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Ohio Hemp Company Re-Greening The Rust Belt With Bioplastics Option For Midwest Auto Industry

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The Ohio Hemp Company has formalized a partnership with Heartland Industries, based in Michigan, to cultivate hemp fiber destined for the burgeoning bioplastics market.

This collaboration represents a significant stride towards sustainable manufacturing with the hemp fiber being utilized in the production of automotive parts by a Belgian company.

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40 year old Ohio based chain, known for wings and ribs, closing another central Ohio location

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In 2018, the Bethel Rd. location closed. Then, in 2020, the Grandview location shuttered its doors. Now, the Westerville location is saying goodbye.

If you’ve kept up with restaurant closings for the past couple of years, you probably know we’re talking about Winking Lizard Tavern, a 40-year-old, Ohio based restaurant chain that started in 1983 in Bedford Heights, OH.

Winking Lizard Tavern announced this week that they’re closing their Westerville location, located at 496 Polaris Parkway, at the end of the business day on December 22nd, mostly due to the effects of the pandemic.

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Cameras spot wrong-way driver on I-70 near Reynoldsburg

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Another wrong-way driver got onto the roads of Columbus early Saturday morning. That incident ended with the driver being charged with driving while impaired but before the driver crashed into any other drivers on the road.

Columbus police said the driver was stopped on Interstate 70. The driver’s vehicle was picked up by the Ohio Department of Transportation on state Route 315 before heading the wrong way down I-70. The driver then used an emergency crossover to turn back the correct direction on the interstate before being stopped.

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World’s Greatest KZ Drag Bike Builder Shares Secrets

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We catch up with one of the greatest Kawasaki KZ drag bike and street bike builders of all-time, legendary motorcycle drag racer Bruce Sauer at his home in Reynoldsburg, Ohio to see his amazing collection of drag bikes and motorcycles and pick up on some of the secrets that make him successful as a drag racer and a motorcycle mechanic.


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Boozy milkshake bar from owner of popular Columbus-area bakery eyes opening date

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The anticipated new location of an inventive Reynoldsburg bakery is could be opening as soon as next month.

According to a recent social media post from the inventive bakery and sweet shop Sugar Rush, the concept is aiming to open its new location over Labor Day weekend.

The concept’s new storefront will be located at 8114 E. Broad St. in Reynoldsburg, two buildings away from its current location. According to the post, the floor, signage and seating has been installed, and Sugar Rush is currently waiting for its final inspection.

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City begins work on plan to redevelop, energize Eastland Mall area

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A new grocery store, a rec center, more job centers, more market-rate affordable housing.

All are ideas community leaders are suggesting as the city of Columbus embarks on a plan to reenergize the faded and blighted Eastland Mall area.

The mall closed at the end of 2022, long after anchor stores left and remaining retailers shrunk.

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Licking Heights hires assistant superintendent, pre-K-6 curriculum director

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Growth is a constant for Licking Heights Local Schools, and a steady increase of new students is not stopping anytime soon. To best accommodate the district’s growth and meet the goal of serving all students, two new positions have been created to support district leadership, building administrators, and teachers: Assistant Superintendent and Pre-K to 6 Curriculum Director.

Thomas Holdren will serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Licking Heights Local Schools for the 2023-2024 school year. Micca Conley will join the district team as the Pre-K to 6th Grade Curriculum Director.

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Pataskala area residents make Dean’s Lists, graduate from colleges

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Pataskala-area natives had success during the 2022-23 academic year at Ohio colleges and beyond.

Elias Tollefson, of Pataskala, made the Dean’s List at Eastern Oregon University for the 2023 winter semester.

At Ohio Northern University, Pataskala native Abigail Lescalleet and Reynoldsburg resident Cody McCandlish made the Dean’s List during the 2023 spring semester. Lescalleet also graduated this spring with a doctorate in pharmacy.

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Box tree moths, an invasive species from Asia, have been found in Ohio. Here’s what to know

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One of the invasive species the Ohio Department of Agriculture is worried about has been spotted in Ohio.

The box tree moth has been confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have been found near the boarder Hamilton and Clermont counties.

Like the spotted lanternfly, the box tree moth is native to Asia. According to the agency, the moth is a threat to boxwood plantings and the horticulture industry.

The public is being asked if they see a box tree moth to report it via the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s reporting tool.

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Here’s where to find Fourth of July fireworks, parades and other events in central Ohio

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Fireworks, parades and other red-white-and-blue festivities will take place across central Ohio to ring in the Fourth of July weekend.

Communities across the region will offer family-friendly fun leading up to Independence Day, with events beginning Friday.

Find out below where you can celebrate, and which websites you can go to for more event information.

All events listed are free and will take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

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