Film highlights groundbreaking tactic, decision resulting in safe bus ride to mall

By Terry Mikesell, Columbus Dispatch, To get to her job at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek, a pregnant woman used to ride the public bus system from her home to Wright State University, then walk a mile at night across a busy multilane overpass that intersects Fairfield Road with Interstate 675 near Dayton. … Continue reading »

Film highlights groundbreaking tactic, decision resulting in safe bus ride to mall

Weinland Park finally turning the corner

By Rita Price, Columbus Dispatch Though the Weinland Park survey focused on residents’ perceptions, it also includes demographic data. The overall makeup of Weinland Park’s 4,400 residents didn’t change much in six years — a little more than half the residents are black and nearly 90 percent are renters. Still, “There are very different groups … Continue reading »

Weinland Park finally turning the corner

Ohio Civil Rights Doc ‘Free to Ride’ Comes to Gateway

By Hope Madden, Columbus Underground, Bussing has been an issue of civil rights from the beginning, but is there still social relevance in the topic? Jamaal Bell of The Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute says yes. Along with producer/writer Matt Martin, Bell made the documentary Free to Ride. His film explores a precedent-setting achievement. Simply … Continue reading »

Ohio Civil Rights Doc ‘Free to Ride’ Comes to Gateway

Columbus to sue landlords on lingering lead-paint hazards

By JoAnne Viviano and Mark Ferenchik, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus city attorneys and public-health officials are preparing dozens of court cases against landlords who haven’t removed hazardous lead paint from their properties despite city orders. Some orders have languished for six years. The officials acknowledge that they haven’t compiled cases as a group like this before, … Continue reading »

Columbus to sue landlords on lingering lead-paint hazards