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Metro Schools Planning Renovation of Former Indianola Middle School

Brent Warren Brent Warren Metro Schools Planning Renovation of Former Indianola Middle School

Metro Schools is looking to move its 6th-through-12th graders into the former Indianola Middle School in the University District. Columbus City Schools sold the long-vacant building – located on about nine acres of land at 420 E. 19th Ave. – to Ohio State University in 2018. The Columbus Board of Education initially agreed to sell […]

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Hispanic COVID-19 Deaths Disproportionately High, According to OSU Study

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Hispanic COVID-19 Deaths Disproportionately High, According to OSU Study

By Susan Tebben A study done by Ohio State University researchers showed the COVID-19 pandemic had a particularly fatal impact on the Hispanic community. Using CDC death counts separated by racial/ethnic group, the study showed that Hispanics constituted 40%, but only represented 19% of the population in 2020. Deaths among the Hispanic population were disproportionately high […]

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OSU Construction Update: Arts District, Hospital Tower and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Construction Update: Arts District, Hospital Tower and More

Despite the wide array of challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic – both financial and otherwise – construction crews have been busy on the campus of Ohio State University throughout 2020. Here’s the latest on some of the most significant projects, ranging from the almost-complete to the just-getting-started. Wexner Medical Center After unveiling the first […]

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Project Update: OSU’s West Campus Transformation

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: OSU’s West Campus Transformation

Anyone driving past the intersection of Lane Avenue and Kenny Road recently has probably noticed the enormous pile of dirt located where several athletic fields used to be. Next to that pile of dirt is a large hole, where over the course of the next two-plus years the first of what could eventually be dozens […]

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Coronavirus Update: CCS Phase-In, Nursing Home Visitation & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: CCS Phase-In, Nursing Home Visitation & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Sept. 29, 21,354 cases and 464 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 27,538 cases and 638 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 152,907 cases and 4,783 deaths have been confirmed […]

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OSU Gets Approval to Build Combined Heat and Power Plant

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Gets Approval to Build Combined Heat and Power Plant

The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved a proposal from Ohio State University to build a combined heat and power plant on its main campus. The natural gas-powered facility, which was opposed by the Sierra Club and several other environmental organizations, will be located on about one acre of OSU-owned land at the northeast corner […]

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State Model Predicts 5,000 Ohioans Will Die from COVID-19 by October

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal State Model Predicts 5,000 Ohioans Will Die from COVID-19 by October

By Jake Zuckerman The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 5,000 Ohioans will be dead from COVID-19 by the end of the month, according to new modeling. The agency released national and state-by-state models that combine forecasts from 35 modeling groups, mostly universities, into an “ensemble” prediction. About 5,080 Ohioans will be dead from […]

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