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Rail commission eyes old Newark station as rail stop

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This Week News wrote Rail commission eyes old Newark station as stop along rail hub Sunday, October 14, 2007 LORI WINCE Newark could become part of a passenger and freight rail line running from Pittsburgh to Columbus if planners can find funding to begin the project. The commission paid for two economic impact studies on […]


Get set for a Columbus getaway

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The Detroit News wrote Get set for a Columbus getaway Susan R. Pollack / The Detroit News Wednesday, October 17, 2007 You may think there is only one reason to venture into Columbus — aka enemy territory — and that’s to watch the Michigan State University Spartans take on the Buckeyes at 3:30 p.m. Saturday […]


OSU Largest School In The Nation, 52,000+ Students

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NBC4i.com wrote OSU Largest School In The Nation, 52,000+ Students Tuesday, Oct 16, 2007 The Ohio State University is, once again, the nation’s largest university. Officials said that there 52,568 undergraduate, graduate and professional students enrolled at the Columbus campus, NBC 4 reported. OSU has more main campus students than any other large university in […]


Gay Street Project aims to be Complete in November

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  ColumbusING wrote Hang in there Gay St!  Published by David October 15th, 2007 The target for opening Gay Street to two-way traffic is the first week of November. Construction and traffic maintenance will continue after that date for work behind the curbs and in the medians. The Third Street signal was replaced this past […]


Pedestrian Safety Initiative Moving Forward in Linden

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Press Release wrote Mayor’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative Moving Forward in Linden (Columbus) Work on the second phase of the City’s plan to slow down drivers and make it safer for pedestrians in Linden is getting underway today. The project that Mayor Michael B. Coleman and City Council started planning with residents four years ago will […]


EcoVoom supports local Green Energy Development

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Press Release wrote NEW COMPANY HELPS RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES OFFSET ENERGY USAGE; SUPPORTS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT OF “GREEN ENERGY” SOURCES COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 9 – Columbus residents and businesses can now help the planet — and their own state and community — breathe a little easier thanks to a new company called EcoVoom. Columbus-based EcoVoom helps […]


CCAD Building an Urban Campus Downtown

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Columbus Alive wrote District discovery by Brittany Kress October 11th, 2007 About 10 years ago, Columbus College of Art and Design administrators decided that a jumble of old, bunker-like buildings didn’t make a campus, especially for creative students. So they drew up some plans, planted a massive red “Art” sculpture in the center of campus […]


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