Category Archives: Resources

Resources to maximize your community enjoyment and to assist your active citizenship.

Columbus Metro Bike Map (MORPC)

Have a bike, but don’t know where to go? The Columbus Metro Bike Map gives you a color-coded view of the user-friendliness of on-road bike facilities in the core of Central Ohio. The printed map also features safety tips, a one-sided view of the regional map, and a larger inset of the downtown/Ohio State University area.

How to Receive a Bike Map
The fifth edition of the Columbus Metro Bike Map is available online as a pdf and as an interactive map, at local bike shops, and public libraries. Fill out the form below to request a printed copy. A MORPC team member will respond as soon as possible. You can also email bikemaps [at] morpc [dot] org, or call 614-228-2663.

Limit one per person. Organizations and special event requests for more than one map will be reviewed.

Bike Map Request Form, PDF, or Interactive Map, may be found here:
Columbus Metro Bike Map

Pipeline which crosses Forest Park

Perhaps you have received a mailing from Marathon Oil Co. regarding the pipeline which crosses Forest Park.


The pipeline crosses Cleveland Avenue and runs west between Minerva Park Place and Rolling Rock Drive, continues between Blackoak Avenue and Maplewood Drive, jogs south just east of Northtowne Boulevard, then resumes going west along the north side of Northcliff Drive until it crosses Tamarack Boulevard. It then jogs south a bit before resuming a westerly path just south of Riverbirch Drive and Penworth Drive. After crossing Karl Road the pipeline runs west along the south edge of Woodward Park (N. of Fahlander Dr N) until it crosses interstate 71. You can zoom in on a map at:


Safety Information:

Use your sense of sight, sound and smell to identify a potential pipeline leak.
Signs of a potential pipeline leak include:

  • A pool of liquid on the ground
  • A rainbow sheen on water
  • Dead or discolored vegetation
  • Continuous bubbling in water
  • Dirt or water being blown into the air
  • A dense white cloud or fog
  • An unusual hissing or roaring noise
  • An unusual odor such as gasoline, oil, sulfur or a rotten egg smell
  • Energy products transported in pipelines can be odorless. Use your sense of sight and sound as well as smell to identify a potential leak.

If you suspect a pipeline leak:

  • Leave the area immediately in an upwind direction and warn others to stay away
  • If you are near a school, hospital or large business, evacuate individuals from the area immediately as outlined in your emergency response plan
  • Do not light a match, start an engine, use a cell phone or turn on/off any electrical appliances
  • Once you are a safe distance away from the potential leak, use a telephone or cell phone to call 911 and Marathon Pipe Line LLC at 1-800-537-6644
  • Do not drive into an area where you suspect a leak, and do not touch or operate pipeline valves

Here are links to more information:

811 Ohio Pipeline Info
U.S. D.O.T. Pipeline Info
Marathon Additional Resources

Great Green Purge – One Stop Drop for Hard to Recycle Items – Saturday June 28 2014

The Great Green Purge
A One Stop Drop for Hard to Recycle Items

Big Green Head is always helping folks find responsible ways to get rid of “stuff” they no longer want or need. The Great Green Purge is a one-day answer to the question…”what do I do with this stuff?”

With cooperation from SWACO, The City of Columbus, The Ohio History Center, Natural Awakenings of Central Ohio and volunteers from Capitol Square Rotary Club and the Green Shanny Foundation; The Great Green Purge provides Central Ohioans the opportunity to conveniently and responsibly dispose of their unwanted “stuff” while educating the public and providing local resources for recycling throughout the year.

Habitat for Humanity, Mid Ohio – REMODELING MATERIALS
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio – FURNITURE
Goodwill Columbus – CLOTHING & GOODS
Franklinton Cycle Works – BICYCLES & ACCESSORIES
*click on the links above for each vendor’s “accepted items” list.

$20 disposal fee for tube tvs – Special handling is required as they contain several pounds of dangerous materials. Thank you for keeping them out of our landfill!
CRT Monitors – first 2 are free then $5 each.

Military Veterans Resource Center To Host Veterans Career Workshop Tuesday, June 24 2014

Military Veterans Resource Center To Host Veterans Career Workshop

COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 2, 2014)–Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) invites all veterans looking for a new career to attend our free Veterans Career Workshop on Tuesday, June 24. This career workshop will take place at MVRC Headquarters, located at 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Ste. 350. It will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

Veterans interested in attending the Veterans Career Workshop must pre-register by contacting career specialist Velecia Luckette at 614-636-4622, or velecia.luckette [at] milvetsrc [dot] org. The workshop is limited to 12 participants. Interested veterans should call today to be sure of a seat.

This personalized, interactive workshop is designed to improve veterans’ job search skills and help them become more competitive job candidates. MVRC career specialists will work with veterans one-on-one and will provide individual career assessments, teach cover letter and resume writing, and conduct mock interviews. If veterans have a resume, they should bring it, as they will spend time revising their current resume or writing a new one.

Military Veterans Resource Center is a non-profit organization that provides personalized career services to veterans who served honorably. MVRC works with veterans one-on-one to identify the obstacles preventing them from gaining employment and helps them access the resources to overcome those obstacles. MVRC is based in Columbus, Ohio and operates seven centers throughout the state of Ohio. For additional information, please visit

Feel free to contact me with any questions.


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Abby Reynolds
Public Relations Specialist
1395 E. Dublin Granville Rd, Ste #350
Columbus, OH 43229
614-230-0662 x 103
614-504-4357 direct line

Military Veterans Resource Center – free income tax filing assistance – Saturday, March 29


Columbus, OH (March 24, 2014) –On Saturday, March 29, Military Veteran Resource Center (MVRC) will provide free income tax filing assistance for military veterans.

MVRC, in partnership with the Ohio Benefit Bank, offers free electronic filing for federal, state and school district taxes. In addition, the program can help veterans apply for student financial aid, veteran’s education benefits, nutrition and childcare assistance, health coverage and more.

The Columbus headquarters are located at 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Rd, Suite 350. The Veterans Tax Day will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Veterans should schedule an appointment by calling 614-230-0662. They then will receive an informational package to help them prepare for the filing process.

Those who do not bring necessary documentation will not be able to file. Veterans will need to bring a photo ID, their DD-214 (or other evidence of military service) and their income tax records. A full list of required documents is available at

Military Veteran Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides personalized career services for veterans who served honorably. For more information: 614-230-0662

The Ohio Benefit Bank is a program of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. In addition to tax assistance, through the Ohio Benefit Bank, Ohio families can access food, healthcare, childcare and home energy assistance. For more information: 1-800-648-1176.

Ashley Brewster
Military Veterans Resource Center
ashley.brewster [at] milvetsrc [dot] org

City of Columbus yard waste and recycling changes included in Calendar

The Columbus Refuse Collection web site notes changes in the schedule for yard waste and recycling beginning in March 2014.

These changes have now been announced, and they have been incorporated into our F.P.C.A. Calendar. When in doubt, check the Calendar for the proper dates for trash, recycling, and yard waste pickup in Forest Park.