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City of Columbus Announces Mask Mandate

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City of Columbus Announces Mask Mandate

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced on Thursday, July 2 that he would be signing an executive order, to go in effect beginning Friday, July 3, requiring the use of facial coverings in public. You will need to wear masks in Columbus in public. Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts said the city saw a single-day […]

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Recovery & COVID-19: How to Restore Your Finances & Be Better Prepared for Future Crises

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis Recovery & COVID-19: How to Restore Your Finances & Be Better Prepared for Future Crises

The COVID-19 pandemic sent shockwaves through the global healthcare system and wreaked havoc on international economies. The world went into a recession, many people found themselves out of work, and unemployment cases rose to an all-time high. But now that state governments are lifting their stay-at-home orders, businesses are re-opening and economic recovery is happening […]

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COTA: Free Fares to End This Summer, Shift to Cashless Payment Planned

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA: Free Fares to End This Summer, Shift to Cashless Payment Planned

The free fare policy that was implemented this spring by the Central Ohio Transit Authority in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will likely come to an end this summer, although exactly how the transition back to full fares will work is not yet clear. One thing that is known is that cash payment will not […]

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Kingmakers Board Game Parlor Closes Up Shop

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kingmakers Board Game Parlor Closes Up Shop

After six years in business, board game venue Kingmakers is closing their doors. Founder Malika Jacobs posted on social media yesterday that they had reached a decision to close both their original Short North location as well as a second location that launched in Indianapolis in 2017. “At the time of the pandemic shutdown, we […]

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Where Ohioans are Contracting COVID-19 Remains Unknown

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Where Ohioans are Contracting COVID-19 Remains Unknown

By Jake Zuckerman Everyone knows the numbers. About 40,000 Ohioans have contracted COVID-19, 2,500 have died. That’s a piece of the 2 million infected Americans, more than 114,000 of whom have died in the pandemic since January. The data are nearly ubiquitous, a click away. Absent from the Ohio Department of Health’s website, however, is comprehensive information on […]

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Juniper Rooftop & Dock 580 Event Venue Cease Operations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Juniper Rooftop & Dock 580 Event Venue Cease Operations

A pair of venues located inside the historic Smith Bros’ Hardware Building announced today that they will be closing permanently. The Dock 580 event venue located on the ground floor of the building, along with the Juniper rooftop bar are both closed effective immediately. “It is with heavy hearts that we share that, after more […]

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Coronavirus Update: Dr. Amy Acton Steps Down & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Dr. Amy Acton Steps Down & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Thursday, June 11, 5,367 cases and 255 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 7,143 cases and 333 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 40,004 cases and 2,490 deaths have been confirmed […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

CLICK HERE to sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale!