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Ken Gordon

The Columbus Dispatch

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Recent articles by Ken:

City attorney, community leaders demand reform amid protests

A sense of urgency was palpable Wednesday afternoon as city attorney Zach Klein announced a series of eight “action steps” designed to “change the culture of justice in Columbus.”Joined by several leaders of the city’s African-American community, Klein said his office was seeking both immediate and long-term changes.“We have done a good thing to declare racism a public health crisis, but what… → Read More

Safe swimming, boating a concern with many public pools closed

Officials caution that crowded rivers and lakes, plus an increased use of backyard pools, could raise the danger of drownings. → Read More

Coronavirus setback won't stop Columbus singer Gabrielle Solange's comeback

Columbus singer/songwriter Gabrielle Solange was a teen star who endured many lean personal and professional years. But she's determined to rebuild her → Read More

Columbus-area pool prospects may be drying up

Between the state’s regulations, the county health department’s advice, and a likely financial hit, many area communities sound doubtful that → Read More

Central Ohio pool prospects may be drying up

Between the state’s regulations, the county health department’s advice, and a likely financial hit, many area communities sound doubtful that → Read More

OUT THIS WEEK

BOOKS“Rodham,” Curtis Sittenfeld — A sprightly political fantasy about the life of Hillary Rodham had she not married Bill Clinton.Other notable releases: fiction — “A Week at the Shore,” Barbara Delinsky; nonfiction — “The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir,” Andre Leon TalleyDVDs“Sonic the Hedgehog” (PG): The movie adaptation of a video game doesn’t offer much, but Jim Carrey fans might enjoy watching… → Read More

Coronavirus: Ohio hiring 'disease detectives' to conduct contact tracing

Ohio’s top health officials hope to deploy nearly 2,000 people from local health departments for contact tracing to track down and isolate people → Read More

Coronavirus keeps many from paying tribute at funerals

Families say the necessity of smaller gatherings and lack of public calling hours or visitations leave them feeling as if their loved one was shortchanged. → Read More

Pickerington veteran, 39, dies of lung cancer blamed on burn-pit exposure

Heath Robinson was one of thousands of veterans who blamed their illnesses on exposure to toxic burn-pit smoke in the Middle East - a link often denied by → Read More

Redeployment turns OhioHealth worker’s schedule upside down

Digital marketing employee James Jeansonne answered the company’s call to help during pandemic and ended up on the overnight shift taking → Read More

Dental hygienists worry about safety as offices reopen

Lack of proper personal-protection equipment, risks involved in care have some questioning why their profession was among the first to reopen. → Read More

Columbus teen overcomes violence, accepted into 12 colleges

Franklinton resident Lashawn Samuel credits his faith, family and support around him for his success. He plans to study accounting on a full-ride → Read More

Young Worthington sisters’ sign business booms during stay-at-home order

Jordan and Jillian Cross, ages 12 and 9, go out every evening to take down and install yard signs. They once did 4 of 5 signs a month, now it’s 4 → Read More

Hardworking food cart vendor Lui adapts to world with coronavirus

Owner of an iconic Downtown food cart moves to German Village grocery store, where he continues to serve up sandwiches and stories. → Read More

Thousands of worried Ohioans keep coronavirus call center busy

More than 100 health department employees field about 5,000 calls a day, most from people concerned, scared or confused about the state’s various → Read More

‘Front steps’ photos benefit Columbus artists, musicians hurt by coronavirus

Worthington photographer teams up with friends to "document this moment" in the coronavirus crisis while raising money to help those in creative → Read More

‘Front steps’ photos benefit Columbus artists, musicians hurt by coronavirus

Worthington photographer teams up with friends to “document this moment” in the coronavirus crisis while raising money to help those in → Read More

Parking-lot concert a bright spot for seniors quarantined because of coronavirus

Locked down in their rooms for weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, residents of a Gahanna senior living center enjoyed live music on Wednesday. → Read More

Parking-lot concert a bright spot for seniors quarantined because of coronavirus

Locked down in their rooms for weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, residents of a Gahanna senior living center enjoyed live music on Wednesday. → Read More

Coronavirus: Musician couple now without gigs provides home-baked treats to hospital workers

With their livelihood on hold because of the coronavirus closing venues, the duo behind the band Honey and Blue are delivering homemade baked goods to → Read More