Columbus news – Columbus Chamber http://columbus-chamber.org/ Mon, 03 Oct 2022 10:49:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://columbus-chamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Columbus news – Columbus Chamber http://columbus-chamber.org/ 32 32 Columbus-area districts are asking voters for money https://columbus-chamber.org/columbus-area-districts-are-asking-voters-for-money/ Mon, 03 Oct 2022 10:01:44 +0000 https://columbus-chamber.org/columbus-area-districts-are-asking-voters-for-money/ Several school districts in Greater Columbus have school levies on the general election ballot. Schools in New Albany-Plain, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Pickerington, Delaware City and Madison-Plains all have issues and drawdowns in the Nov. 8 ballot. Absentee voting begins October 12. New Albany-Plain Local Schools Local schools in New Albany-Plain will have a $1.75 million […]]]>

Several school districts in Greater Columbus have school levies on the general election ballot.

Schools in New Albany-Plain, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Pickerington, Delaware City and Madison-Plains all have issues and drawdowns in the Nov. 8 ballot. Absentee voting begins October 12.

New Albany-Plain Local Schools

Local schools in New Albany-Plain will have a $1.75 million ballot check that will last for five years starting this year if approved by voters.

New Albany-Plain Local Schools Treasurer Becky Jenkins said townspeople will pay $61.25 per $100,000 of home value, as opposed to what they currently pay at $62.33 $.

New Albany:New voters at local schools in Albany-Plain will see a replacement levy of 1.75 mill in November

The previous 2017 district tax expires after five years, so the new tax would continue to help with things such as repairing parking lots and roofs; new school buses; technological infrastructure; and camera security upgrades.

“Our buildings are over 20 years old,” Jenkins said. “So because this levy is ongoing and we have 0.75 million bond debt expiring, now is the time for us to put that back on the ballot.”

Jenkins said the $1.75 million levy would bring in just over $2 million for the district for repairs and other improvements.

Upper Arlington City Schools

Schools in the city of Upper Arlington will have a $6.9 million operating tax on the ballot. The levy would increase the city’s annual property taxes by about $241.50 per $100,000 home assessment, said district treasurer Andrew Geistfeld.

Homes valued at around $400,000 would be an additional $966 per year based on calendar year 2022 tax assessments.

Upper Arlington:Upper Arlington schools to seek $6.9 million operating tax in November

District spokeswoman Karen Truett said the levy would generate about $16.189 million a year to help pay for operating expenses, such as teacher salaries, teaching and student support, technology and transportation. The levy would also help the district increase its budget reserve from 13% of its annual operating expenses to 17% of its annual operating expenses.

Worthington City Schools

Worthington City Schools will send two issues to the ballot – a bundled tax levy and bond issue, as well as a separate supplemental tax levy.

The bundled issuance would include a $234 million bond levy and a $1.9 million ongoing permanent improvements levy that would help fund building improvements at the district’s two high schools.

Worthington:Worthington Schools Bond Issuance, PI Levy, Additional Levy Directed To November Ballot

The bond issue would not only give Thomas Worthington and Worthington Kilbourne High Schools new facilities and amenities, but also HVAC and roofing upgrades. Improvements would also be made to district colleges as part of the first phase of its facilities master plan.

Combined voting would cost homeowners an additional $101.50 per year per $100,000 home valuation.

The additional operating tax would start with an additional 2.9 mills in 2023, along with three increases of 2.0 mills over the next three years. This would cost an additional $101.50 per year per $100,000, and then an additional $70 per $100,000 home valuation each year from 2024 to 2026.

This tax would be used to cover the operating expenses of the district.

“Our revenues are expected to flatten out this year when the final installment of the levy that was approved in 2018 is made,” District Superintendent Trent Bowers wrote in a ThisWeek News column.

Pickerington Local School District

Pickerington has a $2.8 million bond issue on the ballot that, if approved, would generate about $89.93 million plus necessary interest for up to 37 years.

The funds would allow the district to build a third junior high school that can accommodate 1,300 students and renovate high schools in Ridgevew to convert them into a separate K-4th elementary school and a separate 5th-6th grade middle school. This would create an eighth primary school for 450 students and a fourth secondary school for 450 students.

