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Bounded by I-70 on the north, B&O Railway to the east and south, and the I-270 Outerbelt on the south and west, the Hilltop spans 15 miles on the city’s west side and is home to about 70,000 people. The neighborhood can be traced back to 1888, when the Sullivant family settled there. Most of its neighborhoods were established by the 1940s.

Frustration Grows at Lack of Progress on Westland Mall Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Frustration Grows at Lack of Progress on Westland Mall Site

Frustration is growing on the West Side as the another year passes with no movement on the Westland Mall site. Although it looked like demolition of the mall was imminent last December — when Franklin Township officials cited the property’s owner for a series of code violations — those issues were resolved a short time later and the mall […]

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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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Columbus Law Enforcement Now Carrying OD Reversal Drug

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Law Enforcement Now Carrying OD Reversal Drug

With heroin and related drug overdoses on the rise nationwide, Columbus law enforcement is now carrying doses of Narcan, an OD reversal drug, in precincts that have had the highest number of OD deaths. “We can and should continue to rely on EMS to respond to overdoses,” said advocate Heidi Riggs, whose daughter died of […]

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Homeport Wrapping Up New Homes on Hilltop, Rehabs in University District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Homeport Wrapping Up New Homes on Hilltop, Rehabs in University District

Affordable housing nonprofit Homeport is wrapping up a couple of significant projects — one is bringing new single family homes to the Hilltop, while the other involves the renovation of three historic properties on the southern edge of the University District. The $9 million renovation project ensures that a total of 59 rental units will […]

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Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

It’s taken resilience for the impoverished urban core of Columbus to get to this moment. Many didn’t make it. Many more are struggling to. The obstacles are dense and stifling. In a way, they’re a distraction from themselves. People are too busy navigating each minute to be able to look around and ask why and […]

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Four String Brewing Expanding Operations on West Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Four String Brewing Expanding Operations on West Side

Four String Brewing is the latest local beer production company to announce a major expansion plan, and the second one (following the Columbus Brewing Company) to do so on the city’s west side. Four String Founder Dan Cochran said yesterday that 660 North Hague Avenue will be home to 25,000 square feet of space that will […]

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New Park and Trailhead Designed to be West Side Destination

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Park and Trailhead Designed to be West Side Destination

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is finalizing plans for a 45 acre park on the west side. Wilson Road Park, which will occupy a long-vacant triangle of land across the railroad tracks from the Hollywood Casino, will also serve as a trailhead for the recently-funded Columbus portion of the Camp Chase Trail. Greenways Planner Brad […]

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