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Opinion: A Call for Simple Solutions to Local Challenges

John Rush John Rush Opinion: A Call for Simple Solutions to Local Challenges

The fire at Dick Cold Storage on August 19th continues to plague Columbus’ West Side. While Franklin Township first responders and City of Columbus personnel did a great job containing the fire and protecting the community immediately after, bureaucracy has stained the cleanup process. Dick Cold Storage has been an anchor in my community for four […]

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Franklin County Dog Shelter Accused of Lack of Transparency

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Franklin County Dog Shelter Accused of Lack of Transparency

Shortly after Karla Ross adopted Teddy, a Mini Pinscher and Dachshund mix, from the Franklin County Dog Shelter, she noticed him sneezing and coughing up clear mucus. Ross adopted Teddy for her daughter, who has a difficult time with anxiety, in hopes he would provide her with companionship. She picked him up from the shelter […]

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Race for Franklin County Prosecutor Heats Up

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Race for Franklin County Prosecutor Heats Up

The Franklin County Republican Party (FCRP) announced this week its creation of ZeroExperienceZach.com, a website purposed to show City Council President and candidate for Franklin County Prosecutor Zach Klein’s supposed lack of criminal court experience for the job. “Zero Experience Zach Klein has never tried a legal case in his life,” said Brad Sinnott, Franklin […]

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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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