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Hope for those grieving during the holiday season comes in the most unusual form: A Christmas Tree

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, December 2017)    The sight of a fully decorated Christmas tree is something that many do not expect to see in their local funeral homes. But those in the Lorain-Denison neighborhood would be surprised to not see it, as it has become a symbol of hope during what many describe … Continue reading

Colgate Court at W. 76th Ripcho mural

Cleveland Public Library Lorain Branch Manager accepts new position

(Plain Press, August 2017)   Shayna Muckerheide, manager of the Lorain Branch of the Cleveland Public Library at 8216 Lorain Avenue for the past two and a half years, announced that she has accepted a temporary position as Adult Outreach Coordinator in the Cleveland Public Library’s Outreach & Program Services Department.

West Side Community House’s Summer of Sisterhood

Area around West Boulevard/Cudell Rapid Station called ripe for development

(Plain Press, July 2017)     A study commissioned by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) scored the area around the West Boulevard/Cudell Regional Transit Authority station as one of the top three areas in the city of Cleveland in terms of being ready for Transit Oriented Development. Representatives of AECOM, the company which did the … Continue reading

In Memory-The End of a Century: The Wife of Local Funeral Home Owner, Pauline Martens, passes away at age 100

  by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, February 2017)        It was like a scene from a movie: the landlord’s son falls in love with the tenant’s daughter. But for Pauline Martens, that was the start of her marriage to the late Walter Martens, Sr., the founder of the Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home on … Continue reading

At Domestic Violence Forum, children learn how to act when witnessing abuse

(Plain Press, November 2016)    Most of those in the audience for a Domestic Violence Forum at the Lorain Branch Library on October 26th were children — after school regulars at the library persuaded by the librarian to attend with offers of food- houmos, wraps, fruit and vegetables. With the third game of the World … Continue reading

Poverty growth in Cleveland neighborhoods continues

CHILD POVERTY GROWS IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS SERVED BY PLAIN PRESS by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October, 2016)       Despite the many community development projects in Cleveland neighborhoods, the poverty rate in Cleveland was estimated to be higher in 2012 than it was in the year 2000. The 2000 Census listed the poverty rate in Cleveland at … Continue reading

October 2016 Plain Press – PDF

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Plans presented for major work on Clark Avenue

(Plain Press, May 2016) Residents attending an April 20th meeting at Clark Recreation Center learned of plans to rehabilitate Clark Avenue from Lorain Avenue (W. 90th and Clark) eastward to W. 41st. Plans designed by the firm Arcadis Design & Consultancy call for the 8-million-dollar rehabilitation project to be divided into four segments. The work … Continue reading