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Early voting now available for March 4 primary

 John Ross

Absentee voting for the Ohio primary began on Friday, which gives voters two options to vote if they are unable to do so while polls are officially open on March 4 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Officials are predicting high turnout for the primary, since no clear Democratic favorite has yet emerged and Ohio […]

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2008 State of the State – $1.7B Stimulus Package

 John Ross

The Dispatch wrote Strickland proposes $1.7 billion stimulus package to create 80,000 jobs Wednesday, February 6, 2008 By Mark Niquette Gov. Ted Strickland used his second State of the State address today to call for a $1.7 billion stimulus package for a struggling Ohio economy, and he also made major education proposals including a promise […]

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This week on City Limits

 John Ross

Be sure to check out the revamped City Limits blog kept by the editors and writers of Alive! for news and commentary on urban development, city life and the hidden history of Columbus. Some of this week’s topics: – City of Columbus annexing less land – Hidden History: Columbus Centennial – More thoughts on 2012 […]

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Alive’s Bands to Watch 2008

 John Ross

Check out the paper this week to read more about the bands. Then be sure to come to Skully’s Music Diner on Saturday for a free show. All five bands will perform. Also, it’s free. Doors open at 9 p.m; music starts shortly after. CHECK OUT THE BANDS HERE!

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John Ross’ 10 Favorite Flyfishing Spots of 2007

 John Ross

By request: John Ross’ 10 Favorite Flyfishing Spots of 2007 1. Lake Chautauqua, NY (near Long Point State Park) 2. Scioto River (south of Griggs Reservoir, near the frisbee course) 3. Olentangy River (north of Wilson Bridge Road) 4. Big Darby Creek (along the Trapper John’s Canoe Livery sampler trip) 5. Farm pond in Granville […]

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Some final thoughts on Bill Todd

 John Ross

As you know by now, Republican mayoral candidate Bill Todd lost in a landslide to Democratic incumbent Michael Coleman, who received 69,513 of 100,033 total votes cast. Coleman’s camp was predicting about 70 percent, and their predictions were accurate. (Full elections results can be found at DispatchPolitics.com.) Winning 70-percent of the vote is bullet-proof evidence […]

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Alive’s Green Issue Hits Newsstands Today

 John Ross

For anyone in Columbus looking for ideas on how to decrease their impact on the environment, be sure to check out this week’s Alive. In it, you’ll find: – an interview with Cathy Tiffany, a local family woman who has great suggestions for going green in simple ways – two-page spread on going green in […]

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