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Parking meters made easy with pre-paid cards

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The Alive wrote Meters made easy By John Ross January 10, 2008 Columbus residents who regularly park at meters and dread hoarding spare change to feed them can take advantage of a citywide, pre-paid debit-card system offered by the Parking Violations Bureau. All the standard gray digital meters installed more than a decade ago have […]

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After flood, convention center set to reopen

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The Dispatch wrote After flood, convention center set to reopen Structural integrity not compromised by break of uncharted waterline Thursday, January 10, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE AND BILL BUSH No one knew that a 1930s-era water main ended directly beneath a $77 million wing of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. They learned about it early […]


SWACO reporting recycling records set in 2007

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Press Release wrote Recycling Records Set SWACO is reporting record amounts of material recycled at its 190 drop off recycling locations throughout Columbus and Franklin County. For all of 2007, 10,756 tons of bottles, cans, paper and cardboard have been recycled. That is over 1,100 tons better than 2006. Also, the December totals are over […]


Nationwide and OFBF Ohio 4-H Center opens at OSU

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The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation wrote Nationwide and OFBF Ohio 4-H Center opens at OSU Published on 01/09/2008 Even in the dead of winter, something green has sprouted on Ohio State’s campus. The new Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau Ohio 4-H Center has opened, with two dozen faculty, staff and student workers beginning their move […]


Downtown panel wants details on RiverSouth

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The Dispatch wrote Downtown panel wants details on RiverSouth Wednesday, January 9, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE City officials have spoken for five years of grand plans for the south end of Downtown, an area that would include a new county courts building, a spruced-up riverfront, classier streetscapes and more. Downtown Commission Chairman Harrison Smith said […]


New Skybus destinations to Philadelphia & Niagara


Press Release wrote Skybus announces new service from Columbus to Philadelphia, Toronto/Niagara Falls Additional service to Milwaukee, Hartford/Springfield, Richmond; tickets on sale Wednesday morning; 10 seats for $10* on every flight COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 9 – Skybus Airlines announced today it will add nonstop service from Columbus to the Philadelphia area via Wilmington, DE beginning […]


Water Main Break Prompts High St. Evacuations

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WBNS-10TV wrote Water Main Break Prompts Evacuations Jan 09 2008 7:50AM COLUMBUS, Ohio – A water main break beneath the Greater Columbus Convention Center prompted evacuations and the closure of a downtown road Wednesday morning. A 12-inch water main located under the building broke, according to Rick Tilton of Columbus Public Utilities. Power to the […]


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