Plain Press

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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


March 2018 Issue of the Plain Press


February 2018 Plain Press – PDF


Plain Press Board of Trustees seeks public input as it plans for the future of the newspaper

(Plain Press, January 2018)          The Plain Press Board of Trustees is currently seeking community input into a planning process that will prepare for the future of the Plain Press. We intend to reach out to our readers, on a one-to-one basis or in small group discussions, to explore what role the Plain Press will play … Continue reading

Peace, goodwill and a Happy New Year from the Plain Press

(Plain Press, January 2018)                      As we enter a new year, the generosity, goodwill and welcoming nature of the Cleveland community is evident throughout this issue of the Plain Press as reflected in the photos and articles. Some of Cleveland’s newest residents, refugees from troubled parts of the world, joined with Neighborhood Family Practice staff … Continue reading

Give a Subscription to the Plain Press as a Gift

Please Mail Subscription to:   Name: ______________________________________________   Address: ____________________________________________   City: ___________________  State_______   Zip Code:_______   Plain Press Subscription $10 per year: Send a check or money order to: Plain Press, 2012 W. 25th, Suite 500, Cleveland, OH 44113

The Plain Press seeks your help

Dear Plain Press Readers and Supporters, (Plain Press, December 2017)      This year marks the 46th anniversary of the Plain Press, a free community newspaper founded in 1971 to present issues and community news to residents of Cleveland’s west side.  In 2017, the Plain Press continues its mission of presenting issues and news at no … Continue reading

November 2017 Plain Press – PDF

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