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First Look: Lear Block

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Lear Block

The latest apartment project to open downtown features one- and two-bedroom units heavy on charm and historic details. The Lear Block – located at 288 E. Long St., but with a second entrance at 145 N. Sixth St. – is the result of an extensive renovation from local developer Don DeVere. The oldest part of […]

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Women’s Fund of Central Ohio Announces New President and CEO

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Women’s Fund of Central Ohio Announces New President and CEO

The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio’s board of directors has announced Mary Cusick as its new president and CEO. She will begin her new role starting April 30, 2018. Cusick has a wide-ranging background that includes work in public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she served as chief of TourismOhio for the State of […]

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Easton Developer Shows Interest in Prime Worthington Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Easton Developer Shows Interest in Prime Worthington Site

There may be some movement on plans to develop the former United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) site in Worthington. “There is ongoing dialogue taking place to determine the future of the property,” stated an update posted to the City of Worthington’s website earlier this week. The statement further explained that Yaromir Steiner has expressed interest […]

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Black Maternal Health Week Highlights, Examines Racial Disparities in Health Care

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Black Maternal Health Week Highlights, Examines Racial Disparities in Health Care

Columbus is having its first ever Black Maternal Health Week BMHW, hosted by Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT). ROOTT, established last year, is the region’s leading organization focused on maternal health for black women and women of color. The week examines birth and pregnancy as a social justice movement through a series of events […]

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Updated Short North Development Proposal Grows to 14 Stories

Walker Evans Walker Evans Updated Short North Development Proposal Grows to 14 Stories

The latest proposal revision from Kaufman Development for their “IBEW” Victorian Village project on Price Avenue has grown in height once again. When the mixed-use project was first announced in July 2016, it was envisioned with a maximum height of 10-stories. It was later redesigned and shortened to nine stories, which was actually approved by […]

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Proposal Would Demolish South High Street Building for Drive-Thru Restaurant

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Would Demolish South High Street Building for Drive-Thru Restaurant

A proposal to demolish the Greater Columbus Antique Mall building at 1045 S. High St. was heard by the Brewery District Commission last night. It was presented for conceptual review, so no vote was taken on the proposal; any further action on the site would require a return visit to the commission. A site plan […]

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The Science of Saving: Help Your Child Prepare for their Financial Future

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis The Science of Saving: Help Your Child Prepare for their Financial Future

It is never too early to teach your child the value of saving money. In honor of National Credit Union Youth Month, we are encouraging all parents to look to the future and empower their children to explore the science of saving. Try these money-saving tips to help your child develop good financial habits at […]

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