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April Fools Day: Mayor Ginther Announces New Citywide Yoga Initiative

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine April Fools Day: Mayor Ginther Announces New Citywide Yoga Initiative

In a surprising announcement this week, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther unveiled a new initiative to take advantage of the recent “yoga craze” going on in the city. Dressed in full yoga gear — complete with stretchy pants and sweatband — Ginther announced the implementation of “yoga zoning areas” or “yoning areas” where commercial space will […]

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April Fools Day: Anthony Precourt to Erect Statue of Himself Next to Lamar Hunt’s

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine April Fools Day: Anthony Precourt to Erect Statue of Himself Next to Lamar Hunt’s

In a gesture to show solidarity to the soccer club he owns and the city it’s still in, controversial Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt announced he will build a statue of himself on the property of Mapfre Stadium next to the statue of the Crew’s famed first owner, Lamar Hunt. Lamar Hunt, a sports […]

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April Fools Day: DeWine and Taylor to Debate in WWE Cage Match

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine April Fools Day: DeWine and Taylor to Debate in WWE Cage Match

After months of attempting to debate, gubernatorial hopeful Mary Taylor will finally get her wish. Taylor’s campaign announced that the current lieutenant governor will debate her opponent for the Republican nomination for governor, Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine, this week. However, given the recent nasty rhetoric in their race, the campaign announced that the debate […]

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April Fools Day: COTA Adds New “Taproom” Buses to Encourage Millennial Use

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine April Fools Day: COTA Adds New “Taproom” Buses to Encourage Millennial Use

In a move to attract more Columbus millennials onto local buses, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has announced a new initiative combining the work of several local microbreweries with its own mass transit services. The new modes of transportation will be called “taproom buses” and will be equipped with kegs and taps of delicious […]

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Combat Ohio’s Opioid Crisis?

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine Can Medical Marijuana Help Combat Ohio’s Opioid Crisis?

As medical marijuana becomes a talking point of Ohio’s 2018 election season, some candidates are questioning whether or not our soon-to-be-launched program will help fight the state’s opioid crisis, and if Ohio should go the way of full marijuana legalization. In 2016, the state legislature also considered the possibilities of what the new medical marijuana […]

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Can Medical Marijuana Bring Innovation to Ohio?

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine Can Medical Marijuana Bring Innovation to Ohio?

As state officials continue to stop and sputter along the path to Ohio’s legalization of medical marijuana, most recently announcing that the entire program may have to be paused due to flaws in the state’s licensing process, experts and supporters of the cannabis industry continue to hold out hope that Ohio’s law will allow for […]

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