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The trends that affect the valuation of your business

When it comes time to sell your business, will you be ready? As an owner, you've spent countless hours building up the strength of your company, and....

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Nov 21, 2014 5:00 am

EXCLUSIVE: Dublin narrows city manager search to 2 finalists

It's not quite the Maize and Blue battling the Scarlet and Gray on the gridiron, but the contest for the Dublin city manager job has a familiar....

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Nov 20, 2014 5:09 pm

L Brands looking to make ‘big days much bigger’ over holiday shopping s

A good third quarter is welcome news at L Brands Inc., but the holiday season is what makes the retail business. The watchwords there remain....

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Nov 20, 2014 3:44 pm

Ohio banks, credit unions petition Rep. Stivers on retailer data breaches

Ohio financial institutions are hoping U.S. Congress will step in to prevent another costly retailer data breach. The separate trade groups....

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Nov 20, 2014 3:05 pm

Firm on hiring binge as software catches health reform’s ‘bundled payme

Increasing demand from insurers, employers and health-care policymakers to pay for better medical outcomes instead of more stuff is creating a....

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Nov 20, 2014 2:53 pm

Wexner: ‘Power of our brands’ setting L Brands apart, helping push prof

L Brands Inc. doesn't know what the holiday will bring, but at least it's entering the busy season strong. The Columbus-based retailer reported....

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Nov 20, 2014 1:49 pm

Pizzuti Teams up with Northstar Café on Lane Avenue Development

Upper Arlington’s rapidly growing Lane Avenue area is set to be the location of a new Northstar Café in the near future. Northstar owners....

The Walker Evans Effect

Nov 20, 2014 1:34 pm

FIRST LOOK: 2016 Acura ILX, ‘restyled, reengineered and reborn’

With the Acura TLX off to a fast start, Honda Motor Co. 's luxury brand will see if the ILX can follow. Honda on Thursday unveiled the 2016....

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Nov 20, 2014 1:32 pm

Mega Fall Weekend 2014 – Vol. 9

Happy Weekend! It’s cold, but at least we don’t have 70 inches of snow! We still have contests going on for Johnny Marr, and The Head....

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Nov 20, 2014 1:00 pm

AEP, other utilities join White House effort to promote electric vehicles

Every Ohio utility except FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) has pledged to spend 5 percent of their annual fleet acquisitions budgets to buy electric....

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Nov 20, 2014 12:30 pm

GCAC Presents: Dance Matters – Engaging Communities

OhioDance believes in the power of dance to effect change. OhioDance is a statewide service agency and a socially-concerned community organization.....

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Nov 20, 2014 12:17 pm

‘The young and the restless’ are key for ‘bubble’ cities like Colum

Wayne Gretzky was talking about hockey when he said, "I just skate where the puck is going, not where the puck was," but the idea also applies to....

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Nov 20, 2014 11:57 am

Brioso Coffee development to be joined by second storefront, 8 apartments

The planned Brioso Coffee roasting operation and cafe I wrote about Monday will be joined by four apartments apiece at 329 and 331 E. Long St. ....

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Nov 20, 2014 11:55 am

Ohio’s energy mandates committee moving to 1st meeting next week

Ohio legislators are closing in on the first meeting date for the closely watched renewable energy standards committee. Multiple sources said....

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Nov 20, 2014 11:31 am

Navidea’s Lymphoseek approved for sale in Europe

The European Commission has approved sales in the continent of radioactive cancer diagnostic aid Lymphoseek. Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. said....

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Nov 20, 2014 10:52 am

OxiClean and Scotts teaming up on patio and deck cleaner

If only Billy Mays were alive to see this. The cleaning product he was famous for pitching in infomercials is teaming up with one of the biggest....

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Nov 20, 2014 10:47 am

DareDevil Dogs Opening Near OSU South Campus

Gourmet hot dog joint DareDevil Dogs is opening this Friday at 1437 North High Street, the former location of Commonwealth Sandwich Bar. After....

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Nov 20, 2014 10:40 am

Bill helping credit union insurer passes House

Legislation intended to strengthen American Share Insurance passed through the Ohio House this week. American Share is a member-owned company based....

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Nov 20, 2014 10:05 am

OSU Transit Plan Proposes Big Changes for Campus

Ohio State has been working on a transit and parking plan meant to improve the flow of car, bicycle and pedestrian traffic on campus. The....

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Nov 20, 2014 7:25 am

Film Review: Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

What makes the Hunger Games franchise so much stronger than the rest of the adolescent lit series out there? Perhaps more than anything – more than....

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Nov 20, 2014 7:25 am

Morning Roundup: Columbus' top gay-friendly workplaces, Ohio's next

In today's roundup: Columbus' top gay-friendly workplaces, Center at Powell Crossing developer sues the suburb, Howard Hanna makes another deal,....

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Nov 20, 2014 6:28 am

National Roundup: General Motors sued for fraud over recalls (Video)

Arizona's attorney general, Thomas Horne, has sued General Motors over the carmaker's string of recalls, saying customers in that state had been....

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Nov 20, 2014 6:12 am

Hey Internet, what apps should Duet Health build for its new robot?

Meet Darien. More importantly, come up with some jobs for Darien. Duet Health built the robot as a side line, to ease interaction with its patient....

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Nov 19, 2014 4:19 pm

HR-V, first new Honda in years, to hit dealer showrooms in early 2015

The Honda HR-V is almost ready for the road. The new addition to the automaker's lineup – the first new Honda in years – was unveiled Wednesday....

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Nov 19, 2014 3:40 pm

Columbus to New Orleans flight added in time for Mardi Gras

Getting to Mardi Gras from Columbus will be a little easier with Allegiant Air's addition of service between Rickenbacker International Airport and....

