Allison Ward, The Columbus Dispatch

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The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Runners still compete as coronavirus forces races online

Alissa Henry planned to return to the racing scene in 2020 with a bang.Having taken up running again in 2019 after a hiatus of a few years, Henry set a → Read More

Pelotonia cancels August bike ride, takes individualized approach

Pelotonia, the popular cycling and fundraising event, will take a more individualized and virtual approach in its battle against cancer this summer due to → Read More

Coronavirus: Pelotonia replaces huge bike ride with individualized approach

Pelotonia, the popular cycling and fundraising event, will take a more individualized and virtual approach in its battle against cancer this summer due to → Read More

Pelotonia cancels huge bike ride, replaces with individualized approach

Pelotonia, the popular cycling and fundraising event, will take a more individualized and virtual approach in its battle against cancer this summer due to → Read More

Coronavirus in Franklin County: Domestic violence shelter works to raise residents’ spirits through activities

With all the residents staying in and their children not off at school, the staff at Franklin County’s only domestic violence shelter are getting → Read More

New mom reflects on birth in coronavirus era

Giving birth during a pandemic presents its own unique set of challenges. One central Ohio mom describes what it was like, both the struggles and the → Read More

Columbus airport will participate in virtual music festival

John Glenn Columbus International Airport is one of more than 20 airports across North America that will participate in the JetStream Music Festival, an → Read More

Ohio schools, families get creative to honor 2020 high school graduates amid coronavirus

Not only are parents of this year’s high school seniors grappling with how to best honor graduates amid stay-at-home orders and strict restrictions → Read More

Finding a therapist can be challenging, but myriad Columbus-area resources exist

With the shortage of providers and other barriers to accessing mental health care, the process of locating help can seem daunting, especially for someone → Read More

High school seniors tap creativity to salvage prom

Grace Runkle got dressed up April 25 but had nowhere to go.Or so she thought.Her senior prom, originally scheduled for that night at Teays Valley High → Read More

Man arrested after inoperable explosive device spurs shutdown of Downtown Columbus site

Columbus police charged a city man Saturday with unlawful possession of a hoax device of mass destruction.According to court records, police found a → Read More

Viewers using antenna will need to rescan to receive WOSU-TV

Local viewers who use an antenna with their television will need to rescan their TV sets by May 1 to continue receiving PBS.WOSU-TV (Channel 34) is the → Read More

Coronavirus in Columbus: Shaggy heads, gray roots drive people to pick up scissors

With salons and barbers closed, local people are taking matters — and scissors, clippers and dye brushes — into their own hands. → Read More

Coronavirus: Newscasters anchor, report from home studios

Working around family members is one of the many challenges local broadcast journalists have faced as they’ve taken much of their newscasts out of → Read More

Pride Parade postponed until October due to coronavirus

Organizers have postponed the annual Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade and Festival until the fall because of the coronavirus outbreak, officials announced → Read More

Work to slow coronavirus pulls epidemiologists from tracking other illnesses

For both the city and county health departments, it’s been an all-hands-on-deck approach as they conduct investigations – interviews, exposure → Read More

Visits to Columbus food pantries increase amid coronavirus outbreak

Mid-Ohio Food Collective saw a 122% increase in visits to its partner sites during one week in March compared to 2019. The spike is due to the coronavirus → Read More

Coronavirus: Should you wear a homemade mask? Advice is changing

Last month, officials were leery of the public’s use of face masks, especially homemade versions. Now, they recommend everyone wear a face cover → Read More

Pet adoptions rise during coronavirus pandemic

Though he had always wanted a puppy, Alex Morando hesitated because of the busy work schedules and social calendar he and his girlfriend keep.His job in → Read More

Locals set to work sewing masks. Will they help fight coronavirus?

The dining room at Marilyn Elliott’s Pickerington home more resembles an assembly line these days than a gathering spot for family meals.However, → Read More