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This OSU campus intersection is a reminder that Columbus remains a football city. | Photo by Kevin Payravi, Wikimedia Commons
The city of Columbus was incorporated in 1816, and now that 200+ years have passed, the city and its streets are chock-full of vibrant history.
It’s safe to say that over the years, the city has been touched by countless historical figures and happenings — many of which have shaped the names of Columbus’ buildings, parks, and streets. In this guide, we’re delving into the history of CBUS streets — specifically how they were named.
Many streets that comprise The Ohio State University’s campus are named after influential people or events.
Annie and John Glenn Avenue — named after Ohio’s own John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit earth, and his wife Annie. The Glenns were well connected to OSU.
The Undisputed Way — The intersection of Lane and High was renamed to honor the OSU football team winning the first-ever undisputed national championship.
Sells Alley — named after John Sells, who worked with surveyor John Shields to map the land of what is now Dublin. Sells allowed Shields to name the land, and he named it after his birthplace of Dublin, Ireland.
Coffman Road — named after Henry Coffman, who built and ran Coffman Inn and Grocery with his wife Margaret.
Clintonville is a north-central neighborhood in Columbus. Many Clintonville streets are named after early settlers to the area.
Brevoort Road — named after Isaac Brevoort, who settled in Clintonville in 1814 and later drowned while crossing the Olentangy River. He was the son-in-law of Thomas Bull, who helped build a Clintonville chapel that was a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Hit the link below for 10 more streets and their histories.
Shamrock Scavenger Hunt at Scioto Grove Metro Park | Wednesday, March 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Scioto Grove Metro Park, 5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City | Free | Meet at the Arrowhead Picnic Area for an activity sheet and instructions to find the missing shamrocks.
Thursday, March 16
Taylor Tomlinson | Thursday, March 16 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St., Downtown | $154 | Laugh with this comedian who has two Netflix stand-up specials.
Northern Night Lights | Friday, March 17 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Pinot’s Palette, 691 N. High St., Ste. 101, Short North | $39 | Paint a masterpiece of northern lights with instructions and supplies provided.
Saturday, March 18
Pop-a-Shot Tourney | Saturday, March 18 | 12-8 p.m. | Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, 215 N. 4th St., Columbus | Free | Have some March Madness of your own with games like pop-a-shot, ping pong, and foosball.
Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl | Saturday, March 18 | 4-10 p.m. | Bernard’s Tavern, 630 N. High St., Columbus | $9 | Wear your best green attire and enjoy exclusive drink specials at bars across the city.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
ODOT announced the ramp from I-70 west to SR 315 north will close for six months starting Saturday, March 18. Drivers can take I-70 west to Rich Street and Town Street to SR 315 north as a detour.
Columbus is the only city in the country to be hosting both men’s and women’s March Madness games for the first and second rounds. Although OSU isn’t in the men’s tournament, you can still grab tickets to see stars in action like Purdue’s 7'4" Zach Edey.
Honda announced its Marysville plant, located at 24000 Honda Pkwy., will be the first in the country to begin producing electric vehicles. Honda stated its “goal is to have battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles represent 100% of its vehicle sales by 2040.” (The Columbus Dispatch)
Sibs, Kids, and Family Day at OSU is Saturday, March 25. Staff and students can invite their loved ones to experience being a Buckeye with events like blanket making, a stadium tour, ice skating, or a jazz concert.
Budd Dairy Food Hall is hosting a three-course tasting in partnership with Wolf’s Ridge Brewing on Tuesday, March 28 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $60 and include beer and bites like fried pickle chips and milkshakes.
BrickUniverse, a fan convention for all things Legos, is coming to the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center Saturday, June 10-Sunday, June 11. Find life-sized sculptures, mosaic displays, and get crafty in the building zones. Tickets are on sale now.
Did you know that zebras are not considered exotic animals in Ohio? They can be kept as pets, and a Circleville man who owned one suffered a bite earlier this week. He’s recovering now at Grant Medical Center. (614now)
Did you know our online store Six & Main features Sourhouse, a company that creates simple tools for sourdough bakers to care for their starters? The Goldie by Sourhouse + Cooling Puck is one of the most popular items. Let’s start baking. 🍞
It’s time for biscuits with the boss. Season three of “Ted Lasso” premieres today only on Apple TV+, which means AFC Richmond is hitting the pitch and Jason Sudekis will surely have some feel-good life advice for us. Bonus: Get your first week free when you sign up to stream.
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Cut down your travel time with TSA PreCheck. | Photo via Pexels
Planning a spring getaway? Don’t forget to add TSA PreCheck enrollment to your pre-vacay to-do list.
The government program provides an expedited security lane at 200+ airports for travelers that pass a security screening — which includes a short application and a 10-minute in-person enrollment appointment — and are given a Known Traveler Number. Bonus: The screening is good for five years and costs $78.
The main benefit of enrolling? Save time when traveling. Recent data found that 96% of TSA PreCheck passengers spent less than five minutes at airport security checkpoints.