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Whitehall looking for new ways to make a comeback

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Whitehall just wants a little respect back By Elizabeth Gibson Whitehall city officials have tried before to recapture a glimmer of a bygone era, including launching a marketing campaign that never completely took off for the city’s golden anniversary in 1997. They gathered again last week to consider how to improve the […]


Several Suburbs Considering Income Tax Increases

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From The Dispatch: Suburbs pondering tax hikes By Elizabeth Gibson and Robert Vitale Columbus residents’ verdict on higher income taxes also will apply to hundreds of thousands of their suburban neighbors. What’s more, the decision made in Ohio’s biggest city this August could influence other communities struggling with budgets. Officials in Bexley, Gahanna and Pickerington […]


Rise in leasing of condos worries local governments

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From The Dispatch: Rise in leasing of condos worries local governments, residents By Elizabeth Gibson The housing market’s mood and long-term city planning don’t always agree with each other. High-end condominiums have become a desirable feature for suburbs. But with the weakening of the economy, some developers are trying to adjust to a sluggish condo […]


OSU Students pitch ways to better city

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The Dispatch wrote Students pitch ways to better city Tuesday, December 9, 2008 BY ELIZABETH GIBSON Parking spots reserved for fuel-efficient cars, a text-messaging system that would tell riders when their bus should arrive and a sandy public beach on the banks of the Scioto River. None of these exist, but Ohio State University urban-planning […]


Most say Columbus is a safe city

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The Dispatch wrote Most say city’s safe Thursday, December 4, 2008 By Elizabeth Gibson As the city’s budget crunch squeezes the police department, city officials say Columbus still is one of the safest cities in the U.S. How safe? It depends on whom you ask, and academics disagree about how much a decrease in the […]


New $160-Million stretch of Rt. 161 opens Tuesday

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The Dispatch wrote New stretch of Rt. 161 to offer faster commute Sunday, October 19, 2008 BY ELIZABETH GIBSON After they leave work Tuesday, drivers headed home between Franklin County and Granville in Licking County should save five to seven minutes on their commute along a new, four-lane stretch of Rt. 161, officials said. The […]


All kinds come and go at Greyhound bus depot


The Dispatch wrote All kinds come and go at bus depot Monday, August 25, 2008 BY ELIZABETH GIBSON Bus hubs are a nexus of people from all sorts of backgrounds. College students en route to school, salesmen out for business, Amish from Pennsylvania traveling to a funeral and women visiting their grandchildren all congregate in […]


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