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Downtown panel wants details on RiverSouth

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The Dispatch wrote Downtown panel wants details on RiverSouth Wednesday, January 9, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE City officials have spoken for five years of grand plans for the south end of Downtown, an area that would include a new county courts building, a spruced-up riverfront, classier streetscapes and more. Downtown Commission Chairman Harrison Smith said […]

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New Skybus destinations to Philadelphia & Niagara

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Press Release wrote Skybus announces new service from Columbus to Philadelphia, Toronto/Niagara Falls Additional service to Milwaukee, Hartford/Springfield, Richmond; tickets on sale Wednesday morning; 10 seats for $10* on every flight COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 9 – Skybus Airlines announced today it will add nonstop service from Columbus to the Philadelphia area via Wilmington, DE beginning […]

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Water Main Break Prompts High St. Evacuations

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WBNS-10TV wrote Water Main Break Prompts Evacuations Jan 09 2008 7:50AM COLUMBUS, Ohio – A water main break beneath the Greater Columbus Convention Center prompted evacuations and the closure of a downtown road Wednesday morning. A 12-inch water main located under the building broke, according to Rick Tilton of Columbus Public Utilities. Power to the […]

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City Council to focus on small business

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The Dispatch wrote City Council to focus on small business Monday, January 7, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE Tax abatements and other incentives offered to big corporations might find their way to the corner carryout. Columbus City Council members who rang in their new year today said they’ll pay more attention to small business, from technology […]

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Historic neighborhood offers variety of attractions

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stltoday.com wrote Historic neighborhood offers variety of attractions By Jim Winnerman Sunday, Jan. 06 2008 COLUMBUS, OHIO — In 1959, Frank Fetch decided to renovate a private brick home in a section of Columbus known as German Village, which had been neglected since World War I. When his residence was completed, Fetch held an open […]

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Plans could transform southern Delaware’s landscape

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The Dispatch wrote Big plans could transform southern Delaware’s landscape Monday, January 7, 2008 BY MIKE PRAMIK A key commercial lane in Delaware will take a significant step forward this spring when Grady Memorial Hospital begins building its replacement campus. Delaware Health Center, a two-story, 60,000-square-foot ambulatory center and medical office building, will rise near […]

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Skybus flights to Philly & Niagara coming soon?

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The Dispatch wrote New routes might be in Skybus’ near future Saturday, January 5, 2008 BY MARLA MATZER ROSE Flying to Philadelphia and Niagara Falls from Port Columbus soon may become less expensive. Skybus Airlines reportedly is about to announce service to those markets, as well as a flight between its new hub in Greensboro, […]

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