Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch

Mark Ferenchik

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Mark:

Businesses join Columbus City Council anti-racism resolution.

Columbus business and other leaders signed a latter supporting Columbus City Council’s resolution declaring racism a public health emergency. → Read More

Beatty, Hardin call for independent police review commission

Some public officials are calling for an independent review of the use of force by police. → Read More

Roof, floors collapse in ‘suspicious’ fire at Downtown apartment building site

A three-alarm blaze at a nearly finished apartment building Downtown burned for hours Sunday morning, causing the roof and several floors to collapse. → Read More

Demonstrators protest a third straight day; pepper spray used

For the third day in a row, protesters are marching Downtown. Thousands showed up today, and again an emergency was declared and pepper spray was used. → Read More

Protest deal blow to already reeling restaurants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Many downtown restaurants that are already working to recover from a lengthy closure due to the coronavirus are now dealing with ano → Read More

At least five arrested, two officers injured, windows broken in Short North during protests

For the second night in a row, protesters were marching Downtown. → Read More

Protesters march on Downtown for second straight night

For the second night in a row, protesters are marching Downtown. → Read More

Already reeling restaurants, other businesses dealt another blow with protest damage

Many Downtown restaurants that are already working to recover from a lengthy closure due to the coronavirus pandemic are now dealing with another blow → Read More

Already reeling restaurants, other businesses dealt another blow with protest damage

Many Downtown restaurants that are already working to recover from a lengthy closure due to the coronavirus are now dealing with another blow — damage caused by protests Thursday night.Robert Caplin, who owns retail space at South Third and Gay streets, said a resident of the building — which has 55 apartment units inside — texted him around 2 a.m. about damage."It’s sad what brought all this… → Read More

Sales of electric vehicles tick up in central Ohio

Electric vehicle sales beat goal Smart Columbus set for Columbus area → Read More

Coronavirus shutdown offers opportunity to rethink how we live

Experts believe that this moment will have a lasting impact, and force leaders to make changes. → Read More

‘Slight deviation’ led to sudden stop of Linden self-driving shuttle

Smart Columbus said it determined that a deviation in the automated steering caused a self-driving shuttle to suddenly stop in Linden in February, → Read More

‘Slight deviation’ led to sudden stop of Linden self-driving shuttle

Smart Columbus said it has determined that a self-driving shuttle in Linden suddenly stopped this year because of a “slight deviation” in the a → Read More

Columbus Landmarks lists nine new endangered buildings

Columbus Landmarks has placed nine buildings on its 2020 most-endangered list, including a roundhouse and the old Lazarus building in Upper Arlington. → Read More

Coronavirus has pumped brakes on Parsons Avenue growth and full reopening for some businesses

Parsons Avenue on Columbus’ South Side was on a roll. Now, with a festival planned for Saturday shut down, and some new businesses struggling, can → Read More

Coronavirus: Capital Crossroads installs sinks for Downtown homeless

Eight sinks are being placed outside in Downtown Columbus near temporary restrooms so people, especially the homeless population, can wash up. → Read More

Coronavirus: Ohio State study to see if pandemic affected cancer treatment

Ohio State University researchers plan to survey 10,000 Ohioans to see how COVID-19 has affected their lifestyles and whether they’d delayed → Read More

Coronavirus: Ohio State study to see if virus affected cancer treatment

Ohio State University researchers plan to survey 10,000 Ohioans to see how COVID-19 has affected their lifestyles and whether they’d delayed → Read More

Black residents overrepresented in Franklin County coronavirus cases, but not death toll

In Columbus and throughout the nation, advocates for improving minority health want a deeper look at the people behind coronavirus statistics. Blacks in → Read More

Scooters return to Columbus amid concerns over cleaning

Scooters are back in town, and companies say they are cleaning and disinfecting them more often. But will riders come back? → Read More