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  COVID-19 evictions could leave more women without a vote by Malcolm Burnley and Rachel Dissell, The Fuller Project  This story was originally published by The Fuller Project, a nonprofit newsroom reporting on issues that affect women. (Plain Press, September 2020)       Lynn Rodemann walked up the driveway, a mask fixed tightly to her face. A … Continue reading

Cleveland Teachers Union elects new president

Cleveland Teachers Union elects new president (Plain Press, April 2020)   Cleveland Teachers Union members elected Shari Obrenski as their new president on March 13, 2020. Seventeen other officers won seats on the 24-member Executive Board in the week-long biennial election.    President Obrenski is only the second woman to hold the position of president … Continue reading

Speakers at Women’s March Cleveland 2020 address social justice and women’s rights

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, January 18, 2020; Women’s March Cleveland 2020 Rally, Cleveland City Hall, E. 6th and Lakeside: A 17-year-old Cleveland Heights High School student inspires the crowd singing Alicia Keys’ song “Girl on Fire”. PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, January 18, 2020; Women’s March Cleveland 2020, Cleveland City Hall, E. 6th and … Continue reading

Renee Jones Empowerment Center offers hope and the bonds of community to human trafficking victims

Renee Jones Empowerment Center offers hope and the bonds of community to human trafficking victims by Silk Allen (Plain Press, February 2020)          Horse therapy, fashion clinics, camping, yoga; the activities read like the brochure of a swanky social or country club, but no; these are some of the services provided by the Renee Jones Empowerment … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice opens Ann B. Reichsman Community Health Center

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, October 3, 2019, Grand Opening of Neighborhood Family Practice’s (NFP) Ann B. Reichsman Community Health Center, 3545 Ridge Road: Cutting the ribbon for the new community health center are (L-R): John Wise, NFP Board Member; Alan Mancuso, NFP Board Member; Jean Solomon, Chair, NFP Board; Ann B. Reichsman, MD, … Continue reading


  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

Franklin Circle Church honors members of church’s Christian Women’s Fellowship

YWCA Speaker Karen Williams shares wisdom of humor at It’s Time to Talk Forum on Race

(Plain Press, March 2019)On February 15, the YWCA of Greater Cleveland held a Forum on Race, It’s Time to Talkfeaturing keynote speaker Karen Williams at the Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus. Williams, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the International Institute of Humor and Healing Arts (HaHA Institute), explored the theme of humor and … Continue reading

Cleveland Women’s March offers a colorful display of unity and diversity

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2019)          Women from throughout Greater Cleveland converged on Public Square in downtown Cleveland for the Cleveland Women’s March on a cold wintry January 19. The march was one of many Women’s Marches being held throughout the United States. The Marches began three years ago the day after the … Continue reading

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