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Civic and Community Life in Columbus, Ohio and Central Ohio

The Central Ohio community is a tossed salad mix of races, religions, cultures, gays, straights, different ages, rural and urban. Even the government is mixed -- City, State and County. Each group adds to Columbus' rich civic and social life. Here you'll find everything from "Where do I vote?" to "How can I volunteer?," and "When is Beggar's Night?" (2009 Beggar's Night is Thursday, October 29.)
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Employment Centers in Columbus
Columbus is incredibly resilient when it comes to economic shake-ups. If they happen to reach the city, it bounces back fairly quickly. Whether you are entering the workforce for the first time or interested in new opportunities, this list will help you find the services you need.

2013 Great Ohioans Chosen
The 2013 honorees were presented by the Capitol Square Foundation and unanimously approved by the full membership of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board earlier today. The three honorees were selected from nominations submitted by individuals and organizations throughout Ohio.

Ohio Statehouse Celebrates Women’s History Month
The Ohio Statehouse will celebrate Women’s History Month, March 1 – 31, 2013, with tours of the Ladies’ Gallery and a special exhibit on Mrs. Warren G. Harding.

American Idol Winner Sparks and Hannah Montana Star Musso at New Albany Classic
The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day is a day-long family event hosted by Abigail Wexner at the Wexner. It features carnival rides, kid activities and one of the nation's premier horse competitions. And 100 percent of the proceeds go to charity.

Planning for Today and Tomorrow
The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) Report on Sustainable Practices urges Ohioans to buy locally, use mass transit, bike, walk, and plan for environmentally responsible buildings and development.

All about Voting in Columbus and Central Ohio
You can register to vote, request an absentee ballot, volunteer to works the polls and find out where you're supposed to vote.

Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence
Founded in 1998 by Abigail Wexner, the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence works with the legal system, faith communities, businesses, public education systems, victim services and health care professionals to prevent and/or intervene in situations of familiy violence.

League of Women Voters in Ohio
The League provide non-partisan voter information before each election, mentors civic leaders, promotes election reform, and isn't just for women anymore.

Columbus Metropolitan Area Church Council
Since 1934, the Columbus Metropolitan Area Church Council has embraced all major Christian denominations and many interfaith partners to work cooperatively on central Ohio social issues like education, poverty, hunger, employment, justice and peace.

A Guide to Gay Columbus

Stonewall Union
Central Ohio's GLBT community center.

Leadership Columbus
The people who are accepted into this highly competitive program spend ten months learning about Columbus history, issues, communities within the community and what it takes to make a difference.

Leadership Worthington
The people who are accepted into this highly competitive program spend ten months learning about Worthington history, Central Ohio issues, the suprising diversity within Worthington and how they can make a difference.

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