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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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$100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans $100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Central Ohio is lacking in affordable housing (ie: low-income housing), but a new fund hopes to change that. Local civic and business leaders announced today that a $100 million Housing Action Fund would help address that need. “We know that more than 54,000 people in central Ohio live at or near poverty and spend more […]

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DeWine to Face Cordray in General Election, and Other Primary Results

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega DeWine to Face Cordray in General Election, and Other Primary Results

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Obama-era consumer watchdog Richard Cordray will go head to head this November to fill Governor John Kasich’s seat. Each won their respective primaries, with DeWine winning 60 percent of the vote over Lt. Governor Mary Taylor’s 40 percent, and Cordray earning 63 percent of the vote in a landslide […]

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Franklin County Public Health to Launch Countywide Smoking Cessation Program

  Franklin County Public Health to Launch Countywide Smoking Cessation Program

Franklin County Health, in partnership the Franklin County Tobacco Free Collaborative and several area public, nonprofit and healthcare agencies, will announce a new program designed to help Franklin County smokers kick the habit. Funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Health, the Community Cessation Initiative (CCI) will offer free and accessible smoking cessation […]

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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!

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