You can stop refreshing those primary election trackers because it’s time to take a look at the candidates that will be on the November ballot.
To recap: This year we will cast votes to elect a governor + state representatives, plus there’s a local levy also on the ballot. We’re here to share the results (candidates written in alphabetical order) so say hello to…
🗳 Jessica Barwell + Julie Lynch, Judge, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
After defeating Michael J. Boyle by a final count of 52.4% to 47.6%, current Judge Julie Lynch, a Democrat, is now set to face Jessica Barwell, a Republican, in the November election for a seat on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas bench as judge. Jessica was unopposed in her primary election race.
🗳 Mike DeWine + Nan Whaley, Governor
Current Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, looks to defend his seat against Nan Whaley, a Democrat and former Mayor of Dayton, after the two candidates were able to secure enough votes in the primary election last week. While Mike defeated a handful of candidates by obtaining 48.1% of votes, Nan received 65%of votes to move forward against John Cranley.
🗳 Tim Ryan + J.D. Vance, US Senate
In a primary election where both parties saw multiple candidates run for the seat, we will see current Representative Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Cleveland, in a race against author J.D. Vance, a Republican. Tim received 69.7% of votes and J.D. earned 32.2% of votes.
Additionally, Whitehall’s police levy, which would provide the city with six new officers + an office expansion, passed the primary and will be on the November ballot.
Disclosure | Tues., May 10 | 6-8 p.m. | KEMBA Live!,405 Neil Ave. | $52+ | EDM band Disclosure brings its Grammy nominated songs like “Energy” to CBUS. 🎶
Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference | Wed., May 11 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. | $35 | Listen to college educators, biologists, and environmentalists talk about recent discoveries in local wildlife. 🦝
Springtime Mixology | Wed., May 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Taft’s Brewporium Columbus, 440 W. Broad St. | $60 | Join one of Taft’s bartenders in this cocktail class where visitors will make two cocktails + share an appetizer. 🍸
Block Party 2: Electric Boogaloo | Fri., May 13 | 7-11 p.m. | District West, 145 N. Fifth St. | $15+ | Join Anisa Love, Virginia West, and others for an energetic night of line dancing + BBQ.
Ben Rector | Fri., May 13 | 6-8 p.m. | KEMBA Live!, 405 Neil Ave. | $39+ | Listen to old and new music from the pop-soul singer on his “The Joy of Music” tour. 🎹
Earthgang | Sat., May 14 | 7 p.m. | KEMBA Live!, 405 Neil Ave. | $33+ | Hip-hop + rap duo Earthgang is joined by openers Mike Dimes and Pigeons & Planes. 🎶
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, a deep dish pizza chain based in Chicago, could be opening its first Columbus location sometime in December this year. According to a LinkedIn post from the company, they are currently hiring for a Columbus location, however, there’s no firm address yet. 🍕 (614now)
The Columbus City Council’s Charter Review Commission meets today at 5 p.m. for a public comment session on final documents that will be voted on in July. Topics to be discussed at the meeting include flexibility on virtual meetings + acting mayor if the mayor were to be out.
The recent renovations to the Fifth Third Center building on Capitol Square are nearing completion as the building owner looks to boost its occupancy rate. The new features inside the building include upgrades to the fitness center, renovated storefronts, and an outdoor patio on the 22nd floor. 🏗 (Columbus Business First)
CAPA’sSummer Movie Series inside the Ohio Theatre is back on Thurs., June 16 + kicks off with The Birdcage, a 1996 film starring Robin Williams. While individual tickets go on sale Wed., June 1, season-passes are available now. 🎥
Festival Latino returns to Genoa Park on Sat., Aug 13-Sun., Aug. 14 to celebrate the local Latinx culture, community, and history. More details are expected to come about food trucks, music acts, and vendors that will be at the free to attend festival.
The Mid-Ohio Food Collective, a local nonprofit that fights hunger, opened the Mid-Ohio Market on Norton Road. This free food market offers fresh produce, groceries, and other healthy food options to the nearby community. 🥦
The Columbus City Health Departmentwill be closed on Wed., May 11 for a staff wellness training day. All services will not be available + alternative options for healthcare can be found on their website.
Tracey Deagle, a former Dublin City School teacher, will beGahanna-Jefferson Public School’s next superintendent starting in August. In the meantime Tracey will serve as a part-time consultant with the school to get familiar with the staff + district. (The Columbus Dispatch)
12,439. That’s how many students from The Ohio State University graduated on Sunday. This includes the record-breaking700 students from the College of Nursing as well as 9,229 students who earned their bachelor’s degrees. 🎓
The results are in — and according to this interactive map from Pudding via TripAdvisor data, many spots in Columbus have a perfect rating when rated by locals. These popular places include theJazz Arts Group, the Short North Stage, and the Lincoln Theatre. 📍
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Did you know the first two weeks of May are the best time for morel foraging in Ohio? Not only are these funky looking mushrooms somewhat of a challenge to find, they also require an adventure as the closest spot to find them in nature is about two hours away.
Editor’s Pick: Remember that video game pop-up market I was going to check out a few weeks ago? It was postponed to this weekend + that’s where I’ll be this Saturday so say a few words for my bank account. 👾
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