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April Fool’s Day

We love a good joke here at Columbus Underground, so once a year we pretend that we’re writers for The Onion and make up local news stories that spoof popular topics, events or local people… all in good fun.

April Fools’ Day Cancelled by Coronavirus

Walker Evans Walker Evans April Fools’ Day Cancelled by Coronavirus

April Fools’ Day is one of our absolute favorite holidays of the year. It’s the one time we get to embrace “fake news” and pretend that we write for The Onion for just one day. But this year we’ve opted to forgo our tradition due to the serious and destructive effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic. […]

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April Fool’s Day: Bridge Park Adding LeVeque Tower

Walker Evans Walker Evans April Fool’s Day: Bridge Park Adding LeVeque Tower

The ever-expanding Bridge Park development in Dublin is getting a large new update during its next phase of construction. Representatives with developer Crawford Hoying and the City of Dublin jointly announced today that Bridge Park will soon be getting its very own LeVeque Tower. “We couldn’t be more excited to have this new addition for […]

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April Fool’s Day: City of Columbus Contracts Bird Scooters to Replace Vehicle Fleet

Walker Evans Walker Evans April Fool’s Day: City of Columbus Contracts Bird Scooters to Replace Vehicle Fleet

Officials with the City of Columbus announced this morning that the Department of Public Service would be entering into a unique agreement with Bird Scooters to replace the city’s entire vehicle fleet. Touted as a cost-saving move, officials praised the startup tech company’s innovative private transportation mode as the way of the future. “Through our […]

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April Fool’s Day: Local Record Shop Adds Self-Checkout Technology

 News April Fool’s Day: Local Record Shop Adds Self-Checkout Technology

The Clintonville Record retailer known as Elizabeth’s Records (named after the owners 13 year old daughter) may be number 13th best in the local record retail community but, starting today, they will be number one in record store technology. Thanato Technology approached the owner, David Lewis, about turning the store into a test location for a […]

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April Fool’s Day: Governor Mike DeWine Embraces State’s Medical Marijuana Program

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine April Fool’s Day: Governor Mike DeWine Embraces State’s Medical Marijuana Program

In an unexpected move, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has decided to “fully embrace” the state’s medical marijuana program, which he announced at a press conference shortly after 4:20 p.m. on Friday. Though the Governor looked more glassy-eyed than usual, DeWine stated while snacking on a bag of Cheetos that his decision was made because he’s […]

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April Fools Day: Trump Hotels to Manage New 22-Story Convention Center Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans April Fools Day: Trump Hotels to Manage New 22-Story Convention Center Expansion

In March, representatives with the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority announced plans for a 22-story 470-room hotel expansion at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and today additional details were unveiled about hotel operations. Trump International Hotels will be the management company for the new building, which will also receive naming rights from the company. A […]

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April Fools Day: Guy Fieri To Be Honored With Freeway Designation

Grant Walters Grant Walters April Fools Day: Guy Fieri To Be Honored With Freeway Designation

The Columbus-born chef and Food Network giant will have a section of Ohio State Route 315 named after him

A seven-mile section of Ohio State Route 315 is being renamed for restaurateur, author, and Food Network chef and television show host Guy Fieri. The Guy Fieri Freeway will run from approximately mile marker 5 at the Ackerman Road exit, through the SR 315/I-270 interchange near mile marker 12. The remainder of the freeway south […]

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