Micah Walker, The Columbus Dispatch

Micah Walker

The Columbus Dispatch

Marion, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Micah:

Ohio State researchers using hard candy in study screening for COVID-19 symptoms

Ohio State researchers are looking for participants to smell and consume a piece of hard candy every day for 90 days to screen for COVID symptoms. → Read More

Dispatch initiative to focus on diverse neighborhoods begins Thursday in Northland

The Dispatch will kick off its Mobile Newsroom initiative, where it immerses reporters in underserved neighborhoods, on Thursday in Northland. → Read More

Blind minister is all about forgiveness on 400-mile walk from Columbus to Washington D.C.

The almost 400-mile trek is part of Rev. Johannes Christian's Forgiveness and Reconciliation Uniting America Walk. → Read More

Follow these Halloween tips to keep kids safe while trick-or-treating

Experts say it's still best to take precautionary measures for Halloween given that most trick-or-treating children are under 11 years old. → Read More

Quarter Horse Congress is back, bringing together equestrian lovers of all ages

After getting canceled last year, the All American Quarter Horse Congress is back in full swing at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. → Read More

Man who helped community during pandemic wins overall Everyday Heroes award

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, Ram Upreti has been dedicated to keeping the Bhutanese-Nepali community in Columbus informed about the virus. → Read More

Everyday Heroes: Class of 2021 to be honored Wednesday on NBC4, overall hero to be named

The class of 2021 from Greater Columbus was featured in a publication last month by the Dispatch, Dispatch Magazines and ThisWeek Community News. → Read More

Help wanted: Greater Columbus schools facing substitute teacher shortage

Open positions usually include teachers, as well as substitute educational aides, bus drivers, cooks, intervention specialists and secretaries. → Read More

Dispatch wins 22 awards from Society of Professional Journalists

The newspaper won 10 first-place awards, including best website. → Read More

Franklin County Dog Shelter offering $18 adoptions for limited time

Beginning on Sunday, the nonprofit will offer $18 adoptions as part of its "Fall in Love" adoption event. The special offer lasts until Thursday. → Read More

$2 million winning Powerball ticket sold at Powell gas station

The GetGo gas station located at 9590 Sawmill Parkway in Powell will get a $1,000 sales bonus. The winner has not yet come forward. → Read More

Columbus organization Black Girl Rising empowers girls with love letters

Black Girl Rising organized an event Wednesday to feature some of the love letters, which have since been compiled into a book. → Read More

'Patriot Shutdown': Protesters threaten to block highways to protest COVID vaccine mandates

Law enforcement officials have noted no issues so far on Greater Columbus highways. → Read More

Miracle League of New Albany to open baseball stadium accessible to all

The Miracle League of New Albany will have its grand opening Oct. 2. The event will feature two baseball games, food and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. → Read More

Digital ticketing at Ohio State game runs smoothly after more scanners, staff added

After last week's issues with digital ticketing scanners and mobile parking passes, fans at this week's Ohio State football game seemed to be able to walk right into the stadium without problems. → Read More

COVID-19 concerns, burnout causing some Ohio teachers to retire early

The stress of the pandemic is causing some teachers in Ohio to retire early. → Read More

Halloween 2021: Here's when Greater Columbus cities are planning trick-or-treating

Areas around the Columbus already are planning when they will hold trick-or-treating. Make your Beggars Night plans and start buying candy now. → Read More

Columbus Marathon to require proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test for athletes

All athletes, volunteers, event personnel and vendors in an “active athlete area" must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. → Read More

Greater Columbus libraries run out of COVID-19 test kits as demand increases

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, institutions and clinics across Columbus are seeing a strong demand for COVID-19 testing. → Read More

Bexley, Whitehall join Columbus in requiring masks inside buildings open to the public

Bexley and Whitehall announced mandates Wednesday afternoon that will also go into effect Friday. → Read More