Pickington:Pickerington School Board Approves November Ballot Bond Issuance

If the bond issue is accepted, homeowners starting in January 2023 would pay $1,053.15 for every $100,000 of home value. A 22% increase in house values ​​would reduce overall efficient factories by 13.37%; and the district expects effective mills for the 2022 tax year – to be paid in 2023 – to be 30.09 mills.

The bond issue will also allow the district to benefit from future funding of $75 million from the Ohio Facilities Building Commission for the future needs of Tussing Elementary School, Harmon Middle School , Diley Middle School, Lakeview Junior High School and North High School.

“At the end of the day, at the end of the day, this bond issue is almost a two-for-one,” District Treasurer Ryan Jenkins said.

Delaware City Schools

Delaware City Schools has a replacement levy of 5.8 million on the ballot.

The district passed an emergency operating tax in 2017 for a five-year period to generate $6.2 million that expires at the end of this year, so it’s up for renewal, said Melissa Swearingen, treasurer and district financial manager.

Homeowners currently pay about $203 per year for every $100,000 of appraisal, and that rate would stay the same, Swearingen said. The royalty would continue to generate $6.2 million per year.

Madison-Plains School Tax

Madison-Plains has a permanent improvement renewal fee of 2.5 million on the ballot. The original levy was adopted in 1987 and has been constantly renewed every five years. The renewal would generate about $400,761 in annual revenue, said Todd Mustain, district treasurer.

The permanent improvement levy allows the district to purchase technology and upgrade facilities such as rooftops, parking lots, sewers, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and boilers, said district superintendent Chad Eisler.

Columbus City schools take a ballot

The Columbus City Schools Board of Education voted at a school board meeting in August to scrap the $680 million bond issuance, with a maximum term of 35 years and a permanent improvement tax of 4.7 million, saying it was a matter of economic timing.

Schools of Columbus:Columbus City Schools District Unveils Plan to Build Five New $297 Million Schools

The board hasn’t determined when, but members said they’re committed to putting the bond issue back on the ballot because it would cover the local Columbus City schools share in the fourth phase of the district facilities master plan. This plan calls for the district to construct five new buildings over the next five years: two high schools, one middle school, and two elementary schools.

Information from ThisWeek News was used in this report.

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Columbus’ first cat cafe – Axios Columbus https://columbus-chamber.org/columbus-first-cat-cafe-axios-columbus/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 11:01:14 +0000 https://columbus-chamber.org/columbus-first-cat-cafe-axios-columbus/ 👋 Alissa here with what is without a doubt the cutest company I know. Driving the news: Kitty Bubble Cafe & Bar, Columbus’ first cat cafe, has opened three consecutive sold-out weekends. Why is it important: The cafe is home to adoptable cats from Colony Cats (& dogs), with proceeds going to the rescue group. […]]]>

👋 Alissa here with what is without a doubt the cutest company I know.

Driving the news: Kitty Bubble Cafe & Bar, Columbus’ first cat cafe, has opened three consecutive sold-out weekends.

Why is it important: The cafe is home to adoptable cats from Colony Cats (& dogs), with proceeds going to the rescue group. Already, 14 have found accommodation.

My opinion : The attention to detail for cats and humans is what makes the place so special.

  • The cafe features cat-shaped chairs, nifty drinks like “pawty on the beach,” and wall-to-wall paw print decor, because the beans are a work of art.
  • Drink lids – for when a cat inevitably knocks them over – have ears on top.
  • The cat lounge is beach-themed with cat-size lounge chairs, comfy hideouts, and plenty of wall perches to stretch out and climb on.
The coffee side of Kitty Bubble Cafe & Bar, empty only because it was closing time.

The plot: A wall of plastic bubbles separates the two areas and serves as a window.

  • This means customers with allergies or who don’t pay lounge entry can still enjoy the coffee.

Yes and: The coffee is so good I would stop by if it was the only attraction.

On that note: I must confess that I am going back today to work with Mary Jane.

  • 😸 … I should just buy that $150 annual pass now, huh?

And after: Owner Ivy Hou tells me the business will eventually offer alcohol but, for now, she’s taking a while to settle in after a rush to open.

  • “We’re slowly finalizing things. Just a little more popular than expected. I guess [it’s] a good problem to have,” she said via Facebook.

If you are going to: 12pm-9pm Monday, Thursday-Friday. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday to Sunday. Closed Tuesday to Wednesday. 5568 N. High St., just south of Worthington.

