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Columbus Metro Population Growth Continues

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Metro Population Growth Continues

The US Census Bureau’s latest population estimates show that the Columbus metropolitan area is continuing its steady growth. The population in the region – which the Census defines as Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, and Union counties – increased to 2.12 million people in 2019. That amounts to an increase of […]

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For Essential Travel, COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Brent Warren Brent Warren For Essential Travel, COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced more service adjustments yesterday. The agency announced its first Coronavirus-related changes on March 16, cutting back service on several suburban rush hour lines. Three days later COTA’s board approved making all bus rides free, and […]

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Work Continues – For Now – on These Major Construction Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Continues – For Now – on These Major Construction Projects

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Governor Mike DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order went into effect on March 24, but work on some of the biggest construction projects in Columbus is continuing. The order defines construction as “essential infrastructure,” meaning that workers will be expected to continue to […]

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Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival Cancelled

Brent Warren Brent Warren Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival Cancelled

Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival, the Rock on the Range replacement that was to take place at Mapfre Stadium on May 15-17, has been cancelled. Festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents made the announcement yesterday. The company is also cancelling two other spring concerts – Epicenter in North Carolina and Welcome to Rockville in Florida, […]

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Some Industries Ramp Up Hiring in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Industries Ramp Up Hiring in Columbus

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Editor’s note 3/24/2020: This article has been updated to include more information regarding call centers that are hiring in Columbus.  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant economic impact already, with many people across a range of industries suddenly finding themselves laid […]

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Development and Construction Industries Already Seeing Impact of Coronavirus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development and Construction Industries Already Seeing Impact of Coronavirus

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Although many construction sites around Columbus are still buzzing with workers, significant disruptions from the Coronavirus pandemic have already been felt by developers, architects, construction workers, and others in the industry. Columbus Underground reached out to some local developers to get a sense […]

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COTA Now Free, Passengers to Board at Rear Door

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Now Free, Passengers to Board at Rear Door

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) held an emergency meeting of its Board of Trustees this morning to vote on several actions it is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board approved the suspension of fares for all customers, effective immediately. The fares “will remain suspended during the coronavirus outbreak,” according to a […]

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