The Columbus Free Press has started a site for local progressive reporting. It is fairly close to being up and running and is distinct from, but linked to its main site---Freepress.org.
It will soon be a venue for organizing and democratizing activist communities in Central Ohio. Gotta love that phrase! By the way, I play the Beatles' "Long and Winding Road" whenever I write, to remind myself of how to proceed with a topic. (Or is it a matter of going to great lengths to do everything but proceed toward the topic ? )
Well, anyway, in one of my comments within my well-received and fan-gathering thread about Peak Oil I mistakenly said : "Ideally, there'd be a Columbus site focused on civic engagement and activism, but so far my attempts to get Bob Fitrakis of the Columbus Free Press to use comment boxes has gotten no where."
Low and behold, as it turns out, the local version of the Columbus Free Press site has been online, at least in its basic form, for almost as long as I have been posting to Columbus Underground, often marveling at all this interactivity, thinking, "Walker did it. Why can't the Free Press do this?"
Well, I was incorrect. I wasn't even asking the right question.
Surrealistically speaking, Bob Fitrakis answered my complaint 2-3 months before I even made it.
Though I can count on fellow undergrounders to offer kind-hearted suggestions, I'm not quite sure how I've been unaware of the existence of the following site, especially since I regularly publish reports to it's main section: