September 18, 2018
The struggle to have functional medical marajuana continues in Ohio, as new technologies are developing locally, and current providers fail to deliver. Meanwhile the midterms ads and political pieces are starting to drift out in preparation for November, and this year we only have one (1) issue on the ballot: Drug and Prison reform. We also discuss the tragic fifth third shooting, more scooter panic, and the city both acknowleding and ignoring the success of a certain popular bike lane.
Special thanks to guest host, Sam Walk!
September 12, 2018
This week is abuzz with news, and Ohio has been making the national press after a young Cinci girl is tased during a shoplifting incedent.
What's the most Dangerous road in Columbus? The answer may not surprise you.
Sweeping scooter policy changes for the city of Columbus see a quick part three, in response to much criticism directed at the mayor's office.
September 5, 2018
Authur Blank has ignited the passion the legion of Crew fans with two statements almost designed to send fans into a frenzy. Could the Austin Crew and a new Columbus team coexist? Did the city of Columbus inadequately fight for the Crew? Only time can validate Blank's predictions. In other news, a mass casualty comes out of Ross County Correctional Facility as nearly 30 inmates were exposed to fentanyl via the prison air vents. Rounding out our stories, the city has enacted legislation on shared bikes and scooters that could prove to make them more hazardous, with the intent of safety.
August 28, 2018
Are you overjoyed or distraught or the Urban Meyer decision? If so, you probably don't live in Columbus, where citywide citizens came together to collectively say "Meh". In other news, our fair city gets yet another visit from el Presidente Trump this summer, while Kasich decided to avoid Trump and attend Matsuricon instead, cementing his tsundere relationship with Trump. In #savethecrew land, Precourt's team name and logo is a sight to behold. Not a good sight, but a sight nonetheless. Rounding out with the scooter beat, the city is digging its heels in and prepares to legislate the bike share and scooter share platforms that have begun popping up everywhere.
August 20, 2018
Lots of follow up stories this week, as the Urban Meyer OSU drama continues to heat up after the investigative committee follows up with Zack and Courtney Smith. In addition, we finally got to the root cause of the Chipotle food poising incident in Delaware county, the legislation around the 7% entertainment for Columbus is live, and the rental scooters are expanding at an explosive pace, with very tentative legal support from the city.
In new news, Grove City will soon be the hoppinest place in the world, as the host of the world's largest bounce house. Columbus makes yet another list about being a top city to live, this time taking the top spot for tech workers, we dive into why the metrics used to determine this result are skewed to favor certain locales over others like San Francisco. A Clintonville woman had an absurd amount of birds removed from her house via a joint effort of the local ASPCA and humane society. Want to know why she had almost one bird per square foot of house? Tune in to find out!
August 14, 2018
Balderson. O'Connor. The election is down to the wire, with money bombs, presidential visits, key endorsements, and seemingly everything on the line, if you listen to the party rhetoric. The problem is, this race isn't even over when it's over, and the victory will by definition be fleeting, since the elected candidate has to win again in November, which raises the question: Why do the parties care so much about a special election that is going to be upset less than four months from now?
In other news, Ohio legislature expands the rights of Canine Americans, Microsoft is looking to provide wifi to rural Ohio as a test bed, the mystery Chipotle plague gets even more mysterious, and Columbus rounds out the top of a list of cities that support and grow small businesses.
August 7, 2018
MWe can't avoid the elephant in the room this week, Urban Meyer is front and center of the local news cycle. The feature topic is an in depth discussion of the Urban Meyer scandal, the reactions from supporters and detractors, and a breakdwon of likely outcomes. In news that won't be making any headlines, we also talk about a three way twitter fight between LeBron James, Donald Trump, and John Kasich, Ohio's student debt problem, and the governor's bill to reign in on payday loan exploitation.
July 30, 2018
It's often said that no news is good news, and unfortunately Columbus has a lot of news this week. Join us as we discuss the Stormy Daniels planned police sting, drugs being brought into Ohio prisons, corruption in manufacturing, and the worst crime against humanity yet: dog parties. Don't despair though, it's not all bad news this week, as Ohio libraries will soon be recieving new educational services, two dozen central Ohio companies made a top 300 list for best places for women to work, and mirror lake is looking to reopen before classes start.
July 24, 2018
...and he says "Dear farmers and Ginthers, please do not cut these". In a rare moment of republican environmentalism, we witness John Kasich fighting against a coalition of farmers on the speed and regulations around the lake Erie cleanup. On the flip side, Columbus's own mayor Ginther would like to remove trees from poor, high crime areas of city, citing that trees provide effective cover for criminals. Is this a good, well thought out idea? No, no it's not, and you don't need to tune in to Columbus This Week to find that out.
July 18, 2018
This episode marks the one year anniversary of Columbus This Week, which we celebrate by drinking heavily, and blathering about the local antics of the fine folks of Columbus. This week sees a porn star arrested in the classiest joint in the city, serial vandalism towards nice cars in nice neighborhoods, and harsh words from Honda USA towards the Trump administration's tariffs.