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The Columbus Dispatch: It’s condo conundrum

 

The Dispatch wrote It’s a condo conundrum Owners look to lease unsold units, which can scare away buyers Wednesday, November 21, 2007 By Debbie Gebolys and Mike Pramik The “for lease” signs are going up at central Ohio condominium complexes, to the chagrin of owners who paid full price to buy there. Developers who have […]

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Expect packed roads, airports across Ohio

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The Dispatch wrote Expect packed roads, airports Monday, November 19, 2007 BY TIM DOULIN Eric and Annette Wittine always try to leave work early the day before Thanksgiving for the drive up I-71 to see their families. Alas, the couple, who live Downtown, will join the parking lot crowd this year crawling north to Cleveland. […]

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Ohio Thanksgiving week gas prices up 27%

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wdtn.com wrote Ohio Thanksgiving week gas prices up 27% from last year Associated Press – November 19, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohioans will pay quite a bit more for this year’s drive to Thanksgiving dinner. The latest numbers from AAA and the Oil Price Information Service show the statewide average price for a gallon […]

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The New Scioto Mile: Revival of riverfront retooled

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The Dispatch wrote Revival of riverfront retooled Monday, November 19, 2007 BY DEBBIE GEBOLYS The latest version — the final version, if you talk to the mayor — of a decades-old effort to dress up the east bank of the Scioto River Downtown features a cafe, a band shell and an 18-inch deep “canal.” City […]

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Living the high life at North Bank Condos

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The Dispatch wrote Living the high life Developers say balconies, views at $50 million, 109-unit complex near North Bank set it apart Monday, November 19, 2007 BY MIKE PRAMIK The people who built the 20-story Condominiums at North Bank Park will tell you that each of the 88 units has a view worth a million […]

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Downtown structures take on new hues

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The Dispatch wrote Downtown structures take on new hues when bathed in glow of artificial illumination Monday, November 19, 2007 2:32 AM BY STORY BY JIM WEIKER PHOTOS BY ERIC ALBRECHT We know Downtown buildings. Or think we do. Yet, as Dispatch Photographer Eric Albrecht discovered, light sometimes interacts with architecture to transform familiar images […]

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Gas prices help COTA attract riders

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The Dispatch wrote Gas prices help COTA attract riders Saturday, November 17, 2007 BY TIM DOULIN Like the price of gasoline, the number of people taking the bus is up. COTA ridership has increased about 5.2 percent since Aug. 27, compared with the same period last year. The number of passenger boardings rose for 11 […]

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