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Opinion: Some Neighbors Remain Opposed to White Castle Development

Joyce Martin Joyce Martin Opinion: Some Neighbors Remain Opposed to White Castle Development

The Ingram family, owners of White Castle System Inc., have, partnered with the City of Columbus and Borror Properties to build a six-to-eight-story mixed-use development at Second Avenue and High Street in the Short North. The development would provide an attractive modern exterior for the area. However, the addition of such a large structure would also […]

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Opinion: The False Choices of Preservation

Josh Lapp Josh Lapp Opinion: The False Choices of Preservation

When we hear of development in Columbus we are often presented with a choice: no development or no preservation. These stark alternatives are difficult for those who wish to see continued growth, development, and retention of character in the central city. The choice though is false. There is a middle ground that is possible in […]

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How To Avoid Financial Indigestion During The Holidays

Layden Hale Layden Hale How To Avoid Financial Indigestion During The Holidays

Remember the old “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” Alka-Seltzer commercial? Well, too often holiday spending can produce the same type pain as the overeating man in the classic antacid advertisement. January credit card nausea does not have to happen, though. Or if it does, it can be minimized when, surprisingly, consumers follow […]

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Opinion: A Plea For Refugees

Brian Anthony Kirby Brian Anthony Kirby Opinion: A Plea For Refugees

When I think of refugees, I think of all the wonderful people I have met over the span of my 16 year career and how they have touched my heart as I have known them and shared in their lives. These are people. These are human beings who deserve the dignity afforded to all of […]

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Opinion: The Short North’s Loss is the Rest of the City’s Gain

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: The Short North’s Loss is the Rest of the City’s Gain

When we broke the sad news of the closure of Rigsby’s Kitchen two weekends ago, we knew that the public response would include a mixture of shock, despair, and anger. Fans of the iconic Short North restaurant were rightfully upset to hear that the business had closed its doors for good. Some even went as […]

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Opinion: Let’s Give Every Community a Voice in Columbus

 Will Petrik Opinion: Let’s Give Every Community a Voice in Columbus

There is a cloud of corruption lingering over Columbus. It’s time to take concrete steps to clean up our city and put power back in the hands of everyday people. It is clear that democracy is broken at the state and national level and big money is running the show. The same is true at the city level […]

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Opinion: Anyone Who Believes In Open and Free Markets Should Oppose Issue 3

Don E Wirtshafter Don E Wirtshafter Opinion: Anyone Who Believes In Open and Free Markets Should Oppose Issue 3

Promoted as a “responsible” way to legalize marijuana, Issue 3 fails. Its purpose is to carve into Ohio’s constitution exclusive rights for its wealthy and undisclosed funders. These funders are asking Ohio citizens to create law-free zones on their real estate, forever making their properties the only places in Ohio the cannabis plant can be […]

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