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Opinion: Unscrupulous Charters Continue to Rob Children of Columbus City Schools

Chris Sunami Chris Sunami Opinion: Unscrupulous Charters Continue to Rob Children of Columbus City Schools

In 2002, I spearheaded a group that applied to open a charter school under the then new Ohio charter school legislation. Our application was denied. That same year, more than ten schools were approved for the same, for-profit company, White Hat Management. The owner was a major Republican donor, David Brennen, and his company has […]

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Columbus Submits Proposal for Amazon HQ2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Submits Proposal for Amazon HQ2

After plenty of local speculation, the City of Columbus has formally submitted a proposal for the construction of Amazon’s second headquarters project, which could include up to eight million square feet of office space and 50,000 new high-paying jobs. “The City of Columbus submitted a proposal in response to Amazon’s request for proposals for the […]

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Naturally Impactful: Muhammad Ali Boxing Showcase Builds Character in Young Fighters

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: Muhammad Ali Boxing Showcase Builds Character in Young Fighters

On January 13, 2014, tragedy struck at a house full of teenagers in South Linden when 14-year-old Terrico Henry was shot in the stomach. Calvin Fluellen, who was 16 at the time, would later tell police he didn’t think the gun was loaded when he pointed it at his young friend. But Fluellen pulled the […]

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COTA Considering Fare Hike for 2018

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Considering Fare Hike for 2018

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is considering raising the price of a bus ride in Columbus for the first time since 2012. A plan being presented by COTA in a series of public meetings this week calls for raising the standard fare from $2 to either $2.50 or $2.75. Those options will also be […]

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Condo Building Proposed for East Broad Street Across from Franklin Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Condo Building Proposed for East Broad Street Across from Franklin Park

A plan to build a four-story condominium building on a prominent parcel across from Franklin Park is moving forward. The proposed building at 1676 E. Broad St. would hold 36 condominiums, with enough parking in a ground level garage and rear parking lot to hold 53 cars. A small 1950’s-era office building would be demolished […]

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Construction Roundup: Short North & Italian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Short North & Italian Village

Construction cranes dot the skyline through the Short North while sidewalk detours and lane closures adorn the landscape. The process can be a nuisance to many, but the long term result will bring new residents, workers, visitors and customers to the hippest destination in the region. During this month’s installment of Construction Roundup we’re taking […]

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Crew Membership Advisory Board Member Resigns Over Relocation News

Stefanie Olejniczak Stefanie Olejniczak Crew Membership Advisory Board Member Resigns Over Relocation News

Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt wants a new stadium, or he’s moving the team to Austin. The news was first reported by Sports Illustrated last night and caused a stir in the community, with local leaders expressing their own disappointment earlier today. Below is an open letter of resignation in response to Precourt’s demands […]

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