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Ohio City Incorporated celebrates annual meeting

(Plain Press, April 2017)                At the Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) annual meeting on March 21, both Board President Chris Schmitt and Executive Director Tom McNair called for the organization to improve its connection to people in the community. Board President Schmitt called for creating an “environment that is welcoming and supportive to families of … Continue reading

Former President of West Side Market Tenants Association shares thoughts after closing his stand

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2017)                “The West Side Market is one of the most amazing places you are ever going to find,” said Ohio City Executive Director Tom McNair at the Ohio City Incorporated annual meeting on March 21, 2017. Former President of the West Side Market Tenants’ Association Vince Bertonaschi said … Continue reading

Malachi House receives grants for capital improvements

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Malachi House, a home for the terminally ill who are in need, has received $159,000 in grants that it plans to use to update its kitchen, generator, resident furnishings, basement and laundry. Malachi House, located in the Ohio City neighborhood in a beautiful home-like setting, serves as many as 15 … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day

West Side School Fair showcases offerings at area high schools

Two hundred people attended a West Side School Fair that showcased fifteen Cleveland high schools to families of sixth, seventh and eighth graders attending public, private and charter schools within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The Cleveland Transformation Alliance and Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation hosted the fair held on March 2nd at John Marshall High School. … Continue reading

COMMUNITY BOARD APRIL 2017

The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. It is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters. ENVIRONMENT HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE Film Screening   Saturday, April 29, … Continue reading

Community Roundtable– Cleveland Police Reform

To the editor: (Plain Press, April 2017)                There was much to learn from the community roundtable on Cleveland police reform and consent decree held on March 22nd at the Urban Community School in Ohio City.  But, it might not have been obvious. That is because people tend to focus on content instead form, “substance” … Continue reading

“Let me in immigration man”

  To the editor: (Plain Press, April 2017)                My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland (Galicia) in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany (formerly Prussia). He had just completed his service in the Austrian Army.  Poland at that time was … Continue reading

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress awards community development grants

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ Strategic Investment Initiative awards for the 2017-2020 funding cycle will go to twelve Community Development Corporations in the city. A total of $4.2 million was awarded in nine grants. Three of the grants involved collaborative efforts. On the West Side of Cleveland, three grants were awarded. Detroit … Continue reading

MetroHealth issues bonds for continuing campus transformation

(Plain Press, April 2017)                On March 22, the MetroHealth Board of Trustees unanimously approved the issuance and sale of up to $1.3 billion in bonds to fund the health system’s campus transformation. MetroHealth anticipates a 40-year final maturity to fund all associated costs of the campus transformation. MetroHealth self-issued the bonds. Bank of America … Continue reading