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Near East Side development group reorganized
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Near East Side development group reorganized

The executive director and two program directors have been dismissed from a group put together almost a decade ago to help lead the redevelopment...

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Theodore Decker: Taking property without discussion is the Columbus Way
News 2 days ago
Theodore Decker: Taking property without discussion is the Columbus Way

I have decided that it is in the best interest of everyone that I take control of a portion of my neighbor's yard, on which I will construct a...

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Gov. Mike DeWine creates panel to look at state land around Mapfre Stadium
News 4 days ago
Gov. Mike DeWine creates panel to look at state land around Mapfre Stadium

Gov. Mike DeWine is convening a task force to chart the future of state land around Mapfre Stadium that the city of Columbus wants for a new Crew...

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Spiritual stores flourish even as traditional religious bookstores close
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Spiritual stores flourish even as traditional religious bookstores close

Some people wander into Blessed Be Spiritual Shop to ask questions about spirituality and the metaphysical and to browse its selection of crystals,...

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Columbus council approves $50 million city contribution to Crew stadium project
News 2 weeks ago
Columbus council approves $50 million city contribution to Crew stadium project

The Columbus City Council has approved the city's $50 million contribution to a new Downtown stadium for the Crew SC and a revamp of the Mapfre...

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Looking for some Twenty One Pilots merch? Check out Ned's Bayou
News 2 weeks ago
Looking for some Twenty One Pilots merch? Check out Ned's Bayou

"Why are there so many people waiting for a pool store?" a passerby laughed to his friend as they walked past a line of about 500 people camped...

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Affordable housing focus of Franklin County development plan
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Affordable housing focus of Franklin County development plan

Franklin County would invest an additional $65 million to spur construction of 2,050 affordable housing units over the next decade under...

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Businesses, community groups announce $100 million fund for affordable housing
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Businesses, community groups announce $100 million fund for affordable housing

Business and community leaders are putting $100 million into a new "Housing Action Fund" to boost development of affordable housing in Franklin...

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Virtual reality patients give Ohio State medical residents hands-on experience
News 3 weeks ago
Virtual reality patients give Ohio State medical residents hands-on experience

Mr. Martinez is a patient at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center who is Hispanic, speaks little English and is suffering from back pain....

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Public funding for new Crew stadium now up to $140 million, and land not yet acquired
News 4 weeks ago
Public funding for new Crew stadium now up to $140 million, and land not yet acquired

The public contribution to a new professional soccer stadium Downtown, a revamped practice facility at Mapfre Stadium and a city recreational park...

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Mithoff building's grand reopening celebrates revitalized downtown Lancaster
News 1 month ago
Mithoff building's grand reopening celebrates revitalized downtown Lancaster

LANCASTER - Larry Redd remembers thinking the 199-year-old Mithoff building in downtown Lancaster would never receive the revitalization necessary...

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Plane spraying for gypsy moths surprises Clintonville residents, FAA Columbus
News 1 month ago
Plane spraying for gypsy moths surprises Clintonville residents, FAA Columbus

A yellow airplane buzzing Clintonville neighborhoods early Wednesday morning caused a stir for some residents who contacted the Columbus office of...

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Franklin County auditor's office extends its paid family leave to six weeks
News 1 month ago
Franklin County auditor's office extends its paid family leave to six weeks

Workers in the Franklin County auditor's staff can take up to six weeks of paid family leave effective Tuesday. The new policy, which has the...

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Akron-area nursing home on nation's worst list to voluntarily close
News 1 month ago
Akron-area nursing home on nation's worst list to voluntarily close

Fairlawn Rehab & Nursing Home, which is on a federal list of the nation's worst nursing homes, is voluntarily closing. Owners of the nursing home...

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Owner of closing Westerville nursing home to voluntarily shut down Akron-area facility
News 1 month ago
Owner of closing Westerville nursing home to voluntarily shut down Akron-area facility

Fairlawn Rehab & Nursing Home, which is on a federal list of the nation's worst nursing homes, is voluntarily closing. Owners of the nursing home...

