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Shorter King and High Proposal Still Faces Hurdles

Brent Warren Brent Warren Shorter King and High Proposal Still Faces Hurdles

A plan to redevelop the southwest corner of King Avenue and North High Street does not appear to be any closer to getting approval after a meeting of the University Impact District Review Board on September 24. Representatives of the developer, Collegiate Development Group (CDG), were not seeking final design approval from the board at […]

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The Confluence Cast: Matter News

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Matter News

What makes news in Columbus? From gentrification to policing to protests, Matter News is presenting issues with an approach meant to build trust while avoiding bias. In this week’s episode, Matter News’ Editor-in-Chief, Jaelynn Grisso, talks about their non-profit structure, how they choose and execute their coverage, and the importance of objectivity in reporting. Shownotes […]

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LTE: Columbus Has the Opportunity to Lead on Clean Energy

Rob Dorans Rob Dorans LTE: Columbus Has the Opportunity to Lead on Clean Energy

Climate change is real. We have all watched in horror as wildfires this summer that continue to ravage the west coast, exacerbated by extreme temperatures and drought. We have also seen record-breaking hurricanes hit coastal states in recent years. While these weather events may seem distant, Central Ohio is also impacted by the effects of […]

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Plan to Restore Historic Terminal Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan to Restore Historic Terminal Moving Forward

A new nonprofit organization – the Ohio Air & Space Hall of Fame and Museum (OAS) – announced this week that it has signed a long term lease for the original Port Columbus Air Terminal building. After many years of fundraising and several stalled efforts to renovate and restore the historic building, the lease-signing is […]

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Columbus Underground Wins 10 Journalism Awards from Ohio Society of Professional Journalists

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Columbus Underground Wins 10 Journalism Awards from Ohio Society of Professional Journalists

The winners of the annual Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest were officially announced yesterday evening, with Columbus Underground taking home a total of 10 new awards. Nearly 500 entries in the contest were submitted and reviewed in the state-wide competition, hosted by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapters. The following awards […]

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Plan Revealed for Kingsdale Redevelopment

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan Revealed for Kingsdale Redevelopment

A redevelopment plan for the Kingsdale Shopping Center was submitted to the City of Upper Arlington, calling for a six-story senior housing facility, a seven-story apartment building and a nine-story mixed-use building featuring residential and office space. Earlier this month, the suburb announced that Continental Real Estate Companies was in contract to buy the six-acre […]

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LSP Technologies on its Groundbreaking Equipment and Innovative Technology

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman LSP Technologies on its Groundbreaking Equipment and Innovative Technology

High-tech manufacturing company LSP Technologies came out of technology originally developed at the Battelle Memorial Institute. Then, after six years of working at Battelle, Jeff Dulaney left to create his own company —  and began licensing the “laser peening” technology to General Electric as well as for use at his own company. Laser peening is […]

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