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Shine the Light of Kindness this Giving Tuesday

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Shine the Light of Kindness this Giving Tuesday

Originally published on The Columbus Foundation’s blog. Today, donate to the Gifts of Kindness Fund to see your dollars doubled! For many in our community, a single financial hardship can set into motion a series of events that can create negative long-term consequences. The Gifts of Kindness Fund provides an immediate financial boost to prevent […]

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Schools See Rising Cases Across State

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Schools See Rising Cases Across State

By Susan Tebben The state has ballooned with COVID-19 cases, and schools have reported their own increases in student cases, some hitting triple digits. Delaware County’s Olentangy Local Schools has seen the most total cases as of the most recent state schools report, released on Thursday, with 125 reported COVID-19 cases since reporting began. Franklin County […]

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Coronavirus Update: DeWine Addresses the State, Franklin County Near Level 4 Advisory

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: DeWine Addresses the State, Franklin County Near Level 4 Advisory

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Wednesday, July 15, 10,190 cases and 359 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 13,456 cases and 469 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 69,311 cases and 3,075 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Franklin County Mother Was in the Dark on Child’s COVID-19 Case in Juvenile Detention Center

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklin County Mother Was in the Dark on Child’s COVID-19 Case in Juvenile Detention Center

One Franklin County mother first learned that her child had contracted COVID-19 in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center through the sporadic calls she received from him in the last month or so. The mother, who has asked Columbus Underground to not identify her for fear of having her child’s case impacted, says the detention […]

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Coronavirus Update: 2 Franklin County Deaths, Stay at Home Order, Response Funds & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: 2 Franklin County Deaths, Stay at Home Order, Response Funds & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Editor’s note 3/23/2020: This article has been updated to include more information regarding the two COVID-19 deaths reported in Franklin County. Over the weekend, the big news out of Governor Mike DeWine’s office was a “Stay at Home” order issued across the […]

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City and County Eying Park Land for New Courthouse Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren City and County Eying Park Land for New Courthouse Building

The City of Columbus and Franklin County announced today that they are considering building a new municipal courthouse at the southeast corner of High and Mound streets downtown. The land is currently occupied by Dorrian Commons Park and the four-story James A. Karnes Building, which holds several county agencies. The Franklin County Municipal Court is […]

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Fee Increase Will Go Toward Affordable Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Fee Increase Will Go Toward Affordable Housing

A fee increase approved by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners last week will generate about $65 million over the next ten years for affordable housing. That works out to about $4 million a year for a program called the County Housing Magnet Fund – which will support housing near employment centers – and an […]

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