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CNN: Columbus, Ohio’s Happening Side

 The Hegemo

cnn.com wrote Columbus, Ohio’s happening side Fri May 30, 2008 By Jason Cohen Tens of thousands of people head to Columbus every fall during Ohio State’s football season. I’m as much a road-trip loving football fan as the next guy, but I actually never thought the Ohio capital was as charming as say Madison, Wisconsin, […]


Bikers served $40 notice to clear out of Pearl Alley

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Bikers served $40 notice to clear out of Pearl Alley Friday, May 30, 2008 BY BOBBY PIERCE Motorcyclists and scooter riders say the tickets they found on their bikes Wednesday afternoon mean they’ve lost their parking haven Downtown. But Columbus officials say they’re trying to find ways to accommodate the smaller vehicles. […]


Central Ohio’s carbon footprint ranked No. 18


Business First of Columbus wrote Central Ohio’s carbon footprint ranked No. 18 Friday, May 30, 2008 The Columbus area ranks near the top of a nationwide list for its per-capita carbon emissions, according to a study released this week. A study by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution titled “Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America” […]

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Franklinton gets development attention with plans

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Alive wrote On principles By Tracy Zollinger Turner May 29, 2008 Throw a stick from any corner along Columbus’ east-west artery of Broad Street and you’ll likely hit an area that somebody hopes will become the city’s next great urban neighborhood. But few have drawn as much consideration as the historic area of Franklinton, […]


Upper Arlington builder’s projects draw fire

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote UA builder’s projects draw fire Wednesday, May 28, 2008 BY MARTIN ROZENMAN Neighbors have blasted Bob Long’s five-story, 56-unit Arlington Crossing condominiums, across from Kingsdale Shopping Center, as too close to the street and too big for the neighborhood. The project replaced duplexes and apartments on Tremont Road. But the condos are […]


$15.8M High Street Revitalization Project

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nbc4i.com wrote Mayor Kicks Off $15.8M Revitalization Project Thursday, May 29, 2008 By Donna Willis Mayor Mike Coleman and neighborhood leaders kicked off a $15.8 million project Thursday, NBC 4’s Matt Alvarez reported. The High Street Revitalization Project, between Lane and Arcadia avenues, will include new storm sewers, water lines, sidewalks, traffic signals and decorative […]


Owning home a pretty good deal in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Owning home a pretty good deal in Columbus Thursday, May 29, 2008 BY DAN GEARINO Columbus is one of the most affordable housing markets in the country, based on a survey that compares home prices with rental costs. But that positive arises from what many also see as a negative: the tepid […]


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