Plain Press

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The Plain Press seeks your help

Dear Plain Press Readers and Supporters, (Plain Press, December 2017)      This year marks the 46th anniversary of the Plain Press, a free community newspaper founded in 1971 to present issues and community news to residents of Cleveland’s west side.  In 2017, the Plain Press continues its mission of presenting issues and news at no … Continue reading

November 2017 Plain Press – PDF

November 2017 Issue of the Plain Press Continue reading

Plain Press offers deep apologies

(Plain Press, October 2017) An article in the September issue of the Plain Press titled, “Building at W. 25th and Chatham once a grocery, then a furniture store, now awaiting a new tenant” has been corrected and reprinted above. The Plain Press felt an obligation to rewrite and publish the article because the writer of … Continue reading

Building at W. 25th and Chatham once a grocery, then a furniture store, now awaiting a new tenant

(Plain Press, October 2017) For generations, on any given weekend, the strip on West 25th street is crawling with sightseers, shopping bags and grocery goods. Though the visitors and scenery of the city have been altered, the purpose of the place has not. In between all the hustle and bustle, there sits a decaying building … Continue reading

Leo Jeffres, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

March 2017 Plain Press – PDF


In Memory, Ted Lobaugh-July 11, 1984 – December 30, 2016

  Plain Press photographer, distribution worker and neighborhood advocate Ted Lobaugh passes away (Plain Press, February 2017)        Ted Lobaugh III, age 32, Plain Press photographer and distribution worker passed away at the end of December. Ted volunteered taking photos over the past year at many events throughout the community – something he enjoyed immensely. … Continue reading

November 2016 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF


October 2016 Plain Press – PDF


August 2016 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF