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CAPA Selects Veteran Staff Member as New Leader

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega CAPA Selects Veteran Staff Member as New Leader

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) has found new leadership. After the October 2016 passing of former president William B. Conner, Jr., the organization commenced an eight-month, national search, ultimately selecting 19-year CAPA veteran Chad Whittington, who’s been serving as interim president and CEO. Whittington began at CAPA as a part-time staff member […]

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Breakaway Music Festival 2017 Dates Announced

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Breakaway Music Festival 2017 Dates Announced

Breakaway Music Festival is returning and expanding this fall. The two-day, 4-year-old music event, having hosted artists both emerging and acclaimed, will once again occupy the MAPFRE Stadium on September 1 and 2. “Breakaway in 2016 exceeded our expectations and we felt it was only fitting to bring it back to MAPFRE Stadium (where the […]

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Mayor Coleman Will Not Seek A Fifth Term

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Mayor Coleman Will Not Seek A Fifth Term

Michael B. Coleman was tearful today as he announced that the next 13 months will be his last as mayor of Columbus. The longest-serving and first African-American mayor in Columbus history decided last week on his 60th birthday that he will not seek a fifth term when his current term expires in 2015. “This is among […]

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W. Curtis Stitt to replace Bill Lhota as President and CEO of COTA

Anne Evans Anne Evans W. Curtis Stitt to replace Bill Lhota as President and CEO of COTA

Bill Lhota is retiring from COTA after seven and a half years of serving as President and CEO for the Central Ohio Transit Authority. After a year long search, the COTA Board annouced this morning that W. Curtis Stitt will be replacing Lhota, effective Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. “Curtis Stitt possesses the business and management […]

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Jeni’s Ice Creams is Expanding to Cleveland

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Back in August, we interviewed Jeni Britton Bauer and Charly Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, and they dropped a few hints about their first expansion outside of Central Ohio being somewhere in the Cleveland area. That expansion is now being made official with plans to open a scoop shop this Spring in Chagrin Falls, […]

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Bill Lhota Agrees to COTA Contract Extension

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Bill Lhota just can’t get enough of our local bus system. After stepping into the position of President and CEO of COTA in 2004, he originally planned a much shorter tenure, but signed up for a contract renewal through 2010, and today renewed again through June of 2012. “I am excited to remain on board […]

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