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Columbus Ranks 8th Worst Large City For Minority Homeownership Rates

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranks 8th Worst Large City For Minority Homeownership Rates

A new study on home equity ranked the largest US cities by minority homeownership rates, and Columbus placed toward the bottom of the list. With a minority homeownership rate of just 32.3 percent, Columbus scored 8th worst on that list. “Despite some improvement, low rates of homeownership among minority households is both a result of and […]

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Redesign of Short North Building Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Redesign of Short North Building Moving Forward

A familiar building in the heart of the Short North will be getting a complete redesign. Much of the existing roof and large portions of two exterior walls will be removed as part of the project, which will transform the look of 700 N. High St., at the south corner of E. Lincoln St. The […]

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How ODH Undershot the COVID-19 Death Toll by 4,000 Cases

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal How ODH Undershot the COVID-19 Death Toll by 4,000 Cases

By Jake Zuckerman Human error, bureaucracy, and an abrupt crush of COVID-19 deaths this fall all factored into a critical accounting mistake obscuring Ohio’s full pandemic death toll, officials said Thursday. Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud said the blunder traces back to a single employee who was tasked with resolving differences in death tolls […]

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Hundreds of New Units Approved at Busy Commission Meeting

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hundreds of New Units Approved at Busy Commission Meeting

The Pizzuti Companies’ proposal for the Schumacher Place Giant Eagle site wasn’t the only significant project approved by the Development Commission earlier this week. During a five-hour virtual meeting on February 11, the commission signed off on several high-profile developments, sending them on to City Council for final approval. Although the actual start of construction […]

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Whittier Street Proposal Moving on to Council

Brent Warren Brent Warren Whittier Street Proposal Moving on to Council

The Pizzuti Companies’ proposal to redevelop the former Whittier Street Giant Eagle will be heading to City Council after receiving a vote of approval from the Development Commission last night. The 3-2 vote from the commission came a month after the same board voted to table the project, and after many months of contentious neighborhood […]

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Coronavirus Update: Curfew Ended, Jazz Fest Canceled, & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Curfew Ended, Jazz Fest Canceled, & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 222 cases of COVID-19 were reported for Wednesday, Feb. 10. As of Thursday, Feb. 11, 76,747 total cases and 550 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County at large, 338 […]

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New Legislation Would Waive State Testing as Education Gap Worsens

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New Legislation Would Waive State Testing as Education Gap Worsens

By Susan Tebben As state officials look for solutions to an education gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, two pieces of legislation introduced Tuesday hope to give more leniency on state and federal testing. State rep. Lisa Sobecki, D-Toledo, is a cosponsor with Rep. Jeffrey Crossman, D-Parma, on House Bill 40, to make exemptions for students […]

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