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Update: Polls Are Closed Today After Order From Director of Health

Walker Evans Walker Evans Update: Polls Are Closed Today After Order From Director of Health

Update (3/17 9:45am) — This post has been updated multiple times to include the most current information as this story continues to develop. Polling locations are closed today for in-person primary voting after the state issued a public health order late last night signed by Dr. Amy Acton, the state’s Director of Health. “To avoid an […]

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Anonymous $1 Million Donation Will Support Local Nonprofits

Walker Evans Walker Evans Anonymous $1 Million Donation Will Support Local Nonprofits

The Emergency Response Fund at The Columbus Foundation just grew a whole lot larger. One anonymous donor supplied the fund with a $1 million gift today, bringing the fund to a total of $3 million. The fund, established last week by The Columbus Foundation, is designed to support local nonprofit organizations that are experiencing a […]

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Coronavirus Update: Gyms and Movie Theaters, Eviction Hearings, Utility Suspensions & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Gyms and Movie Theaters, Eviction Hearings, Utility Suspensions & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Over the last few days, a few announcements have drastically changed Central Ohioans’ “new normal,” including the first case of COVID-19 in Columbus and first three in Franklin County, the closure of all Ohio restaurants and bars other than carry-out service and […]

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Coronavirus Update: Restaurant Industry Resources

Susan Post Susan Post Coronavirus Update: Restaurant Industry Resources

As of 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, Ohio’s bars and restaurants were closed to dine-in patrons. Another action taken to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus, dining establishments across the state are trying to adjust to an evolving and unprecedented situation. While diners can still order carry out and delivery, and drive-thrus remain […]

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Columbus Religious Institutions Respond to Coronavirus

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Religious Institutions Respond to Coronavirus

“I don’t know of anyone not experiencing stress, anxiety, fear, and frustration at the uncertainly of this time,” Rev. John Keeny, senior pastor at King Avenue United Methodist Church, told his congregation in an email last week. “We are accustomed to life being fairly predictable and manageable. We even tend to think the future is […]

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NEXT: Futurists Create Images of the Future, Not Predictions

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Futurists Create Images of the Future, Not Predictions

Given the state of the world right now, it did not seem appropriate to discuss the future when the present is hanging so heavy over us. This month, I’d like to reflect on what it means to be a futurist, especially when presented with the opportunity to assess your own work. As a futurist, I am […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Lack of Safety Net for Ohio Workers

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Lack of Safety Net for Ohio Workers

By Joree Novotny According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3 in 10 American workers cannot take time off when they’re sick without losing wages or even their jobs. That number is much higher for workers in sectors like food service (4 in 5) and personal care/home health (3 in 4). Even fewer can take paid […]

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