Connect with us

News

2 local libraries to close later this month

Regina Fox

Published

on

To better serve the community, the Columbus Metropolitan Library will close two of its branches later this month for renovations.

Franklinton and Livingston libraries will close at 6pm on Saturday, Oct. 26 for approximately one month while both buildings undergo updates.

Customers will still be able to return items using the outdoor Returns at both branches.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

Beginning Monday, October 28, the Franklinton Branch Homework Help Center will move temporarily into the cafeteria of nearby Avondale Elementary School at 141 Hawkes Ave. It will be open to K-12 students Monday-Thursday from 4pm- 7pm and Friday from 4pm- 6pm.

Columbus Metro Libraries will announce reopening dates once they are finalized.

Customers are encouraged to visit nearby CML locations for programs and services during the renovations.

When I'm not weaving a beautiful tapestry of words, I'm likely digging through jewels and vinyls at an antique shop near you.

Continue Reading
Comments

News

Teens hijack hearse with casket in back, take joy ride in west Columbus

614now Staff

Published

on

Teenagers hijacked a hearse that contained a deceased person in a casket, and took it for a joy ride in west Columbus.

The vehicle was left running outside the Jerry Spears Funeral Home at 2693 W Broad St. when the teens jumped in.

According to ABC6, the person driving the hearse struck another vehicle on West Broad St., then drove to a nearby school parking lot to do donuts.

The teens fled the scene after they hit a utility pole. Police said they have made no arrests in the case.

Bob Spears, owner of the funeral home, vowed to pay for the damages to the vehicle struck by the hearse. He told ABC6 that the body in the hearse was scheduled for cremation. The casket is currently in the shop for repairs.

Spears added that the is appalled by the disrespect shown by the suspects.

Continue Reading

News

Alligator removed from Central Ohio basement

614now Staff

Published

on

Central Ohio basement issues can usually be chalked up to standing water, mold, or the occasional vermin. But recently, authorities responded to a much different problem.

Madison Township Police received a call reporting an alligator detained in the basement of a Groveport home.

Ohio Department of Agriculture confirmed that the homeowner did not possess a valid exotic animal permit, reports 10TV.

The 25-year-old alligator was removed from the home, and will be sent to an animal sanctuary in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Continue Reading

Food & Drink

2 Columbus chefs in the running for top culinary award

614now Staff

Published

on

For the first time in eight years, Columbus chefs will vie for coveted honors from the James Beard Foundation according to Columbus Monthly.

Celebrating its 30th year in 2020, the James Beard Award is considered one of the culinary field's highest honors. Ray Rays Hog Pit owner James Anderson has been named as a semifinalist for the honor of "Best Chef: Great Lakes," while Spencer Budros, co-owner of Pistacia Vera, was nominated for Outstanding Baker.

The last time Columbus chefs were considered for an award from the foundation was 2012, when chefs Richard Blondin and Kent Rigsby were named semifinalists.

Finalists for the awards will be announced on March 25.

Continue Reading

No mo’ FOMO

Missing out sucks. That's why our daily email is so important. You'll be up-to-date on the latest happenings and things to do in Cbus + be the first to snag our daily giveaways

Shop Now!

The Magazines

X