Community News Columbus-OH
Delaware council member seeks more coronavirus data from state
by Dean Narciso on September 18, 2020 at 2:53 pm
A Delaware city councilwoman is on a crusade for more coronavirus information from the state. But some Ohio Wesleyan University staff said she just wants data that will minimize the virus spread.
Delaware fairgrounds skeletal, ghostly without visitors
by Dean Narciso on September 18, 2020 at 2:28 pm
The livestock and horses will be part of the Delaware County Fair, and its Junior Fair will begin Saturday without visitors. But the financial hit to the 75th Little Brown Jug and absence of spectators are taking a toll.
It’s on to Phase 2 for the Crew
by By Chris DeVille on September 18, 2020 at 2:02 pm
First-place Columbus faces its fellow yellow soccer team Nashville SC at home this Saturday
Ohio (sort of) releases school district report cards
by Alissa Widman Neese on September 18, 2020 at 12:28 pm
In March, Ohio legislators passed a bill waiving standardized testing requirements for K-12 schools and the state report-card ratings that are based on them for the 2019-20 school year.
Here’s what ‘blended learning’ looks like in one Columbus-area school
by Alissa Widman Neese on September 18, 2020 at 10:42 am
South-Western City Schools started bringing students back into buildings part-time last week as COVID-19 cases are trending downward in Franklin County. By the end of the month nearly all suburban districts in central Ohio hope to be operating in a similar way.
Franklin County commissioners seeking compromise on ads
by Marc Kovac on September 18, 2020 at 9:36 am
A total of $420,000 in spending authority is set to be approved Tuesday by the Franklin County commissioners, a week after the county elections board gave its approval for the expenditure.
Sidelined cheerleading squads highlight ongoing double standard in sports
by Andy Downing on September 17, 2020 at 7:26 pm
High school football has resumed in Ohio, but cheerleaders left home amid COVID restrictions, including the state champion Bexley squad, reveal a still-unequal playing field
Military police asked about using ‘heat ray’ against DC protesters
by Savannah Behrmann USA TODAY on September 17, 2020 at 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON — Federal police asked the National Guard whether they had a “heat ray” officers could use against protesters gathered near the White House earlier this summer,according to a letter sent to Congress from a senior officer involved with responding to the protest.The inquiry for these tools came just hours before demonstrators protesting on the evening of June 1, following the death of George Floyd, were forcibly removed from the Lafayette […]
Central Ohio fans, businesses happy for return of Big Ten football
by Emma Scott Moran The Columbus Dispatch USA Today Network on September 16, 2020 at 6:18 pm
The return of Big 10 football is good news for fans and businesses in central Ohio.
Libraries begin handing out after-school meals to Columbus kids
by Dean Narciso on September 16, 2020 at 4:40 pm
The Columbus Metropolitan Library is teaming up with the Children’s Hunger Alliance to provide free after-school meals for children.For those 1 to 18 years old, Grab & Go meals will be handed out from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 15 libraries — all branches except Canal Winchester, Dublin, Gahanna, Hilliard, Hilltop, Marion Franklin, New Albany and Whetstone.The locations were selected based on student […]