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NOBLE would like to hear about your experience with the Ohio Benefits System

(Plain Press, October 2019)           Have you had any issues applying for Medicaid, food stamps or cash assistance? Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE), an organization that focuses on state budget issues as it relates to health and human services with the hopes of improving the system, has created a survey to better understand the … Continue reading

Assembling aid packages to ship to the Bahamas

MetroHealth holds open houses to share plan for campus transformation

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, August 15, 2019; Open House, MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive: View of the construction site for MetroHealth’s new hospital from the 7thfloor of the View Road Parking Garage. MetroHealth holds open houses to share plan for campus transformation  by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2019)       MetroHealth Medical Center … 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

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

Ohio Department of Education grant to fund after school and summer programs at Louis Agassiz School

Ohio Department of Education grant to fund after school and summer programs at Louis Agassiz School (Plain Press, September 2019)       The Ohio Department of Education announced on August 19th that Westown Community Development Corporation (WCDC) and its partner Horizon Education Center have been selected to receive a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant to … Continue reading

New Ohio two-year budget has good and bad news for Clevelanders

New Ohio two-year budget has good and bad news for Clevelanders by Brittney Madison (Plain Press, August 2019)On Wednesday, July 17, Governor DeWine, after approval from both chambers, signed House Bill 166, the $69 billion, two-year budget. Included in the budget were tax cuts and increased spending on children’s services, education, and public health programs. … Continue reading

Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality urges involvement in state budget process

Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality urges involvement in state budget process (Plain Press, June 2019)     The state budget has an impact on all of us. It provides funding for public education, for building and repairing roads and bridges, health coverage to low-income families, and assistance to local governments which can be used for public safety … Continue reading

Repairs continue at Denison Avenue UCC as the church receives extension from Cleveland Housing Court

(Plain Press, June 2019)   On May 21stDenison Avenue United Church of Christ Pastor Nozomi Ikuta announced via Facebook that Cleveland Housing Court has given the church’s congregation “a little more time to finish repairs.” The church, featured in a photo in the May issue of the Plain Press, is continuing work restoring the exterior of the building. … Continue reading

Cogswell Hall Executive Director Diana Cyganovich to retire

Cogswell Hall Executive Director Diana Cyganovich to retire (Plain Press, June 2019)   Cogswell Hall Executive Director Diana Cyganovich will retire on June 30thafter nearly four decades of advocating with and for low-income adults, domestic-violence victims, young people and families.    As executive director of Cogswell Hall at 7200 Franklin Boulevard since 2002, Cyganovich led years of expansion … Continue reading

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