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Opinion: Governor DeWine Takes Socialist Approach with Highway Tax

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: Governor DeWine Takes Socialist Approach with Highway Tax

If you haven’t heard, Ohio’s highway system is flat broke, but new Governor Mike DeWine (R) has a solution to the problem: raise taxes. He recognizes that our transportation networks are the vital backbone to moving people and goods to where they need to go, and he’s willing to implement a socialist strategy that involves […]

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Editorial: Support Local Journalism in Columbus by Attending Fun Events!

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Editorial: Support Local Journalism in Columbus by Attending Fun Events!

As social media continues to limit the reach of impactful community journalism and as more news outlets move toward a paid subscription model in response, the general public continues to have less access to important information. The conundrum is an interesting one, as the consistent publishing of high quality news is an endeavor with fixed […]

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Sears Files for Bankruptcy

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sears Files for Bankruptcy

After years of financial struggles, Sears Holding Corp — the parent owner of Sears and Kmart — has officially filed for bankruptcy. The company missed a deadline to pay a $134 million debt payment, and is moving forward with the Chapter 11 process. Stores have been closing regularly every month, with several shuttering in central […]

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Zipcar Officially Launches Car-Sharing Service in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Zipcar Officially Launches Car-Sharing Service in Columbus

Officials with the City of Columbus and private car-sharing company Zipcar gathered this morning at Columbus Commons to celebrate the launch of the service in Columbus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The program debuts with eight vehicles stationed at specific on-street pickup/drop-off points in the Short North, German Village, Weinland Park and Downtown neighborhoods. “The City […]

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Columbus Region Has Added 150,000 Jobs Since 2010

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Region Has Added 150,000 Jobs Since 2010

In 2010, the regional economic development group known as Columbus 2020 set out with some ambitious goals, one of which was to add 150,000 net new jobs to the 11-county area surrounding Columbus. Today, the group announced that they’ve achieved that goal, two years ahead of schedule. “We selected the 150,000 net new jobs goal […]

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Census: Columbus is the 4th Fastest-Growing Big City in the US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Census: Columbus is the 4th Fastest-Growing Big City in the US

The U.S. Census released its official population estimates for cities across the country, and Columbus continues to boom. The city proper grew by a total of 15,429 people between 2016 and 2017, climbing to an estimated total of 879,170. The growth rate in Columbus represents a 1.79 percent year-over-year population increase, which is the fourth fastest percentage of […]

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The List: 11 New Rooftop Patios to Check Out in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: 11 New Rooftop Patios to Check Out in Columbus

Just a few short years ago, finding a rooftop patio was practically unheard of in Columbus. In fact, you could likely count the existing ones up just using one hand. Thankfully, that trend is rapidly changing with the launch of over a dozen new rooftop patio decks in 2017 and 2018 and beyond. Below, you’ll […]

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