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Lying by ignoring

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, August 2017)   Why is it so hard for the Plain Dealer (and TV news and Ideastream) to tell the truth about major league sports and the costs to this community? Why can’t they take hard looks at the dollar/revenues of the three major league sports teams? It reveals how … Continue reading

Plain Press April 2017 PDF


Tackling poverty is the most effective way to improve performance of students in Cleveland schools

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2016)          The End Poverty Now! march was by far the largest demonstration in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. The marchers brought their message before the national media to draw attention to a critical issue. The message should also be heeded here in Cleveland. Census bureau data published … Continue reading

October 2016 Plain Press – PDF



  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. AGING CLEVELAND SENIOR WALK—a free one- or two-mile fun walk–is scheduled for September 15 at Mall C in Downtown Cleveland. (Rain location is inside Public Hall.)  registration and health screenings at 8:45 am, program at 9 am, and walk … Continue reading

End poverty by amending constitution to guarantee right to food, clothing, shelter and medical care

To the editor: (Plain Press, September 2016) With all the debate recently for amending the United States Constitution in favor of certain issues and/or those constituencies, perhaps a more appropriate amendment should guarantee each citizen of the United States the right to food, clothing, shelter and medical care. Poverty is defined as the condition of being … Continue reading

38th Annual Cleveland International Kite Festival

ACLU of Ohio and the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections offer registration and voting guidance

(Plain Press, September 2016)   The upcoming November election promises to have a whole array of local and national issues and candidates for voters to weigh in on. Those wishing to vote who have questions about registration or voting can find answers at both the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Cuyahoga County Board … Continue reading

August 2016 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF



(Plain Press, August 2016) In an article in the July Plain Press titled Cleveland as an Occupied City as Republican National Convention comes to town it was incorrectly stated that United States District Judge Dan Polster ruled that many of the restrictions placed by the city of Cleveland on demonstrations and parades violated first amendment … Continue reading