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Construction Begins on Ohio’s First Legal Marijuana Greenhouse

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Begins on Ohio’s First Legal Marijuana Greenhouse

The first marijuana cultivation facility in Ohio officially broke ground yesterday with a ceremonial event at the future site of Cresco Labs in Yellow Springs. The new project will include a 50,000 square foot greenhouse designed to grow and harvest specific strains of marijuana plants for dispensaries across the state. “We’re excited to be the […]

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Opinion: Republican Tax Plan Creates More Need While Limiting Non-Profit Support

Michael Corey Michael Corey Opinion: Republican Tax Plan Creates More Need While Limiting Non-Profit Support

Our elected officials in Congress are close to finalizing sweeping tax legislation that would hurt, not help, those most in need, and those charged with caring for them. The tax vote cast by Ohio’s Congressional Delegation members will have a significant, long-ranging impact on all who call central Ohio home. The Human Service Chamber of […]

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Ohio Department of Commerce Issues 12 Medical Marijuana Cultivation Licenses

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Department of Commerce Issues 12 Medical Marijuana Cultivation Licenses

After more than a year since medical marijuana became legal in Ohio, the 12 licenses to cultivate have been distributed by the Ohio Department of Commerce. The companies chosen, spanning most of the state (except the Central Ohio region), beat out nearly 100 other applicants for a license allowing them up to 25,000 square feet […]

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Combatting Infant Mortality Means First Having the Uncomfortable Conversation About Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Combatting Infant Mortality Means First Having the Uncomfortable Conversation About Race

“Combatting infant mortality locally means folks are going to have to get uncomfortable.” Jessica Roach will tell you herself: her plans to combat Columbus’ infant mortality rate aren’t revolutionary. Longstanding and commonsensical, they’re founded in the historical context, lived experiences, and quantitative research that describe the state of quality of life for people of color. […]

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Process Begins to Appoint Council President Zach Klein’s Successor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Process Begins to Appoint Council President Zach Klein’s Successor

The appointment process has begun for the individual who’ll soon take the city council seat currently occupied by President Zach Klein. Starting on Monday, November 20, the City Clerk’s office is accepting applications, which include a résumé and a narrative describing the greatest challenges and opportunities facing Columbus. Klein, recently elected as Columbus City Attorney, […]

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NAACP LDF Critiques City’s At-Large Electoral Process for Having Racially Discriminatory Results

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega NAACP LDF Critiques City’s At-Large Electoral Process for Having Racially Discriminatory Results

At the urging of local ballot issue committee Everyday People for Positive Change (EDP), the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) issued a letter to the City of Columbus asserting that its at-large method of electing city council members has weakened the voting strength of Columbus’ black community and violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights […]

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Activists Respond to End of Community Safety Initiative: “It’s A Small Win”

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Activists Respond to End of Community Safety Initiative: “It’s A Small Win”

After a year of back-and-forth with local government, the People’s Justice Project (PFP) celebrated a small victory when Mayor Andrew Ginther announced the termination of the Community Safety Initiative and the reallocation of public safety funding in the 2018 Operating Budget for the City of Columbus. The initiative, which involved placing plainclothes officers in high […]

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