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Scooters Pulled From Streets at Request of CPD After Incidents with Protesters

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scooters Pulled From Streets at Request of CPD After Incidents with Protesters

Access to rentable electric scooters in Columbus was taken away completely – at the request of the Columbus Division of Police – after multiple incidents in which police say protesters threw the devices at officers. Riders were unable to rent scooters anywhere in the city from June 22 to June 31. On July 1, a […]

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Updated: CCS Alumni Call for End of CPD Partnership

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Updated: CCS Alumni Call for End of CPD Partnership

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on June 8 and has been updated to include new actions from the Columbus Board of Education. Columbus City Schools alumni, students, parents, teachers, staff and community members are calling for the district to end its partnership with the Columbus Police Department. Over 2,500 concerned community members have […]

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The List: 8 Businesses Supporting Local Social Justice Organizations

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The List: 8 Businesses Supporting Local Social Justice Organizations

A number of local businesses have responded to the local and national (as well as international) conversations surrounding racism and the affects of police brutality in the Black community by donating to community organizers doing the work of combating racial injustice in Columbus. Below are a few organizations with ongoing promotions benefitting local social justice […]

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CFF Releases Number of Protesters Released, Amount of Bail Paid

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CFF Releases Number of Protesters Released, Amount of Bail Paid

On Tuesday, June 9, organizers with the Columbus Freedom Fund, a local bail fund that has received a great amount of support amid the George Floyd protests in Central Ohio, released information on protesters that have been released and protesters whose bail has been paid by the fund. According to the Columbus Division of Police, […]

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Photos: Art Murals Spread Positive Images and Messages Downtown

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Art Murals Spread Positive Images and Messages Downtown

In the nearly two weeks of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, there has been a movement to respond to the growing amount of plywood covering windows Downtown with something more positive. In a 50/50 partnership, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and CAPA launched #ArtUnitesCbus, and businesses have in turn contracted artists to […]

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COTA Responds to Complaints About Reroutes, Transporting Officers

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Responds to Complaints About Reroutes, Transporting Officers

Bus riders looking for service to or from Downtown have been out of luck since Saturday, May 30, and it’s not clear when service will resume. Jeff Pullin, Public Information Officer for the Central Ohio Transit Authority, said that the rerouting of buses around Downtown will continue at least through tomorrow, when more protests are […]

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Updated: Arrest Made in Topiary Park Building Fire

Brent Warren Brent Warren Updated: Arrest Made in Topiary Park Building Fire

UPDATE (June 4): An arrest has been made of a suspect in the burning of the nearly-complete apartment building at 65 S. Washington Ave. Derrick Lee, whose address is listed as the streets of Columbus, was arrested on Tuesday and charge with aggravated arson. The Columbus Division of Fire did not immediately reply to a request […]

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