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How “Green” are the E-Scooters?

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea How “Green” are the E-Scooters?

It was the Summer of the Scooter, in Columbus and in cities across the nation, as dockless, GPS-tracked electric scooters appeared seemingly overnight. Plenty of opinions continue to fly around about whether the scooters solve any of the problems they’re ostensibly supposed to – traffic congestion, access to transit, the “first mile/last mile” challenge – […]

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Expected to Bloom, OSU’s Corpse Flower Dies Instead

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Expected to Bloom, OSU’s Corpse Flower Dies Instead

The same week that two Titan Arums, also known as “corpse flowers” were expected to bloom and grace OSU’s Biological Sciences Greenhouse with a horrid smell likened to that of rotting flesh, both of the enormous flowers seem to have perished instead. Signs of trouble first started over the weekend, when the greenhouse livestream showed […]

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OSU’s Biological Sciences Greenhouse Prepares for “Corpse Flower” Bloom

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea OSU’s Biological Sciences Greenhouse Prepares for “Corpse Flower” Bloom

Can you feel the anticipation in the air? Or, perhaps you can smell it. Prepare thy nostrils, citizens, for the day of the corpse flower is nigh at hand. Two titan arums, commonly known as “corpse flowers,” are expected to bloom sometime this week at the Ohio State University Biological Sciences Greenhouse. Upon blooming, the […]

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Naturally Impactful: CRPD, Ohio Machine Collaborate On Youth Lacrosse Camps

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: CRPD, Ohio Machine Collaborate On Youth Lacrosse Camps

This summer, 14 Columbus Recreation and Parks community centers will host youth lacrosse camps sponsored by the Ohio Machine. A grant from the local professional lacrosse team to CRPD has allowed the department to cover equipment costs and hire a seasonal employee to introduce lacrosse to nearly 280 kids across the city. The program comes […]

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John Glenn Astronomy Park Opens for the Summer Solstice

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea John Glenn Astronomy Park Opens for the Summer Solstice

Tonight, at the end of the longest day of the year, a new public space to watch the heavens will open in Hocking Hills. The grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the John Glenn Astronomy Park will start at 6:30 p.m. this evening with music, a skydiver and, of course, telescopes pointed up at […]

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Naturally Impactful: CRPD Confronts Financial Challenges for Columbus Youth with PLAY Program

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: CRPD Confronts Financial Challenges for Columbus Youth with PLAY Program

Last month, about 170 golfers divided into 34 teams descended on The Ohio State University Golf Club for the chance to play some rounds with local sports celebrities and raise money for the Private Leisure Assistance for Youth (PLAY) Program. For 25 years, PLAY, a program of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, has offered […]

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Naturally Impactful: Registration Open For CRPD Spring Swimming Lessons

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: Registration Open For CRPD Spring Swimming Lessons

It’s never too early to learn how to swim, not even at the end of February, when it may seem impossible to think about long days at the swimming pool. Starting March 5, anyone can begin registering for spring swimming lessons at the Columbus Recreation and Parks Aquatics Center. CRPD offers lessons for anyone from […]

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