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Columbus State, OU to offer 4-year degree program

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The Dispatch wrote Columbus State, OU to offer 4-year degree Local bachelor’s option to be affordable, flexible Wednesday, February 6, 2008 BY ENCARNACION PYLE Starting this fall, up to 500 Columbus State students a year can start building their associate degree into a bachelor’s from Ohio University — without ever leaving the community college. An […]

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New Ohio Union raises cost students expected to pay

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The Lantern wrote New Ohio Union raises cost students expected to pay Elyse Coulter Issue date: 2/6/08 Ohio State students could soon be paying close to $60 per quarter for the new Ohio Union. The $115 million union is expected to be open in 2010, and OSU students will pay for the new building. The […]

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Engineers pick where orange barrels soon will bloom

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The Dispatch wrote Engineers pick where barrels soon will bloom Wednesday, February 6, 2008 BY TIM DOULIN Town Street from Civic Center Drive to High Street will be closed for a $6.5 million going-over. Detours will be marked when work begins this spring; it’s expected to be finished in the fall. The Town Street project […]

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Brick streets challenging for city plows

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This Week News wrote Brick streets challenging for city plows Thursday, January 31, 2008 DAVID J. CROSS In Columbus there are about 32 miles of brick streets that require special attention when snow falls. Of these areas, Webster estimates, German Village has the most brick streets. Columbus maintains a fleet of seven enclosed one-person John […]

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Skybus nixes Oakland/San Francisco route

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Business First of Columbus wrote Skybus summer tickets up for sale; Oakland route cut Wednesday, February 6, 2008 Skybus said it will stop service between Port Columbus International Airport and Oakland, Calif., on May 31. The company started flying to Oakland in June 2007 but revealed plans last October to drastically reduce its trips to […]

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Downtown parking garage gains council approval

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The Dispatch wrote Downtown parking garage gains council approval Monday, February 4, 2008 BY DEAN NARCISO Additional parking is essential to keep business Downtown, and plans will move ahead to build it, Columbus City Council concluded tonight. Council’s unanimous vote came a week after charges that an eight-story, 773-space parking garage at Front and Rich […]

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Get Involved: Attend Public Civic Meetings

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As a great man once said… “There is still too much dependency and ‘waiting on the city’ to bring Columbus to a whole new level. Just a few sparks can ignite the flames that can dramatically change the face of our city forever.” As one small way to help spread awareness, Columbus Underground has branched […]

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