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The Humble Neighborhood Walk Gets Its Moment in the Sun

Brent Warren Brent Warren The Humble Neighborhood Walk Gets Its Moment in the Sun

Some local organizations are shining a spotlight on one of the few outside-the-house activities still available to us – the neighborhood walk. Transit Columbus has created a Walk Columbus Pledge to encourage people to take daily walks to “explore the nooks and crannies of our own neighborhoods…rather than heading for the most popular areas.” The […]

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Some Industries Ramp Up Hiring in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Industries Ramp Up Hiring in Columbus

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Editor’s note: This article is being updated regularly to include additional information about industries and employers that are hiring around Columbus. It was originally published on March 23.  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant economic impact already, with many people across […]

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How to Garden Your Way Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brent Warren Brent Warren How to Garden Your Way Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Growing flowers or vegetables in a backyard garden, apartment balcony or windowsill is a rewarding and stress-relieving hobby for many people even in normal times. But with COVID-19 spreading across the country – and the resulting “Stay at Home” orders, closure of […]

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Broad Street Ramps to Close, Future Phase of 70/71 Project Delayed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Broad Street Ramps to Close, Future Phase of 70/71 Project Delayed

Two ramps that connect I-71 to Broad Street Downtown will close permanently on April 9 – the I-71 South exit to Broad Street and the Broad Street onramp to I-71 North. The other two Broad Street ramps are due to close later in the year. All of the closing will be permanent, part of the […]

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Looking to Help? Many Local Groups in Need of Volunteers, Funds

Brent Warren Brent Warren Looking to Help? Many Local Groups in Need of Volunteers, Funds

Editor’s note, 3/30/20, 11:33 a.m.: this article (originally published on March 18), has been updated with more information on ways to support local nonprofit organizations. Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The needs are many in Central Ohio as it becomes more and more clear that the impact […]

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Columbus Metro Population Growth Continues

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Metro Population Growth Continues

The US Census Bureau’s latest population estimates show that the Columbus metropolitan area is continuing its steady growth. The population in the region – which the Census defines as Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, and Union counties – increased to 2.12 million people in 2019. That amounts to an increase of […]

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For Essential Travel, COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Brent Warren Brent Warren For Essential Travel, COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced more service adjustments yesterday. The agency announced its first Coronavirus-related changes on March 16, cutting back service on several suburban rush hour lines. Three days later COTA’s board approved making all bus rides free, and […]

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