Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch

Mark Ferenchik

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Columbus gun owners wary of city's new ammunition restriction

Some Columbus gun owners are concerned about being labeled criminals under the city's new magazine restrictions. → Read More

How big can my clip be? What we know about Columbus gun magazine ban.

Columbus City Council passed legislation recently that restricts the size of a gun magazine they may own. Here's what we know about the bill. → Read More

Columbus asks court to dismiss bankruptcy filing by Latitude Five25 owners

The Columbus city attorney asked a federal bankruptcy court in New Jersey to City asks court to dismiss bankruptcy filing by Latitude Five25 owners. → Read More

Council: Owners of large gun magazines in Columbus have until July 1 to sell or move them

A new Columbus ordinance gives owners of 30-round or larger gun magazines the city prohibits until July 1 to sell them or move them out of the city. → Read More

Driving Park to see new mural this year to celebrate neighborhood heritage

The Gertrude Wood Community Foundation received a $10,000 grant from the city for a mural depicting notables from the Driving Park neighborhood. → Read More

Columbus plans more safety improvements at new Olentangy Trail crossing

Safety improvements at the rerouted Olentangy Trail intersection at West North Broadway will give people more time to cross by making cars wait longer → Read More

What are housing vouchers, and what did The Dispatch investigation uncover?

A synopsis of The Dispatch's investigation into the privati → Read More

COTA pays Licking County transit director's salary as it struggles with route cuts

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is paying the $178,357 salary of Licking County Transit director, Matt Allison, which it is loaning to the agency. → Read More

Railroads self-inspect track and cars as feds hamstrung by limited resources

Railroads are responsible for regularly inspecting tracks and equipment. Federal Road Administration does inspections too, but not all the time. → Read More

Central Ohio emergency crews confident in plans to respond to train derailments

Officials say they have plans and training to minimize damage from a catastrophe, such as a train derailment. → Read More

Advocates want money for brownfield cleanup, demolition restored to DeWine budget

Gov. Mike DeWine did not designate money for brownfield cleanups and demolitions in his proposed two-year budget. Some want it restored. → Read More

Columbus city attorney wants Doll House strip club declared public nuisance after murder

The Columbus City Attorney's office wants The Doll House strip club in Northland declared a public nuisance after a fatal Jan. 29 shooting there. → Read More

Residents concerned over OSU Wexner's planned demolition of historic house for rehab center

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center plans to tear down landmark Henderson House on Near East Side to build a rehab center. Residents want it preserved. → Read More

Environmentalists wants Ohio EPA to ensure more Big Darby protections with sewage loans

As Ohio EPA finalizes plans for tens of millions of dollars in sewage work loans near the Big Darby Creek, environmentalists want more protections. → Read More

Columbus receives $12M from feds for East Livingston Avenue safety improvements

Columbus is getting $12 million in federal funding to help pay for safety improvements to a 1.6-mile stretch of East Livingston Avenue in Driving Park → Read More

Columbus City Council considers setting speed limit on all Downtown streets at 25 mph

Columbus City Council is considering a plan to set the speed limit on all Downtown streets at 25 mph. This is a goal of the city's Vision Zero plan. → Read More

Long-delayed multi-use path along Route 161 on Columbus' Northwest Side being reconsidered

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is recommending federal funding to help pay for multi-use paths along Route 161 on Northwest Side. → Read More

Ohio to pay to demolish Westland Mall

Westland Mall, a long vacant West Side landmark, is among 599 Ohio properties that the state will pay to demolish, the state announced Friday. → Read More

Metro Parks plans to build canopy walk at Blacklick Woods this year after delay

Metro Parks plans to build at canopy walk this year at Blacklick Woods Metro Park in Reynoldsburg this year after delays because of supply issues. → Read More

Columbus apartment building for formerly homeless has one elevator

The Creekside Place apartments, geared toward formerly homeless residents, including two with walkers on the second floor, has one busted elevator. → Read More