Apr 24, 2024 - News

Nutshells: Your local news roundup

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⚽ The Crew hosts CF Monterrey at 8:15pm tonight in the Concacaf Champions Cup semifinals. (Crew)

📕 The new Reynoldsburg library branch at 1402 Brice Road opens today following an afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Columbus Metropolitan Library)

📱 Lawmakers propose banning cell phones in Ohio classrooms and requiring instruction to grades 6-12 on the "negative effects of social media on mental health." (Ohio Capital Journal)

ğŸŽ‰ A new street festival series, UnderCurrent, will take place under the "Current" sculpture at High and Gay streets, starting with an event May 17. (Downtown Columbus)

📚 The nonprofit Columbus Education Justice Coalition urges against closing local school buildings in favor of a "community school" model that offers students and families comprehensive public services. (Matter News)

💬 Quote du jour

"Why is the conversation about closing schools rather than transforming them?"
— Stuart McIntyre, Coalition steering committee member.
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