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City’s License Section to Reopen with New Short-Term Rental Rules

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City’s License Section to Reopen with New Short-Term Rental Rules

Columbus City Council has amended the Columbus City Code to strengthen enforcement of short-term rentals and cut down on problematic hosts and properties. New provisions to city code in relation to short-term rentals — i.e. Airbnbs, Vrbo rentals, hotels and motels, and the like — expand the city’s ability to investigate when complaints are made and […]

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Coronavirus Update: Vax-a-Million Winners, Airbnb Party Ban, & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Vax-a-Million Winners, Airbnb Party Ban, & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 65 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Thursday, May 27. As of Thursday, 90,710 total cases and 1,088 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County at large, 99 cases were […]

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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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