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Mitch Hooper

Senior City Editor

Mitch is based in Columbus, OH and has won multiple Associated Press awards for his writing. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Ohio State University, and is always down for a cup of coffee.

Make the most of summer in Columbus, OH by trying these seasonal events, outdoor shows, and local parks from May-August.
The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium in Ohio announced that Sue, a female adult gorilla, is expecting a new baby gorilla sometime in the future.
The Columbus Metropolitan Library in Ohio has four builds currently underway with deadlines in 2025.
Curious what AI has to say about Chattanooga? Here are a few questions and answers about our city with an online artificial intelligence program.
The North Star Master Plan is Franklin Park Conservatory’s 25 year plan for making the park more immersive and plant-focused for visitors.
Find a variety of local businesses hosting outdoor movie screenings in Columbus, OH, ranging from free films to ticketed events.
Whether you’re staying fit or meeting new folks, these locally operated running clubs in Columbus, Ohio offer meet-ups, community, and health-focused fun.
Take a look at various tourism and travel data about Columbus, Ohio on National Tourism Day, which is on Tuesday, May 6.
A.J. Croce is a talented musician, songwriter, and singer who will be touring the US this year, including a stop in Columbus, Ohio.
Take a look at the best answers from locals to questions from out-of-towners about living, exploring, and visiting Columbus, Ohio.
From construction announcements to groundbreaking ceremonies, this guide is a complete look at development in Columbus, Ohio in 2024.
The Columbus Book Festival brings in 200+ local and national authors, including a lineup of five featured authors with one from CBUS.
Butcher & Rose, a new restaurant from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, will open in July 2024 in Columbus, Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio often experiences extreme weather during spring — but what do record breaking springs look like?
The Franklin County Dog Shelter reported they are at full capacity, and they need help from the community to find forever homes for dogs and puppies.
The 2024 WNBA Draft was full of excitement for Ohio State fans after two former Buckeyes were drafted in the first two rounds.
Bumble’s Backyard aims to be Columbus’ first-ever dog park and bar, but it needs some financial help from the community so they can begin the build.
Keep your calendar full with these music festivals, art and culture festivals, and food festivals in Columbus, Ohio from May through August.
KEMBA! Live in Columbus, Ohio will be rocking on Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Sunday, Aug. 18 after its latest concert announcements.
Read up on three different highway construction projects in Columbus, OH that could impact your daily commute.
NightLight 614, the popular outdoor movie screening in Columbus, OH, will return to the city in 2024 with blockbuster films, craft beer, and food trucks.
Columbus and most of central Ohio experienced nearly four minutes of darkness during the 2024 total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024.
National Pickleball Month runs all throughout April, and these local gyms and outdoor parks are ready for pickleballers.
Columbus is home to many parks, some of which have hiking options, paved walking paths, and nature trails to explore. Check out these 24 hiking trails catered to all skill levels for outdoor adventures.
The Ohio State Fair continues to announce new concerts, comedians, and kid-friendly acts from now until Tuesday, April 16.
When Columbus, Ohio faces severe weather, use this guide to keep you connected to local organizations, resources, and agencies.
“What is Real?” is a new and free art gallery exhibition from the Ohio Representation Art Collective at CCAD in Columbus, Ohio.
Land-Grant Brewing Company, located in Columbus, OH, announced the opening of “The Extension,” a new 1,000-sqft bar designed for creative and innovative beers.
Take a look at these local events, shows, performances and sports games happening in Columbus, Ohio throughout April 2024.
John Glenn International Airport, located in Columbus, OH, reported it broke two historic records that are both related to passenger travel.