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Making a New Heyday for the Near East Side

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Making a New Heyday for the Near East Side

Twenty million Americans live in poverty. That’s one in ten people. More than half of them, around 12.4 million, live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty. Carol Naughton, a founding staff member of Purpose Built Communities, spoke at the Columbus Metropolitan Club luncheon on Wednesday about the effects on the people living in these neighborhoods and […]

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Pavey Project Going for Variance, Preservation Easement Sought

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pavey Project Going for Variance, Preservation Easement Sought

The View on Pavey Square continues to work its way through the approval process, and many neighbors of the proposed Old North development continue to be mad about it. The latest proposal calls for a six-story building set behind the six original brick houses that line High Street between West Oakland and West Northwood Avenues. […]

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Work Starting at 3rd and High, Smart Car-Only Parking Nixed by City

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Starting at 3rd and High, Smart Car-Only Parking Nixed by City

The six-story apartment building that will soon start to rise at the southwest corner of West Third Avenue and North High Street will not feature the smart car-only parking garage that was originally proposed for the project. Adam Trautner, Vice President of The Stonehenge Company, the developer of the project, said that “pushback from the […]

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Columbus City School Board Places Levy on November Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus City School Board Places Levy on November Ballot

The Columbus City Schools Board voted unanimously today to put a 6.92 mill levy/bond request on the November ballot. “This morning, our Board of Education took a significant step forward in seeking to build upon the success of our students in the classroom, better address the social and emotional needs they often bring from home, […]

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Transit Columbus to City: Don’t Skip Rail in Pursuit of Driverless Cars

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transit Columbus to City: Don’t Skip Rail in Pursuit of Driverless Cars

As recently as a year ago, it appeared that the stars were finally aligning (albeit slowly) for those hoping to see some sort of rail transit in Columbus. COTA’s NextGen initiative was laying out “premium transit corridors,” the city’s Connect Columbus plan was floating the idea of an underground light rail line through the Short North, and […]

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Mid-Ohio Foodbank Reaches 2 Million Pound Produce Donation Milestone

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mid-Ohio Foodbank Reaches 2 Million Pound Produce Donation Milestone

Tuesday evening’s delivery from the Mid-Ohio Foodbank (MOF) to the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center (CRC) will have the landmark two millionth pound of fresh produce in tow. The partnership between MOF and the CRC started five years ago, in 2011, with the Foodbank’s Fresh Produce initiative. The program launched after MOF started getting more and […]

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Opinion: Further Action Needed to Curb Violent Threats at Doo Dah Parade

 Rick Bauer Opinion: Further Action Needed to Curb Violent Threats at Doo Dah Parade

“A death threat is not free speech, it is terrorism. In our violent age, all threats are serious.”

On June 7th, 2016, five people were murdered and four seriously injured while on a bicycle club-sanctioned ride in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The mad motorist who committed the crime is charged with five counts of murder and many more serious felonies. News of the crime, along with crime scene photos, was carried by every major news […]

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