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Some Major Property Owners Opt Out of Free Bus Pass Program

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Major Property Owners Opt Out of Free Bus Pass Program

The new free Downtown bus pass program — now dubbed C-Pass and set to roll out in June — has been hailed as an innovative approach to solving the Downtown parking shortage and a new way to convert car-centric commuters in Columbus into bus riders. The program is made possible by a host of partners, […]

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Lawsuit Filed to Keep The Crew in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lawsuit Filed to Keep The Crew in Columbus

Yesterday, the State of Ohio and City of Columbus jointly filed a lawsuit against Precourt Sports Ventures (the owner of the Columbus Crew SC) and Major League Soccer (MLS) as a preventative measure to keep the team from relocating to Austin. “Today I have filed a lawsuit in Franklin County to try to #SaveTheCrew and keep the […]

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Obesity Rate Declines Sharply in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Obesity Rate Declines Sharply in Ohio

In 2014, Ohio was the 8th fattest state in the nation. In 2015, it was the 26th fattest. According to the latest information from the annual “State of Obesity” report compiled by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ohio was one of only four states that saw a decline in […]

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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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Kasich Signs Bill for Child Car Safety

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich Signs Bill for Child Car Safety

There may be a lot more broken car windows come fall. Governor John Kasich recently signed a bill allowing good samaritans to break and enter a hot, locked vehicle if there is a child or animal inside. Senate bill, sponsored by Republican Senators Jim Hughes (Columbus) and Frank LaRose (Copley Township), requires any rescuer to […]

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Partnership Between State and OSU Trains Export-Focused Interns

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Partnership Between State and OSU Trains Export-Focused Interns

Small and medium-sized companies in Ohio are looking to expand their business overseas but often don’t have the expertise to do so. Business students across the state are interested in foreign travel and culture, but rarely find the opportunity to utilize those interests in Ohio. A unique partnership between the state government and OSU is […]

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School Issues: Ohio Public Preschools Not Meeting State Requirements

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: Ohio Public Preschools Not Meeting State Requirements

When political leaders talk about offering high quality public pre-schools in Ohio, it’s a good bet that they use the phrase, “high quality” loosely. In some sense, “high quality” can be defined in a number of ways, all relative to other terms, such as “low quality” and “poor quality”. Except that the quality of preschools […]

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