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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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Columbus turns 200 years young in 2012

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The Alive wrote 200 years young By Brittany Kress January 24, 2008 Columbus will be 200 years old in 2012, but it will hardly be past its prime. Instead, city officials hope it will be a well-oiled machine. Local leaders are in the driver’s seat, but — unlike most behind the wheel — they want […]

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COTA on the money with 2007/2008 budget

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The Cranky Commuter wrote COTA on the money Posted by Tim Doulin on January 23, 2008 Central Ohio Transit Authority’s operating budget finished in the black in 2007, and will carry over about $3.3 million. And the bus company begins this year collection of the 10-year, 0.25 percent levy approved by voters in 2006. That […]

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OSU arts center in Lazarus building opens in Feb

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Business First of Columbus wrote OSU arts center in Lazarus building set for February opening Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Ohio State University’s art space in downtown Columbus’ renovated Lazarus building is set to open its doors next month. The university said the 10,000-square-foot OSU Urban Arts Space on the ground floor of the former department […]

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Learn Which Suburb Is Among The Best To Live

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WBNS-10TV wrote Learn Which Suburb Is Among The Best To Live Jan 23 2008 6:52PM COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hilliard is ranked as the most affordable suburb in Ohio, according to Business Week magazine. Factors such as home prices, unemployment, crime rates and income helped push it to the top of the list, 10TV’s Kevin Landers […]

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Skybus International: Don’t Hold Your Breath

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Flying Coach wrote Skybus International: Don’t Hold Your Breath Posted by Marla Matzer Rose on January 22, 2008 Those hoping for $10 flights to the Bahamas and Mexico on Skybus this summer are out of luck. Skybus Airlines applied last year to fly to two cities in the Bahamas as well as to Cancun, Mexico […]

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Franklinton nabs 600 state office jobs

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Business First of Columbus wrote Franklinton nabs 600 jobs through state office consolidation Friday, January 18, 2008 by Brian R. Ball Franklinton will gain 600 state employees as neighbors and customers this summer when the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections consolidates its Columbus offices. The state prison system will begin relocating from three office […]

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