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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

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Eileen Kelly to head ID Crisis Collaborative

(Plain Press, May 2017)       Eileen Kelly, after having served for more than two decades as the Outreach Minister at St. Colman Church in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, has accepted a new position as the Director of the Identification Crisis Collaborative (IDCC). In making the announcement on Linkedin, Kelly speaks of her role in founding the … Continue reading

City officials present plan for West Side Market parking

(Plain Press, May 2017)       At an April 19th meeting with representatives from the City of Cleveland Department of Public Works, West Side Market Tenants received an update on the City of Cleveland’s plans for the West Side Market Parking Lot. City officials said that when they start charging for parking, there will be 1 … Continue reading

Former home of RAM Electronics to get a facelift

by John Kinsley (Plain Press, May 2017)       One of the “thinnest” buildings on West 25th Street, home most recently to RAM, is about to get a face lift. The three-story building at 1898 W. 25th St. was designed in 1892 by architect Bernard Van Develde, who had designed other buildings in the last part … Continue reading

Building at 1822-1826 W. 25th housed many businesses over the years

by Tommy Carosielli (Plain Press, May 2017)       In the hustle and bustle of Ohio City, a small building stuck between two popular businesses may be lost in the shuffle. But diving into the history of the building at 1822-1826 W 25th St. provides a peak into Ohio City’s interesting history. Local architectural historian Craig … Continue reading

Ohio City Incorporated celebrates annual meeting

(Plain Press, April 2017)                At the Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) annual meeting on March 21, both Board President Chris Schmitt and Executive Director Tom McNair called for the organization to improve its connection to people in the community. Board President Schmitt called for creating an “environment that is welcoming and supportive to families of … Continue reading

Former President of West Side Market Tenants Association shares thoughts after closing his stand

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2017)                “The West Side Market is one of the most amazing places you are ever going to find,” said Ohio City Executive Director Tom McNair at the Ohio City Incorporated annual meeting on March 21, 2017. Former President of the West Side Market Tenants’ Association Vince Bertonaschi said … Continue reading

Malachi House receives grants for capital improvements

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Malachi House, a home for the terminally ill who are in need, has received $159,000 in grants that it plans to use to update its kitchen, generator, resident furnishings, basement and laundry. Malachi House, located in the Ohio City neighborhood in a beautiful home-like setting, serves as many as 15 … Continue reading

Community Roundtable– Cleveland Police Reform

To the editor: (Plain Press, April 2017)                There was much to learn from the community roundtable on Cleveland police reform and consent decree held on March 22nd at the Urban Community School in Ohio City.  But, it might not have been obvious. That is because people tend to focus on content instead form, “substance” … Continue reading