  • $10 for 30 minutes, $15 for an hour. Reservations recommended.

😴 Pro tip: Go early. When I visited on Saturday evening, several kittens were tired from too much play time.

A calico cat on a fluffy white perch looks into a bubble window
Tish, an adoptable 3-year-old calico, peeks at cafe patrons from her perch.
A glimpse of the cat cafe from the corporate window, with cat-sized lounge chairs and a beach theme
A view of the cat lounge from the company window after it closed on Saturday evening.
An orange cat curled up sleeping on a donut-shaped cushion
One-year-old tabby Joey checked out well before closing time.
A plastic coffee cup with cat ears on top and a
A 24-ounce ($6) vanilla latte with a cute, spill-proof cat ear lid.
A calico cat licks its paw while closing one eye
Tish, an adoptable 3-year-old calico, at bath time on her perch.

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CAIR Ohio Hosts 4th Annual Statehouse Advocacy Event https://columbus-chamber.org/cair-ohio-hosts-4th-annual-statehouse-advocacy-event/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:30:00 +0000 https://columbus-chamber.org/cair-ohio-hosts-4th-annual-statehouse-advocacy-event/ COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations hopes to create a more positive American Islamic relationship. What do you want to know HB 353 discusses excused absences for religion at the college level The bill passed the House and is now in the Senate Governor Mike DeWine signed a […]]]>

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations hopes to create a more positive American Islamic relationship.


What do you want to know

  • HB 353 discusses excused absences for religion at the college level
  • The bill passed the House and is now in the Senate
  • Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill earlier this year that allows hijabs in sports and extracurricular activities
  • CAIR Ohio Advocates for More Inclusive Curriculum at the Elementary Level

For many, religion has been the root of change both in Ohio and abroad.

Mahsa Amini, 22, was apprehended by Iranian morality police for not wearing her hijab properly. After being taken to hospital, she was later pronounced dead.

Communities in Iran and abroad have come together to speak out and demand change.

“We always stand with those who speak out against oppression, speak out against tyranny, and we are fortunate to live in the United States, where those freedoms are respected,” said Amina Burhumi, Acting Executive Director of CAIR Ohio. .

While Muslims in Iran continue to struggle against repression, Muslims in Ohio struggle against oppressive laws and policies. CAIR Ohio gathered dozens of Muslims on Tuesday to learn about existing bills like House Bill 353 that deals with excused religious absences for state colleges and universities.

The House passed the bill in May and it is currently awaiting a hearing by the Senate Manpower and Higher Education Committee. As the bill’s movement through the legislature marks progress, Kareem Azrek, an eighth grader from Columbus, said there must be policies and laws that address the elementary education curriculum. He hopes to make it more inclusive.

“For history and that kind of stuff, we just learn about the history of the United States, things that happened in the past like World War II, but I feel like if you learn about different religions, more people can learn about the students in their class,” Azrek said.

Earlier this year, Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 181, which protects students’ right to wear a hijab in school sports and extracurricular activities. CAIR Ohio was integral to this legislation and said that while progress is slowly being made, there is still a long way to go.

“There are laws and institutional injustices happening and it is our responsibility to speak out against that and that is why we are here today,” Burhumi said.

CAIR Ohio is also calling for broad policies alongside Ohio’s anti-bullying law in an effort to protect Muslims from discrimination or ridicule for religious or cultural practices. For a full view of CAIR Ohio’s mission, click here.

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3 dead and several injured in several night shootings in Columbus https://columbus-chamber.org/3-dead-and-several-injured-in-several-night-shootings-in-columbus/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 11:51:00 +0000 https://columbus-chamber.org/3-dead-and-several-injured-in-several-night-shootings-in-columbus/ The deceased victims are a woman and two men. COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three people died and several others were injured in multiple shootings that occurred overnight in Columbus. Officers responded to a shooting at the Queen of Hearts Pub located at 5512 East Livingston Avenue around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say two women were shot […]]]>

The deceased victims are a woman and two men.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three people died and several others were injured in multiple shootings that occurred overnight in Columbus.

Officers responded to a shooting at the Queen of Hearts Pub located at 5512 East Livingston Avenue around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say two women were shot inside the pub. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:47 a.m. His name has not been released. The second woman who was shot was taken to hospital and is in critical condition. A third person showed up at the hospital and said they were also shot at the bar. This person is described as stable.

