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Large Solar Facility Planned for South Side Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Large Solar Facility Planned for South Side Site

A new plan has emerged for the 173-acre former landfill site near the intersection of I-71 and I-270 on the South Side. SWACO will lease the land to New York-based BQ Energy Development to build a 50-megawatt solar energy facility. The SWACO Board of Trustees approved a contract for the project, which will be known […]

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Questline Assists Energy Utilities with Striking the Right Chord with Customers

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Questline Assists Energy Utilities with Striking the Right Chord with Customers

COVID-19 posed many new challenges for a wide variety of industries, including energy utility companies. Striking the right balance of understanding and promoting their service when communicating with customers took some nuance. Content marketing company Questline helps utility companies like AEP Ohio, AMP, Ohio Electric Cooperatives, and even the City of Columbus, with their messaging. […]

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COSI Delays Planned Reopening

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman COSI Delays Planned Reopening

After announcing its reopening date nearly two weeks ago, COSI has announced it will delay its reopening, originally slated for today, Wednesday, July 8 for members and Wednesday, July 15 for the general public. COSI announced the delay with the following statement: After careful consideration of the current COVID-19 situation in Franklin County, COSI has made the difficult decision […]

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Scooters Pulled From Streets at Request of CPD After Incidents with Protesters

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scooters Pulled From Streets at Request of CPD After Incidents with Protesters

Access to rentable electric scooters in Columbus was taken away completely – at the request of the Columbus Division of Police – after multiple incidents in which police say protesters threw the devices at officers. Riders were unable to rent scooters anywhere in the city from June 22 to June 31. On July 1, a […]

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Update: City of Columbus Announces Mask Mandate

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Update: City of Columbus Announces Mask Mandate

Editor’s Note 6/7/2020: This article has been updated to include additional information on the mask mandate after a City Council vote on Monday, July 6. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced on Thursday, July 2 that he would be signing an executive order, to go in effect beginning Friday, July 3, requiring the use of facial […]

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Coronavirus Update: Columbus Clippers, Children’s Hospital Marathon & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Columbus Clippers, Children’s Hospital Marathon & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Sunday, July 5, 8,215 cases and 338 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 10,767 cases and 440 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 57,151 cases and 2,911 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Incomplete Cargominium Project Demolished

Brent Warren Brent Warren Incomplete Cargominium Project Demolished

The stalled Cargominium project – a 25-unit apartment building made out of shipping containers on Old Leonard Avenue – has now been completely demolished, and crews were busy this morning carting scrap metal away from the site. Work first started on the affordable housing development in November of 2016, and by early 2017 the shell […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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