DRIVE IN CHURCH COMES TO CLEVELAND, OHIO

A SAFE WAY TO PRAISE Mt. Zion under the leadership of Pastor Larry L. Macon, Sr. found a way to be safe, maintain Social Distance, praise the Lord outside in the open air, to hold its first Worship Service in an outdoor drive-in movie theater style due to the coronavirus outbreak. Dr. Macon said, “Many in the community are now concerned about entering into any and all buildings, including church and I wanted to give them a third option, Drive-In Church on Sunday mornings.” Those who attended the Drive-In Church stayed inside of their cars the entire short service time. They listened to their worship experience praising God with their family in the comfort of their vehicles. When it was time

Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations Statement on Chronology Of Communications ~ Status of Ohio’s

Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations Statement on Chronology Of Communications Re: Status of Ohio’s Primary Election Cleveland, Ohio The Greater Cleveland NAACP, Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC), its’ Guild and the Greater Cleveland Chapter of National Action Network (NANGCC) released the following statement in clarification of recent communications on the status of Ohio’s Primary Election: Due to the order of communications that have been released involving our organizations within the last few days, we are providing a chronological context for clarification. March 17th, we released a joint statement from the coalition making our position clear about expectations moving forward.

Governor DeWine orders hiring freeze for state agencies, boards, and commissions

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio will take steps to cut expenditures in state government. "Commercial activity is slowing down across Ohio, and as a result, state revenues will also go down dramatically. It is important, as Governor, that I take action now," said Governor DeWine. "The earlier we start slowing down the spending, the more impact it will have." Governor DeWine ordered an immediate hiring freeze for all agencies, boards, and commissions under the control of the Governor. The only exceptions are for positions that provide: a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic safety and security direct care or institutional services

CORONAVIRUS SHUTS DOWN OHIO ELECTIONS

SECRETARY OF STATE FRANK LAROSE SPEAKS According to AP, Ohio Department of Health Director, Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, ordered polls closed prior to the Ohio Primary Election declaring a health emergency. Governor Mike DeWine said this action was necessary to prevent further spreading of the pandemic virus. Governor DeWine, exercised his power to keep people safe, concurring with the State Health Director put forth an order closing the polls, for health reasons alone. At press time Call and Post goes one on one with Secretary of State, Frank LaRose. LaRose emphasized that the Federal Center for Disease Control (CDC), State health departments, Cuyahoga County health departments and health experts

Travel recommendations during COVID 19

For many of us, our plans continue to change amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some wonder if now is a good time to postpone or cancel their spring break travel. According to Cleveland Clinic’s Nikita Desai, M.D., there are good reasons to avoid hopping on an airplane during a viral pandemic. “Recirculation of air is a possibility for transmission, but what’s more concerning is all of the places that people touch when they get on an airplane or go to an airport,” she said. Dr. Desai said when we’re traveling, we’re encountering many people and many things. Based on some early studies, experts believe the COVID-19 virus can live outside of the body on surfaces – for hours, or even days. When

People who are at higher risk for severe illness

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Based upon available information to date, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include: • People aged 65 years and older • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility • Other high-risk conditions could include: -- People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma -- People who have heart disease with complications -- People who are im

Rudy Gobert wished he had taken the coronavirus 'more seriously'

Rudy Gobert the first NBA player to be diagnosed with novel coronavirus, said he wished he had taken the virus “more seriously.” The Utah Jazz All-Star center provided fans with a health update on the NBA Twitter account Sunday, March 15, and said he’s been feeling a “little better every single day.” He reminded people to keep washing their hands, stop touching their faces and avoid unnecessary contact with others. “I wish I would have taken this thing more seriously and I hope everyone else will do so because we can do it together,” Gobert said. Gobert donated more than $500,000 to assist people affected by virus and related closures. He is giving $200,000 to part-time employees of the Vi

HELP SAVE AMERICA - HELP SAVE THE WORLD

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… Forgiveness, Redemption, Conversion, Faith… President Donald Trump loves his country…America…and he loves the American people; he is loyal to his country and its people. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 Loyalty is more than words; true loyalty will result in actions. Action is what President Trump is giving to ‘We the People,’…he lives, loves and breathes loyalty. Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 “Racism is a sin for which we have never been atoned. It is a grave injus

Dr. Amy Acton signed a stay at home order for the state of Ohio on Sunday

Dr. Amy Acton signed a stay at home order for the state of Ohio on Sunday. That order closes nonessential businesses. These businesses are defined by the U.S. Government's Department of Homeland Security as essential: Health Care and Public Health Workers Workers providing COVID-19 testing; Workers that perform critical clinical research needed for COVID-19 response Caregivers (e.g., physicians, dentists, psychologists, mid-level practitioners, nurses and assistants, infection control and quality assurance personnel, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists and assistants, social workers, speech pathologists and diagnostic and therapeutic technicians and technologists) Hospit

