Allison Ward, The Columbus Dispatch

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The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Allison:

Westerville names new elementary school after Black pioneer in library science

A school opening in 2022 in Westerville will be named after former student Minerva France, a Black woman who set a precedent in librarianship. → Read More

Ohio veterans honored for professional, philanthropic work after military service

Twelve veterans were inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame 2021 Class during a ceremony at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum on Monday. → Read More

For Columbus Blue Jackets fan, prospect of learning about team prospects is irresistible

Jas Chaffin is the Columbus-area resident behind @CBJprospects. He keeps tabs on all the Blue Jackets prospects and collects jerseys from their teams. → Read More

A centennial moment: Columbus Cancer Clinic celebrates 100 years of saving lives

The Columbus Cancer Clinic has a rich, 100-year history in the community of providing free or low-cost screenings to underserved populations. → Read More

Former dentist, nurse leave health care behind to start athleisure line called P'tula

Sami and Scott Bossert started an activewear company called P'tula to have a greater impact on people's health. They used to be a nurse and dentist. → Read More

Banned Books Week has new meaning for Columbus author whose novel was challenged

Ashley Perez, author and Ohio State University assistant professor, has had her young adult novel "Out of Darkness" banned in Texas districts. → Read More

'We’ll carry it on': Clintonville woman works to keep dying craft of chair caning alive

Emily Uphill opened Emza's Chair Caning in her Clintonville home in 2012 after her dad retired from the craft. → Read More

Athens cancels large Uptown Halloween party near Ohio University for second year in a row

The popular Halloween party and Ohio University tradition is canceled again this year, Athens officials announced Monday, citing COVID-19 concerns. → Read More

Gamer groom from Newark meets online pals-turned-groomsmen just days before wedding

Before Sunday, Jacob Garcia had never met the three buddies he'd played video games with online for a decade. Now, they'll be in his wedding party. → Read More

Clintonville bookseller offers thought-provoking titles from front lawn with Bookspace

Clintonville bookseller Charlie Pugsley created Bookspace in 2015 to get thought-provoking books into people's hands wherever he might meet them. → Read More

Ohio State officials announce changes to help avoid digital ticketing issues on gameday

The university encountered significant problems on Saturday at Ohio Stadium as fans arrived to see the Buckeyes take on the Oregon Ducks. → Read More

Three Columbus-area breweries win medals at Great American Beer Festival in Colorado

Wolf's Ridge Brewing, Brew Brothers and Gemut Biergarten won medals at the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado this weekend. Here's a look at who won what in Denver. → Read More

Ohio State officials to work this week on digital ticketing problems before Tulsa game

Fans at Ohio Stadium on Saturday experienced long wait times to get into the venue for the Oregon game. OSU will work to fix those issues this week. → Read More

Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther signs order mandating masks in public buildings

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther signed an executive order Friday to mandate people wear masks when visiting somewhere indoors, → Read More

Old Farmer's Almanac predicts 'season of shivers' for Columbus, Ohio winter

The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts a "season of shivers" for much of the United States, including Ohio, for the 2021-22 winter season. → Read More

Gay Softball World Series returns to Columbus for third time since 2010

More than 230 teams from 47 cities descended on Lou Berliner Sports Park on the South Side for the weeklong Gay Softball World Series. → Read More

Kindergarteners, parents calm first-day jitters as kindergarten starts in Columbus

Roughly, 3,400 kindergartners had their first day of school in Columbus City Schools on Tuesday. → Read More

Remnants of Hurricane Ida won't bring much rain to Columbus

Hurricane Ida, now a tropical storm, struck Louisiana on Sunday and is now headed north. However, central Ohio shouldn't received too much rainfall. → Read More

'Calm and relaxing': Olentangy Caverns provides unlikely setting for yoga class

Olentangy Indian Caverns in Delaware County is offering a few cave yoga classes this fall. → Read More

Against all odds, Crew fans band together to make massive banners for new stadium

Columbus Crew fans' passion for their club is perhaps no better on display than through the process of making a tifo, or fan-created art. → Read More