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Columbus makes NY Post 2007 Travel Top 5


nypost.com wrote 5 TOP TRIPS (AND WHY YOU SHOULD PLAN THEM NOW) By DAVID LANDSEL December 25, 2007 Here are just five of the most memorable trips Itook this year – and tips on how to do them yourself, if you’ve a mind. 1) Winter mornings in the baths of BUDAPEST 2) Eating and drinking […]


OSU says it now has the cash to fix trail


The Dispatch wrote OSU says it now has the cash to fix trail Wednesday, December 26, 2007 By Tim Doulin Paul Lehman was glad to hear Ohio State University announce that it would finally upgrade the stretch of the Olentangy Trail that runs through the campus. The Upper Arlington man pedals home from his job […]


Grandview’s neighbors hope ‘walkability’ shapes plan

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The Dispatch wrote Grandview’s neighbors hope ‘walkability’ shapes new plan Monday, December 24, 2007 BY MARK FERENCHIK First, CVS put a pharmacy on W. 5th Avenue just north of Grandview Heights. Next, a Walgreens is going up at W. 5th and Grandview avenues. Similar things are happening in a lot of other areas of Columbus, […]

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Columbus tackles vacant houses

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The Dispatch wrote Columbus tackles vacant houses Proposal would allow for speedier foreclosure process Sunday, December 23, 2007 BY MARK FERENCHIK Getting control of a vacant, ramshackle house can take cities years, delaying efforts to help the poorest neighborhoods. That’s why Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer Jr. is shopping an idea to legislators that […]


Pizzuti talks about the Courthouse & City Center

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The Dispatch wrote Building with an eye for aesthetics Sunday, December 23, 2007 BY MIKE PRAMIK Q: Will you be incorporating residences into the Franklin County Courthouse project? Ron Pizzuti: It depends on when you’re talking about. At some point in time the block will be a mixed-use block. It will have some office, it […]


10 Columbus Midtown Homes under $100,000

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columbushomesblog.com wrote 10 Columbus Midtown Homes under $100,000 December 21st, 2007 Happy Holidays. I’ve made a list, and you can check it twice, of ten homes under $100,000 and over 1,000 sq ft within 3 miles of Broad & High streets. These are only single family homes, there are also 17 more condo choices. I […]


Michigan might beat Ohio State in Rail Transit

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rapidgrowthmedia.com wrote Transit agency launches website touting streetcar potential December 20, 2007 By: Deborah Johnson Wood The results are many months off, but the streetcar feasibility study launched by The Rapid is well underway. To help residents understand the far-reaching benefits that could accrue to Grand Rapids given a serious investment in the modern public […]


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