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Zora’s House Hires its Founder as CEO

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Zora’s House Hires its Founder as CEO

When LC Johnson first got the idea for Zora’s House, she was new to Columbus and wanted to create a physical space for women of color. Founded in 2018, Johnson says she and her husband had to get creative with how they were going to make this dream happen. They purchased a vacant lot in […]

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Coronavirus Update: Vaccine Delays, Provider Location Tool & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Vaccine Delays, Provider Location Tool & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 440 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, Jan. 19. And as of Wednesday, Jan. 20, 70,538 total cases and 529 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County at large, […]

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The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2020

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Parks of 2020

While 2020 was mostly a year of social distancing and sheltering in place, it didn’t stop anyone from safely visiting outdoor greenspaces like city parks, metro parks and hiking trails. So one positive thing that we got to survey our readers and editors about was the annual list of best parks in Columbus and Central […]

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New Group Formed to Take On NIMBYs

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Group Formed to Take On NIMBYs

A new group has formed to advocate for more housing in urban Columbus. The founders of the organization, called Neighbors for More Neighbors Columbus, are hoping to push back against the Not-In-My-Backyard arguments that tend to dominate most discussions of new development in the city’s established neighborhoods. “We’re here to raise the voice of community […]

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NEXT: The Future of (Bio)Coding

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of (Bio)Coding

We wait with impatience for the widespread vaccination of the population. The news about COVID-19 has lately been focused on the relatively rapid speed with which the vaccines were produced. In what is usually a years-long process, the Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are now being injected—albeit slowly—in American arms.   What has been notable about the rollout […]

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CCS to Begin Blended Learning for Some Students Next Month

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CCS to Begin Blended Learning for Some Students Next Month

Columbus City Schools has announced some students will return to the classroom for the first time since March 2020. A blended learning model will begin next month for certain groups of students, meaning they will be attending classes in school buildings two days per week and at home three days per week. “We were successful […]

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Elevated Park Concept Proposed for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Elevated Park Concept Proposed for Downtown

The Edwards Companies is considering transforming a decades-old elevated walkway Downtown into an open air park inspired by New York’s High Line. The roof and glass walls of the existing skybridge would be removed and landscaping added to create a public walkway above East Capital Street. The walkway would also serve to connect two Edwards […]

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