Clintonville nominated as “The Nicest Place in Ohio”

by Maddie Ogden

While it is no secret to Clintonville residents that it is a wonderful place to live, the neighborhood is now receiving state and national attention because of this. Clintonville was nominated by Larry Ziniel as one of the nicest places in Ohio and is now a finalist for the “Nicest Places in America.” 

The neighborhood started gathering attention when quarantine first started back in March. Clintonville has always been a tight-knit community, but it became even closer as people started helping each other adjust to life under COVID-19. It started with an online group for groceries.

“When one neighbor would head to the store, he or she would message others to see if anyone needed anything, limiting the number of trips,” an article in Reader’s Digest about the nomination explains.

Pretty soon, neighbors were organizing socially distant picnics and birthday celebrations. On one street in Clintonville, West Dunedin Road, resident Diane Erwin organized weekly beer deliveries to support Combustion Brewery & Taproom, a new local brewery. Other neighbors wrote birthday messages on the sidewalk and put out cake to celebrate local birthdays. 

“You get to pick your friends, but you don’t get to pick your neighbors necessarily, but somehow we have a really great neighborhood,” said Diane Ray, another resident of West Dunedin Road. 

This nomination is not the only thing that has brought national attention to Clintonville. Back in March, a video of 9-year-old Taran Tien and his sister, 6-year-old Calliope, went viral. The two kids put on a porch concert for their neighbor Helena Schlam, 78. Schlam’s grandchildren could not make it for Passover due to COVID-19, so Taran and Calliope decided to put on a show for her to give Schlam some company. 

These heartwarming stories are just a few examples of what makes Clintonville such a special place to live. It really is a tight-knit community where everybody knows everybody, and people are more than willing to help out their neighbors. It is nice to see this beloved neighborhood getting attention and this nomination is well-deserved. 

Building Your Career in Columbus Ohio

Columbus OH Convention Center

Interested in building your career in Columbus, Ohio? Good choice! The greater Columbus region includes 11 counties in Central Ohio, including over 2.1 million people and is the fastest growing metro area in the Midwest. The city of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the U.S. and the state capital.

Employment opportunities are diverse. For nearly a decade, Columbus has led the Midwest in job growth and GDP increases. The majority of employees in the region are white collar with an average age of 35.2 years and a strong Midwest work ethic.

Fifty-five college and university campuses are in the region including the Ohio State University. OSU is second among all national universities in industry-sponsored research. Fifteen Fortune 100 headquarters are located in the region, including household names such as Scotts, L-brands, JP Morgan Chase, Nationwide, and more. State employment offers many positions. Two world-recognized private research institutions are Chemical Abstracts and Battelle Memorial Institute. The world’s largest library cooperative is OCLC and is located in Dublin. Notable IT businesses include CoverMyMeds, Bold Penguin, Honda, and Saama. Columbus has been ranked as a nation hotspot for logistic companies. Major retail and insurance company headquarter also add to the mix of diverse opportunities. No single industry sector represents over 18% of area employment.

For more information to develop your personal career, visit Columbus Region or call 614-225-6063.

Are You Ready to Talk Turkey Trot?

Columbus Turkey Trot

For over 30 years, Columbus has come out to run this annual Thanksgiving race, The Columbus Turkey Trot, recognized by Runner’s World Magazine as one of America’s “Best Hometown Favorite” holiday races!

Join in on Thursday, November, 28th, 2019!

There are three events: The 5-mile race, the 2-mile walk…and the Tot Trot (a 100-yard dash) for children. EVERY participant of the 5-mile race and the 2-mile walk will receive a finisher’s medal; goody bag; chip timing; and a long-sleeved race shirt. Tiny Turkey Trotters participating in the Tot Trot receive a shirt, medal, and finish line treat! These Tiny Trot registrants may also walk or run for free with a parent who is a paid registrant for the adult events.

This fun, family-friendly race event benefits the Easter Seals’ EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM which provides hands-on, comprehensive support to help the under-five set reach their full potential, regardless of challenges, needs, or disabilities.

Love to run or walk? The Columbus Turkey Trot is the race for you!

Start times:
8:30 Tot Trot
9:00 5 Mile Race
9:10 2 Mile Walk n’ Talk

Race location: Upper Arlington

Packet pick-up: See registration website for locations!

Families: Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed AND encouraged, they simply ask that those families with strollers and wheelchairs assemble at the back of the starting group so as not to trip up single runners and walkers. Bikes, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, and skates are not allowed.

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Dublin Schools: 2018 Best School District in America Best Schools in America

Dublin Schools News

Congratulations to our neighbors with families in Dublin! It was recently announced that Dublin City Schools made the 2018 Best School Districts in America list! Niche rated Dublin Schools 5th in the U.S. and 2nd in Ohio. They are the largest school district to make the top ten! They assigned grades of A+ in Academics, Teachers, College Prep, and more.

When choosing a school or school district, it’s important to do your own research, by comparing districts you are interested in with the Ohio Department of Education’s School Report Cards, which allow you to compare Ohio districts with one another and get scores for individual schools as well. We’ve also laid out all the important information for you on our school districts page.

Want to know more about homes for sale in Dublin? Contact The Columbus Team today!

Columbus Fairs: Ohio State Fair


Ohio State Fair 2018

Everyone loves a fair, whether it’s a state fair, county fair, or community level celebration, we have a love affair with fairs! One of the best Columbus Fairs? The Ohio State Fair! We’ll see you down at the fair!

Ohio State Fair is happening right here in Columbus! People travel all over the state to come here and enjoy our terrific state fair, but we get to enjoy it in our own backyard! It’s July 25-August 5 at the Ohio Expo and Fair Center at 717 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211.  The fair has been held in this location since 1886.  Prior to that it was held in several other cities and locations within Columbus.  The very first fair was held in Columbus in 1851, where Mt Carmel Hospital is now located.

Did you know that the Ohio State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the United States?  2015 saw its highest attendance on record and it is estimated to bring about 68 million dollars into the state’s economy!

Every year, one of the biggest draws to the Ohio State Fair is the lineup of big-name musical acts. This year is no exception. Check the website for the latest information on what famous bands and solo artists are performing at the Fair.

Don’t forget to check out our world famous display of butter statuary. Life-sized or larger, these statues are kept in a temperature controlled building so every fair-goer can enjoy these amazing works of dairy art.

Ticket and ride ticket information is online.

Note: The dates and information here were correct as of publishing, but weather, funding, and other issues can cause changes. Please check the provided links before you make your plans. Thank you!

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