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Coronavirus Update: Possible Prison Releases, COSI Layoffs & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Possible Prison Releases, COSI Layoffs & More

As of Friday, April 3, Franklin County has 503 cases of COVID-19 of the state’s reported 3,312 cases. Ohio’s death count rose to 91, while the county remained at five. Positive COVID-19 related news to end the week comes from Boston beer company Samuel Adams and its restaurant worker fund, and the encouraging numbers coming […]

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Opinion: Ohio is Faring Better Than Most. Keep it That Way.

Susan Post Susan Post Opinion: Ohio is Faring Better Than Most. Keep it That Way.

Ohio may be considered fly over territory for some, but the state and its 11 million residents have increasingly found themselves on a national, and even international stage, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the world.  Over the past weeks, I have often found myself thinking how thankful (or lucky?) I am to live […]

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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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Sam Adams Providing Grants, Locals Providing Meals for OH Restaurant Workers

Susan Post Susan Post Sam Adams Providing Grants, Locals Providing Meals for OH Restaurant Workers

Ohio restaurant workers could soon be getting a little help from Boston-based brewery Samuel Adams. Not in the form of beer, but grants. What started as a partnership with The Greg Hill Foundation to support restaurant workers in Massachusetts has extended to Ohioans. The Restaurant Strong fund is providing the state’s restaurant workers a free, […]

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Coronavirus Update: Stay at Home Extended, Record Unemployment Claims & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Stay at Home Extended, Record Unemployment Claims & More

If you have watched Governor Mike DeWine’s daily coronavirus press conference updates in the last few days, you probably have caught on to hints that the governor and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton would be extending the previous Stay at Home order for Ohioans. Today, the governor confirmed that Ohioans would be asked […]

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Early Numbers Reveal Drastic Impact on Ohio’s Restaurants

Susan Post Susan Post Early Numbers Reveal Drastic Impact on Ohio’s Restaurants

Even before Governor Mike DeWine signed an order closing Ohio’s bars and restaurants to dine-in patrons, establishments across the state were feeling the impacts of the coronavirus. The Ohio Restaurant Association conducted a survey asking restaurants about their business the week of March 8-14, the days leading up to the March 15 order. “As the […]

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Columbus Arts Festival Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Arts Festival Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The Greater Columbus Arts Council has announced that the Columbus Arts Festival — originally slated for June 12 through 14 — has been canceled. GCAC President and CEO Tom Katzenmeyer announced the cancellation in a letter sent out on Thursday, April 2, after the arts council’s board of trustees voted to cancel the 2020 festival […]

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