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April Fool’s Day

We love a good joke here at Columbus Underground, so once a year we pretend that we’re writers for The Onion and make up local news stories that spoof popular topics, events or local people… all in good fun.

At Home (April Fools Edition): The serene quiet of Columbus’ south side

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home (April Fools Edition): The serene quiet of Columbus’ south side

One of the most famed celebrities from Columbus during his time, Howard Thurston was a magician who earned the status of one of the world’s greatest. His act, “The Wonder Show of the Universe,” became an institution in America for close to thirty years. If you went to see his show, you not only saw […]

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April Fools: New Amusement Park Announced in Northeast Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans April Fools: New Amusement Park Announced in Northeast Ohio

Large international corporations are practically tripping over themselves to invest in the Utica Shale region of Ohio, including BP which leased 84,000 acres of land last week. Today, a new joint venture between multiple energy companies, financial investors and carnival ride manufacturers announced that they would be opening the new Fracktastic Adventures theme park on 200 acres […]

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April Fools: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Announces New Savory Flavors

Walker Evans Walker Evans April Fools: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Announces New Savory Flavors

Jeni’s Ice Creams were selected by readers of Columbus Underground as the Best Locally Made Product of 2011, and they’re on the fast track for a repeat in 2012. Popular for their creative flavors and local ingredients, Jeni’s will be pushing the envelope even further with today’s announcement of a new savory line of flavors. […]

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April Fools: High-Speed Highway to Connect Ohio Cities

Walker Evans Walker Evans April Fools: High-Speed Highway to Connect Ohio Cities

Ohio Governor John Kasich and ODOT Director Jerry Wray jointly announced a bold new transportation plan today that would revolutionize the way Ohioans travel. As a follow-up to Wednesday’s approval of ODOT’s $6.8-billion budget, a new super-super-highway was just unveiled this morning, which would connect Ohio’s major cities with 269 miles of new road. The […]

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April Fools: Middle West Announces Sour Watermelon Oyo

Walker Evans Walker Evans April Fools: Middle West Announces Sour Watermelon Oyo

Local microdistillery Middle West Spirits announced today the newest flavor in their product lineup: Sour Watermelon Oyo Vodka. The new flavor is the fourth that the company has rolled out in the past year, following their traditional Vodka, Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka, and Whiskey. “We’ve received a lot of great feedback on our previous products […]

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April Fools: Columbus Underground Relocating to New Albany

Walker Evans Walker Evans April Fools: Columbus Underground Relocating to New Albany

ColumbusUnderground.com is pleased to announce that a lease has just been signed on a new office space in New Albany. The company will be relocating all four of its employees from their current office suite on Gay Street in Downtown Columbus later this year. A $9.2-million incentive package was offered by the City of New […]

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April Fools: Comfest to Relocate to Fairgrounds

Walker Evans Walker Evans April Fools: Comfest to Relocate to Fairgrounds

Rumors have been swirling for the past two weeks around the possible cancellation of this year’s Community Festival event. Those rumors can finally be put to rest as an official statement was released today that not only confirms that the festival is still on for 2010, but also that the festival will be relocated to […]

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