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Columbus Mural Artist Dies At 39

12:00AM
May
7, 2010

You may not know his name, but if you’ve traveled on Long Street through the King Lincoln neighborhood on the east side of Columbus you’ve seen his work. Muralist Jeff Abraxas died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 39 years old.

Mayor Michael Coleman Outlines Neighborhood Improvements

12:00AM
February
24, 2010

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman reflected on how far the city has come and where he wants to take it during his 11th State of the City address Wednesday night at the Lincoln Theatre.

Opera Singer Denyce Graves Will Perform At The Restored Lincoln Theatre

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12:00AM
May
30, 2009

WOSU’s Kim Fox interviews opera singer Denyce Graves about her career.

Reborn Lincoln Theatre Boon For East Side

12:00AM
May
21, 2009

The Lincoln Theatre reopens today after almost 50 years of neglect and decay. Community leaders are calling the revitalized theater a catalyst for change on the East Side. WOSU’s Sadie Taylor examines what this means for Columbus.

Historic Lincoln Theatre improvements coming along nicely

Construction workers outside the historic Lincoln Theatre on East Long Street. The theatre, in the process of being renovated, is set to reopen April 2009.
12:00AM
June 20, 2008

The revitalization of the Lincoln Theatre on East Long Street is moving ahead as planned. The 80 year-old-theatre is set to re-open in April next year. The Lincoln will combine 21st Century amenities with its old-time style.

East Side theatre remembered for its longtime history

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12:00AM
February 19, 2007

Built in 1928, the Lincoln Theatre, on East Long Street was once the center of entertainment for Columbus’ black community. It hosted up and coming jazz greats and held dances in its upstairs ballroom. About forty years later it transitioned into a movie theatre. But not long after desegregation the Lincoln lost its vitality, and so did the city’s East Side. Now community leaders are trying to renovate the old theatre in hopes of reinvigorating the area and saving a city treasure.

Columbus Residents Cope With Numbing Cold

Gahanna Lincoln High School's Joe Mizera wraps up two hours of hockey practice Monday
12:00AM
February 6, 2007

Early morning temperatures across Ohio Tuesday were are on the back side of zero. The frigid air has forced closure of schools for a second day. Columbus Public Schools and all Franklin County suburban districts canceled classes. Otherwise Central Ohioans are coping with the cold.

Billboards look for tips to solve Lincoln Park arson

12:00AM
February
1, 2005

Frustrated by a lack of quality leads in last fall’s arson that killed ten people of Mexican descent, community and business leaders have put up 10 billboards asking for tips.

Cultural distrust hampers Mexican arson investigation

12:00AM
January
19, 2005

It has been 4 months since a fire swept through a west-side apartment complex and killed 10 people of Mexican heritage. Investigators have ruled it arson and the search for the person or people who set the fire continues. Progress is slow because cultural distrust continues to hamper detectives.

Sheriff applauds deputies for their actions at deadly fire

12:00AM
September
22, 2004

Franklin County Sheriff Jim Karnes applauded the life-saving efforts of seven of his deputies during the September 12th apartment fire that killed 10 people.