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Video: Cooking on a Budget with Local Matters

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: Cooking on a Budget with Local Matters

Local Matters, an organization addressing food insecurity, is bringing back their Veggie Van. First introduced in 2009, the Veggie Van has recently received an influx of funding to get it back on the streets in neighborhoods without easy access to fresh, organic produce. Tori Strickland, Director of Programs for Local Matters, says this newest iteration […]

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Project Update: Quarry Trails

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Quarry Trails

A little over two years ago, Wagenbrenner Development and Metro Parks announced a plan to transform a large former quarry site north of Trabue Road into the region’s 20th Metro Park and an adjacent mixed-use development (both the new park and the development are called Quarry Trails). Soon after, it was announced that the land […]

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Are You Financially Fit?

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis Are You Financially Fit?

We all strive to be healthy and in shape. But have you thought about your financial fitness? At a time when we want to focus on healthier bodies and minds, we should also focus on healthier bank accounts and personal financial strategies. Here are three simple ways to improve your financial health: 1. Be prepared. […]

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Columbus Underground Wins 11 Journalism Awards from Ohio Society of Professional Journalists

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Columbus Underground Wins 11 Journalism Awards from Ohio Society of Professional Journalists

For the fourth year in a row, the work of Columbus Underground was recognized as award winning by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists. This year’s awards reviewed published material from the 2018 calendar year, and Columbus Underground and its sister publication The Metropreneur collectively took home 11 first […]

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Affordable Housing Projects Proposed for Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Housing Projects Proposed for Franklinton

A trio of affordable housing proposals in Franklinton are working their way through the city’s approval process. At 731 W. Rich St., the Finance Fund has proposed building a three-story, 43-unit apartment complex on what is currently a vacant lot. An application for a council variance for the project has been submitted and it has […]

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Five-Story Building Approved for Fifth and Summit

Brent Warren Brent Warren Five-Story Building Approved for Fifth and Summit

A plan to build a five-story mixed-use development at the corner of East Fifth Avenue and Summit Street in Weinland Park is moving forward. The building, which will sit on the northwest corner of the busy intersection, will contain 108 apartments over ground floor parking and a 2,000-square-foot restaurant space. Several zoning variances for the […]

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Hard Hat Tour: Columbus State’s Mitchell Hall

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: Columbus State’s Mitchell Hall

The dedication ceremony for Columbus State Community College’s newest building is scheduled for August 12, two weeks before the start of fall semester. The three-story, 80,000-square-foot Mitchell Hall – located at 250 Cleveland Ave. – was a hub of activity during a recent hard hat tour, as workers loaded in equipment and put the finishing […]

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