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Editorial: You Helped Raise Over $16,000 for Charity in 2016

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Editorial: You Helped Raise Over $16,000 for Charity in 2016

Did you attend a Columbus Underground event in 2016? If so, you helped us to contribute a combined total of over $16,000 to nine different local nonprofits this year, and we’re incredibly thankful for your support in those endeavors. When we first debuted our Urban Living Tour and Best Bites event series in 2014, we […]

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Opinion: Transit Columbus Endorses COTA Levy Renewal

Elissa Schneider Elissa Schneider Opinion: Transit Columbus Endorses COTA Levy Renewal

There is no better way to put your finger on the pulse of Columbus than to move around it on COTA. While riding the bus, I learn more about my neighbors in a more meaningful way. I have time to take in the city-scape; the good and bad of Columbus unfolding as I stare out […]

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Opinion: Paid Leave Is Good for Ohio Small Businesses

Bob Szuter Bob Szuter Opinion: Paid Leave Is Good for Ohio Small Businesses

When you talk to business owners about what make their business successful, they often say their employees are their number one assets. That’s certainly true for the Columbus small business I co-own with my father, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing. We want to keep our employees happy, and for us, part of how we do that is […]

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Opinion: Police Needs to Join Protestors, Rally For Self-Reform

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: Police Needs to Join Protestors, Rally For Self-Reform

“But we’re talking about racial healing in this segment. What do you say to Americans, people of color who…” began Lester Holt, NBC Nightly News anchor and moderator for the first presidential debate on Monday. “– I say nothing. I say nothing,” Donald Trump interjected, following up with a statement of self-pride for being able […]

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Opinion: SWACO Expedited Processes for West Side Warehouse Fire Cleanup

Ty Marsh Ty Marsh Opinion: SWACO Expedited Processes for West Side Warehouse Fire Cleanup

I was disappointed by the inaccurate information presented recently by John Rush, candidate for elected office, in regards to the removal of waste following the unfortunate fire at a cold storage facility on Columbus’ West Side. SWACO was saddened to learn of the fire and the on-going impacts to the neighborhood. As the operator of […]

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Opinion: Urban Agriculture and Homesteading Have a Place in Columbus

Kate Hodges Kate Hodges Opinion: Urban Agriculture and Homesteading Have a Place in Columbus

I am excited about the possibilities for urban agriculture and homesteading here in the City of Columbus. The small business that I co-own and operate sells herbs and berries to local restaurants such as Skillet, The Table, Gallerie Bar and Bistro, The Kitchen, Latitude 41, and Companion Baking. We produce and sell locally grown herbal […]

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Opinion: A Call for Simple Solutions to Local Challenges

John Rush John Rush Opinion: A Call for Simple Solutions to Local Challenges

The fire at Dick Cold Storage on August 19th continues to plague Columbus’ West Side. While Franklin Township first responders and City of Columbus personnel did a great job containing the fire and protecting the community immediately after, bureaucracy has stained the cleanup process. Dick Cold Storage has been an anchor in my community for four […]

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