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Photo by Gary Gardiner

Hey Neighbor! Westerville

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first installment of Hey, Neighbor, a 2017 series that explores the outgrowth of Columbus as seen through the lens of the central core’s surrounding areas. If you were to ask a…

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Calling all Mini Makers

UPDATE: WOW. Thank you, Columbus! Our hearts are full of nearly 900 of the cutest cards donated and made by some of Columbus’ most generous kiddos including: Amelia Elementary High Point Elementary The Evans Family Ellie,…

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Freelancers Assemble!

What used to be the exclusive domain of cash-strapped startups is becoming increasingly common for micro-businesses and full-time freelancers. More than just cubicle farms for coding or mutual meeting spaces, the collective interaction of complementary…

Photo by Andrew Spear
Photo by Andrew Spear

No Limits

Brian Kellett is a racecar driver. He just happens to be entirely paralyzed from the waist down. “When I think about how I deal with everything, it all comes back to just being thankful that…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard
Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Crowdfunded Cupcakes?

Startups are small by necessity. Banks are wary and borrowing is burdensome for businesses that don’t fit into the traditional boxes. Friends and family financing only goes so far, and venture capital comes with significant…

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Wrestle Mania

Kyle Snyder is not average. He isn’t even exceptional. Rarely does a person transcend these things—rarely do these words fail to describe the magnitude of accomplishments of a single human being, but Kyle Snyder fits…

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Three Courses

The secret is out. Quietly queried by market researchers and industry wonks as America’s test market, Columbus is losing its anonymity as the nation’s silent trendsetter. This celebrated stomping ground for artists and academics isn’t…

Ruth Milligan and her daughter Maggie fold socks for Maggie's Matches, which donates hundreds of socks to the homeless every year.
Ruth Milligan and her daughter Maggie fold socks for Maggie's Matches, which donates hundreds of socks to the homeless every year.

Little Big Projects

While children her age might have visions of sugar plums and PS4s dancing in their heads, this Christmas, Maggie Daiber will be occupied with thoughts of something entirely different: Socks. It started with a simple question from…

Photo by Randall L. Schieber
Photo by Randall L. Schieber

Down By The Riverside

Editor’s Note: Last summer, (614) published a three-part series about the Olentangy and Scioto rivers, and their shared journey through time and the city. After an uncontrolled sewage overflow issue, and under threat of lawsuit…

Illustration by Dustin Goebel
Illustration by Dustin Goebel

Clergy and the Closet

“It became difficult to preach a particular authenticity… that I did not feel safe to return,” said Rev. John Girard, associate pastor of Worthington United Methodist Church, who attended Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and became…

Photo by Chris Casella
Photo by Chris Casella

In Good Company

Matt Scantland has an Uber-sized problem to solve. But he needs your help. “No one’s really talking about it, but every day we’re seeing thousands of patients who aren’t getting the drug they need to…

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Level Up

Crowdfunding isn’t a new way to raise money, and at this point, we know the drill: you give a moderate donation to support a creative endeavor or seed a social enterprise. If enough people give,…

Photo by Chris Casella
Photo by Chris Casella

Heavy Metal

Jay Leno is a fan. Aniket Vardhan’s hand-built mechanical wonder, The Musket V-twin motorcycle engine, was recently featured on Leno’s CNBC show Garage—a real feather in the cap for any gearhead. Leno is more than…

Photo by Adam Elkins
Photo by Adam Elkins

Uncovering Columbus

Picture the city in your mind. What do you see? LeVeque Tower? The Scioto? The colossal stone arch in McFerson Commons, or the iron arches above High Street? Ohio Stadium? Franklin Park Conservatory? These are…

Photos by Megan Leigh Barnard
Photos by Megan Leigh Barnard

The Great Pumpkin King

Most of us commonfolk take a classic approach to pumpkin carving: some triangular eyes, a bucktoothed grin, and (if you’re feeling especially creative) another triangle for the nose. Boom. You’re finished. But then there’s always…

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photo by karl J. francis
Independents’ Day photo by karl J. francis

A Grand Festifall

In 2011, the Columbus Italian Club created the world’s largest meatball at the Italian Festival. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the final weight—after three days of cooking—tipped the scales at 1,110.5 pounds,…

Illustration by Alix Ayoub
Illustration by Alix Ayoub

A Place in Line

“Sell those ladies a license!” boomed a voice, and the room went up in cheers. For Jimmie Beall and Mindy Ross, the words were a long time coming. Sitting in the flower and bird feeder-filled…

Photos by Megan Leigh Barnard
Photos by Megan Leigh Barnard

Four Words

The End of June Every Monday morning in June, marriage equality activists blocked off their calendars and waited. They waited for the Supreme Court ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, a landmark case that would end…

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