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Coronavirus Update: Call for Impeachment, OSU Suspensions, Party Ban & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Call for Impeachment, OSU Suspensions, Party Ban & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Aug. 25, 16,001 cases and 443 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 21,735 cases and 592 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 116,495 cases and 3,996 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Coronavirus Update: Columbus Clippers, Children’s Hospital Marathon & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Columbus Clippers, Children’s Hospital Marathon & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Sunday, July 5, 8,215 cases and 338 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 10,767 cases and 440 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 57,151 cases and 2,911 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Around Ohio: Resources for Planning Summer Trips

Randi Walle Randi Walle Around Ohio: Resources for Planning Summer Trips

As summer is now here, many people are wondering how and when they can safely enjoy a summer vacation. Destinations around Ohio are now starting to re-open and offer outdoor activities, dining options, and overnight stays. Below is a list of resources for state parks, metro parks, liveries, campgrounds, and communities across Ohio with information […]

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City, Airbnb Crack Down on Mass Gatherings

Susan Post Susan Post City, Airbnb Crack Down on Mass Gatherings

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on Tuesday, May 5 with information from Airbnb. Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein is providing the Columbus Police Department with new guidance regarding cracking down on house parties and mass gatherings in the city. “To stop more reckless and selfish conduct, I’m recommending that CPD issue citations to any […]

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Home-Sharers now Must Submit to Fingerprinting Background Checks

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Home-Sharers now Must Submit to Fingerprinting Background Checks

Hosts through sites like Airbnb are now required to submit to a background check approved by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or BCI), in addition to background checks required through home-sharing apps, before receiving a short-term rental permit. During Monday night’s City Council meeting, Councilmember Rob Dorans said the difference between the […]

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Businesses Offer Deals for Federal Employees Affected by Shutdown

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Businesses Offer Deals for Federal Employees Affected by Shutdown

The government shutdown has entered its 26th day, and since Friday, 800,000 federal employees are living without an income. For those located in Central Ohio, and beyond, there are businesses offering some relief. Below is a list of known deals and offers from local and national companies. Let us know if we missed any! “A […]

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City Council Approves Regulations on Short-Term Rentals

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Approves Regulations on Short-Term Rentals

At their meeting on Monday night, Columbus City Council voted to approve regulations on short-term rentals and home-sharing in the city. The legislation comes after three public meetings on the issue. Plenty of people have weighed in on the discussion, which has sought to balance the promotion of economic growth and tourism in the city […]

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