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Lee Alderson in front of his barbershop in the Hilltop.
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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.

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It was April 1 at exactly noon when Crystal Logan got the phone call: Her daughter Jenea and her son Donell had been shot.

Rev. Meredith McDougle (center) with the new Hilltop Circulator.
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In a past life, as registrar of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Columbus City Council member Mitchell Brown says he got a keen understanding of the challenges aging Ohioans face.

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Columbus City Council will introduce the capital improvement budget, which they developed with community input, at its meeting Monday night.

Bill Huffman, volunteer with the Greater Hilltop Area Commission stands in front of old Westland Mall.
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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.

Columbus Police bike officers at a protest in downtown Columbus in 2018.
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Columbus Police roll out their annual Safe Streets program on Monday.

Deputy Chief Richard Bash, flanked by Mayor Andrew Ginther, explaining the ShotSpotter system.
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Columbus is continuing its rollout of a system that can quickly detect gunshots and their source.

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On Tuesday, Columbus officials will lay out their plans for a new Hilltop early learning facility before the city school board.

Deputy Chief Richard Bash, flanked by Mayor Andrew Ginther, explaining the ShotSpotter system.
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Hilltop residents will hear a lot of gunfire Tuesday afternoon, but they won't be in any danger. The practice is meant to calibrate the ShotSpotter system, intended to improve police response to gun violence.

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Columbus City leaders have announced a planned senior housing "village" in the Hilltop.

Mayor Ginther speaking about Safe Streets at the Reeb Center on Columbus' South Side
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Columbus' Safe Streets program began in the Linden neighborhood last year, and its success prompted expansion to the Parson’s corridor and the Hilltop. But the latest results are not as promising as the pilot.

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A formerly vacant lot in the Hilltop, once filled with used needles and broken glass, will transform into a campsite for children who don't often get to see the simpler side of life.

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It’s been 10 months since Deaonte Dwayne Bell was killed in a shooting at the Nelson Park Apartments on Maryland Avenue on Columbus’ East Side. Three other people were killed at the apartments in the year before Bell’s death.

Columbus City Hall
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The Columbus City Council approved a market feasibility study in the Hilltop at Monday night's meeting.

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Though the shops along Sullivant Ave. have all closed their doors for the night, a young woman walks alone down the alley behind the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She’s petite and wears lipstick, a tweed coat and blue jeans torn at the knee.