revitalization

Eastland Mall on South Hamilton Road is part of a new effort to revitalize the South Side.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

South Hamilton Road on the East Side will start seeing new sidewalks and turn lanes going up over the next two years.

In Clark County, work is underway on a project some in the city see as critical to the long-hoped-for revival of downtown Springfield. It’s a nearly $7 million parking garage.

The garage is attracting a lot of buzz, but as WYSO Clark County reporter Tom Stafford, who also writes for the Springfield News-Sun, reports, in order for the project to succeed in promoting development, three critical elements need to be in place.

Stafford spoke with WYSO Managing Editor Jess Mador.

The 44th annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival attracted an estimated 30,000 people to Marietta, Ohio, from Sept. 11 to 13, 2019.
Julie Grant / Allegheny Front

Every September, tourists flock to historic Marietta, along the banks of the Ohio River, for a celebration that harkens back to the Ohio Valley’s early days.

Downtown Akron Partnership

This year is shaping up to be a busy year for Northeast Ohio cities and towns trying to revitalize themselves. At least two dozen municipalities have turnaround plans in place, including Akron and Canton, which are spending more than $100 million between them to reinvent their downtowns.

Debbie Holmes

Columbus city officials plan to invest more than $20 million into Hamilton Road on Columbus’s southeast side.  The project aims to boost business investments and rejuvenate a long-overlooked commercial area between I-70 and Refugee Road.