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Ginther Appoints New Fire Chief

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Ginther Appoints New Fire Chief

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced that he has selected Interim Chief Jeffrey Happ to be the next Fire Chief for the City of Columbus. The announcement comes after a “thorough and thoughtful” search, according to a press release from the mayor’s office. “I am confident Chief Happ will take this opportunity to leverage his experience and […]

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Columbus Ranked 6th Most Sleep Deprived Large City in US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked 6th Most Sleep Deprived Large City in US

If you’re reading this article through blurry eyes, you’re not alone. Columbus was recently ranked one of the most sleep deprived cities in the United States by a study from RetailMeNot. The study looked at data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in which adults reported getting less than seven hours of sleep per […]

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Opera Columbus Names New Director & CEO

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Opera Columbus Names New Director & CEO

Opera Columbus has announced its new general director and CEO. Julia Noulin-Mérat replaces Peggy Kriha Dye, who left the position in October. Noulin-Mérat’s career spans that of producer, designer, and arts administrator for the Boston Lyric Opera and Guerilla Opera, also in Boston. Internationally, she also served as production designer and producer for More Than Musical, Broadway Asia, […]

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Undocumented Immigrants in Sanctuary Ask ICE for Stays of Removal

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Undocumented Immigrants in Sanctuary Ask ICE for Stays of Removal

After seeking sanctuary in Columbus churches for several years, undocumented immigrants Edith Espinal and Miriam Vargas may soon return home to their families. Following the Biden administration’s decision to pause deportations for some non-citizens for 100 days, Espinal and Vargas are applying for stays of removal to prevent the Department of Homeland Security from acting […]

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Zora’s House Hires its Founder as CEO

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Zora’s House Hires its Founder as CEO

When LC Johnson first got the idea for Zora’s House, she was new to Columbus and wanted to create a physical space for women of color. Founded in 2018, Johnson says she and her husband had to get creative with how they were going to make this dream happen. They purchased a vacant lot in […]

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The Confluence Cast: The History of 400 Square

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The History of 400 Square

http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/96_400museum.mp3 There’s a rich history in Franklinton. This week, we dive into the origins of 400 West Rich and the larger 400 Square with the curator of their 400 History Show and Mini-Museum, Zach Henkel. We discuss the history of Franklinton, how the building has evolved over time, and what you can experience at the […]

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The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

With the threat of protests and the coronavirus raging, what’s going to happen to Downtown Columbus? On the occasion of his recent retirement, we spoke with the former executive director of the two Downtown special improvement districts, Cleve Ricksecker, about the state of Downtown, why he retired, and why Columbus needs a screamer. Shownotes for […]

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