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City of Dublin Series Reflects on Equity, Inclusion, and Business Community Response to BLM

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City of Dublin Series Reflects on Equity, Inclusion, and Business Community Response to BLM

At the City of Dublin’s final Dublin Reality Check of 2020, the city brought together panelists to discuss how businesses should respond after a summer of civil unrest that saw demonstrations and calls for change right here in Central Ohio. The latest event in the series, “So, You Made a Statement About Black Lives Matter… […]

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The Confluence Cast: Development in the City of Worthington

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Development in the City of Worthington

When it comes to development, the City of Worthington, like many cities with their size and limitations, has to play a balancing act on navigating varying interests. CU Reporter Brent Warren sat down with the city’s economic development director and assistant city manager, David McCorkle, and Worthington City Manager Matt Greeson to discuss developments coming […]

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Coronavirus Update: Utility & Business Assistance, Travel Advisory & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Utility & Business Assistance, Travel Advisory & More

Editor’s Note: 11/25/2020 8 p.m.: This article has been updated to include information from the latest travel advisory. Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 534 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, Nov. 24. And as of Wednesday, Nov. 25, 38,013 total […]

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The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

With the threat of protests and the coronavirus raging, what’s going to happen to Downtown Columbus? On the occasion of his recent retirement, we spoke with the former executive director of the two Downtown special improvement districts, Cleve Ricksecker, about the state of Downtown, why he retired, and why Columbus needs a screamer. Shownotes for […]

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Local Businesses React to Potential Shutdown on Social Media

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Businesses React to Potential Shutdown on Social Media

On Wednesday, November 11, Governor Mike DeWine spoke on the rapid increase of Ohio’s newly positive COVID-19 cases, noting the critical time residents are in, the need for Ohioans to wear masks and limit gatherings, and what could happen if the state continues to see high COVID-19 positivity. “What each Ohioan does in his or […]

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Coronavirus Update: CCS Postpones Plans, Increased Advisory Level and Hospitalizations, & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: CCS Postpones Plans, Increased Advisory Level and Hospitalizations, & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Oct. 20, 23,921 cases and 484 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 32,633 cases and 661 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 185,639 cases and 5,083 deaths have been confirmed […]

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East Columbus Gets City’s First Black-Owned Grocery in Over a Decade

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman East Columbus Gets City’s First Black-Owned Grocery in Over a Decade

After a summer of social unrest and revitalized calls to Buy Black, community members began to request something missing from the local business community — a Black-owned grocery store. It’s reportedly the first Black-owned grocery store in Columbus since the Mt. Vernon Plaza Supermarket, managed by Rick Singletary, and the Carl Brown IGA, the latter […]

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