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Mayor Announces $400,000 in New Funding for Initiatives to Reduce Violent Crime

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Announces $400,000 in New Funding for Initiatives to Reduce Violent Crime

Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced $400,000 in funding for two crime reduction programs led by Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Jessica D’Varga and Franklin County Prosecutor Gary Tyack. The programs are “designed to ensure public safety and reduce recidivism by providing support and resources to help mostly non-violent offenders successfully navigate and emerge from their […]

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Council Announces Effort to Curb Illegal ATV and Dirt Bike Operation

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council Announces Effort to Curb Illegal ATV and Dirt Bike Operation

On Wednesday, July 21, Columbus City Council announced legislative and enforcement efforts to curb “reckless” and illegal ATV and dirt bike operation throughout the city. The efforts include new legislation charging reckless operating of an ATV or dirt bike with a fine of up to $1,000 and police confiscation of the vehicle. “Since the beginning […]

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CCAD Celebrates 20 Years of its Iconic Art Sign

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CCAD Celebrates 20 Years of its Iconic Art Sign

Columbus College of Art & Design’s 100-foot tall steel ART sign has become synonymous with Columbus itself, a symbol of the Columbus arts scene used in everything from city marketing to student photo-ops. This summer the art sign — which is technically a sculpture — celebrates 20 years as an enduring image of Columbus and a […]

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City’s License Section to Reopen with New Short-Term Rental Rules

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City’s License Section to Reopen with New Short-Term Rental Rules

Columbus City Council has amended the Columbus City Code to strengthen enforcement of short-term rentals and cut down on problematic hosts and properties. New provisions to city code in relation to short-term rentals — i.e. Airbnbs, Vrbo rentals, hotels and motels, and the like — expand the city’s ability to investigate when complaints are made and […]

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Black-Owned Boutique Fashionista Therapy Opens In the Short North

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Black-Owned Boutique Fashionista Therapy Opens In the Short North

Rischia Phinisee is excited to be bringing more diversity to the Short North. The former model and Marion, Ohio native first moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University and has lived here since 2005. Phinisee has models for brands like Rue 21 and Macy’s, not to mention years of working in retail. She […]

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Francesca Miller’s Collaboration with Abercrombie & Fitch ‘Radiates Joy’

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Francesca Miller’s Collaboration with Abercrombie & Fitch ‘Radiates Joy’

Abercrombie & Fitch has launched a collaboration with Columbus artist Francesca Miller as part of its For Justice, For Joy collection. Abercrombie launched For Justice, For Joy in February, with designs created with members of the company’s BIPOC Associate Resource Group. The resulting collection produced gender-neutral products with an emphasis on racial justice. In December, Abercrombie reached […]

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Council to Return to Chambers, Limiting Capacity to 20 Residents

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council to Return to Chambers, Limiting Capacity to 20 Residents

Columbus City Council will meet in person at the City Hall chambers, with regularly scheduled meetings open to the public for the first time since March of last year. Public seating will be limited to 20 residents, with limited additional seating in an adjacent conference room. Directors and staff will continue to participate remotely to […]

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