At least one person has been detained in this case.

At 12:53 a.m. Sunday, officers attended a reported shooting in the 1200 block of East 18th Avenue. Police found a dead man. The man was pronounced dead shortly after 1 a.m. He has not yet been identified. One person has been arrested and is cooperating with authorities.

One person was killed and three others were injured following a shooting near a motorcycle club in east Columbus on Saturday night.

Officers attended the area of ​​East 5th and Osborn Avenues during a reported shooting around 11:05 p.m.

When the police arrived, they found a shot man. He was taken to Grant Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as Trevor Seymour, 52.

Police say three other men were also shot and went to OSU East for treatment. They have all been released.

Police have not shared any information about a suspect in the case.

The fatal motorcycle club shooting was one of three police investigated in less than an hour Saturday night in Columbus.

Police responded to a shooting at 10:44 p.m. at an apartment complex near Weybridge Road and Bridgeway Circle in northwest Columbus. One victim was shot in the leg. This individual was taken to Riverside Medical Center and described as stable. One person has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Officers investigated a third shooting around 11:20 p.m. on Alexander Lane, which is in east Columbus. According to the police, one person was taken to the National Children’s Hospital. The person’s condition was described as stable.

Another shooting occurred Saturday afternoon in west Columbus where a 15-year-old was shot dead during a robbery.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477).

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The Nebraska Nurses Honor Guard will cover the Columbus area https://columbus-chamber.org/the-nebraska-nurses-honor-guard-will-cover-the-columbus-area/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://columbus-chamber.org/the-nebraska-nurses-honor-guard-will-cover-the-columbus-area/ JARED BARTON THE COLUMBUS TELEGRAM The purpose of the Nebraska Nurses Honor Guard is to honor every nurse who has died in the state of Nebraska. Since 2019, they’ve amassed about 140 members across the state, and now a Columbus-area division is joining their ranks. The Nebraska Nurses Honor Guard attends funerals whenever called upon […]]]>

JARED BARTON THE COLUMBUS TELEGRAM

The purpose of the Nebraska Nurses Honor Guard is to honor every nurse who has died in the state of Nebraska. Since 2019, they’ve amassed about 140 members across the state, and now a Columbus-area division is joining their ranks.

The Nebraska Nurses Honor Guard attends funerals whenever called upon and provides a short but meaningful service to signify the nurse’s life and legacy, according to founder Debra Zobel.

Carol Busch, who was chosen to lead the Columbus Regional Group, said that for those who have given their lives and careers to the cause of helping others, it’s a great way to honor those who are deceased.

“Their lives have been of service to others. They put their nursing careers first to serve others. I think it’s important to represent them,” Busch said.

Busch will be officially inducted at an induction ceremony Oct. 8 at the Butler County Health Care Center.

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Busch, a 35-year-old nurse herself, initially wanted to create a division of David City, but the board had envisioned Columbus as an operations hub for the greater Columbus area for some time.

“Since it was bigger, we would have Columbus as our headquarters and David City would be one of the surrounding areas we would serve,” Busch said.

Nursing honor guards exist in other states, said Ann Anderson, secretary of the Nebraska Nurses Honor Guard and a retired nurse of 43 years, but in 2019 Zobel thought Nebraska in needed. That summer, several nurses came together and laid the groundwork for the organization.

“There were only four of us at first. We started meeting at my house at my kitchen table and started thinking about how we were going to get this off the ground,” Anderson said.

In October, they were able to start rendering services. The services themselves are short but poignant, Anderson said, consisting of a reading from the American Nurses Association’s Nightingale Tribute, with the nurse’s name replacing the word “nurse” throughout.

“It’s a very old way of honoring a nurse. The Nightingale Tribute reviews all that nurses do and stand for,” Anderson said.

After the reading, a single white rose is placed next to the urn or casket, a symbol of comfort, care and kindness, Anderson said. Then the nurse’s name is read three times, each followed by the ringing of a triangle, similar to a police or fire department funeral service.

“It acts as a sort of last call, and we’ve sat down, they’ve now been officially released from nursing duties,” Anderson said.

To close, a ceramic lamp is lit, a semi-homage to Florence Nightingale, “The lady with the lamp” and a metaphor for knowledge.

