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Save the Crew Announced as 2019 Spirit of Columbus Award Winner

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Save the Crew Announced as 2019 Spirit of Columbus Award Winner

Every year, The Columbus Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations who exhibit outstanding community spirit through their work and accomplishments. This year, the foundation selected a number of figures involved in efforts to “Save the Crew,” including Dr. Pete Edwards, Jr., co-owner of Columbus Crew SC, and select members of the Save the Crew community volunteer […]

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Next Phase of 70/71 Work to Start, Future Phases Now Funded

Brent Warren Brent Warren Next Phase of 70/71 Work to Start, Future Phases Now Funded

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) held a press event yesterday to mark the start of construction on the latest phase of Columbus Crossroads, the official name of the Interstate 70/71 split project. Also announced was a more certain future for the next three phases of the multipart effort, thanks to the recently-passed state transportation […]

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Franklin County Recyclables Avoid Landfill Despite Changes in China

Ty Marsh Ty Marsh Franklin County Recyclables Avoid Landfill Despite Changes in China

Recently there have been news stories about disruptions in residential recycling across the U.S. due to China’s restriction on the import of recyclable materials which have made many in our community wonder if their recycling efforts were going to waste.  Thankfully, recycling continues to be alive and well in central Ohio.  For years, China took […]

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NEXT: The Labor Force’s Cognitive Divide

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Labor Force’s Cognitive Divide

Almost as soon as the World Wide Web was unleashed in the early 1990s, commentators began to talk about a “digital divide.” This was a reference to the regional and socioeconomic differences in access, speed and technical capacity for using the Web. Rural areas, for example, were identified as one area where this digital divide […]

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Big Darby Creek Added to ‘Most Endangered’ List

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Big Darby Creek Added to ‘Most Endangered’ List

American Rivers, a national environmental advocacy organization, has identified Big Darby Creek as one of the country’s 10 most endangered rivers for the year 2019. The American Rivers report lists the potential for development and urban sprawl in the Darby watershed as the primary threats to the creek’s ecosystem. The Big Darby Creek is a […]

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Urban Living Tour 2019

Megan Green Megan Green Urban Living Tour 2019

If looking at real estate is one of your favorite things to do, then you’ll love the chance to find the home that’s right for you on Sunday, May 5 during the Urban Living Tour. It’s no secret that Downtown Columbus and its surrounding neighborhoods have been getting new and updated buildings on a regular […]

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Community Remembers Rubén Castilla Herrera, a Radical in Work, Life & Love

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Community Remembers Rubén Castilla Herrera, a Radical in Work, Life & Love

If you’ve never met Rubén Castilla Herrera, you’ve probably at least seen his face or read his name; his life’s work was activism, and he spent the better part of 20 years dedicated to it here in Columbus.  While known widely as a fighter for immigrant rights and the Latinx community, Herrera could be found […]

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