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Buckeye Vodka Spreads Throughout Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Buckeye Vodka Spreads Throughout Ohio

On April 1st, Dayton-based Buckeye Vodka began distributing their Ohio-made spirit throughout the state, adding another microdistillery to the growing list in the region. Buckeye Vodka aims to provide a high-quality product at an affordable price point when compared to its national competitors. We recently spoke to Jim Finke, CEO of Crystal Spirits, the producers […]


Local Chefs Once Again James Beard Semi-Finalists

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Columbus once again has two outstanding chefs in the running for a James Beard Award. Chef Kent Rigsby of Rigsby’s Kitchen and Chef Magdiale Wolmark of Dragonfly Neo-V have both earned distinction in the Best Chefs of America: Best Chef: Great Lakes category. Cleveland’s Eric Williams of Momocho and Zachary Bruell of L’Albatros as well […]

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Project Runway Contestant in Columbus for HighBall

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

To date, Althea Harper is probably best known as the tall, blonde “Project Runway” contestant with a fondness for Brigitte Bardot and ‘30s glamour. But with season six behind her, the 25-year-old Dayton native is steadily building her brand, and lending her talents and discerning eye to Columbus’s second annual HighBall Halloween. Once “Project Runway” […]


Review: Rue Dumaine in Dayton

 Andrew Hall

The quick version : French bistro, competently done. Would go reasonably often if it was close, but not worth a special trip. Somehow the fact that there is a Beard Award-winning chef about 75 miles from Columbus totally escapes the notice of the supposed restaurant review person at the Dispatch. Anne Kearney is an Ohio native. […]


Deja Vu: Columbus Grows, Other Ohio Cities Shrink

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Its time for your regularly scheduled growth update from The Dispatch: “Central Ohio continues to grow“. Feel like you’re having a bit of Deja Vu? That’s because you are. July 2008: Columbus Grows, Rest of Ohio Shrinks March 2008: Columbus Region Grows, Ohio Stalls March 2008: Columbus Population Up, Rare in Ohio December 2007: Ohio’s […]


CU Podcast Episode #11: Coffee with Mark Lundine

Walker Evans Walker Evans

In this week’s podcast we sit down for a chat with Mark Lundine who works for the Urban Development Division with the State of Ohio. Mark shares with us some insight on various development efforts around the state including the Smart Decline concept in Youngstown, the Over-the-Rhine redevelopment in Cincinnati, the Oregon District in Dayton, […]

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18 Historic Ohio Sites, Museums Could Close

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Press Release: Ohio Historical Society Seeks Additional State Support, Local Management Partners To Keep Historic Sites Open Yesterday, Executive Director and CEO Bill Laidlaw of the Ohio Historical Society reported to the Higher Education Subcommittee of the Ohio House of Representatives Finance Committee that the organization is requesting additional funding in the state’s biennial budget […]


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