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Eastland Mall on South Hamilton Road is part of a new effort to revitalize the South Side.
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South Hamilton Road on the East Side will start seeing new sidewalks and turn lanes going up over the next two years.

Columbus Council member Elizabeth Brown, right, is the chair of the recreation and parks committee.
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Columbus officials announced on Wednesday it will expand the “recreation centers without walls” program this spring and summer.

A selection of produce at the Veggie Van in Linden. The project launched this summer, bringing fresh fruit and vegetables to Columbus' food deserts.
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Monique Williams McCoy greets everyone walking down Cleveland Avenue like a neighbor.

"Hey y’all!" she calls out. "You coming over to check it out today, right? Over to the mobile market?"

Jaykwon Sharp, 14, was killed in a shooting on the East Side last Wednesday.
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Columbus Police say they’ve arrested a 13-year-old suspected of killing one teenager and injuring another in an East Side shooting last week.

A memorial in front of Shady Lane Elementary School pays tribute to two teens shot, one fatally, on Wednesday evening.
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Bonnie, 73, was enjoying a quiet Wednesday night on her porch. Across the street, a couple of teenagers gathered near the playground at Shady Lane Elementary School.

“I seen a black car pull up in the gravel, and the kids started walking toward it, and I went ahead and started to step in the house, and as I got one foot inside...the house I heard five fire crackers,” Bonnie says.

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Columbus Police say a teenager is responsible for a shooting that killed a boy and injured a girl near an East Side elementary school Wednesday evening.

Former Columbus Area staffers at a recent job fair.
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Former staffers from Columbus Area Integrated Health Services walk from booth to booth, surveying materials from various employers and service providers. The hastily-arranged job fair aims to connect workers with new positions after organization’s sudden closure two weeks ago.

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A long-serving East Side mental health and substance abuse treatment provider has folded, furloughing workers and forcing some 1,500 patients to find new care.

Columbus Police say an officer is expected to recover after being shot on the city's East Side on Thursday night.

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It's been one year since Equitas Health, a local non-profit healthcare system, expanded their mission. Now, instead of focusing solely on the LBGTQ population, they're trying to reach all vulnerable groups.

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The southbound lanes of a portion of Brice Road were closed for all of the Monday morning commute after what police call a hit-skip crash.

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Police have identified 30-year old Mohamed Barry as the man who they say randomly attacked people at a northeast Columbus restaurant with a machete.