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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Take First Step in Entering Race for Governor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Take First Step in Entering Race for Governor

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor completed the first official step in running for Ohio governor in 2018, formally filing the Mary Taylor for Governor committee and designating Rick Fedorovich as her treasurer. While a real campaign announcement and kick-off are expected later this year, this action allows Taylor to start campaigning and fundraising now. “First, […]

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Owners of Vacant Franklinton Building Looking for Tenant

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Owners of Vacant Franklinton Building Looking for Tenant

Owners of the vacant Franklinton building sitting at 937 W. Broad St., near the closed Florentine, are looking to partner or lease with a restauranteur. The location, once eyed by Columbus Food League for the potential Franklinton Tap Room, has sat purposeless for several years, but co-owner Blake Compton isn’t rushing to put just any […]

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Hot Chicken Takeover Opening Third Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Hot Chicken Takeover Opening Third Location

Not long after announcing plans for a second store in Clintonville, Hot Chicken Takeover owner Joe DeLoss confirmed a third location for the restaurant at the Easton Gateway. The business, known for accumulating a lengthy line of hungry, Nashville hot chicken-craving customers, currently operates out of the North Market and a seasonal food truck. In January […]

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City Council Holds Hearing on Conversion Therapy

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Holds Hearing on Conversion Therapy

Columbus City Council is considering a citywide ban on conversion therapy for minors, making Columbus the third city in Ohio to take local action against the practice. Council held a public hearing last night to hear public and professional testimony against conversion, or “reparative,” therapy, a practice used by mental health professionals intended to change […]

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Kasich Weighs in on Trump’s First Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich Weighs in on Trump’s First Month

Gov. John Kasich appeared at odds with President Donald Trump this weekend when asked about issues the administration is currently dealing with. In an interview with CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto, he critiqued some aspects of the president’s first month, but also suggested Trump just needs to “get his sea legs.” On Trump’s […]

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Grassroots: Showing Up for Racial Justice Calls Whites into Movement for Black Lives

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Showing Up for Racial Justice Calls Whites into Movement for Black Lives

Getting involved in the fight for racial justice can be intimidating for the average white progressive. Where do you fit? How do you let your voice be heard without drowning out the black and brown voices of the movement? How do you contribute without coming off as a “white savior?” Showing Up for Racial Justice […]

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