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Ohio Immigrant Alliance responds to Report on FY18 Deportation “Statistics” by saying “We Are Deeply Disgusted and Utterly Ashamed”

by Lynn Tramonte (January 2019, Plain Press)           The Federal government just put out its deportation “statistics” report for Fiscal Year 2018 ( Link: http://bit.ly/Deport18) , but let’s be clear: this report is not about statistics, it’s about people. Each “statistic” corresponds to a living, breathing human being, with a job, a home, and loved ones who grieve … Continue reading

Three Near West Side buildings awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits

(January 2019, Plain Press)           On Wednesday December 12th, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $36,057,985 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of 28 historic buildings. Ten of those historic buildings were in the Northeast Region and of those ten, three are in the area served by the Plain Press. The awards will … 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

September 2018 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF

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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 Metropolitan School District puts facilities plan on hold

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2018)           The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has placed the last two segments (Segments Eight and Nine) of its Master Facilities Plan on hold while it tries to resolve a dispute with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) over how much the state will contribute to adjusting for the … Continue reading

Poor People’s Campaign marches on statehouse in Columbus as part of a national campaign

(Plain Press, June 2018)    Poor people, clergy and advocates on behalf of the Poor People’s Campaign have marched on the Ohio Capital for three consecutive weeks, in a non-violent fashion, to demand that state officials address the needs of the poor in Ohio. The first Ohio protest, which took place on May 14, approximately 100 … Continue reading

League of Women Voters back Ohio Issue One

(Plain Press, May 2018)       The League of Women Voters are backing Ohio State Issue One with a volunteer presence out in the community as well as with information on their website. If it passes, Issue One will change the way Ohio draws up congressional district boundaries. Literature from the League of Women Voters of Ohio … Continue reading

Cudell Improvement honors Chuck Hoven for Lifetime Achievement and celebrates 100 rehabs

by Rachel Napolitano (Plain Press, April 2018)The importance of community and the web of relationships that makes up community was the theme of the Cudell Improvement 43rdAnnual Meeting, set by the keynote speaker and in the awarding of the Plain Press’sChuck Hoven the Walter & Pauline Martens Lifetime Achievement Award. In the midst of national … 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

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