Some democrats, including at least two Ohio members of Congress, plan to boycott Tuesday’s scheduled speech to a joint session of Congress by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
The eyes of sports fans around the country are turning to crowded gyms and scribbled brackets this week with the tip-off of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. Columbus is no exception.
The Schottenstein Department Store stood on South Parsons avenue for nearly a century. But it’s been vacant for several years and now its demolition is underway. For neighbors the sadness of seeing a landmark disappear is eased by plans to build a new health center in its place.
Columbus City Council says it will spend $80,000 to help boost the economy of the southside. The expenditure is the first use of the so-called “jobs growth fund.” Two council-members and a city development leader used a hardware store for a backdrop today to explain the public funds will be used to leverage more investment in an area hard-hit by job losses in recent years.