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New Bill Would Allow Dogs on Restaurant Patios

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Bill Would Allow Dogs on Restaurant Patios

Dog owners may soon get the green light to bring their dogs onto restaurant patios. It’s illegal now, but a new bill would leave the choice to restaurants themselves. The legislation comes after increased public awareness and outcry about current law, which prohibits dogs from restaurants even in outdoor spaces. “This legislation gives businesses the […]

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Opinion: Urban Agriculture and Homesteading Have a Place in Columbus

Kate Hodges Kate Hodges Opinion: Urban Agriculture and Homesteading Have a Place in Columbus

I am excited about the possibilities for urban agriculture and homesteading here in the City of Columbus. The small business that I co-own and operate sells herbs and berries to local restaurants such as Skillet, The Table, Gallerie Bar and Bistro, The Kitchen, Latitude 41, and Companion Baking. We produce and sell locally grown herbal […]

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Drug Price Relief Act Pushed to Next Year’s Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Drug Price Relief Act Pushed to Next Year’s Ballot

Months of litigation will keep a measure aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs off the November ballot this year. The Drug Price Relief Act, facing opposition from several groups, might make it to next year’s ballot if all goes well this time. The act is simple in intent — address the inflated drug […]

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State Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega State Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

A bill that would essentially “defund” Ohio’s Planned Parenthood passed the Senate Wednesday with a 22-8 vote and two amendments. The earliest it can be on Gov. John Kasich’s desk is Feb. 9, after it goes back to the House for a concurrence. “All the Rs voted yes; all the Ds voted no,” said Senator […]

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Opinion: Supporting our Foster Youth

Cheryl Grossman Cheryl Grossman Opinion: Supporting our Foster Youth

Reflecting back on our childhood, many of us would probably admit that come age 18 we were not ready to live a life completely independent of our parents, or loved ones who raised us. However, in Ohio over 1,000 children age out of foster car every year, forcing them to prematurely begin a life on […]

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Texting While Driving Now Illegal in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Last month, Columbus City Councilmember Andrew Ginther hosted multiple public hearings to discuss the issue of texting while driving. This evening, a city ordinance was passed unanimously by present members of City Council to make the practice illegal. The ordinance is worded to ban text messaging, checking or sending email, web surfing, social networking applications […]

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City Council Considers Ban on Texting While Driving

Walker Evans Walker Evans

A special public hearing will be held next Tuesday, March 9th at 5pm at City Hall to discuss a City Code amendment that will address issues related to cell phone texting while driving an automobile. Councilmember Andrew J. Ginther, Chair of the Public Safety Committee, is spearheading the effort and intends to introduce some form […]

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