“The lamp is on at the beginning of a nurse’s career and off at the end. We say a few lines and turn it off, with a snuffer, and give the lamp to a family member,” Anderson said.

Services are rendered in full nurse’s attire, white uniforms, navy blue caps and nurse’s hats. In some cases, the honor guard will also honor those who are still alive but in hospice, as a sign of respect. They are even available to do video services when travel is not possible.

Additionally, the Honor Guard has a Nurses Wall on nebraskanursehonorguard.com featuring the state’s deceased nurses. Zobel’s mother’s nurse is even on the list, she says.

“It’s our way of honoring our nurses with a living legacy that will be there forever,” Zobel said.

Zobel, who just retired Sept. 21 after 46 years in nursing, said that ultimately all of their services show respect for their colleagues in the nursing profession.

“We just want to be able to honor nurses at the time of their passing. We believe nursing is a calling, not just a career. You are a nurse for life,” Zobel said. “It’s a way of thanking our colleagues who have dedicated their lives to their careers.”

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As Hurricane Fiona intensifies in Puerto Rico, here’s how to help https://columbus-chamber.org/as-hurricane-fiona-intensifies-in-puerto-rico-heres-how-to-help/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:59:28 +0000 https://columbus-chamber.org/as-hurricane-fiona-intensifies-in-puerto-rico-heres-how-to-help/ It was only last month that Annette Reyes was in Puerto Rico to visit family members who still live in the United States. Weeks later, Reyes was the subject of videos and photos in the news of places she recently visited, now completely destroyed as Hurricane Fiona tears through the region. She worries not only […]]]>

It was only last month that Annette Reyes was in Puerto Rico to visit family members who still live in the United States.

Weeks later, Reyes was the subject of videos and photos in the news of places she recently visited, now completely destroyed as Hurricane Fiona tears through the region. She worries not only for her own family who still live on the island, but also for the families of many of her Puerto Rican friends in the Greater Columbus area, as word of waiting from their loved ones.

“It’s heartbreaking because it’s such a beautiful place,” said Reyes, who lived in Puerto Rico until she was 7 and her parents moved to the mainland. “It’s a very uncertain time, and it’s scary waiting to find out if people are safe.”

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Columbus woman from Puerto Rico speaks about the devastation of Hurricane Fiona https://columbus-chamber.org/columbus-woman-from-puerto-rico-speaks-about-the-devastation-of-hurricane-fiona/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 22:13:00 +0000 https://columbus-chamber.org/columbus-woman-from-puerto-rico-speaks-about-the-devastation-of-hurricane-fiona/ Esther Flores said her family lives on a mountain in Puerto Rico and the supply chain has been cut due to bridges being washed away by flooding. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Most importantly, Esther Flores says her family is doing well. “Yeah, everyone’s fine right now,” she said. “I still had communication problems with some of […]]]>

Esther Flores said her family lives on a mountain in Puerto Rico and the supply chain has been cut due to bridges being washed away by flooding.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Most importantly, Esther Flores says her family is doing well.

“Yeah, everyone’s fine right now,” she said. “I still had communication problems with some of my cousins, but that’s how it is now because of the weather; it’s just raining and raining.

Flores has aunts and cousins ​​in Puerto Rico. After the devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona in recent days, she was able to make contact on Monday morning.

“They were just saying they were out of water,” Flores said. “Seventy percent of the island has no water.”

Flores has lived in Columbus for the past 20 years. Her mother joined her from Puerto Rico within the last six months. His family members, living 1,800 miles away, are located in the mountains of Puerto Rico.

“It’s going to be very difficult for them to get water, food, basic necessities,” she said.

Indeed, many, if not all, of the bridges that help people get these supplies and necessities have been swept away. Many of them, Flores says, were built in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which hit nearly five years ago to the day and caused nearly $90 billion in damage.

Puerto Rico’s governor said the damage was catastrophic and President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency.

“I just pray and hope for the best,” she said.

The next few weeks promise to be difficult for the food, water and health centers which are now operating with generators. Still, Flores says her family and Puerto Rico as a whole, deeply rooted in faith, will persevere.

“One thing I know about our culture is that we stick together and we’re going to help each other,” she said.