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Nov 19, 2014 3:01 pm

Indus Hotels buying Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn at Port Columbus

The saga of the Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn at Port Columbus International Airport has taken another twist 19 months after completion of a....

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Nov 19, 2014 2:37 pm

Concert Review: Interpol

Formed in 1997, New-York-based band Interpol has been releasing records since 2002. The band has been headlining festivals and sporadically releasing....

The Walker Evans Effect

Nov 19, 2014 1:56 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Pier 1 expanding its Central Ohio operations, again

Pier 1 Imports is taking even more distribution space in the region. Sources tell me the furniture and household goods retailer has signed a....

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Nov 19, 2014 1:43 pm

PHOTO TOUR: $30M Taylor House upscale apartment complex debuts off Bethel R

A year ago, we told you about Preferred Living's latest luxury apartment project that looked more like a swanky Southwestern resort than a....

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Nov 19, 2014 1:32 pm

Outlook brightened, Sunny Street Cafe goes on real estate hunt

Business at Sunny Street Cafe is looking, well, sunnier. The Columbus-based breakfast and brunch chain is seeing sales rise for the first time in....

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Nov 19, 2014 1:21 pm

Oil and gas workers bullish on industry’s direction, new Deloitte survey

A lot can change in two years for the fast-paced oil and gas industry. Two years ago, 43 percent of longtime oil and gas workers said the U.S.....

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Nov 19, 2014 12:46 pm

Ohio Image program for exporters taking applications

The Ohio Development Services Agency wants small businesses interested in exporting to new markets. The Ohio International Market Access Grant....

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Nov 19, 2014 12:32 pm

No Fare Increase for COTA, CBUS Will Stay Free Until May

The price to ride a COTA bus will stay the same at least through the end of 2015, and the popular CBUS downtown circulator will remain free until May....

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Nov 19, 2014 12:28 pm

Zanesville’s tiny North Valley Bank expanding to Licking County, eyes on

North Valley Bank will grow its branch office network west from its hometown of Zanesville into Licking County and CEO Fred O'Dell says the tiny....

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Nov 19, 2014 12:21 pm

Ohio could meet initial EPA clean air standard easily, study finds

Ohio could meet the first year of new carbon standards by simply allowing planned power plant retirements, a new analysis suggests. PJM....

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Nov 19, 2014 10:23 am

Just Say No to Pipeline

The U.S. Senate did not approve the bill allowing for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The measure failed by one vote. Americans should....

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Nov 19, 2014 10:13 am

COTA keeping CBUS circulator free, for now

The CBUS downtown circulator will remain free through May 3 as the Central Ohio Transit Authority continues searching for corporate sponsors. COTA's....

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Nov 19, 2014 9:48 am

Morning Roundup: TBDBITL report details 'undercurrent of inappropriate

In today's roundup: Montgomery report details more problems with the OSU Marching Band's culture, TBDBITL alumni and former director Jon Waters....

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Nov 19, 2014 6:37 am

Restaurant Review: Black Point

Black Point is… ritzy. That would be expected in a Hyde Park project. The bartenders hustle around in old school vests, the servers wear....

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Nov 19, 2014 6:10 am

National Roundup: Feds want Takata air bag recall taken nationwide (Video)

The federal government is seeking a recall of millions more cars with air bag parts made by Takata Corp. of Japan, parts that can reportedly....

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Nov 19, 2014 5:51 am

Landry’s pays $10M for Mitchell’s Fish Market, Mitchell’s Steakhouse;

New owners won't change what customers love about Mitchell's Fish Market and Mitchell's Steakhouse. The two chains, started in Columbus by....

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Nov 18, 2014 3:08 pm

Exterior design approved for PurePressed Juicery at Highpoint on Columbus C

A Brewery District attorney hopes to squeeze into the cold-press juice business in the spring as plans advanced this morning for a site within the....

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Nov 18, 2014 1:52 pm

Bulletin issued about reverse-flow oil pipeline failures

A federal regulator says reversing pipeline flow can have a "significant impact" on the pipeline's integrity, and cautions companies to double-check....

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Nov 18, 2014 1:33 pm

Acre: Farm-to-Table To-Go Opening in Old North Columbus

Fresh, tasty locally-sourced food you can have the conveniency of taking home without breaking the bank is an ideal that Todd Mills, owner of Acre:....

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Nov 18, 2014 1:14 pm

Paula Brooks part of national energy task force that gave White House recom

Last year, Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks gave a speech in Chicago on electric vehicles. That led to a White House staffer asking her if....

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Nov 18, 2014 1:04 pm

City Hall campus redevelopment includes park, 8-story office building

A replacement office building for the former Columbus Department of Development home at 109 N. Front St. went before the city's Downtown....

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Nov 18, 2014 12:43 pm

Hydrogen-powered cars, including Honda FCV, headed to dealer showrooms

Hydrogen-fueled cars are back from the dead. President George W. Bush pushed for hydrogen cars as an alternative to gasoline in 2003, but they never....

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Nov 18, 2014 12:13 pm

Pioneering Licking County developer Jack O’Neill passes away

The man who founded Southgate Corp. 61 years ago passed away Sunday at age 93. John "Jack" O'Neill developed retail and residential projects in the....

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Nov 18, 2014 11:43 am

Sunny Street Cafe adding restaurants in Upper Arlington, Blacklick area

Sunny Street Cafe is adding two new restaurants including its first company-owned cafe in years. The Columbus-based breakfast and brunch chain....

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Nov 18, 2014 11:10 am

Lincoln Electric acquires EWI spinoff RealWeld training system for welders

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., one of the largest global makers of welding equipment, has acquired EWI spinoff RealWeld Systems Inc., which....

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Nov 18, 2014 11:01 am