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Local man running coast to coast to end criminal record stigma

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Some people wish for equality, Cam Williams runs for it.

As the founder of People Objective (promotes inclusive hiring in workplaces), Workforce Development Consultant, and an advocate for a more equitable society, Williams is running from coast to coast to raise awareness about the stigma surrounding people with criminal records.

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From Los Angeles to New York, he is running an average of 45 miles per day over his 93-day adventure. Along the way, he stops in major cities to interact with people readjusting to society after incarceration and the organizations that helped facilitate.

The journey will be made into a documentary once it’s complete.

Keep an eye on the People Objective Instagram page for progress on Williams’ run.

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Bizarre Crime: Woman breaks into Franklinton home to bathe toddler

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You may think you've been part of a bizarre situation, but I guarantee it will pale in comparison to what one Franklinton mother experienced recently.

Areica Hill woke to find another woman inside her home, getting ready to give her 2-year-old son a bath.

Elizabeth Hixon, 22, was arrested and charged with burglary.

NBC4i reports Hixon claimed she entered the home to provide care to the young boy, who was outside the residence. During a phone call with NBC4i, Hixon's mother said she believes her daughter's heart was in the right place.

Hill, who had never met Hixon, hopes additional charges will be filed against her.

Hixon has posted bond.

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Dublin entertainment center forced to evacuate following shooting speculations

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Less than two weeks after it opened, Scene75 was forced to evacuate and close the facility over the weekend following a physical altercation between what they called "unruly" guests.

A fist fight broke out between two groups of people inside the entertainment facility late Saturday night. Social media posts immediately began circulating, with many speculating that there may have been a shooting.

The security team broke up the fight and decided to evacuate the visitors and close for the night.

"Not knowing the true source of their dispute or the extent of the potential harm at the time, we took the safest path we could," said Scene75 in a Facebook statement (included below).

10TV reports that no one was injured in the fight and that no arrests were made.

Scene75 reopened Sunday for normal business hours to "further demonstrate that good shall triumph," they said.

Scene75's Facebook statement went on to debunk any rumors of gun involvement, thank everyone for their patience, apologize for the scare, and ensure future visitors that continued efforts are being made to assess internal security measures.

Read the full statement from Scene75 below:

https://www.facebook.com/scene75columbus/posts/1375573179265769
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Columbus’ newest rooftop bar is now open

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UPDATE: Goodale Station officially opened on Thursday, Oct. 17. on the 12th floor of the Canopy by Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd.

The sprawling new concept features indoor and outdoor seating for up to 200 guests, and is open daily for dinner and drinks at 4:00 pm.

"Our menus are driven by the local bounty of Ohio and the Midwest to produce creative New American Cuisine,” Goodale Station Executive Chef Tripp Maudlin said in a statement. “Working with local farmers and artisans allows for the inspiration and creativity in the kitchen.”

Signature items for Goodale Station include Oysters, Pork Belly, Scallops and Ohio Wagyu New York Strip. The cocktail menu features classic and unique offerings such as "The Loose Cannon" (Rittenhouse rye whiskey, Plantation pineapple rum, banana and Elemakule Tiki Bitters) and "The Fancy Nancy" (Watershed chamomile vodka, Lillet Blanc, lemon juice, yuzu and St. Germain) and includes “Multiples” that serve 3-6 drinks per decanter.

Can't wait to experience everything this new rooftop destination has to offer? Check out this gallery to see what wonders await at Goodale Station!

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Short North's newest place to eat, stay, and play will open tomorrow. The 13-story, $50 million, 167-room Canopy by Hilton will hold its grand opening on July 30 at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd, featuring two dining options and a rooftop lounge.

Central Market House restaurant on the ground floor will act as the hotel's main food provider with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu will feature a flexitarian (semi-vegetarian) menu of local and healthy options.

A dedicated elevator will take guests to Goodale Station, which offers stunning views of Downtown Columbus, the Short North, and Goodale Park. Goodale Station will feature a Southern-inspired menu for dinner and small plates along with craft cocktails open each day at 4:00 PM.

The Central Market House is named after Central Market which served as the central economic center of Columbus from 1850 until 1966, while Goodale Station pays tribute to Dr. Lincoln Goodale, one of Columbus’ founding fathers.

Other features of the Canopy hotel include:

  • Three deluxe and flexible meeting spaces offering a total of 1,850 square feet of space
  • Transfer Lounge with lockers and private showers for guests who arrive early
  • The Retreat, for guests seeking a quiet space
  • Complimentary Canopy Bikes which guests can use to explore the Short North
  • Rooftop state of the art fitness center

The Columbus location is one of only six other Canopy hotel in the United States.

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