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Municipal police calls – September 18 https://columbus-chamber.org/municipal-police-calls-september-18/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 05:18:00 +0000 https://columbus-chamber.org/municipal-police-calls-september-18/ EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information was summarized from city, county and state police, fire and hospital records. Arrests Wednesday Katie K. McIntosh, 51, Scottsburg, community corrections violation, 8:52 p.m., by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, held without bond. Clifford L. McCrory Jr., 32, of 1820 10th St., Columbus, out-of-county warrant, 11:23 p.m., by Columbus Police Department, […]]]>

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information was summarized from city, county and state police, fire and hospital records.

Arrests

Wednesday

Katie K. McIntosh, 51, Scottsburg, community corrections violation, 8:52 p.m., by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, held without bond.

Clifford L. McCrory Jr., 32, of 1820 10th St., Columbus, out-of-county warrant, 11:23 p.m., by Columbus Police Department, being held without bail.

Thursday

Donald R. Stephens, 64, of 1321 Franklin St.-1, Columbus, Home Battery, 12 p.m., by the Columbus Police Department, being held in lieu of $5,000 bond.

Michael D. Sample Sr., 52, of 4970 N. Indianapolis Road, Columbus, Out-of-County Warrant, 1:03 a.m., by the Columbus Police Department, being held without bond.

Harjinder K. Linderman, 39, 2350 Charleston Place-38, Columbus, driving a vehicle with an ACE of 0.15 or greater, at 1:18 a.m. by the Columbus Police Department, released on $2,500 bond .

Mark Zientara, 41, Indianapolis, two counts of driving a vehicle while intoxicated, driving a vehicle while intoxicated-endangering, 2:39 a.m., by state police Indianapolis State, released on $11,000 bond.

Scarlet D. Delaney, 51, of 1951 McKinley Ave., Columbus, possession of paraphernalia, out-of-county warrant, 3:49 a.m., by Columbus Police Department, held in lieu of $2,500 bond.

Logan J. Mann, 32, of 3623 W. Suburban Court, Columbus, Out-of-County Warrant, 8:30 a.m., by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, being held without bond.

Robyn EF Hiatt, 31, of 627 Walnut St., Hope, out-of-county warrant, 10:47 a.m., by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, being held without bond.

Derek R. Jordan, 27m of 305 Harrison St., Hope, Bartholomew County Warrant, 1:03 p.m., by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, being held without bail.

Fire, the doctor runs

Thursday

11:33 a.m. — Person unconscious in the 3100 block of Middle Road.

1:21 p.m. — Person injured in a fall in the 3400 block of Putter Place.

2:40 p.m. — Person injured in a fall in the 4300 block of West Goeller Blvd.

3:50 p.m. — Person injured in the 2300 block of Meadow Bend Drive.

4:21 p.m. — Person unconscious in the 4600 block of Red Cedar Court.

7:21 p.m. — Person injured in the 9700 block of Walnut Street.

8:25 p.m. — Person injured in fall in 400 block of Della Rd.

Incidents

Thursday

1:51 a.m. – Shots were fired at the intersection of North US 31 and West County Road 550N.

2:12 a.m. — Flight in the 1700 block of 25th Street.

2:39 a.m. — Disruption in the 300 block of Parkway Drive.

7:43 a.m. – Personal accident in the 400 block of West Jonathan Moore Pike.

8:56 a.m. — Property damage in the 3100 block of Sycamore Drive.

11:13 a.m. — Injury accident at the intersection of East State Road 7 and South County Road 525E.

11:31 a.m. Crash with property damage in the 200 block of South Marr Road.

11:32 a.m. – Drug violations reported to the Columbus Police Department.

11:42 a.m. – Accident with property damage at the intersection of South US 31 and East State Road 7.

12:15 p.m. – Protective order violations reported to Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

12:18 p.m. — Accident with property damage at the intersection of Seventh and Pearl streets.

12:23 p.m. – Protective order violations reported to Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

12:45 p.m. – Animal abuse in the 400 block of South Gladstone Avenue.

12:49 p.m. Crash with property damage in the 1700 block of North National Road.

12:58 p.m. — Property damage in the 1900 block of State Street.

1:20 p.m. — Disruption in the 7900 block of East County Road 250N.

1:31 p.m. — Disruption in the 3400 block of Cardinal Lane.

2:19 p.m. – Residential burglary in the 16800 block of South County Road 60E.

2:53 p.m. — Battery in the 5000 block of North Birchwood Street.

3:13 p.m. — Shoplifting in the 700 block of Whitfield Drive.

