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Opinion: Forestalling a Coming Housing Crisis and Planning for Columbus’ Future

 Zeb Larson Opinion: Forestalling a Coming Housing Crisis and Planning for Columbus’ Future

There’s no shortage of talk about housing problems in Columbus. The city’s growth has sent housing prices shooting up, and there was an affordable housing shortage in the city even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic damage wrought by COVID has only made this worse, and at present, the city (like many other cities) is […]

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#ColumbusWithoutUS Campaign Highlights Small Business Impact on Local Community

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman #ColumbusWithoutUS Campaign Highlights Small Business Impact on Local Community

Columbus’ own Dos Hermanos, Preston’s, The Kitchen Columbus, Tigertree and Wolf’s Ridge Brewing are teaming up to highlight local small businesses and their impact on Columbus following what has been a difficult year for everyone, and small businesses in particular. The community campaign #ColumbusWithoutUS, led by Wolf’s Ridge, has these small businesses joining forces to […]

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Hilliard City Schools Sees Mental Health Hospitalizations Surge During Pandemic

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Hilliard City Schools Sees Mental Health Hospitalizations Surge During Pandemic

By Jake Zuckerman Eighty-four students at Hilliard City Schools have been hospitalized for mental health issues during the pandemic, officials say, an estimated fourfold increase over the average year. The district, home to about 16,000 students, has also seen 660 students contract COVID-19, seven of whom were hospitalized with the new disease, according to state and […]

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Ohio Economists: Return to School Will Boost the Economy

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Economists: Return to School Will Boost the Economy

By Marty Schladen Gov. Mike DeWine is trying to get Ohio students back in the classroom by March and he plans to give adults who work in classroom settings priority access to scarce doses of the coronavirus vaccine to bring that about. Doing so will provide a substantial benefit to the Ohio economy both over the […]

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Teachers’ Unions Say DeWine is Using Vaccine ‘as a Bargaining Chip’

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Teachers’ Unions Say DeWine is Using Vaccine ‘as a Bargaining Chip’

By Susan Tebben Eight teachers’ unions throughout the state are pushing Gov. Mike DeWine to rethink his timeline for school reopening and vaccine distribution. In a joint statement distributed by the Ohio Federation of Teachers and signed by the presidents of the unions in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown, the leaders expressed […]

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LTE: Businesses Are Dying!

Tony Tanner Tony Tanner LTE: Businesses Are Dying!

I have been accused of being “whiny” because of my position on how businesses are being treated during this pandemic. So, let me be very clear: I believe COVID to be real (I had it and it sucks). I believe we all must wear masks (we required staff to wear masks in the butcher shop […]

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Columbus Organizations Return to Temporary Closures, Cancel In-Person Events

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Organizations Return to Temporary Closures, Cancel In-Person Events

Shadowbox Live has announced it will be suspending ticket sales for in-house audiences through the end of 2020, following guidance from public health officials, the theatre said on Friday, November 20 via social media. The theatre noted the advice of public health officials was both “necessary and life-saving” and added, “The show will go on.” […]

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