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Merion Village

Located in south Columbus near German Village, the neighborhood is named for Nathaniel Merion, who settled there in 1809. German, Irish, Italian, and Hungarian immigrants flocked to the area during the mid-19th century. Merion Village is home to eight churches, including St. Leo’s, which opened a free parochial school that didn’t charge tuition until the early 1970s.

Hal & Al’s Adds Some Nightlife to the Southside

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The blue paint on the exterior of Hal & Al’s Bar is bright enough to make anyone do a double-take when driving by. The only problem is that you might not normally have too many reasons to make the trek down Parsons Avenue to notice it. After spending some time off the radar, the secret […]

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CU Podcast Episode #13: Coffee with Jeff Johnson

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In this week’s podcast we sit down for coffee with Jeff Johnson of Urban In-Fill and The Merion Village Blog to discuss a variety of topics including his “COTA Challenge” experiences, a recent trip to our economic-rival of Indianapolis, rail transportation in the Midwest, urban vegetable gardening, and the ever-changing landscape of our south side […]

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Merion Village Crafters & Artisans Market 2008

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Merion Village’s 16th Annual Crafters & Artisans Market was held on Saturday, October 4th, 2008. For more information on this year’s event, please visit: MerionVillage.org

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Final Results from the 2008 COTA Challenge

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If you haven’t been following along, Jeff Johnson began a project last January that he calls “The COTA Challenge“. He wanted to see how much money he could save on gasoline and car costs over the course of an entire year by riding the bus as much as possible. Jeff posted a lot of blog […]

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Merion Village Historic Walking Tour 2008

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The Columbus Landmarks Foundations partners with the Merion Village Association to give you a guided tour of this beautiful historic neighborhood. For more information, please visit http://www.merionvillage.org.

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Celebrating the 2008 COTA Challenge

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Urban In-Fill wrote Celebrating the COTA Challenge December 2, 2008 by Jeff Johnson It started last January with the simple idea of using public transportation to get to and from work, but only when it was convenient. I spent $45 on a transit pass and $30 on gas and set out to determine if I […]

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Merion Village to host annual artisan event

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This Week News wrote Merion Village to host annual artisan event Wednesday, October 1, 2008 By DAVID J. CROSS The Merion Village Association will hold its 16th Annual Crafters & Artisans Market this weekend. The event, the major fundraiser for the civic association, will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Gates-Fourth […]

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