Joe Motil
24 March 2020

In the opinion of our highly respected City Auditor Megan Kilgore regarding the impact COVID-19 will have on Columbus’s economy, Ms. Kilgore states, “The likely scenarios are not good and will require federal, state, and local...

Julie Whitney Scott
04 March 2020

Julie Whitney Scott – Free Presscolumnist, radio producer, actor and theater festival director – was honored with the Harold Award at the 20th Annual Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable Theater Awards Celebration show on February...

Tierna fencing
24 February 2020

The last time the Freep wrote about Reynoldsburg’s Tierna Oxenreider, in 2017, the then 12-year-old was being hailed as one of the world’s best fencers in her age group. That summer she won the US Junior Championship for those...

Black woman being arrested
03 February 2020

Martin Luther King Jr: “Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.”

January should have been a month to celebrate new beginnings and Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy....

Esther Flores passionately talking into a mic
31 December 2019

Esther Flores is a fighter. She champions for the rights and dignity of all people and she fights against bigotry and prejudice. You want Esther on your side.

A Registered Nurse, Esther has created and developed a program, One...

Margie Daffey in a bright pink outfit
06 December 2019

Our dear friend, Margie Daffey has passed on.

Margie Daffey showed up on our doorstep when we asked for people to join us for the Voting Rights March the Rev. Jesse Jackson held in Atlanta in August 2005. It was the beginning of...


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