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Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

The City of Columbus has teamed up with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in an effort to provide healthy local food to all of Central Ohio. Columbus nonprofit Local Matters detailed needed food improvements in the first ever city-wide food plan — an effort to address the crippling economic issues contributing to the lack […]

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County Commissioner Candidates Address Concerns at Community Forum

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega County Commissioner Candidates Address Concerns at Community Forum

Candidates for the office of County Commissioner answered questions for black community members last night at the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church on East Fifth Street. Republican Candidates Terry Boyd and Jesse Thomas, Ohio Representative Kevin Boyce, and current Commissioners John O’Grady and Paula Brooks, sat as a panel in front of the congregation, started off […]

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Columbus Selected To Host 2018 National Urban League Convention

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus Selected To Host 2018 National Urban League Convention

Major announcement revealed during Columbus Urban League's 40th annual Empowerment Day, along with honors for Mayor Michael Coleman and Franklin County Commissioners

On Monday, November 2nd, the Columbus Urban League’s 40th annual Empowerment Day convened to recognize community members and entities who have advocated for social justice and equality among the city’s families — especially for those who struggle financially.  According to the organization’s website, this year’s Empowerment Day theme, Achieving the American Dream 4All, “spotlights our […]

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Zoo CEO Emphasizes Levy Renewal Is Not An Increase

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Zoo CEO Emphasizes Levy Renewal Is Not An Increase

In 1985, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium first started getting support from Franklin County voters through a tax levy. The current zoo levy, which was established in 1990, is set to expire at the end of 2015 unless a levy renewal makes it onto the ballot and gets approval from the voters in November. Tom […]

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Franklin County Commissioners Support Marriage Equality

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin County Commissioners Support Marriage Equality

The Columbus Pride Festival is still a few days away but Franklin County Commissioners are celebrating early this week. The Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution today that supports full inclusive marriage equality rights for all Ohioans. Their support for gay rights is not surprising, as other policies have been put in place over the […]

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Hall of Justice Renovation to Complete ‘County Campus’ Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hall of Justice Renovation to Complete ‘County Campus’ Downtown

A hard hat tour of the Franklin County Hall of Justice held this morning showcased the ongoing renovation of the 1970’s-era building; work is about 60 percent complete and the project on track to be finished by this fall. Project Manager Andrew Hunkins of Corna Kokosing led the tour, taking a group that included County […]

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Demolition of Vets Memorial Approved to make way for New Memorial & Museum

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolition of Vets Memorial Approved to make way for New Memorial & Museum

The Franklin County Commissioners have been tasked with the tough job of deciding over the past four months whether or not to renovate or replace the Veterans Memorial facility located on the Scioto Peninsula. In August, the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) made a proposal to replace the facility with a new Ohio Veterans Memorial […]

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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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