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New Marijuana Laws Could Bring Criminal Justice Reform to Ohio

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine New Marijuana Laws Could Bring Criminal Justice Reform to Ohio

As Ohio slowly moves toward implementing its medical marijuana program this fall — and full legalization could potentially be on the ballot next year — it’s worth looking into how criminal justice reforms are being enacted around the nation with the plant’s newfound legal status, and how these same reforms could possibly come to the […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Mandy Fox of Actors’ Theatre

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Mandy Fox of Actors’ Theatre

Mandy Fox is an actor, director and voice specialist. She is an Associate Professor and Resident Vocal Coach for the Department of Theatre at The Ohio State University, and is also a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Voice and Speech Trainer Association. We sat down with her in anticipation of ATC’s upcoming production […]

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Naturally Impactful: CRPD Confronts Financial Challenges for Columbus Youth with PLAY Program

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: CRPD Confronts Financial Challenges for Columbus Youth with PLAY Program

Last month, about 170 golfers divided into 34 teams descended on The Ohio State University Golf Club for the chance to play some rounds with local sports celebrities and raise money for the Private Leisure Assistance for Youth (PLAY) Program. For 25 years, PLAY, a program of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, has offered […]

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Know Your Neighborhood: Things to Do in University District

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Know Your Neighborhood: Things to Do in University District

As Columbus’ most densely populated area, the University District is constantly changing, growing and evolving. The recent closures of Ugly Tuna Saloona and Mad Mex, and openings of a new Target, new Chick-fil-A and more luxury apartments arriving to the area are just a few of the developments that immediately come to mind. These ongoing changes […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Andrew Lundberg Making Art the Franklinton Way

Danny Peterson Danny Peterson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Andrew Lundberg Making Art the Franklinton Way

Andrew Lundberg has played a very visible role in the Franklinton art scene since 2011. Though his most widely recognized work may be his paintings, including the mural inside Strongwater Food & Spirits, or his iconic two-headed horse logo on the outside of his pole barn studio across the street from Strongwater, Lundberg spends most […]

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Will Ohio Benefit From Marijuana Tax Revenues?

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine Will Ohio Benefit From Marijuana Tax Revenues?

Some disappointing news on the legal marijuana front recently emerged out of California — only $34 million came into the state’s coffers from taxing cannabis products, about a third of what was originally projected by officials. At first glance, one may look at that stat and think, “What? Only $34 million for taxing a product […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Jewelry-Making Duo JD Shipengrover & JD Davison at the Columbus Arts Festival

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Jewelry-Making Duo JD Shipengrover & JD Davison at the Columbus Arts Festival

JD Shipengrover and JD Davison have worked together as Lab Partners Jewelry for over two decades. The jewelry-making duo will be appearing at the Columbus Arts Festival, June 8-10 on the Downtown riverfront, selling their pieces that blend science and nature. We connected with them to learn more about their background, their style and their […]

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