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Columbus Metro Population Growth Continues

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Metro Population Growth Continues

The US Census Bureau’s latest population estimates show that the Columbus metropolitan area is continuing its steady growth. The population in the region – which the Census defines as Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, and Union counties – increased to 2.12 million people in 2019. That amounts to an increase of […]

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Coronavirus Update: 106 Cases in Franklin County, Record Unemployment, Courts & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: 106 Cases in Franklin County, Record Unemployment, Courts & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Numbers from the Ohio Department of Health Thursday demonstrated that Franklin County now has 106 reported cases. The county does not have any new deaths. Fifteen Ohioans have now died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, with 867 cases […]

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Equitas Health Offering Telehealth, Prescription Delivery

Susan Post Susan Post Equitas Health Offering Telehealth, Prescription Delivery

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. To keep existing and new patients safe during the during the Coronavirus outbreak, Equitas Health will move most of its medical, psychiatry and counseling appointments to telehealth. Patients will be able to connect with their healthcare providers via mobile device or camera-equipped […]

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For Essential Travel, COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Brent Warren Brent Warren For Essential Travel, COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced more service adjustments yesterday. The agency announced its first Coronavirus-related changes on March 16, cutting back service on several suburban rush hour lines. Three days later COTA’s board approved making all bus rides free, and […]

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Columbus Underground Merch – Now Available!

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Columbus Underground Merch – Now Available!

Want to show off your support for Columbus Underground? We’ve got merch for sale online for the first time! From t-shirts to coffee mugs to pins to hot sauce, there’s something for everyone to stock up on. You can find direct links to purchase items individually, below — or check out the full online store at […]

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Coronavirus Update: Senate Bill, Giving Back & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Senate Bill, Giving Back & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Ohio now has 704 cases of the coronavirus, 88 of which are in Franklin County alone. During a Wednesday, March 25 press conference, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton gave an estimated total of patients tested across the state. So […]

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“Columbus Is Surrounded” – When Spanish Flu Infected Ohio

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea “Columbus Is Surrounded” – When Spanish Flu Infected Ohio

It is October 16, 1918, and the National Dairy Show is in full swing. The Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio is packed with spectators and exhibitors and many of them have come a long way from distant cities and states to see the great wonders of American agriculture. In one section belonging to the […]

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