Rachel Dissell

Journalist (Ohio)
Cleveland Plain Dealer enterprise/watchdog reporter.

Links: @RachelDissell | (Current as of: January 18, 2016)


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Court orders Cleveland to post signs warning of lead hazards in homes

Rachel Dissell
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
May 24, 2018
The court's ruling comes a year after The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland asked the court to compel Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Public Health Director Merle Gordon to comply with state laws and rules.

News Story

Law would require nearly all older Cleveland homes to be ‘lead safe’

Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
July 23, 2017
Cleveland homes, childcare centers and schools built before 1978 would have to be certified as safe from lead hazards by 2021 under legislation City Councilman Jeff Johnson will introduce next month.

Feature

Lead poisoning lawsuit highlights Cleveland family’s plight to find safe, affordable housing

Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
May 29, 2017
The Legal Aid Society sued Cleveland on her behalf last week, in hopes the court will force city officials to follow state lead laws designed to protect children exposed to the brain damaging toxin, often in their homes.

News Story

Legal Aid Society sues Cleveland on behalf of toddler, asks court to make city follow lead poisoning laws

Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
May 18, 2017
The city has, for more than six months, failed to protect a toddler it knew was harmed by lead hazards in her West Side rental home, according to the lawsuit.

News Story

Not enough low-income housing is being built in better neighborhoods, report finds

Rachel Dissell
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
August 17, 2016
Not enough is being done to help build low-income housing in neighborhoods with betters schools and safer streets, according to a report commissioned on behalf of state legal aid programs.

News Story

Judge orders notorious Cleveland landlords to pay $4 million to female tenants

Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
January 15, 2016
Two brothers are accused dozens of times over the past decade of mistreating tenants.



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