(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.
(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
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
(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
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
(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
by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2016) After nearly 35 years, the two co-owners and operators of B & J Family Restaurant, Gus Smernos and Beverly Morris, have decided to pass their spatulas and aprons on to a new owner, Tony Farraj. Beverly Morris said she and Gus Smernos were dating, back in 1981, when … Continue reading
by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, January 2016) At the December 17, 2015 meeting of the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CCPC) held at West Side Community House, 9300 Lorain Avenue, members of the Monitoring Team, charged with overseeing compliance with the consent decree between the City of Cleveland and the Justice Department, talked to the commission … Continue reading