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Five Ohio cities named among the country’s best for pizza–Columbus snubbed

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If you would believe it, a recent list from Pizzello highlighting the country’s top 250 cities for pizza includes five Ohio cities, and Columbus is not one of them.

According to the Pizzello list, which was published on Jan. 23, Cleveland is the best Ohio city for pizza, and the northeast Ohio municipality took the list’s 71st spot. Next was Canton at 132, Toledo at 141 and Dayton at 169. Cincinnati rounded out the list at 213.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the Northeast Ohio Agriculture Innovation Center (NEO-AIC), operated by The Ohio State University, which will operate as a “one stop shop” for all value-added agriculture producers in Northeast Ohio, including: business development support; organizational assistance including connections to financial, legal, technical, and regulatory advice; and value chain coordination services. The NEO-AIC will also bring on the nation and the region’s first Amish and Plain Community Liaison to provide technical assistance to the Amish community in Northeast Ohio. This investment was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture Innovation Center Program.

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OSU Lima and West Ohio Food Bank hold a pop-up produce stand for those in need

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LIMA, OH (WLIO) – Ohio State Lima and the West Ohio Food Bank teamed up today to spread some love.

Ohio State Lima’s campus-wide ‘We Serve’ initiative stepped up with the food bank to share some Buckeye love on Wednesday. Students, faculty, and staff worked to provide access to free, fresh produce through their “Pop-up produce” stand for anyone in need of food. The event was open to the public and donation sizes were based upon households. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Buckeyes want to give back to those who are less fortunate and spread the love to the community.

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Black History Month: 29 Black-owned Columbus businesses to support this February

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Black History Month is a little long this February thanks to a leap year.

While supporting minority-owned businesses should be a year-round effort, The Dispatch compiled a list of 29 Black-owned businesses in Columbus you can support this month (one for each day of the extended month).

We included restaurants, boutiques, a pest control company and more.

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Neighborhood favorite fried chicken spot announces new location

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A popular Grandview-area fried chicken spot is spreading its wings.

The Crispy Coop, an eatery known for its fried chicken by the piece and fried chicken sandwiches, has announced it plans to add a new location just east of Columbus. According to a social media statement post yesterday, the restaurant is coming to Reynoldsburg.

The concept plants to open a new location at 6330 Tussing Rd. in Reynoldsburg.

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Six new members were inducted into the Gary Mauller Lancaster Athletic Wall of Honor

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LANCASTER – It was a night of celebration as six new members were inducted into the Lancaster High School Gary Mauller Athletic Wall of Honor on Friday.

The induction ceremony took place last Friday before the boys varsity basketball game against Reynoldsburg.

The honorees were invited to tour the high school on the day of their induction and had an informal social gathering in the cafeteria before the game. There was also a social gathering at the Eagles Lodge after the game.

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Crispy Coop Bringing Fried Chicken to Reynoldsburg; PJ Hot Pot Opens on Sawmill Road

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Fried Chicken Joint is Coming Soon to Reynoldsburg

The Grandview-based fried chicken eatery Crispy Coop is expanding to Reynoldsburg, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. Crispy Coop, which started out in 2020 as a reimagination of Uncle Nick’s Greek Fried Chicken, serves chicken sandwiches and traditional fried chicken dinners with Southern sides. Customers can order their fried chicken not spicy, Tennessee Mild or Nashville Hot. The new location is expected to debut in early spring at 6330 Tussing Road.

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OhioHealth employee credits coworkers with saving his life

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — An OhioHealth employee is sharing his story of recovery after suffering a stroke toward the end of last year.

He was at Ground Zero 12 hours after the World Trade Center was hit on Sept. 11, 2001. He saved lives and now he’s thanking the quick actions of others who saved his own.

“I’m a retired medic, I always want, you know, I’ve treated stroke patients,” Practice Administrator for General Surgery at Doctor’s and Grant hospitals Jeffrey Hall said. “You hear these things that I actually got to experience.”

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Game Changers: How Michael Suhy and The Allison Rose Foundation are working to help food allergy families in Northeast Ohio and beyond

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CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS, Ohio — Allison Suhy’s family remembers her as a bright light with a lust for living life that was infectious. Ally, as they called her, had typical, happy childhood full of activities, friends and volunteering.

“She graduated from high school, went to Ohio University to be an early childhood education teacher. She wanted to help people while there, it was the happiest we saw her,” reflected her father, Cuyahoga Heights Fire Chief Michael Suhy.

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Students help divert thousands of pounds of food waste from landfill

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CLEVELAND — According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), food is the single most common material sent to landfills.

One way to divert food waste going into a landfill is through composting.

It’s a process students at Manchester High School, located outside of Akron, have become proficient at.

Composting is a biological process that turns organic material into a nutrient rich soil.

Charissa Soful, the biology teacher at Manchester High School, started the composting program 15 years ago.

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