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Franklin County partnering with business, nonprofits to battle poverty
News 1 month ago
Franklin County partnering with business, nonprofits to battle poverty

Expanding the child-care subsidy and universal preschool are among the proposals to be evaluated in a $13 million-plus effort over the next five...

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The Other Side podcast: Do dollar stores help, or hurt low-income neighborhoods?
News 1 month ago
The Other Side podcast: Do dollar stores help, or hurt low-income neighborhoods?

The Other Side podcast: National dollar-store chains have proliferated in recent years, and so has controversy about whether the stores really...

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Parsons Avenue development now drawing two banks
News 1 month ago
Parsons Avenue development now drawing two banks

Parsons Avenue, once an illustration of the city's struggling South Side with blight and crime problems is enjoying enough of a renaissance that...

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Columbus council OKs $5.4M for commercial-residential project on Near East Side
News 1 month ago
Columbus council OKs $5.4M for commercial-residential project on Near East Side

The Columbus City Council on Tuesday signed off on providing an estimated $5.4 million in public funds for a new 130-unit apartment complex to be...

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Columbus council OKs funds for commercial-residential project on Near East Side
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Columbus council OKs funds for commercial-residential project on Near East Side

Columbus council OKs $5.4M for commercial-residential project on Near East Side The Columbus City Council on Tuesday signed off on providing an...

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Somalis in Columbus join Muslims worldwide in celebrating end of Ramadan
News 1 month ago
Somalis in Columbus join Muslims worldwide in celebrating end of Ramadan

For Somalis, living in the United States comes with its own set of challenges, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from...

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Franklin County considers dropping little used, antiquated Torrens land title system
News 1 month ago
Franklin County considers dropping little used, antiquated Torrens land title system

There's a big, old, falling-apart book on the counter of Franklin County Recorder Danny O'Connor's Downtown office. For years - decades, really -...

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Tax credits awarded 7 to affordable housing projects in Franklin County
News 1 month ago
Tax credits awarded 7 to affordable housing projects in Franklin County

Seven affordable housing projects in Franklin County received tax credits this week in a market where housing in some neighborhoods is becoming too...

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Abercrombie & Fitch shares tumble on first-quarter results, outlook
News 1 month ago
Abercrombie & Fitch shares tumble on first-quarter results, outlook

Abercrombie & Fitch reported a smaller first-quarter loss than it did in the same period a year ago, but the teen retailer's shares plummeted...

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SWACO releases plan to cut central Ohio's food waste in half by 2030
News 1 month ago
SWACO releases plan to cut central Ohio's food waste in half by 2030

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio has created a plan to cut food waste in the area by half by 2030. It's estimated that nearly 13% of all...

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Columbus, Franklin County hone plan to bring healthful food to more homes
News 1 month ago
Columbus, Franklin County hone plan to bring healthful food to more homes

Columbus and Franklin County plan to develop a portal for local food producers to find business tools and release a document that organizes...

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Ohio land banks want state funds to raze commercial, industrial properties
News 2 months ago
Ohio land banks want state funds to raze commercial, industrial properties

City and county land banks across the state are pushing Ohio legislators to approve $50 million to demolish empty commercial and industrial sites...

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Avenue for All festival celebrates resurgence of South Side
News 2 months ago
Avenue for All festival celebrates resurgence of South Side

There were more smiles than umbrellas, as occasional raindrops failed to dampen spirits at the inaugural Avenue for All festival on Saturday. The...

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Development plans would give long-dormant Westland Mall new life
News 2 months ago
Development plans would give long-dormant Westland Mall new life

A Westland community meeting this week was to focus on ideas for the overall development of the area. But not surprisingly, many in the crowd were...

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Westland Sears property sells, hinting at brighter future for the closed mall
News 2 months ago
Westland Sears property sells, hinting at brighter future for the closed mall

A Columbus real estate firm has bought the Sears store at Westland Mall, suggesting that the long-dormant shopping center may finally be ready for...

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