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City of Columbus sees jump in overflow of sewers

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The Dispatch wrote City sees jump in overflow of sewers Sunday, April 27, 2008 By Robert Vitale As Columbus begins a $2.5 billion, multidecade effort to boost its water-treatment capacity, it must deal with an overburdened system that sent raw sewage into local waterways and basements more often last year. More than 670 million gallons […]


Governor Strickland rejects cigarette surcharge

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The Dispatch wrote Governor rejects cigarette surcharge Thursday, April 24, 2008 By James Nash A Washington-based anti-smoking group wants Gov. Ted Strickland and legislative leaders to slap a 75-cent surcharge on packs of cigarettes in order to save an Ohio foundation that discourages youth from smoking and runs a smoking quit line. Legislative leaders and […]


Arby’s buying Wendy’s for $2.3B; job cuts likely

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Business First wrote Arby’s buying Wendy’s for $2.3B; job cuts likely in Dublin by Dan Eaton Thursday, April 24, 2008 Wendy’s International Inc. said Thursday it has agreed to be bought by the parent of the Arby’s fast-food chain. Atlanta-based Triarc Companies Inc. will pay $2.34 billion for Dublin-based Wendy’s, significantly below what the company […]


Streetcars to get public hearing next week

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The Dispatch wrote COLUMBUS City Council meeting – Streetcars to get public hearing next week Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:06 AM By Robert Vitale Columbus City Council members complained last week that they’ve been left out of the loop on Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s streetcar plan. Last night, they made the loop bigger. The council […]


State bill strengthens gays’ rights in Ohio

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The Dispatch wrote Bill strengthens gays’ rights Lawmakers try again to ban discrimination based on sex orientation By Jim Siegel Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Nothing in Ohio law stops companies from firing people because they are gay, just as there is nothing to stop landlords from refusing to rent to homosexuals. Past legislative efforts to […]


When the Rubber Hits the Road

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ShortNorth.com wrote When the Rubber Hits the Road Will the Short North’s new bicycle bollards really help bikers? by Jennifer Hambrick February 2008 Six of the bollards – galvanized posts specially designed for bicycle parking – have already been installed at the City parking lot at 709 N. High St., a dozen have been installed […]


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