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Beating Guns Tour seeks to transform guns into garden tools

    Beating Guns Tour seeks to transform guns into garden tools by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2019)    Responding to the biblical passage in Isaiah 2: 4 “…and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks;…” the Beating Guns Tour arrived at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on W. … Continue reading

City of Cleveland plans to transform recreation centers to include neighborhood resources FIRST CITY IN THE NATION TO OFFER TRAUMA INFORMED CARE AT ITS RECREATION CENTERS

City of Cleveland plans to transform recreation centers to include neighborhood resources FIRST CITY IN THE NATION TO OFFER TRAUMA INFORMED CARE AT ITS RECREATION CENTERS by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2019)    At an April 10thnews conference with members of the Neighborhood & Community Media Association of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson … Continue reading

Cleveland Peace Action speaker David Beach calls for action to stem climate change

Cleveland Peace Action speaker David Beach calls for action to stem climate change by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2019)    David Beach, writer, activist, former director of the Green City Blue Lake Institute, and the guest speaker at the April 9thmeeting of Cleveland Peace Action, spoke on the topic of climate change and political change. … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice offers Pregnancy Care and Pregnancy Centering programs

Medicaid expansion recipients in danger of losing coverage

Medicaid expansion recipients in danger of losing coverage (Plain Press, April 2019)    Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE) urges action on Ohio Senate bills that would undermine Medicaid expansion. In late April of 2018, The Ohio Department of Medicaid submitted a request to the federal government to create work requirements for those covered … Continue reading

CLASH begins to collect signatures for ballot initiative to make rental housing lead safe

(Plain Press, March 2019)Cleveland Lead Safe Advocates for Safe Housing (CLASH) announced they are prepared to gather signatures to place a proposed Lead Safe Housing initiative on the November ballot. The announcement came as part of a February 4thPress Conference held by CLASH member organizations at the office of Organize! Ohio. The group released a … Continue reading

Cleveland Lead Safe Network plans for lead safe ballot initiative

by Bruce Checefsky (January 2019, Plain Press)           Community activist Tazz Mays is impassioned about lead safe legislation. As a volunteer for the Cleveland Lead Safe Network, a small organization seeking to pass lead safe legislation in Cleveland, he’s committed to getting enough petition signatures to place legislation on the ballot in the November 2019 election. … Continue reading

Medicaid Works conference examines Medicaid Expansion’s first four years

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2018)     In an effort to educate the public about Medicaid expansion in Ohio and its benefits, and to convince the next governor of Ohio to continue participation in the program, Governor John Kasich’s administration is holding meetings throughout the State to present findings from a recent study showing the … 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

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

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