Community News Columbus-OH
Ohio State to reopen campus; football season still uncertain
by Sheridan HendrixJoey Kaufman on June 3, 2020 at 8:34 pm
The first day of autumn semester will be Aug. 25, and it will end on Dec. 4. The last day of in-person, on-campus instruction will take place Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving.
Canton police chief on officer’s social media post: ’It’s indefensible’
by Lori Steineck on June 3, 2020 at 8:17 pm
Officer resigns post after highly inappropriate, racially insensitive social media posting.
New York state university chancellor Kristina Johnson named next Ohio State president
by Sheridan HendrixMark Ferenchik on June 3, 2020 at 8:10 pm
Ohio State University has named its new president.Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, chancellor of the State University of New York, was unanimously voted by the university’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday morning to become Ohio State’s 16th president.Lewis “Lou” Von Thaer, a Board of Trustees member who served on the university’s presidential search, said Johnson was a clear choice for the job. The leadership skills she has demonstrated in managing complex […]
Capital University taps interim leader
by Rita Price on June 3, 2020 at 5:42 pm
After suspending its search for a new president amid coronavirus restrictions, Capital University has named an interim president.
Stonewall Columbus looking for new leader
by Rita Price on June 3, 2020 at 4:33 pm
Stonewall Columbus is again looking for a new leader, its second since the turmoil surrounding the arrests of four black, queer activists during Pride in 2017.
Newark has peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration with dancing
by Michaela Sumner, Newark Advocate on June 3, 2020 at 2:49 pm
NEWARK – A protest in downtown Newark against police brutality and racism after the death of George Floyd started peacefully Tuesday evening.Still peaceful here on the square as BLM members, and an ALM member, feel compelled to come to the mic and speak. #nanow pic.twitter.com/YA0978vJVh— Michaela […]
Service workers raise awareness of the coronavirus challenges faced by frontline staffers
by Andy Downing on June 3, 2020 at 1:12 pm
Though the group recently stepped back to support the Black Lives Matter protests now gripping the city, member Jordan Mitchell views the two actions as part of a growing class movement
New Franklin County panel to review justice system disparities
by Marc Kovac on June 3, 2020 at 12:49 pm
The Franklin County Criminal Justice Planning Board is moving quickly on an emergency resolution declaring racism a public health crisis, scheduled for adoption in July, that would include the creation of a new “Stepping Toward Justice” initiative and the immediate formation of “Select Committee on Racism and Racial Equity.”
40 years after Upper Arlington girl’s murder, some answers come
by Sheridan Hendrix on June 3, 2020 at 12:36 pm
Forty years after Upper Arlington third-grader Asenath “Seannie” Dukat was murdered, her death haunts her former classmates and other students in the district. But a new project created to commemorate Dukat’s death, debunk rumors and answers long-held questions has helped some find peace.
Columbus artists adorn abandoned I-70/I-71 overpass with giant mural
by Nancy Gilson For The Columbus Dispatch on June 3, 2020 at 11:54 am
More than a dozen artists, engineers and architects took 50 gallons of outdoor paint and several weeks of work to create a king-size message for Columbus: “We are stronger together.”The 400-foot mural covers nearly 9,000 square feet Downtown on an abandoned overpass over Interstates 70 and 71 near West Whittier Street and the Scioto Audubon Metro Park. It was created by artist Mandi Caskey and friends as well as Catalyst Columbus, a nonprofit foundation to create large, […]