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Homicides drop in city, but will it be a trend?

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The Dispatch wrote Homicides drop in city, but will it be a trend? Tuesday, January 1, 2008 BY THEODORE DECKER THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Homicides in Columbus plummeted 24 percent last year, dropping well below 100 for the first time in three years. After warning in 2006 of a “gathering storm” of violent crime in the […]

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Coleman wants your ideas on January 29th

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The Dispatch wrote Coleman wants your ideas Jan. 29 brainstorming part of mayor’s new push Monday, December 31, 2007 BY ROBERT VITALE New York never sleeps. Chicago has those big shoulders. We still call ourselves a cow town, and Mayor Michael B. Coleman is tired of it. Among the things he hopes to accomplish for […]

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2007: When Columbus Started to Matter in the US

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The Walker Evans Effect wrote 2007: The Year That Columbus Started to Matter in the US December 31st, 2007 I know that the bulk of the readers of this blog live here in Central Ohio, but it doesn’t hurt to remind everyone that 2007 was a huge year for Columbus in terms of national news […]

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Deaf School apartments: Redevelopment under way

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The Dispatch wrote Deaf School apartments: Redevelopment under way by Mike Pramik Sunday, December 30, 2007 The redevelopment of the Ohio Deaf School, 400 E. Town St., into apartments is proceeding according to plan. Campus Apartments of Philadelphia plans to retrofit the 98-year-old building with 71 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Owner David Adelman is working […]

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Space travel at Rickenbacker still in the running

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The Dispatch wrote Space travel at Rickenbacker: PlanetSpace still in the running by Marla Matzer Rose Sunday, December 30, 2007 The Eagle hasn’t landed yet, but Columbus’ bid to enter the space race is still alive. PlanetSpace, a Chicago company looking to get into the space transportation and tourism business, still has its sights set […]

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Gasoline prices: Expect $4 by Memorial Day

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The Dispatch wrote Gasoline prices: Expect $4 by Memorial Day by Paul Wilson Sunday, December 30, 2007 Don’t expect relief at the pump in 2008, especially after gasoline prices stabilized in the $3-per-gallon range during the past few months rather than fall as they normally do in the post-Labor Day period. In fact, don’t be […]

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Skybus launch leads list of biggest stories in 2007

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Business First of Columbus wrote Skybus launch leads local list of dozen biggest stories in ’07 Friday, December 28, 2007 For the last issue of 2007, Columbus Business First takes a look back at some of the major stories of the year. We readily acknowledge it is not a comprehensive list, but think it reinforces […]

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