As Columbus confronts a years-in-the-making reckoning over claims of police brutality and racism, its next police chief will be able to hire their own leadership team, a first for the department in Ohio’s capital and largest city.
Local police and Jewish institutions have increased security near the intersection of East Livingston Avenue and College Avenue on the border of Columbus and Bexley after two incidents of gun violence over the past two months.
Cleveland State University’s Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Center will serve as one of two, eight-week Federal Emergency Planning Administration, COVID-19 mass vaccination sites across the nation, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced March 5. DeWine said there will be an additional 15 mass vaccination sites across the state.
The City of Columbus will resume its outdoor seating pilot program on March 15. The pilot was first implemented last year to allow restaurants to use the right-of-way for temporary on-street dining areas or their parking lots to expand seating amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The American Jewish Committee honored The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan students involved with their Hillel chapters for their advocacy efforts against boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.
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