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Columbus, Ohio, Is Not Observing Columbus Day This Year

Columbus had not previously observed Veterans Day as a city holiday. But putting its namesake's holiday on the back burner, it can change that.
Columbus announced last week that it won't be closing for business, saying it prefers to emphasize Veterans Day instead. Here, a statue of Christopher Columbus is seen in a file photo, standing outside the Columbus City Hall. Source: Joe Sohm/Visions of America

Columbus, Ohio, is open for business on Columbus Day, as the city is not observing the day that honors its controversial namesake. The move will let it do more to observe Veterans Day, the city says.

Ohio's capital city announced the move late last week, issuing to note that its offices are open on Monday, and that trash collection and parking laws will

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