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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.

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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Cream & Sugar Now Open in The Hilltop

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Cream & Sugar Now Open in The Hilltop

The Dairy Queen that’s sat at 2185 Sullivant Avenue for more years than most of us can remember is now no more. A once-frequented stop for haloed ice-cream treats on hot, summer days, the DQ eventually became a victim of changing time, landscape, and attitude. In its stead now sits Cream & Sugar, a coffee […]

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Riding Along with the Columbus Police

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Riding Along with the Columbus Police

“I’ve got a 37” “You missed an interesting run.” Officer Wil James finds me in the parking lot of the police academy on Hague Avenue at about 6 p.m. and immediately tells me I’ve already missed what will likely be the most important call of the day for the Columbus Division of Police’s Precinct 15. […]

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First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate

The Westgate community welcomed its newest neighbors to town last night with a packed house. Dirty Frank’s Westgate, located at 2836 West Broad Street, officially opened for business yesterday evening, and the event brought most residents and supporters out in droves. The new store is 2,500 square feet, and can easily seat more than twice […]

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Sideswipe Brewing Now Open for Business

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Sideswipe Brewing Now Open for Business

Craig O’Herron is a black-belt martial artist who, years ago, switched his attention from punching competitors in the face to making beers that deliver blows to your palate. His new venture Sideswipe Brewing, located at 2419 Scioto Harper Drive, is a 1,500 square-foot operation that produces 150 gallons of premium brew at a time on […]

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