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Grassroots: Central Ohio Worker Center Fights for Workers’ Rights

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Central Ohio Worker Center Fights for Workers’ Rights

It’s easy to feel invisible as a minimum wage worker, washing dishes as people gather and socialize over brunch, or whacking weeds as the neighborhood joggers pass by. These workers no doubt contribute to the growing success of the city, but their minimum wage status often allows for this success to hover over them, just […]

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Eat Tacos, Drink Beer, Fund Abortion

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Eat Tacos, Drink Beer, Fund Abortion

If you were thinking ‘If only there was a way I can drink beer and help my neighbors in need finance their birth control and abortions,’ you’re in luck. Women Have Options – Ohio (WHOO) has begun its fourth annual Tacos, Beers and Abortion event, an online campaign used to raise money, slash stigma and […]

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Downtown’s Pub Mahone Opens Next Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Downtown’s Pub Mahone Opens Next Week

Pub Mahone, the Irish pub that’s been coming together in the old J Gumbo’s space on East Gay Street, will celebrate a grand opening next weekend. Announced last December, Pub Mahone was the brainchild of owner Chad Barnhart. He envisioned a homey, welcoming restaurant that offered Irish classics and other familiar fare, and that gave […]

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Central Ohio Young Black Democrats Break Tradition, Endorse Yes We Can Candidate

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Central Ohio Young Black Democrats Break Tradition, Endorse Yes We Can Candidate

Central Ohio Young Black Democrats (COYBD) broke tradition last night, making candidate endorsements of their own for the first time. The move caused a wave in the county and state party, and involved resignations from several COYBD Executive Committee members. It started when the Central Ohio chapter decided to recommend Columbus City Council candidate Jasmine […]

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Pat and Gracie’s to Open Downtown for Second Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Pat and Gracie’s to Open Downtown for Second Location

Pat and Gracie’s, the local tavern that opened at the Graceland Shopping Center last July, will open its second restaurant Downtown this fall. Taking over the space vacated by Lomonico’s in February, Pat and Gracie’s will bring both an evening tavern and quick lunch spot to the neighborhood. “We were looking at the Downtown area,” […]

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The Gubernatorial Lineup: Four Republicans, Four Democrats Join the Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Gubernatorial Lineup: Four Republicans, Four Democrats Join the Race

The race for Ohio governor is on, and each party has four candidates to choose from for election in 2018. For convenience, CU has listed each candidate, along with their work experience, key policies, and personal input. Democrats Connie Pillich, Montgomery, 56 Served as an Ohio House representative from 2009 to 2014, representing the 28th […]

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St. James Tavern Closes Temporarily Due to Fire

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega St. James Tavern Closes Temporarily Due to Fire

Part of North Fourth Street was blocked off around noon yesterday as the Columbus Fire Department extinguished a fire at St. James Tavern. Few details were released about the incident, but according to a post on the Italian Village’s Facebook page, the fire was contained to the storage room and resulted in no injuries. There […]

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