August, 2011 Archives

CAPA’s Festival Latino 2011 At Genoa Park

August 19th, 2011

Festival Latino rocked Genoa Park this past weekend (Aug. 13 and 14) with performing and visual arts, educational workshops and authentic Latin dance. The festival, presented by CAPA, is the largest Hispanic event in Ohio. (3 Photos)

A man dips a woman during a traditional Latin dance performed by the Salsamante Dance Academy for the Festival Latino.
Salsamante Dance Academy performed traditional Latin dance for the Festival Latino. (Photo by: klj_francis)

The Ohio Stadium Story

August 16th, 2011

The Ohio State University is never at a loss for fandom. A photographic perspective on the historical Ohio Stadium, home of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. (12 Photos)

The Block "O" section showing their spirit. The section is part of the largest student organization at The Ohio State University and also serves as the official student cheering section of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Block "O" was established in 1938. (Photo by: Anne Bennett)

Clintonville Man’s Art Cars Enliven Columbus Streets

August 12th, 2011

Clintonville resident Greg Phelps isn’t your ordinary artist. Rather than going to a museum, you can see his masterpieces rolling through the streets of Columbus. Learn more about Phelps’ creations in this story from WOSU’s ArtZine. (11 photos)

that car 2 in front of the ohio statehouse
An art car by Columbus native Greg Phelps parked in front of the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. (Photo by: Greg Phelps)

Graffiti And Decay At The Nelson Road Water Treatment Plant

August 10th, 2011

The Nelson Road Water Treatment Plant (located off of Highway 670 in Bexley) was built in the 1940′s and had been long-since abandoned when it was finally demolished earlier this year. After it was shutdown, the plant was transformed into a beautifully haunting destination for graffiti artists and urban explorers. (18 Photos)

The second floor of the Nelson Road Water Plant building.
The second floor of the Nelson Road Water Plant building. (Photo by: Joseph L. Harris)

Memories From The 2011 Ohio State Fair

August 8th, 2011

From rides and food (Krispy Cream burger!) to art (Brillo Lisa?) and animals, take a look back at the 2011 Ohio State Fair. (22 Photos)

People walking in front of the ferris wheel at the ohio state fair.
Fun and a rasta-banana were had at the Ohio State Fair. (Photo by: Plaubel Makina )

Wheelchair Gives Local Dog A New “Leash” On Life

August 4th, 2011

Call this clever contraption what you will (a dog bike or a dog wheelchair?), but long-time Columbus resident John Panico’s 15 year-old canine companion Bruno travels around town in style on two wheels.

Dog bike
Columbus resident John Panico's elderly dog Bruno suffers from hip dysplasia and was fitted with this dog "wheelchair" so he could take longer walks. Panico has lived in Columbus since 1967 and says that he knew someone back in the 60s who had a dog wheelchair. When he decided to build one for 15 year-old Bruno, Panico researched them online and settled on one by, which he assembled with wheels bought from local bike shop Baer Wheels. (Photo by: John Panico)

How Franklinton Cycleworks Is Building Bikes And A Community

August 2nd, 2011

A Monday afternoon in Franklinton and the local bike co-op is busy. Founded almost four years ago, Franklinton Cycleworks is taking root in its third space, offering community members a place to service their bikes and learn new skills. (8 Photos)

Franklinton Cycleworks (front)
Four years ago, partners, Greg Lanham, Jonathan Youngman, Jonathan Ryder, Kelly Young founded the Franklinton Cycleworks, a bike co-op located in the Franklinton neighborhood west of downtown Columbus. A signature of their new space at 897 West Broad Street are bike parts (and now a whole bike) that hang on the building's front facade. Ryder says the city is offering to help rehab store fronts in the area and as a result the co-op will be able to fix the facade and paint a mural on the side of the building. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)