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Plain Press Community Board September 2018

COMMUNITY BOARD September 2018 The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. Printing for it is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters. ARTS CLEVELAND DRUM CIRCLE: Sundays at 3 p.m. at Edgewater Park TREMONT ARTS FESITIVAL:Saturday … Continue reading

Citizens demands for extending deadline met by Cuyahoga County, but neighborhood meetings rejected

Citizens demands for extending deadline met by Cuyahoga County, but neighborhood meetings rejected (Plain Press, September 2018)     Citizen’s United for Fairness (CUFF) and Former Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar are pleased that the community came forward on August 28, 2018, at Franklin Circle Church in 95 degree weather to express their deep concerns about the County’s … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County notice concerning 2018 Sexennial Reappraisal 

Cuyahoga County notice concerning 2018 Sexennial Reappraisal  (Plain Press, September 2018)CUYAHOGA COUNTY – Following the sexennial reappraisal and concerns from property owners that their property values have risen, Cuyahoga County has extended the informal appeal process. Residents now have until September 14th to file an informal appeal. Residents who are concerned that their property values may have been … Continue reading

Property tax increases alarm Lincoln Heights Block Club residents- an appeal to Cuyahoga County and City representatives for relief

Property tax increases alarm Lincoln Heights Block Club residents- an appeal to Cuyahoga County and City representatives for relief To the editor: Letter to Cuyahoga County Council and Cleveland City Council Dear President Brady, Councilwomen Conwell, Councilman McCormack,  Other Distinguished Members of Cuyahoga and Cleveland Councils : (Plain Press, September 2018)     I have spent … Continue reading

Residents at Community Meeting outraged at Cuyahoga County’s appraised values of their homes

    PHOTO BY MICHAEL OAKAR August 28, 2018, Citizens United for Fairness Community Meeting, Franklin Circle Church, 1688 Fulton Road: Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer Dennis Kennedy responds to concerns from residents about the 2018 Proposed Value Notices they received concerning their properties.   by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2018)     Organizers of a group … Continue reading

September 2018 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF


Children and Family Services announces changes to Child Welfare System

County Executive Armond Budish announced a series of actions being taken following the recommendations of a panel of local and national child welfare experts. The panel was assembled following the death of Aniya Day Garrett. Because of the pending criminal case regarding Aniya Day Garrett’s mother, Sierra Day and boyfriend Deonte Lewis. The panel made … Continue reading

Individuals posing as Premier Health Plan representatives try to steal premium funds

COLUMBUS — Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment is warning Ohioans of an insurance fraud scam involving individuals posing as representatives of Dayton-based Premier Health Plan. Premier Health Plan, as of April 1, 2018, no longer offers health insurance products, but consumers from across the country are receiving numerous automated calls selling Premier Health … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District puts facilities plan on hold as it trys to resolve dispute with Ohio Facilities Construction Commission

by Chuck Hoven The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has placed the last two segments (Segments Eight and Nine) of its Master Facilities Plan on hold while it tries to resolve a dispute with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) over how much the state will contribute to adjust for the higher construction costs in … Continue reading

$80,000 loan approved for clean-up of Ohio City Masonic Center on Franklin Boulevard

Cuyahoga County has approved a United States Environmental Protection Agency-funded Brownfi eld Redevelopment Revolving Fund loan of $80,000 for the environmental clean-up of the Ohio City Masonic Center located at 2831 Franklin Boulevard on the near west side of Cleveland. Cleveland Rocks Holding LLC, the real estate holding company which acquired the site, plans to … Continue reading