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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.

Affordable Housing Coming to Former Hospital Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Housing Coming to Former Hospital Site

More affordable housing is coming to the Hilltop. Construction is well underway on a three-story, 42-unit building at 180 Wheatland Avenue. The new project, called Wheatland Crossing Senior Apartments, sits on the northern end of a 20-acre site that was once home to the Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. The City of Columbus bought the land […]

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The Confluence Cast: The Hilltop

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The Hilltop

To kick off our neighborhoods series, we’re starting with one of Columbus’ largest, the Hilltop. On the occasion of their newly completed Camp Chase Trail, Jody Dzuranin and Betty Jaynes sat down to discuss the new trail, the renaissance that they’re fighting for on the Hilltop, some of the sensitivities and perceptions that the westside faces, and what they’re doing to […]

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Columbus Working to Fix Infant Mortality Rate Problem

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Working to Fix Infant Mortality Rate Problem

The inaugural class of community health workers, from CelebrateOne’s Connector Corps program, were recognized Tuesday by Mayor Andrew Ginther and other city officials. The 24 women graduating spent the past year learning how to connect at-risk populations around Columbus with life-improving resources with the end goal of reducing Franklin County’s infant mortality rate. Graduate Claudia […]

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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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