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Columbus is 4th Cleanest City in the US

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Reader’s Digest wrote America’s Top 5 Cleanest Cities By Derek Burnett Reader’s Digest compared data on our 50 most populous metropolitan areas to come up with a ranking of America’s cleanest cities. You might be able to guess some of the winners — and losers. But get ready for plenty of surprises. #4 Columbus, Ohio: […]


Columbus Mega Summer Weekend 2008 – Vol. 2

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Another big weekend ahead to counter the annoyingly false misconception that “there’s nothing to do in Columbus”. The largest event this weekend is the 47th Annual Columbus Arts Festival which will feature over 250 national artists, a special exhibit for local artists this year, and hundreds of thousands of spectators over the course of the […]


Downtown Mike Brown: Urban Ventures Coordinator

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The Alive wrote Downtown Mike Brown By John Ross June 5, 2008 Since Jan. 1, 2000, the mayor’s first day in City Hall, Mike Brown has been his communication director. And as a mouthpiece, a last line of defense, Brown was good. He’s knowledgeable about Columbus and savvy enough to offer just enough opinion — […]


Scioto’s bank may go au naturale

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The Dispatch wrote Scioto’s bank may go au naturale Friday, June 6, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE It wouldn’t be the same Scioto that Lucas Sullivant gazed upon, but the Downtown riverfront could get a more natural look in coming years. City officials are seeking permission from the federal government to tear down a stretch of […]


Wheeler Park Dog Park: Spring 2009 Opening

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HarrisonWest.org wrote WHEELER PARK… A DOG FRIENDLY PARK– UPDATE By Rob Harris The Wheeler Park steering committee, directed by Mark Young of Recreation & Parks, has completed the final recommendation and endorsed a design ready for bidding and construction. The details of the park will have the existing lights replaced to match the historic style […]


Ash borer moves into Highbanks; many trees at risk

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Dispatch wrote Ash borer moves into Highbanks; As many as 25,000 trees could be at risk Thursday, June 5, 2008 By Spencer Hunt The emerald ash borer has been found in Highbanks Metro Park, a discovery that puts thousands of ash trees at the mercy of the voracious pest. Franklin County Metro Parks officials said […]


Apartments & retail at old Experience Columbus site


The Dispatch wrote Anchor has been busy Downtown, acquiring the historic Atlas Building at Long and High streets this year. Last week it purchased the former headquarters of Experience Columbus at 90 N. High St. Anchor co-owner Jason Gunsorek said the company is exploring the possibility of developing an apartment building on the parking lot […]

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