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City, County Unemployment Rates Rise

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City, County Unemployment Rates Rise

Franklin County and other Central Ohio counties’ unemployment rates are up from May, according to a report recently released by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. Each monthly report shows the small percentage rises and drops in employment county- and statewide. This month Ohio’s average unemployment rate came down from 5.1 percent in […]

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Mid-Ohio Foodbank Reaches 2 Million Pound Produce Donation Milestone

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mid-Ohio Foodbank Reaches 2 Million Pound Produce Donation Milestone

Tuesday evening’s delivery from the Mid-Ohio Foodbank (MOF) to the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center (CRC) will have the landmark two millionth pound of fresh produce in tow. The partnership between MOF and the CRC started five years ago, in 2011, with the Foodbank’s Fresh Produce initiative. The program launched after MOF started getting more and […]

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Columbus Region Grows to 2 Million Population Milestone

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Region Grows to 2 Million Population Milestone

According to newly released US Census estimates for 2015, the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) officially surpassed the two million mark at some point last year to a grand total of 2,021,632 people. The Columbus MSA is still slightly smaller than Cincinnati’s regional population of 2.1 million people, but is likely to surpass Cleveland’s declining 2.06 […]

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Incumbent Democrats Unseated in Franklin County Primary

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Incumbent Democrats Unseated in Franklin County Primary

Incumbent Zach Scott lost the Democratic primary for Franklin Country Sheriff to Dallas Baldwin, former Lieutenant for the Columbus Police Department. Supporters and members of the Democratic party’s Unity ticket celebrated Baldwin’s Tuesday night win, saying “There’s a new sheriff in town.” Baldwin won 52 percent of the vote, making it the second defeat for […]

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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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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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Voters to Decide on Columbus Zoo Levy Next Week

Emma Surber Emma Surber Voters to Decide on Columbus Zoo Levy Next Week

For the first time in recent years the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has received opposition from Franklin County voters regarding Issue 6, the proposed tax levy that is set to appear on the May 6 primary ballot. The current property tax levy costs Franklin County residents, that own homes assessed at $100,000 or more, 41 […]

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