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15 ways to get your jig on this St. Patrick’s Day

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There are two kinds of people on St. Patrick’s Day: those looking to celebrate Irish culture and those looking to cash in on those holiday drink specials. And maybe you’re both! Either way, with Columbus’ prominent Irish culture, we’ve compiled a list of 15 St. Paddy’s events for you to enjoy.

Paint & Pour | St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 13
901 Oak St, Columbus

Enjoy adult arts and crafts with a St. Paddy’s themed paint & pour. Tickets include a wine glass to paint and one to sip. This class is during the week, so you don’t have to miss out on any holiday festivities.

St. Patrick’s Day Cookies & Candles

Thursday, March 14
459 N. High St. Columbus

The Candle Lab is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day-themed cookie and candle pour. Tickets include a candle that you can customize with any of their 100+ scents. You will also have an instructed cookie decorating class, where you can showcase your skills as well as your Irish pride.

Byrne’s Pub St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party

Friday, March 15 through Monday, March 18
1248 W 3rd Ave, Columbus

Join Byrne’s Pub and (614) for an epic weekend of festive shenanigans. This is the place where Irish meet, so you know it’s legit. Pre-sale tickets are now on sale for just $10, good for Saturday or Sunday. Call (614) 486-4722 for more information and to purchase tickets.

St Patrick’s Day 2019 Outdoor Festival

Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17
6652 Riverside Drive, Dublin

Fadó Pub and Kitchen is closing down the street and making Bridge Park the ultimate Paddy’s Day destination! Live music, cocktail stations, Irish dancers, Irish food and more! There will even be a chance to win a trip to Ireland. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl

Saturday, March 16
477 Park St, Columbus

This huge pub crawl comes complete with drink specials, beer koozies, and an awesome St. Paddy’s-themed Ninja Turtles t-shirt. Check-in is at Brothers bar, with participating locations  including The Half Pint, Callahan’s,and more. Tickets for the crawl can be purchased here.

St. Patrick’s Day Show

Saturday, March 16
Three Legged Mare 401 N Front St #150, Columbus

Beginning bright and early at 6am, the Three Legged Mare will transform into your one-stop-shop for Irish fare with a brunch buffet, live entertainment, and copious amounts of beer! Details for the weekend events can be found on their Facebook page. Featured Bands include The McLans, Cyril Scott, and Discarded Mischief.

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CRC’s St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser

Saturday, March 16
CRC 2971 N High St, Columbus

You can have fun while giving back at the CRC’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser. This mini festival is held in the Lineage Brewing parking lot, where there will be live music, restaurant samples, and beer from Lineage. Tickets include admission and one free beer ticket.

St. Patrick’s Day at Park Street

Saturday, March 16
Park Street Tavern 501 Park St, Columbus

With two floors of fun, you won’t be able to escape the holiday cheer at Park Street Tavern. Complimentary Irish fare and drink specials are on the menu in addition to various music performances throughout the night. Stay tuned to their Facebook pagewhere additional specials will be released.

St. Patrick’s Day Tour

Saturday, March 16
Gay St. Columbus, 43215

Those looking for a break from traditional holiday beers will appreciate this craft cocktail tour. Running through Gay Street, you’ll experience unique cocktails, snacks, and giveaways. There will be a mixology lesson, as well as a Q&A with mixologists at each location. Tickets can be purchased through their website.

St. Patrick’s Day Party

Saturday, March 16
Ledo’s Tavern 2608 N High St, Columbus

It’s time to celebrate Saint Patrick and party your kilts off!! Festivities begin at 11 am and last until Ledo’s locks up at 2:30. Bands kick off at 4pm and $3 green beers, $5 Irish Car Bombs, and $5 Jameson all day. PLUS, some lucky folks will receive a drink or two compliments of Jameson… Learn more here.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Saturday, March 16
Fresh Thyme Westerville 6670 Sawmill Rd, Columbus

Bring the kids to this family-friendly celebration with face painting, arts and crafts, and live music. Sample traditional Irish fare and enter for a chance to win a March Game Thyme gift basket.

