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Community Forum on Education offers input to State of Ohio Educational Plan

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      At a May 22nd Community Forum on Education held at Max Hayes High School, over thirty educators, parents and community members from throughout Greater Cleveland had an opportunity to offer their input on the State of Ohio’s educational policy. The forum, hosted by Ohio State Board of Education … Continue reading

Hope for the future

by M. Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, June 2017)      Hope is defined as “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” On Cleveland’s west side, there is a place that provides hope to teenage youth; this place is called Esperanza; Spanish for Hope. Esperanza provides education, support and scholarships to Northeast … Continue reading

Stockyard Neighborhood Bike-a-thon

Everyone needs a hero

by M. Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, June 2017)               Imagine a young child looking out of his hospital window. The weather is grey and gloomy; inside the room the atmosphere isn’t much better. Mom, dad and other family members are forcing artificial cheerfulness. This young boy is fighting a serious illness and sits in … Continue reading

Canalway Partners’ RiverSweep

Men Who Wish to Change helps teens move from numbers to agents of change

by John Kay (Plain Press, June 2017)      In America, our society loves a good success story…the ones that contain second and third chances for any individual. But when it comes to incarceration, it seems that a curtain of doubt and disbelief is held up for those same opportunities. In 2014, a program, Men Who Wish … Continue reading

Plans unveiled for new high school building at former Max Hayes site on Detroit Avenue

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      At a May 24th community meeting, area residents and stakeholders received an update on the new west side high school planned for the former Max Hayes High School site on Detroit Avenue between W. 45th and & W. 49th streets. The meeting, held at St. Paul’s Community … Continue reading

New Edgewater Beach House

Max Hayes Car Show

Ohio City Incorporated seeks ways to make housing more affordable

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      As part of its strategic plan, Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) is charged with finding a way to provide affordable housing in the neighborhood. OCI Executive Director Tom McNair says the easiest way to make affordable housing available in the neighborhood is through existing housing stock. He says … Continue reading