Community News Columbus-OH
Teachers protest reopening schools in central Ohio
by Alissa Widman Neese on August 4, 2020 at 8:44 am
As parents prepare to protest outside at least eight area high schools Tuesday night against starting the school year online, a group of teachers paraded their cars through Downtown on Monday to urge all Ohio school districts to reverse any plans to reopen schools to students.
Here’s which Columbus-area districts are doing online classes, reopening schools this fall
by Alissa Widman Neese on August 3, 2020 at 10:58 pm
Here’s which central Ohio schools are planning online-only classes and which are planning to reopen buildings.
How a personal Fourth of July challenge sparked a life-changing mission for Kelly Escobar
by Andy Downing on August 3, 2020 at 3:47 pm
The co-founder of Love Without Lines will discuss the creation of the organization, the deep connection she’s developed with the migrants living in Matamoros, Mexico, and additional ways to get involved during an online chat on Tuesday
Delaware County voters to decide on half-mill levy increase for 911 in November
by Dean Narciso on August 3, 2020 at 3:31 pm
Delaware County residents will vote in November on a 0.05 mill property tax increase for 911 services.
Franklin County commits $4 million to affordable housing apartments
by Marc Kovac on August 3, 2020 at 2:27 pm
It’s the first planned outlay from a larger effort to jump-start affordable housing construction around the county, particularly in areas along existing or planned public transportation routes and near schools, doctor’s offices and other amenities.
Crime Stoppers: Who shot Hilltop man to death inside his apartment?
by Dean Narciso on August 3, 2020 at 8:56 am
As Columbus police homicide detectives continue to investigate the shooting death of a 25-year-old on the Hilltop last year, Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that might lead someone to come forward.On Nov. 20, Jabri Curry was inside an apartment at 2003 W. Broad Street, with two women, when there was a knock at the door just after 5:30 a.m.He answered and was […]
Columbus deputy chief’s tweets subject of city investigation
by Bill BushBethany Bruner on August 3, 2020 at 8:49 am
According to a yet-unsigned contract between the Columbus Department of Public Safety and BakerHostetler, the law firm will be paid up to $50,000 to conduct investigations into potential violations of the Division of Police’s rules on social-media posts.
School online tough for those juggling work, kids
by Rita Price on August 3, 2020 at 8:32 am
For families who were struggling to balance work, child care and budgets even before the coronavirus struck, the prospect of additional weeks or months of home-based school is difficult to swallow.
Volunteer-run Columbus low-power radio station boasts diverse programming
by Maya Fenter on August 2, 2020 at 3:54 pm
Listeners to the community radio station WCRS-LP can wake up on Saturday mornings with a bang: five hours of Latino music with DJ Supermex. Later, there’s an hour of indigenous music, followed by Danjir Radio — Somali-language programming for central Ohio’s East African community — and an hour of locally produced Arab American music.And that’s just a sampler. Every day, every hour brings something different.”One of our goals has been to […]
Theodore Decker: Characters change at violence-prone Columbus bar, but ending the same
by Theodore Decker on August 2, 2020 at 3:35 pm
The name of the club has changed over the years, but when it comes to lethal violence, The Story remains the same.It was a week ago that gunfire erupted outside The Story Lounge at 1420 E. 5th Ave., leaving Dalan Wellman, 21, dead and another young man wounded.The bar’s new owner said Wellman was an innocent bystander to this city’s gun violence, struck on the club’s patio by a stray bullet fired in a battle on the street out front. […]