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3 weekday food and drink specials in Central Ohio

Four cocktails at 101 Beer Kitchen
Photo courtesy of 101 Beer Kitchen Columbus

Going out is fun, but who doesn't like a deal?

  • Here are a few food and drink specials in Central Ohio you can take advantage of during the week.

Tips to detect "stealth Omicron," COVID's latest wave

Data: New York Times; Cartogram: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

👋 Alissa here. While I'd much rather offer you a happy Axios retreat recap or a tasty food review, today I'm here with a plea — please take COVID-19's Omicron subvariants seriously.

Driving the news: My D.C. retreat experience was over before it began, after daily on-site testing provided by Axios detected I had the virus shortly after arriving.

Tyler Buchanan
14 hours ago - News

Columbus police may be forced to wear name IDs

Police in riot gear patrol a Columbus protest in 2020.
Protesters confront police officers standing in the middle of the street in 2020 during the protest against the murder of George Floyd. Photo: Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

A proposed change to city law would require Columbus police officers to publicly display their name tags and badge numbers while on duty.

What to do in Columbus this weekend

A smile emoji with sunglasses
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

🔥 Get new ink at the Hell City Tattoo Festival at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, featuring seminars, live music, an art gallery and more.

  • 12-11pm Friday ($25), Saturday ($30), 12-8pm Sunday ($25). $75 weekend pass.

Formula flexibility coming for Ohio parents on WIC

Data: Datasembly; Chart: Baidi Wang/Axios

Ohio's low-income families could soon feel a bit of relief amid a frightening nationwide shortage of baby formula.

Driving the news: The Ohio Department of Health requested federal waivers this week to grant formula-buying flexibility for participants of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

Tyler Buchanan
May 19, 2022 - Sports

Unearthing cardboard gold and junk

Four baseball cards in a square.
Four former MLB stars with a shared connection. Photo: Tyler Buchanan/Axios

These four baseball cards share something in common. Can you guess it?

  • I found them among thousands of other baseball, football, basketball and Pokemon trading cards unearthed during a recent attempt at spring cleaning.

Weekend temperatures could set records in Columbus

Data: Midwestern Regional Climate Center; Chart: Thomas Oide/Axios

It's not just you — May has been a scorcher.

  • And it's going to get even hotter.
Tyler Buchanan
May 18, 2022 - Sports

Street hockey rink coming to Whitehall

A street hockey rink in a municipal park.
A rendering of the new street hockey rink being built in Whitehall. Courtesy of the City of Whitehall

Kids in Whitehall will soon have the chance to lace up and play free hockey.

  • Street hockey, that is.