Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch

Mark Ferenchik

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Mark:

House dating to 1825 among sites on Columbus Landmarks endangered list

House dating to 1825 and south dormitory at Columbus Public Health among sites on Columbus Landmarks endangered list for 2022 → Read More

Mid-Ohio Food Collective's fundraising goal was $30 million. It hit $41 million.

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective opens another market, on the Far West Side, while raising $41million during its year-long fundraising campaign . → Read More

New 311 app allows Columbus residents to file complaints and get return notices

City of Columbus unveils new 311 app with email, push notifications. → Read More

COTA wins national award for efforts to reduce greenhouse gases

COTA wins award from Federal Transit Administration for efforts to reduce greenhouse gases → Read More

Parole violator George Walker arrested in Columbus, convicted of armed robberies in 1980s

Parole violator George Walker was convicted of armed robberies in 1980s. He was arrested in Columbus Friday after his third parole violation. → Read More

Columbus' Little Turtle plan originated with director's husband, records show

The original proposal to rebuild Little Turtle Way subdivision on Northeast Side was in a report signed by the city Public Service director's husband → Read More

COTA officials ready to pitch 0.5% sales tax hike to build bus rapid transit system

Franklin County voters could face a 0.5% sales tax hike as soon as November to raise $6 billion for a bus rapid transit system. → Read More

Owner of Columbus East Side apartment complex ordered to fix over 280 code violations

A judge has ordered the owners of the Ardmore Village Apartments on the East Side to clean up trash and fix other property code violations. → Read More

Free COTA rides for Short North workers, residents, visitors in new pilot program

A pilot program beginning in May is intended to encourage more foot traffic, and less automobile traffic, in the Short North neighborhood. → Read More

Ohio State study finds bus rapid transit can boost value of apartments, condos

A recent Ohio State study found that bus rapid-transit lines can boost the value of apartments and other nearby multifamily housing. → Read More

Columbus City Council approves $500,000 for coworking space for women of color

The Columbus City Council approved $500,000 to help pay for $4.5 million Zora's House, a co-working space to be built in Weinland Park → Read More

Deadline to buy Franklin County dog license is Thursday

The deadline to buy a Franklin County dog license is Thursday, March 31. → Read More

City attorney files more health and safety violations against Eastland Mall owners

Columbus City Attorney filed more health and safety violations against owner of Eastland Mall. → Read More

Tuskegee Airmen remembered in Columbus for WWII service, battling racism at home

Tuskegee Airmen Day in Ohio was celebrated Tuesday with a special program at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus → Read More

Columbus City Council approves contract for new police body-worn and cruiser dash cameras

Columbus City Council approved a $19 million contract over five years for new body cameras, cruiser dash cameras and cameras for interview rooms. → Read More

Columbus spending $150,000 on study to make East Livingston Avenue safer in Driving Park

The city is spending $150,000 on a study to address crashes and speeding on East Livingston Avenue in the Driving Park area. → Read More

Franklin County population dipped slightly in latest census population estimate

Franklin County's population dropped a little in most recent census demographics estimate. Surrounding counties gained. → Read More

Judge fines owners of Colonial Village Apartments $50,000 for not fixing code violations

A judge fined owners of Colonial Village Apartments on East Side $50,000 for not fixing code violations. → Read More

Columbus housing authority laying off up to 47 workers by outsourcing voucher program

Up to 47 employees face layoffs as the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority contracts with a private company to administer its voucher program. → Read More

Watch live: Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther gives annual State of the City address

Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther talks about bond package going to voters in November where at least $150 million would go toward affordable housing. → Read More