Cuyahoga County

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Air quality could worsen quickly should fuel economy standards freeze

Cuyahoga County residents could see increase in health impacts like asthma, bronchitis, and respiratory infections (Plain Press, September 2018)    The quality of the air you breathe in Cuyahoga County could take a significant hit should a federal government plan to roll-back vehicle emissions standards take effect. According to a recent Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency … Continue reading

ADAMHS reveals new billboard and social media campaigns

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, September 2018)          In honor of September being National Recovery Month, on August 27, Craig Dunson, CEO and Executive Director of Lifeworks Behavioral Health Solutions introduced the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services  Board of Cuyahoga County’s (ADAMHS) fourteen Recovery Month Billboards that will appear around Cuyahoga County in … 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

County Medical Examiner shares thoughts on how to intervene to prevent more overdoses

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)           It is a topic Doctor Thomas Gilson is passionate about. It shows in every presentation he gives. Yet, people in his county, young and old, are still dying. The numbers are still rising. He wonders as many others do in law enforcement-what else can they do to stop … Continue reading

May 8thPrimary Election features a variety of contests and some issues

  (Plain Press, April 2018)       Early voting for the May 8thPrimary Election will begin on April 10th, 2018. If you are not yet registered to vote, the deadline to register and still vote in the primary election is April 9th. You can register at a local library, a public high school, an Ohio Bureau … Continue reading