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Space Added As Columbus Homeless Families Increase

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The Community Shelter Board plans to increase space for homeless families at the YWCA family center.
10:44AM
April 17, 2014

Central Ohio’s homeless agency is expanding space for displaced families as the number of parents and children with no place to live increases.

Toxic Algae Spotted, Camp Bans Swimming

12:00AM
July
27, 2010

The blue-green algae that has taken over Grand Lake St. Marys this summer was discovered on a Y campground in Bellefontaine. Summer campers have been banned from swimming in the camp’s lake.

Curfew Joint Venture with YMCA Nears End

12:00AM
August
19, 2008

Only one week remains for the night curfew program that’s being operated by the City of Columbus and the YMCA. It’s an effort to remove young people who are on the street past certain hours.

Teen Curfew Enforcement Begins June 5th

12:00AM
June
2, 2008

Starting June 5th, the city of Columbus will crack down on young people who violate the city’s decades old curfew. Mayor Coleman says that children 17 years of age or younger who are picked up by police for being on the streets after hours will be taken to the YMCA. It’s a move he says that’s meant to keep children safe and off the streets.’

YMCA Lends Helping Hand With New Curfew

12:00AM
March
14, 2008

Columbus police commanders welcome Mayor Coleman’s program to crack down on teenagers who break the city’s decades old curfew. And the place where the curfew breakers would go – the downtown YMCA – says its up to the challenge.

Fitness Industry Thrives in Columbus

12:00AM
January
18, 2007

New Year or not, the fitness industry appears to be booming in Columbus.