Body of young girl found on W. 90th Street

(Plain Press, March 2005) The body of 17-year-old Maria Isabella Anglero was found in the basement of a house in the 3100 block of W. 90th Street on the afternoon of Monday February 7th. It was determined that she had been strangled.

An hour after the discovery of the body, a suspect, Dane R. Graff, age 21, turned himself in to the police. Police have not yet determined a motive for the crime.

Ward 17 Councilman Matt Zone and Ward 18 Councilman Jay Westbrook urge members of the community to give donations to the Anglero family to assist them with funeral and related expenses. Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization has set up an account for Maria’s family at Bank One. Contributions can be made to the account at any Bank One location, or by contacting Nelson Beckford at the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, 961-4242.

School Board authorizes funds to purchase White Elephant for site of West Side Relief High School

At its January 4th meeting the Cleveland Board of Education set aside $470,000 for the purchase of the White Elephant site.  White Elephant is one of six parcels the Cleveland Municipal School District wishes to acquire for the site of the proposed West Side Relief High School at W. 65th and Storer Ave.

Terms of the school board resolution say the district must give $25,000 in earnest money to Chicago Title Insurance Company. The remainder of the funds will be held in escrow while the district is completing a due diligence process. The process includes title, lien and easement searches, a Phase II environmental site assessment, hazardous materials survey and abatement. The school district has 120 days to determine if the 1.3 acre parcel is acceptable. If the site is not acceptable, the school district can forgo the agreement and receive a refund of the $445,000 in the escrow account. The initial $25,000 given to the title agency is not refundable.

The West Side Relief High School will presumably serve students in areas once served by West Tech. However, while some of the members of the core team responsible for overseeing the planning process are representative of the various neighborhoods served, there has been little public discussion of the choice of the site or plans for the school outside of the Stockyard neighborhood where the school is to be located.

The West Side Relief High School is on the agenda of the next Stockyard Neighborhood Forum to be held on Wednesday March 2nd at 7 PM at VFW Post 2850, 3296 W. 61st Street. For more information call the Stockyard Redevelopment Organization at 961-7687.


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