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Cleveland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project Enters Next Phase

Brent Warren Brent Warren Cleveland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project Enters Next Phase

The Federal Transit Authority has given the green light to COTA to continue planning work on its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project for Cleveland Ave. A letter sent to COTA CEO Curtis Stitt grants the organization “pre-award authority” to complete the environmental review process and start preliminary engineering and design on the project. The next […]

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GCAC Presents: Experience the Arts with the Arts Council of Westerville’s Sip and Sketch

 Jane Denick GCAC Presents: Experience the Arts with the Arts Council of Westerville’s Sip and Sketch

Westerville has something brand new that brings together individuals of all skill levels to create art—Sip and Sketch. This is not a new idea; many communities across the country have some form of it. About a year ago, The Arts Council of Westerville (ACW) partnered Meza Wine Shop to offer Sip and Sketch classes. Individuals, […]

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GCAC Presents: VSA Ohio at the intersection of art and disability

 Noelle Chun GCAC Presents: VSA Ohio at the intersection of art and disability

Since its founding in 1986, VSA Ohio has evolved to become a community that helps inspired artists connect with their passions. Bridging arts and disability, their programs and services focus on providing equal opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency—all hallmarks of the milestone Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) legislation. In the past, VSA […]

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Yabo’s Tacos Sets Sights on University District, Short North and Beyond

Walker Evans Walker Evans Yabo’s Tacos Sets Sights on University District, Short North and Beyond

Yabo’s Tacos opened their first location in Westerville in mid-June, and the owners have already got their sights set on quick expansion. “The Westerville location is killer with lots of traffic and great demographics for our concept,” explained Scott Boles, Co-Owner and Operations Director at Yabo’s. “Our plan is to try to do seven locations […]

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Westerville named as 15th Best Place to Live in US

Walker Evans Walker Evans

A new survey released by CNNMoney has ranked the top places to live all across the country and Westerville (the largest suburb of Columbus) was the top Ohio city, clocking in at number 15 on the charts. The city was noted for their historically preserved Uptown District, quiet streets with historic homes, quick commute to […]

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Suburbs are getting Parking Garages and Gateways

Walker Evans Walker Evans

So, what sort of hot topics are the suburban mayors thinking about in 2009? A pair of Dispatch articles yesterday reveals two major items: new parking garages being built into denser projects, and new entry point gateways serving as new welcome signs for different areas. The article on parking decks reveal that Gahanna may be […]

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Cyclists push for Westerville-Arena District Bikeway

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The Dispatch wrote Cyclists pedaling for new bike trail Friday, October 17, 2008 BY ANN FISHER We met at a Worthington crossroads. A light but steady rain had turned the early-morning darkness into a glittering collage of reflected headlights, brake lights, street lights, traffic lights and — just a few — blinking bicycle lights. Ours […]

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