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Coronavirus Update: Possible Prison Releases, COSI Layoffs & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Possible Prison Releases, COSI Layoffs & More

As of Friday, April 3, Franklin County has 503 cases of COVID-19 of the state’s reported 3,312 cases. Ohio’s death count rose to 91, while the county remained at five. Positive COVID-19 related news to end the week comes from Boston beer company Samuel Adams and its restaurant worker fund, and the encouraging numbers coming […]

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The Humble Neighborhood Walk Gets Its Moment in the Sun

Brent Warren Brent Warren The Humble Neighborhood Walk Gets Its Moment in the Sun

Some local organizations are shining a spotlight on one of the few outside-the-house activities still available to us – the neighborhood walk. Transit Columbus has created a Walk Columbus Pledge to encourage people to take daily walks to “explore the nooks and crannies of our own neighborhoods…rather than heading for the most popular areas.” The […]

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Coronavirus Update: Stay at Home Extended, Record Unemployment Claims & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Stay at Home Extended, Record Unemployment Claims & More

If you have watched Governor Mike DeWine’s daily coronavirus press conference updates in the last few days, you probably have caught on to hints that the governor and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton would be extending the previous Stay at Home order for Ohioans. Today, the governor confirmed that Ohioans would be asked […]

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5 Reasons to Support Columbus Underground

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans 5 Reasons to Support Columbus Underground

Like most small businesses, Columbus Underground has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We have cancelled and delayed multiple revenue-generating events, and many of our regular advertising clients — organizations and small businesses such as restaurants, bars, arts venues, and event promoters — are currently closed or restricted in their operations due either to state mandates […]

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Some Industries Ramp Up Hiring in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Industries Ramp Up Hiring in Columbus

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Editor’s note: This article is being updated regularly to include additional information about industries and employers that are hiring around Columbus. It was originally published on March 23.  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant economic impact already, with many people across […]

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To Buy, or Not to Buy: That is the Question

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis To Buy, or Not to Buy: That is the Question

Spring time is notorious for fun, flowers, and for sale signs. With mortgage rates currently at a historic low and changing from day to day, now is a great time to consider buying a home. But what about renting? Should you stay or should you buy? Sure, your maintenance is taken care of and you […]

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Coronavirus Update: Foreclosure Prevention, YMCA Layoffs, Prison Population & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Foreclosure Prevention, YMCA Layoffs, Prison Population & More

The numbers from the Ohio Department of Health continue to increase, as the state sees 2,547 cases and 65 deaths reported on Wednesday, April 1. Meanwhile, Franklin County now has 391 cases and four deaths. Lighter news comes from the United Way — who named several nonprofits that would be awarded funding from its Community […]

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