Residents in the Linden and Hilltop areas of Columbus have heard promises and solutions before. Over decades, they’ve watched their neighborhoods slide further into poverty, homelessness, joblessness and crime.
Columbus has released a comprehensive plan for the Hilltop neighborhood. The nearly 200-page document lays out the history of the area, recent data on everything from employment to schools and housing to crime, and a 27-point plan for its future.
Ohio’s U.S. representatives are splitting along party lines as Congress moves forward with an impeachment inquiry of President Trump over his soliciting of political favors from Ukraine. In Central Ohio, the physical distance is short between lawmakers sitting at different ends of that spectrum.
The future of the old Westland Mall may come into focus sooner rather than later, following the recent sale of a Sears store and auto shop. Some longtime West Side residents say it's about time to look forward.