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Coronavirus Update: Franklin County Drops to Level 2 Advisory & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Franklin County Drops to Level 2 Advisory & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Sept. 1, 16,926 cases and 452 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 23,144 cases and 611 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 124,610 cases and 4,165 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Interview: All Things Hyperloop and Passenger Rail with Thea Ewing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: All Things Hyperloop and Passenger Rail with Thea Ewing

For a technology that is still under development and has not been proven to work in anything close to a full-scale setting, the Hyperloop continues to get a lot of attention, particularly in Columbus. There has been a steady stream of news and announcements about the idea since early 2017, when a route including Chicago, […]

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NEXT: Seeing the Unforeseen Effects of Technology

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Seeing the Unforeseen Effects of Technology

Why are some future effects of technology “unforeseen,” and is there anything that can be done to prevent this?  A recent white paper from the consulting firm McKinsey explored the future of the “Bio Revolution.” Their analysis anticipated that the leading sectors in biotech over the next decade would include biomolecules, meaning the engineering of […]

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Dublin-Based Roto Behind Key COSI and Columbus Zoo Attractions

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dublin-Based Roto Behind Key COSI and Columbus Zoo Attractions

The creative consultant and design firm responsible for exhibits at museums, science centers, aquariums and zoos around the country, including the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, once again has an attraction Columbus residents can experience right here at home. Founded in 2004, Dublin-based Roto came out of the exhibit department at the Center of Science and […]

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Columbus Foundation Announces Fund to Address Broadband Access

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Foundation Announces Fund to Address Broadband Access

Between more time spent at home and school, and work and methods of entertainment increasingly taking place online, the coronavirus pandemic has seen a renewed interest in the state of internet access in both urban and rural communities. With several Central Ohio school districts unveiling plans for fully remote or hybrid education models in the fall, […]

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Drivers Wanted for Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Study

Brent Warren Brent Warren Drivers Wanted for Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Study

Officials from Smart Columbus provided an update this week on three projects that are currently moving forward in Linden, putting out a call for volunteers to assist with one of them. The organization is actively seeking drivers – people who regularly use Cleveland Avenue in Linden, as well as parts of North High Street and […]

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Second Public Hearing Planned for OSU Power Plant

Brent Warren Brent Warren Second Public Hearing Planned for OSU Power Plant

The Ohio Power Siting Board has scheduled a second public hearing to gather feedback on a proposed combined heat and power plant on Ohio State University’s main campus. The hearing will be held virtually on August 4 at 6 p.m., utilizing the Webex platform. The plant, which is proposed for a piece of OSU-owned land […]

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