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More Columbus bicentennial proposals sought

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The Dispatch wrote 10,000 desires recorded for city Monday, January 28, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE Like kids before Christmas, residents of Columbus have put together quite a wish list for the city in the year since Mayor Michael B. Coleman called for a billion-dollar-plus improvement effort leading up to the 2012 bicentennial. They’ve shared more […]


Is a local housing rebound on way in 2008?

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The Dispatch wrote Housing rebound on way? Dismal ’07 could lead to local-market rebirth Friday, January 25, 2008 BY MIKE PRAMIK Local home sales declined for the second straight year in 2007, further evidence that the national real-estate crisis has touched central Ohio. What’s going to happen in 2008? It depends on whether you believe […]


Suburbs revitalize their downtown areas

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The Dispatch wrote Suburbs revitalize their old downtowns, or build new ones, as community focal points Friday, January 25, 2008 BY MARTIN ROZENMAN Gahanna did it. Hilliard is about to do it. Now, Grove City plans to do it. Creating town centers to renovate slumping downtowns is hot among central Ohio suburbs. Some have them […]


Short North businesses complain about panhandlers

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The Dispatch wrote Business owners on High St. complain Saturday, January 26, 2008 BY MARK FERENCHIK The Short North Business Association hired two people in December and dressed them in red vests to greet visitors to the bustling area, hand out visitor’s guides and discourage panhandlers. The greeters left after the holidays. But the panhandlers? […]


Vote in Alive’s "Best of 2008" Reader’s Poll

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Columbus Alive has posted up their submission forms for their “Best of 2008” Reader’s Poll. Don’t forget to fill in the blanks for their categories on where you think you can find the best food, shopping, nightlife, and arts and culture in Columbus. The winners will be announced in their March 27th issue. VOTE HERE


Students Say “We Want the Downtown Streetcar!”

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Press Release wrote Students Say “We Want the Downtown Streetcar!” Creating Posters for Citizen Summit If the Graham School existed at its Indianola Avenue location back in the day…. way back in the day….. as in the 1920’s, many of its students might have arrived on one of the interurban streetcars of the Columbus, Delaware […]


Columbus plans to improve area sidewalks

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This Week News wrote Columbus plans to improve area sidewalks Thursday, January 24, 2008 JENNIFER NESBITT Following a plan unveiled by Mayor Michael Coleman nearly a year ago, Columbus will host the first public meeting next week aimed at getting citizens’ input about where sidewalks and street infrastructure are needed most. Department of Public Service […]


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