What you missed in Columbus for Aug. 31
The Columbus Ale Trail announced that Canal Winchester’s Loose Rail Brewing would no longer be included in its program in the aftermath of a racist social media post made by one of the brewery’s owners, Kelley Lehman Doerfler. Doefler, who also owns a stake in Harvest Moon Craft Kitchen, recently posted a Facebook meme that appeared to celebrate the 17-year-old militia member who shot three Black Lives Matters protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, killing two. The Ale Trail made the announcement via Twitter on Saturday. As with every social media controversy, Facebook pages for the offending parties (namely Loose Rail and Harvest Moon) were quickly deleted.
Events in Kenosha appear to have re-sparked local actions, with protesters blocking the intersection of Broad and High streets for about 30 minutes on Sunday before dispersing on their own,according to the Dispatch.
Ohio State defensive lineman Haskell Garrett is reportedly in stable condition after being shot in the face on Sunday morning. Garrett was discovered in an apartment with a gunshot wound through both cheeks,according to the Dispatch. He was taken to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in stable condition and no further details have been released.
In international news, “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43. A statement posted to Boseman’s Twitter account on Friday said that the actor had privately battled colon cancer for four years. “He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side,” read the statement, which was met with instant and genuine shock across the spectrum.