CONGRESSWOMAN FUDGE HOLD TELEPHONE TOWN HALL MEETING

In the onslaught on the pandemic which has capitalized in overtaking every aspect of human life Congresswoman Marcia Fudge continues to lead, be innovative as well as informative. While some elected leaders have remained silent or obscure she held a Town Hall Meeting with her constituents on Monday, March 23, 2020 to answer questions concerns about COVID-19. In this period of time, we as a people are in uncharted waters, there must be information and communication. The almost 90 minute conversation of information was pertinent in answering questions from every aspect of American life. The Congresswoman had sent out information to constituents through email so that the 4pm (EDT) Tele-Town Hal

BREAKING NEWS

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… Forgiveness, Redemption, Conversion, Faith… President Donald Trump loves his country…America…and he loves the American people; he is loyal to his country and its people. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 Loyalty is more than words; true loyalty will result in actions. Action is what President Trump is giving to ‘We the People,’…he lives, loves and breathes loyalty. Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 “Racism is a sin for which we have never been atoned. It is a grave inj

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OHIO IS SHELTER IN PLACE

CALL & POST REMINDS ALL TO STAY AT HOME...According to ‘World Health Organizations’, the Coronavirus also known as (covid-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. It has also been reported that the Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It can also spread when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose or mouth. According to Columbus, Ohio (WCMH) -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, along with Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy

BROWN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $8.8 MILLION TO FEED OHIO SENIORS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Senator Fought to Secure Additional Funds to Support Programs Like Meals on Wheels as Part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that was Signed into Law Last Week WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, March 24, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL) has awarded the State of Ohio $8,809,218 to help local communities – in partnership with their Area Agencies on Aging – provide meals for Ohio seniors during the COVID-19 outbreak. Brown fought to secure the funds as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was signed into law last week. The funds will go toward programs like Meals o

CMSD to provide meals for students during break

CMSD will help keep students fed while schools are closed for three weeks at the direction of Gov. Mike DeWine. The District will supply free lunch to go, along with breakfast for the next day, for pickup at 22 elementary schools located strategically across the city. The meals will be distributed Monday through Friday. The food is available to children 18 and younger, even if they are not CMSD students. CMSD will provide yellow bus shuttle service to and from the food pickup sites for those who need transportation. Also, RTA will honor students' bus passes while the schools are closed. DeWine ordered the extended spring break as part of state efforts to contain spread of the coronavirus. Fr

Ohio launches coronavirus call center to help public

There are currently three people being tested for coronavirus in Ohio. A call center will answer questions about the virus and its threat. COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Health is opening a call center to answer the public's questions and concerns about the new coronavirus. There are currently no confirmed cases of the virus in Ohio and health officials say the risk to the public posed by the virus is low. Currently, three people in Ohio are being tested for COVID-19. More than 250 Ohioans are being monitored by the Ohio Department of Health, but no one has tested positive for the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The new call center will be open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to

Community Night of Hope

On Friday, March 6, 2020, inspiration and hope filled the air with praise and worship. Community of Hope presented A Night of Hope at Trinity Cathedral Cleveland in downtown Cleveland. This diverse women’s gospel choir featured diverse women of 100 women strong. Rev. Beverly Johnson opened the service with prayer, Robert and Leslie Kleinman presented a Jewish Blessing and Amber Donovan, Executive Director, of Community of Hope, offered remarks. The Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening was Zelma Brown. The director for this year’s choir was world-renowned Cleveland native, composer, vocalist Carlton Fellows. The choir sang compositions from great legendary songwriters, Andre Crouch, Amy G

CALL AND POST SUPPORTS ISSUE 33

The Call and Post recognizes the need for this critical levy to aid in Cuyahoga County’s ability to provide essential health and human services to county residents in need. That levy is ISSUE 33, VOTE March 17; I want to reiterate our support. CLEVELAND - A program that allows senior citizens with disabilities to remain living in their homes instead of a much more costly assisted living facility would see spending cuts if Cuyahoga County voters fail to approve a health and human services levy in March. Options for Independent Living provides in-home assistance for nearly 1,400 Cuyahoga County senior citizens. Services include medical transportations, home delivered meals and home making. Opt

BREAKING NEWS

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… Forgiveness, Redemption, Conversion, Faith… President Donald Trump loves his country…America…and he loves the American people; he is loyal to his country and its people. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 Loyalty is more than words; true loyalty will result in actions. Action is what President Trump is giving to ‘We the People,’…he lives, loves and breathes loyalty. Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 My fellow Americans, we the people, are in the thick of our electoral process of s

UNITED PASTORS SHIFT IN HIGH GEAR FOR VOTING

“We’re not trying to make everyone Democrats or Republicans, just to vote this one time,” says Dr. Larry Macon, United Pastors In Mission (UPM) president. The UPM organization of Greater Cleveland allowed more than 100 leaders from various groups in a packed room to commit to doing all they can to encourage the vote, register for the census, and support Issue 33. The message that UPM and their partners across the region which include the Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Buddish to Cleveland Council President Kevin Kelly as well as County Democratic leader Shontel Brown among others, is the urgency that everyone must vote in the primary. They encourage voters to not allow their vote to not be

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