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Two Proposals Would Bring More Apartments to Clintonville

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Proposals Would Bring More Apartments to Clintonville

The zoning committee of the Clintonville Area Commission will hear two proposals this week that would bring new apartments to the neighborhood. A five-story, 43-unit apartment building has been proposed for the used car lot at 3021 N. High St., near Weber Road. The lot was purchased last year by Brian Higgins, of Arch City […]

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Growing and Growth Collective’s Holistic Approach to Urban Ag Centers in BIPOC Neighborhoods

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Growing and Growth Collective’s Holistic Approach to Urban Ag Centers in BIPOC Neighborhoods

The Partners Achieving Community Transformation backed Growing and Growth Collective sets out to improve health outcomes and heighten community engagement through social action in high-BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) neighborhoods by facilitating programming that is responsive, culturally-relevant and evidence-based. Group volunteer Adrienne Williams has been growing in community garden spaces for over four […]

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Renter Mentor Stepping Up Efforts as Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renter Mentor Stepping Up Efforts as Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire

Renter Mentor, a startup social enterprise that launched in 2019, has spent the past year adapting on the fly as the impact of the pandemic has continued to be felt by Columbus residents in need of affordable housing. The company’s initial focus – an online platform designed to connect tenants looking for affordable housing with […]

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NEXT: A Visionary History – US Public Education

David Staley David Staley NEXT: A Visionary History – US Public Education

What follows is not a prediction. It is a plausible scenario written in the form of a “history from the future.” The scenario is written as if the year were 2035… The year is 2035, and public schooling in the U.S. has been redesigned along the model of the Agora school in Roermond, in the Netherlands.  […]

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Ohio Health Experts Speak Out Against Bill Prohibiting Vaccine Mandates

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Health Experts Speak Out Against Bill Prohibiting Vaccine Mandates

By Tyler Buchanan Pediatricians and other infectious disease experts issued clear warnings about a proposed bill to weaken Ohio’s vaccination laws: Doing so would put children’s lives at risk and potentially expose the state to a resurgence of deadly viruses.  A half-dozen medical experts implored lawmakers to reconsider approving a new law that would prohibit vaccine […]

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Construction Roundup: Downtown, Franklinton & Beyond

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Downtown, Franklinton & Beyond

No matter what neighborhood or suburb you visit in Columbus, you’re likely to find plenty of construction right now. New apartment buildings, offices and always plenty of highway construction. In this new installment of our Construction Roundup series we take a look at some of the major projects under construction throughout Downtown Columbus, The Arena […]

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Nationwide Children’s Latest Expansion Plans Call for New Tower

Brent Warren Brent Warren Nationwide Children’s Latest Expansion Plans Call for New Tower

Nationwide Children’s Hospital today unveiled a strategic plan that calls for new investments of up to $3.3 billion over the course of the next five years. The new funding commitments will be directed toward hiring, research, equity efforts, and four new buildings on the hospital’s growing Livingston Avenue campus. A new, 12-story inpatient tower will […]

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