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State officials said Sunday Ohio now has 33 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 6 thousand hospitalizations and 1944 deaths. 

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The restrictions being put on this weekend's Arnold Sports Festival will affect the local economy.  

More visitors are coming to Columbus and choosing to stay longer, according to the latest tourism data.

Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission have released their mid-year report showing travel and tourism continued to grow during the first half of 2017.

In a recent study, marketing and research firm J.D. Power ranked Columbus as "Highest in Visitor Satisfaction in the Midwest."

Columbus' tourism bureau says 39.3 million visitors spent a day or more in the city last year, resulting in an overall economic impact of 9.7 billion dollars.

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Columbus City Council last night approved 16 million dollars in contracts to expand the arts and tourism.

Columbus city and tourism officials want to take advantage of the corporate community's outrage over Indiana's so-called "religious freedom" law.

Columbus tourism officials are marketing the city as more than a place to visit.

Representatives of the cities of Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland went to Washington DC Monday to talk with the Republican National Committee members who will choose the site for their 2016 convention.