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Bash

Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17
Tommy O’Bryan’s Pub 8270 Sancus Blvd, Westerville

Find out how a bagpipe can fit in at a bar during Tommy O’bryan’s St. Paddy’s day bash. There will be live music, drink specials, and dancers to keep you entertained throughout the weekend. And of course, there will be green beer.

St. Patrick’s Day Bash

Saturday, March 16
Tequila Cowboy 1069 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus

Get an early start at Tequila Cowboy, with doors opening at 11am. There will be festive green beer, corned beef reubens, and live music from The Hubie Ashcraft band. There’s also a pot of gold contest for those feeling lucky!

St Pitties Day!

Sunday, March 17
Land-Grant Brewing 424 W Town St, Columbus

Join us on St Patrick’s day, Sunday March 17th, for a few beers for a good cause! Land-Grant Brewing will be donating a portion of sales from 12p – 3p to the Columbus Pittie Committee. Weather permitting, they’ll be an adoptable dog or two as well as a couple of raffles. Learn more here.

Platform’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Sunday, March 17
Platform Brewing 408 N 6th St, Columbus

Join Platform in their taproom at 10am to get the day started early! They’ll have their famous Shamrock Shakedown (Milkshake IPA brewed with fresh lime peel, vanilla, lactose, and oats—6.3% 40 IBU) along with Irish Coffee, Car Bombs made with our Bent Arrow Dry Irish Stout, and plenty more St. Patrick’s Day inspired cocktails! Learn more here.

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No foolin’: your 614NOW April Horoscope

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Being April 1, you’re bound to come across some deliberately misleading info on the internet today. That’s simply not the case for your monthly Horoscope, care of Amber “best comedian in Columbus” Falter. Join Amber as she divines the wisdom of the stars (or some shit) for another month, and be sure to catch her at the The Growlin Gremlin’ comedy showcase TOMORROW, April 2 at 7:30pm at the Daily Growler.

Aries (March 21 – April 20)

Trust your gut this month and SPIT IT or QUIT IT! The solar eclipse in early April will bring you lots of room for opportunez. Its a real ‘will-they’ or ‘won’t-they’ of whether or not you’ll f*ck your future self over, so take your time! Should you keep producing Garage Band folk albums in your brother’s garage or move onto something bigger like selling knives?

Taurus (April 21 – May 21)

Breakfast at Epiphany’s! You will realize your fear of listening to voicemails is irrational and this month will be FREEING! Go through your phone and laugh and laugh at the robots and real people that are mad that you may or may not owe money to. They will never catch you and you can’t afford to let them. Your college debt has become your most reliable friend – and you deserve friendship!

Gemini (May 22 – June 21)

Get ready to shop for cream. Pluto’s Seasonal Affective Disorder is wrapping up, which means there is a possibility of a new and exciting allergy coming to haunt you forever. By summer, you’ll either be coping with your new forever rash or struggling to run the pie stand you inherited from that cousin you never met. No matter what happens, you’re going to need cream.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

Winner, winner, Moon wants you to be King Corn. Don’t let the moon pressure you into anything you don’t want to do – YOUR husk, YOUR choice! Be sure to do your research on what it takes to be King of the Crops. Even though outside pressures will demand that you are knee-high by the Fourth of July, explore all other options and follow your corn gut.

Leo (July 23 – Aug 21)

My, my, you’ve been a difficult sea monster! We know March was being rude to you, but look at you now! You have eight lengthy tentacles and a school of fish to boss around. Moving forward, you need to be more forgiving when mermaids steal your precious rocks. Free yourself from material possessions this month. Seriously, those are just rocks.

Virgo (Aug 22 -Sept 23)

I ain’t sayin’ you’re a grave-digger, but you sure know how to use a shovel! Dig deeper than you ever have this month and you’ll be sure to find something very special underneath it all. Your decision to keep what you find in a jar or as a pet could have a large impact on your relationship with your partner. They won’t like it and they don’t want it to replace them.

