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Interview: James Ragland, Candidate for Mayor

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Interview: James Ragland, Candidate for Mayor

Earlier this month, mayoral candidate James Ragland was almost kicked off the ballot by the Franklin County Board of Elections after questions emerged over whether one of his five-member nominating committee lived in Columbus. Those concerns were quickly dismissed and Ragland is now firmly on the ballot for the nonpartisan primary in May. Ragland agreed […]

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Terry Boyd Announced as GOP Candidate for Mayor

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Terry Boyd Announced as GOP Candidate for Mayor

On Thursday, the Franklin County Republican Party announced Terry Boyd, former president of the Columbus Board of Education, as their candidate for Columbus mayor. Boyd will face two Democrats, Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott and Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther, in a May primary battle. The two candidates with the most votes in that […]

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Bruce Campbell Charms Columbus Underground

Hope Madden Hope Madden Bruce Campbell Charms Columbus Underground

Listen up, you primitive screw heads. Bruce Campell — horror’s Shatner — graces us with his presence at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con this weekend. The event runs 10/31 to 11/2 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, (500 N. High St.) and features appearances by members of the Walking Dead cast as well as Robert […]

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Interview: The Urbanophile Checks Back in on Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: The Urbanophile Checks Back in on Columbus

Many Columbus Underground readers are familiar with Aaron Renn, who writes the popular Urbanophile blog. The site, which features opinion, analysis and discussion on a range of urban issues, has showcased Columbus on a number of occasions. Renn came to Columbus in late 2010 as a featured speaker of the Columbus Metropolitan Club – an […]

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Jeni Britton Bauer Launches Tour to Support Second Book

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeni Britton Bauer Launches Tour to Support Second Book

In 2011, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams founder Jeni Britton Bauer published what she thought would be the only book she’d ever have to write. It made the New York Times Best Sellers list and won her a James Beard award, which proved that it was a pretty successful venture for the local ice cream maven. […]

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Outgoing CCAD President Denny Griffith Welcomes the Next Chapter

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Outgoing CCAD President Denny Griffith Welcomes the Next Chapter

After 16 years of presidency, Denny Griffith, the outgoing CCAD president is “seeing the glass half full”. “I am allowing myself when down to the point of closure and departure to feel pride,” Griffith said. Griffith, 61, the former deputy director of Columbus Museum of Arts is retiring from CCAD’s presidency in about a month. However, […]

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Pandora Tackles Parking, Shopping and Other Short North Issues

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pandora Tackles Parking, Shopping and Other Short North Issues

The Short North gained a new leader in August as Betsy Pandora took the reigns as the Executive Director of The Short North Alliance. She’s only been on the job for two months, but she’s already involved in event planning, retail development, marketing, advocacy, parking policies and other important focus areas. We had the opportunity […]

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