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Neighborhood Family Practice’s Kids Cooking Class

Bond Accountability Commission examines CMSD’s construction workforce inclusion program

by Chuck Hoven (December 2018, Plain Press)        At its November meeting, the Bond Accountability Commission examined how the Cleveland Metropolitan School District was monitoring its workforce inclusion program and what resources are available to train Clevelanders interested in working in the construction trades. The Bond Accountability Commission (BAC), charged to be a watchdog on behalf … Continue reading

Local team plans to compete in international adult literacy competition

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)       A representative of an international organization came to Cleveland in September hoping to work with Cleveland organizations with adult literacy programs to show them how their efforts to reach adult learners can be vastly increased. The organization, XPRIZE, which designs and operates world changing incentive competitions, hopes to be … Continue reading

Orchard School hosts Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education meeting

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)        The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Board of Education held a meeting at Orchard School on Bailey Avenue in the Ohio City neighborhood on October 23. Orchard Principal Kathryn Francis and CMSD Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Gordon noted, to those present, that Orchard had become an Apple Distinguished … Continue reading

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Bond Accountability Commission shares thoughts on its role in school construction monitoring efforts

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2018)           Bond Accountability Commission Executive Director Elise Hara Auvil explained to those in attendance at the Commission’s September meeting at Tremont Montessori School what she saw as the role of the organization she heads. Director Hara Auvil said the goal of the Bond Accountability Commission is to oversee spending of … 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

Cleveland Public Library aids in creating personal style among its patrons

By Silk Allen (Plain Press, July 2018)      Maybe you aren’t into sewing or knitting, but you still want to make a personal statement with your clothes. The Cleveland Public Library is equipped to handle that. Usually, when you think of the library, you rarely think of fashion and personal style, but the main branch … Continue reading

Hispanic Alliance launches Welcome Hub

(Plain Press, June 2018)    Hispanic Alliance announced the creation of a new Welcome Hub that will provide bilingual resources and guidance to the area’s Latino population and services such as affordable housing, jobs and schools. The May 3 launching of the Welcome Hub took place at the Hispanic Alliance office located on the ground floor … Continue reading

In Memory Margaret “Margie” Dorothy Bray Hoven August 11, 1956 – March 20, 2018

(Plain Press, April 2018)       Margaret “Margie” Bray, wife of Plain Press Managing Editor Chuck Hoven, and Plain PressCommunity Board and Website Editor, passed away on March 20, 2018 from a choking accident while dining. Margie Bray Margie was born in the Philippines while her father worked there as a consultant for the Philippine Government. … Continue reading

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