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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. […]


$114 million needed to make Cincy’s subway usable


The Dispatch via the AP wrote Study: $114 million needed to make Cincinnati’s abandoned subway usable Thursday, December 6, 2007 CINCINNATI (AP) — From time to time, city officials ponder what to do with the abandoned, unfinished subway tunnels that start downtown and go north for 2.2 miles. A new study, the most comprehensive analysis […]


Local Matters to open stand in the North Market


A good friend of mine informed me that Stephen Beard of North Market Produce is calling it quits or retiring; but don’t fret Columbus foodies. Opening in that space will be Local Matters. For those of you who don’t know about Local Matters they: Are a charitable, educational and networking organization whose goal is to […]


Skybus adds extra flight to New Orleans for OSU fans

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Press Release wrote Skybus adds extra flight to New Orleans area to take the Buckeye Fans to National Title Game — Tickets on sale 6 a.m. Wednesday; hotel deals also available — COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4– Skybus Airlines will offer an extra nonstop flight to the New Orleans area through Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport to accommodate […]


Budget Issues Could Delay Downtown Split Fix

Walker Evans Walker Evans Budget Issues Could Delay Downtown Split Fix

nbc4i.com wrote Budget Issues Could Delay Solution For Downtown Split Wednesday, Nov 28, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A major budget issue for Ohio could affect the state’s highways. The Ohio Department of Transportation released a business plan on Tuesday, detailing what it believes could lead to a several billion-dollar budget deficit by 2015, NBC 4’s […]


Why suburbanites should care about Columbus

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Benjamin J. Marrison wrote Commentary: Everyone has stake in fate of Ohio’s cities Sunday, December 2, 2007 BY BENJAMIN J. MARRISON Although many of us live in the suburbs, we depend on major cities for things that are important to us. We also take them for granted. If you live in Lancaster and learn you […]


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