3:48 p.m. — Shoplifting in the 1800 block of North National Road.

4:57 p.m. — Threats in the 1500 block of 13th Street.

5:11 p.m. — Disruption at the intersection of Seventh and Union streets.

6:36 p.m. — Disruption in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.

7:22 p.m. — Disruption in the 4000 block of North County Road 150W.

7:23 p.m. — Leave the scene of an accident with property damage in the 1800 block of North National Road.

7:45 p.m. — Disruption in the 200 block of Coovert Street.

8:22 p.m. — Accident in the 21900 block of East State Road 46.

9:12 p.m. — Accident with property damage at the intersection of East County Road 850S and South County Road 600E.

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Ohio State reports diversity records and new college talent https://columbus-chamber.org/ohio-state-reports-diversity-records-and-new-college-talent/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 15:19:56 +0000 https://columbus-chamber.org/ohio-state-reports-diversity-records-and-new-college-talent/ Ohio State University reported record minority student enrollment and a new freshman class among the most talented in university history. The new numbers are part of the fall semester enrollment report released today. The report includes key data on Ohio State undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Columbus and regional campuses. According to the report, […]]]>

Ohio State University reported record minority student enrollment and a new freshman class among the most talented in university history.

The new numbers are part of the fall semester enrollment report released today. The report includes key data on Ohio State undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Columbus and regional campuses.

According to the report, total minority student enrollment across all campuses and at all levels reached an all-time high of 17,067. The percentage of minority graduate students has steadily increased over the five years and now represents 20.1% of all graduate students.

Additionally, the percentage of new freshmen on the Columbus campus who graduated in the top 10% of their high school classes increased from 64% to 71%. The percentage of incoming freshmen on the Columbus campus who graduated in the top 25% of their high school classes also increased from 94% to 98%.

The average ACT for the new freshman class at Columbus rose to 28.9 from 28.6 in 2021.

Total university enrollment is 65,795, down 2.9% and enrollment on the Columbus campus is 60,540, down 1.8%. The decline follows the university’s planned efforts to reduce the number of incoming freshmen after a record number of undergraduates on the Columbus campus in 2021 following the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. .

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Columbus community holds rally and prayer vigil to end gun violence https://columbus-chamber.org/columbus-community-holds-rally-and-prayer-vigil-to-end-gun-violence/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 05:46:00 +0000 https://columbus-chamber.org/columbus-community-holds-rally-and-prayer-vigil-to-end-gun-violence/ Two people were injured in a shooting at a community event over the weekend. Now a victim has come back to oppose gun violence. COLUMBUS, Ohio – Over the weekend, two people were injured in a shooting at a community event in southeast Columbus. Now one of the victims has returned to that same area, […]]]>

Two people were injured in a shooting at a community event over the weekend. Now a victim has come back to oppose gun violence.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Over the weekend, two people were injured in a shooting at a community event in southeast Columbus. Now one of the victims has returned to that same area, side by side with community activists from across the city.

“I’m doing pretty well, I’m glad it’s just in my leg, in my thigh,” said Kesuan Stanly, who was shot in the leg on Saturday.

Stanly was attending the We Are the South community event when he and another man were shot.

Columbus police have yet to release details of a suspect or any other information regarding this case.

Stanly said the whole situation was traumatic.

“My family was like my mother, my sister, my grandmother, my uncle,” he said. “I just wanted to make sure no one else, all the kids too, [I] I wanted to make sure no one else got hurt.”

Stanly and band founder Terry Evans tied the knot on Tuesday, ensuring the job of giving back was done. They distributed clothing, food and resources to community members.

“We wanted to come out here and let the community know that, yeah, something happened, but we’re not defined by that,” Evans said.

This time, Evans was joined by Linden activists including Derrick Russell, Dwayne Dunbar and Ralph Carter. They joined arms together, praying and rallying against gun violence in the city.

“It lets you know you’re not alone, you’re not doing it on your own, there are actually other like-minded people out there,” Evans said.

Stanly has lived his entire life in the Southeast community and said he has never seen people rallying against gun violence.

“Not everyone is bad, so I don’t know what made them do it. But I know not everyone here thinks of having a kids event. They’re probably just a bad person. , a bad thought,” Stanly said.

Stanly said he spoke to the other man who was shot on Saturday. Stanly said he was recovering in the hospital.

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