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Libra (Sept 24 – Oct 23)

Prepare for handful of great losses this April. Sure, you’re going to lose your hairstylist to a salon you can’t afford, but you’ll also lose your baggage at the airport before an important meeting with your mean boss. This incident will actually lead you to get fired and then the ball is in your court until June 3rd, when everything will somehow get MUCH worse. Have fun while you can!

Scorpio (Oct 24 – Nov 22)

A very merry Scorpio to you! Your fate and success are on the line this month but its a thick line and odds are nothing bad will happen! Great dangers like a debt collector or an asteroid will come at you but you will know exactly what to do (hint:  Marry Bruce Willis, quick!). This phase of your nothing-can-kill-me will be a fun time to get adventurous and do scary stuff – like meet new friends!

Sagittarius (Nov 23 – Dec 22)

Someone you love owes you a lunch. Be patient with them but send a few texts to remind them that you are hungry! The debt will be repaid, but once your hungry hole is finally filled with friend-lunch, you will get a minor toe injury. After the initial shock, you will remember that karma is just trying to remind you to be a good roomie and refill the Brita pitcher. Please, we are so thirsty.

Capricorn (Dec 23 – Jan 20)

Stop feeling sorry for yourself and start feeling sorry for your car. All winter you have really neglected the floor trash and the smell is beginning to ripen. This new moon phase will inspire you to call your mom to see if she has any Moo Moo Car Wash Coupons scattered about, and boy does she! Take your mobile pigpen for a cleanse and start a new hate-layer of 2019 depression garbage!

Aquarius (Jan 21 – Feb 19)

Uranus is in planetary jail this month as you need to control your urges to join clubs or the law will get involved. You hate running and you shouldn’t do it just because that tall glass of water from book club was born with the legs of a gazelle. There will be a point where you realize that the money club you are in is actually just a gambling problem. Go all in, baby.

Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)

Ew! Someone needs a new profile picture! Neptune is begging you to go that dance party this month. Even though you don’t want to be there and you hate the music, there is a photographer documenting everyone getting sloppy drunk. By the end of the month someone will tag you in a pic that will become your new profile picture that could be your last.

Illustrations by Ryan Caskey.

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Proposed bill would end daylight saving time changes

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Thanks in part to some unofficial polling on social media, The Ohio Senate is considering a proposal to make daylight saving time permanent.

The “Ohio Sunshine Protection Act” was proposed by state senator Kristina Roegner after she asked her friends on Facebook if Ohio should stop taking part in daylight saving time changes:

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Apparently, the result was a resounding “yes.” In response, Roegner announced her proposed bill in a second post on Facebook:

Roegner’s bill will get its first hearing in the State legislature on Wednesday, April 3.

Should Ohio join other states in opting out of the time change? Give us your thoughts in the comments.

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Should you need a permit for concealed carry? New bill says no

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Earlier this week, Ohio State made the decision to allow concealed carry permit holders to store guns in locked cars on campus. If a new bill proposed by Ohio house Republicans passes, the need for a permit in the state of Ohio could disappear altogether.

House bill 174, called the “constitutional carry bill,” would permit anyone age 21 or over to carry a concealed firearm – no permit required. Restrictions such as felony convictions that disqualify a person from owning weapons would still apply.

The bill was introduced Wednesday by Republican representatives Ron Hood of Ashville and Tom Brinkman of Cincinnati, gaining support from 27 co-sponsors – all House Republicans. The proposed legislation is also supported by Governor Mike Dewine.

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Under the current law, Ohioans who wish to carry a concealed weapon must obtain a permit from a sheriff, pass a criminal background check, and complete eight hours of firearms training under a certified instructor.

The proposed legislation would allow Ohioans to conceal and carry handguns, as well as rifles and shotguns. The bill also would repeal a current requirement that concealed-carry owners notify police officers they are carrying a gun when stopped.

What are your thoughts on this proposed legislation? Please let us know in the comments.

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