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Will Residents Have To Look At Impounded Cars?

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NBC4i.com wrote Will Residents Have To Look At 100s Of Impounded Cars? Monday, Dec 10, 2007 By Donna Willis COLUMBUS, Ohio — Imagine looking out your back door and seeing 100s of cars parked right outside. Some Columbus residents said that’s what will happen to them if City Council members vote in favor of a […]


Poll: Some don’t link ‘burbs, city

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Poll: Some don’t link ‘burbs, city Sunday, December 9, 2007 BY DARREL ROWLAND, ALAN JOHNSON AND MARK NIQUETTE Experts say Ohio’s big cities will never get turned around until people who live in the surrounding suburbs and exurbs realize their areas’ fates are linked to the health of the core city. Without […]


Not on the brink: Columbus

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The Dispatch wrote On the brink: Columbus Sunday, December 9, 2007 BY JOE HALLETT, ALAN JOHNSON AND MARK NIQUETTE The aggressive growth policy Sensenbrenner spun in motion during a record 14 years as mayor, beginning in 1954, catapulted Columbus from a cowtown with a good football team to a dynamic urban gem that sparkled as […]


The Fifth Avenue Olentangy Dam is Coming Down

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The Dispatch wrote Dam demolition will leave river smaller, cleaner Saturday, December 8, 2007 BY MARK FERENCHIK The 5th Avenue dam on the Olentangy River is coming down. The question is when. After months of hand-wringing and prodding from Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, city utilities officials have decided to remove the dam just south […]


Free Megabus Tickets for Jan thru March 2008


Megabus is giving out 100,000 free tickets for travel dates between 01/16/08 ~ 03/11/08. Tickets are only available until the end of January right now but the deal is good until March or when they have given out 100k. Just input WIN2008 in the promotion code before searching. That confused me a bit. There is […]


ZIPskinny.com – Information by zip codes

Walker Evans Walker Evans

I was forwarded a link to this website by a friend and have been looking for an online tool like this for awhile. You can look up any zip code in the US and pull demographic information and easily compare with other zip code demographics. It’s a great way to compare neighborhoods, but some zip […]


YouScoop – Serving Up What’s Cool in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Got a new Columbus resource to share with everyone: YouScoop. Here’s some details from their about page: I started YouScoop for very selfish reasons! I have received countless emails and phone calls from friends, and friends of friends, asking for advice on where to go, what to do, where to eat, or how to buy. […]


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