What's happening: According to a recent LendingTree survey, 44% of Americans say they have a side hustle in addition to full-time jobs — up 13% from 2020 — with inflation as the biggest motivating factor.
So here's a tribute, dear Ohio, to thee; A state of grace, where beauty meets reality.
- These lovely lines of poetry didn't come from any Buckeye State bard. They were written by a robot.
When Black travelers visited Columbus in the mid-20th century, the Green Book showed them places where they'd be most welcome in what was still a heavily segregated society.
- One was the Macon Hotel, where legends Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie once played in its popular jazz club.
Anxiously awaiting the fate of President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan? You're not alone.
By the numbers: Over 700,000 Ohioans have been approved for debt relief, the White House announced this week.
Many educators are navigating the raging culture war in local suburban schools without clear state guidance or laws.
Why it matters: A majority of school leaders surveyed nationwide say heated political discourse is interfering with their ability to teach, per a report released last week.
TSA says it confiscated dozens of firearms at Ohio airport security checkpoints in 2022.
Threat level: Security officials stopped 6,542 firearms at 262 airports nationwide, the most recorded in one year. The majority (88%) were loaded.
It's been 45 years since Ohio suffered its worst blizzard in history. The series of deadly storms brought extremely heavy winds, frigid temperatures and record-high snow drifts.
- Thank you to our readers who shared their memories of the Great Blizzard of 1978:
Statewide union membership grew last year compared to 2021, per new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Why it matters: The increase is further evidence of a growing labor movement involving local workers at Ohio institutions and global companies alike.
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