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New firms enter market for downtown wallscapes

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The Dispatch wrote New companies enter market for wallscapes Tuesday, November 27, 2007 6:31 AM BY MARLA MATZER ROSE If there seem to be more giant ads Downtown than ever before, you’re not imagining things. Orange Barrel Media, the company that first became known for the massive building-bound signs, has been joined by two competitors […]


Columbus City Council Adopts Complete Streets Resolution

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Press Release wrote Meeting Announcement: Complete Streets and Routine Accommodation November 29, 2007 3:30 PM City Council Chambers Hosted by: Maryellen O’Shaughnessy, Chair Public Service & Transportation Committee Columbus City Engineer Randall J. Bowman and his staff will present to council members and staff the status of the Transportation Division’s Complete Streets Policy. Complete Streets […]


Citizens for Streetcars Group on CrowdsMatter.com

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There’s a group set up on CrowdsMatter.com to support and promote a public streetcar system in downtown Columbus. What exactly is CrowdsMatter.com? Here’s what the about page on the site has to say: How do you make your voice heard? Most of us feel like we can’t make a difference because we are only one […]


Children’s will be 2nd-largest pediatric hospital in US

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Business First of Columbus wrote Children’s adding on to expansion plan by Carrie Ghose Monday, November 26, 2007 The new main wing of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will have an extra floor and cost $60 million more than original plans, the hospital announced Monday. When completed, the expansion will make the south Columbus campus the second-largest […]


A traveling blogger’s look at Columbus – Part II

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The Travel Blog wrote Columbus, Ohio – Week Forty Four Posted on November 26, 2007 by francurry Wednesday I had brunch with all the ladies of the crew. We all met up at First Watch cafe just outside the Brewery District. (Yes, amazingly enough, Columbus has a Brewery District) It was a yummy semi-greasy breakfast […]

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A traveling blogger’s look at Columbus – Part I

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The Travel Blog wrote Columbus, Ohio – Week Forty Three Posted on November 19, 2007 by francurry I promised myself that while I was here, I would do as little as possible. I feel like I have been the Energizer Bunny the last pack of cities and I am feeling pretty worn out. My grand […]

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Old-world vibe brightens Christmas in Columbus

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tennessean.com wrote Old-world vibe brightens Christmas in Columbus Sunday, 11/18/07 By KATHY WITT Visit Columbus, Ohio, this holiday season and you’ll be greeted with a city twinkling with 10,000 candles in its German Village and dazzling with the works of a French Impressionist in its downtown. The Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal […]

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