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Panel discussion addresses opioid epidemic in Cuyahoga County

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2017)      Residents, community agency representatives and local experts joined together to listen to and interact with a panel addressing the opioid crisis. The panel discussion held at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital’s Castele Center Auditorium on October 11 was titled Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil: The Triple Threat on our … Continue reading

Cleveland Truth Commission hears testimony at a day-long session in effort to put poverty on trial

(Plain Press, November 2017)      The movement to End Poverty Now continued its efforts in Greater Cleveland with a Cleveland Truth Commission on Poverty held at Franklin Circle Church in Ohio City on October 14th. The Truth Commission on Poverty was billed as “putting poverty on trial.” A statement in the program for the event, … Continue reading

Community newspapers engage with city officials in roundtable discussion on police pursuit policy

(Plain Press, November 2017)      On October 10th, at Visible Voice Books in the Tremont neighborhood, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, Cleveland Traffic Commissioner James P. Muhic and Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack joined representatives of community newspapers in a press conference and roundtable discussion concerning the Cleveland Police Department’s pursuit … Continue reading

Esperanza Executive Director shares information on how to make contributions to help Puerto Rico

To the Editor: (Plain Press, November 2017)      On behalf of Esperanza, I express my gratitude for the numerous calls and emails we have received from our supporters, checking on the welfare of our family and friends in Puerto Rico and to lend your support in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. More than half – … Continue reading

Near West Theatre hires a new Managing Director

(Plain Press, November 2017)      Near West Theatre has hired Mike Obertacz to fulfill the role of Managing Director to succeed founder and executive director, Stephanie Morrison Hrbek. Obertacz began his tenure on October 11, 2017 as the theatre commences its fortieth season. Obertacz will lead Near West Theatre in partnership with Bob Navis, Jr., … Continue reading

Building needed for installation of West Side Recovery Mural

(Plain Press, November 2017) The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County is seeking location on the West Side of Cleveland to place a mural with a similar message to the “Treatment Works, People Recover” mural installed on E. 55th just north of Euclid Avenue. The mural has been completed on … Continue reading

Candidates respond to Plain Press candidate questionnaire

(Plain Press, November 2017)      The Plain Press sent out candidate questionnaires to both mayoral candidates as well as City Council candidates in Ward 3, Ward 11, Ward 12, Ward 14 and Ward 15. Only two candidates responded – Ward 3 City Council Candidate Logan E. Fahey and Ward 14 City Council Candidate Jasmin Santana. Below … Continue reading

Colgate Court at W. 76th Ripcho mural

Lincoln West High School Food Pantry

Unique features at new Dollar Tree store result from collaborative efforts

  The staff of the new Dollar Tree store joined with Westown Community Development Corporation staff, Councilwoman Dona Brady and Mayor Frank Jackson to cut the ribbon on October 21st for a new store at W. 128th and Bellaire. The new Dollar Tree store has some unique features that resulted from collaboration with the community. … Continue reading

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