held at the South Branch of the Cleveland Public Library that she was very excited about the MetroHealth project and its positive impact on Ward 14. The meeting was organized on behalf of Metro West Community … 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

September 2019 Issue of the Plain Press

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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

Cudell Improvement honors Chuck Hoven for Lifetime Achievement and celebrates 100 rehabs

by Rachel Napolitano (Plain Press, April 2018)The importance of community and the web of relationships that makes up community was the theme of the Cudell Improvement 43rdAnnual Meeting, set by the keynote speaker and in the awarding of the Plain Press’sChuck Hoven the Walter & Pauline Martens Lifetime Achievement Award. In the midst of national … Continue reading

Plain Press Managing Editor, Chuck Hoven, accepts Walter and Pauline Martens Lifetime Achievement Award

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2018)       I’d like to thank Cudell Improvement and the Martens Family for this honor. Growing up in the St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, I’ve known the Martens Family all my life. My brother, Fran, who is here today, went to school with Michael Martens, Wally’s brother. Because of my … Continue reading

In Memory Margaret “Margie” Dorothy Bray Hoven August 11, 1956 – March 20, 2018

(Plain Press, April 2018)       Margaret “Margie” Bray, wife of Plain Press Managing Editor Chuck Hoven, and Plain PressCommunity Board and Website Editor, passed away on March 20, 2018 from a choking accident while dining. Margie Bray Margie was born in the Philippines while her father worked there as a consultant for the Philippine Government. … Continue reading

April 2018 Issue of the Plain Press

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March 2018 Issue of the Plain Press

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