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Mayor Coleman Will Not Seek A Fifth Term

Michael B. Coleman was tearful today as he announced that the next 13 months will be his last as mayor of Columbus. The longest-serving and first....

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Nov 25, 2014 3:31 pm

By the numbers: Port Columbus traffic edges up in October

Passenger traffic at Port Columbus International Airport edged up slightly in October from a year earlier, according to the Columbus Regional Airport....

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Nov 25, 2014 3:00 pm

Supreme Court to decide if proposed pollution rules are too burdensome for

The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh whether upcoming federal regulations on mercury and other air pollutants is too big a burden on coal-dependent....

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Nov 25, 2014 2:51 pm

Consumer financial watchdog delays payday lender regulations until 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau won't put forth new regulations for payday lenders until next year. The federal consumer financial....

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Nov 25, 2014 2:41 pm

Obamacare 2015: Yes, the Affordable Care Act applies to small employers

The Affordable Care Act's mandate for employers to offer health benefits kicks in starting Jan. 1 only for those with 50 or more full-time workers,....

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Nov 25, 2014 1:24 pm

Short North barbershop bringing in customers with rare Bitcoin ATM

A Columbus barbershop is on the leading edge of technology, but it's not with a spiffy razor or smartphone-connected blow dryer. Backroom....

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Nov 25, 2014 1:05 pm

Coleman: “It’s time to venture into new frontiers”

Michael Coleman turned 60 last week, and that milestone led to some introspection, the mayor said at a press conference Tuesday to announce that....

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Nov 25, 2014 1:04 pm

Take Our Best of 2014 Survey!

The end of the year is quickly approaching, which means that it’s time for our annual Best of Columbus survey! We need your input on the best....

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Nov 25, 2014 12:32 pm

Ugly Christmas sweaters in big demand so Christmisc opening 2 shops for hol

You can laugh at its the ugly Christmas sweaters, but don't laugh at Christmisc. The quirky seasonal pop-up shop's business is becoming a serious....

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Nov 25, 2014 12:11 pm

Construction Roundup: November 2014 — Part 2

Yesterday we gave you part one of this month’s construction roundup, and as expected, today brings us part two. As always, you can keep up with....

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Nov 25, 2014 12:02 pm

GasFrac’s president sees golden opportunity in waterless fracking in Ohio

Oil and gas companies want waterless fracking because it could work better than water fracking. Residents want waterless fracking because it saves....

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Nov 25, 2014 11:39 am

Coleman won’t seek re-election as Columbus mayor

Columbus' longest-serving mayor is ready for another challenge. Our news partners at WTVN have confirmed that Mayor Michael Coleman has decided not....

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Nov 25, 2014 10:59 am

Easton Gateway roundup: Pies & Pints, J. Alexander’s and Melt to welcome

With most of Easton Gateway's major tenants open, several of its smaller dining and shopping options are going to be around for the holidays too.....

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Nov 25, 2014 10:29 am

San Francisco, London atop wish list for nonstop flights from Columbus

Direct flights to San Francisco and London are atop the wish list of Columbus airport officials and the mayor's public-private task force working....

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Nov 25, 2014 10:16 am

Low gas prices, rosy employment picture should make for very merry holiday

Ohio may be poised for a good holiday shopping season, but could it be better than expected? That was the case last year when the annual projections....

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Nov 25, 2014 10:00 am

A Kitchen Inspired by Cultivating Tradition

The Holidays are a cherished time of year to spend with friends and family. A time to be comfortable and celebrate! Celebrate our loved ones,....

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Nov 25, 2014 6:50 am

Short North Gaining 25 Parking Meters in December

Holiday shopping in The Short North is getting a little bit easier this year with the addition of 25 new parking meters in the district on Friday,....

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Nov 25, 2014 6:45 am

Reporter Brent Warren Wins Community Shares Media Award

Community Shares of Mid Ohio hosted their “Covering the Story” media awards recognition breakfast last Thursday, honoring several local....

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Nov 25, 2014 6:45 am

Three Developers Awarded Green Grants for Cleanup Efforts

Three local Columbus development organizations were awarded over $200,000 in grants from the city’s Green Columbus Fund at yesterday’s....

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Nov 25, 2014 6:40 am

Morning Roundup: Green Columbus grants, beer + doughnuts = gold, Ebola nurs

In today's roundup: Three companies qualify for Green Columbus grants, beer-and-doughnuts shop qualifies for finals in Sam Adams mentoring program,....

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Nov 25, 2014 6:39 am

Columbus Among Three Finalists for Democratic Convention

The city of Columbus has long been trying to secure a national party convention for the 2016 Presidential Election and now it finds itself one step....

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Nov 24, 2014 8:01 pm

Dublin startup Updox adding 20 jobs in 2015, nearing profitability

Just over a year ago, Updox LLC CEO Michael Morgan predicted a good 2014. So how did the company do? Revenue this October was triple that of the....

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Nov 24, 2014 3:18 pm

Columbus named finalist for Democratic National Convention

Columbus has made the final three in the bid to land the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Brooklyn and Philadelphia also moved to the final....

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Nov 24, 2014 2:22 pm

Huntington, Park seen as good fits for Lorain National Bank

Huntington Bancshares Inc. has been floated as a possible buyer of a northeast Ohio community bank said to be eyeing a sale, but one analyst says....

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Nov 24, 2014 1:58 pm

Apeks finally lands loan for expansion after 10 banks scared off by marijua

Apeks LLC is starting construction on a sorely needed new factory about four months later than it planned. Bank after bank turned the fast-growing....

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Nov 24, 2014 1:29 pm

Restaurant roundup: Short North, Easton, Powell, Dublin, Clintonville unwra

Hungry? Good. The holiday season isn't just a boom time for retailers, there are plenty of new restaurants ready to battle for your dining....

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Nov 24, 2014 1:28 pm

COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 2004

More and more people are riding COTA this year, thanks in part to the new CBUS Circulator route that launched in May. The Central Ohio Transit....

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Nov 24, 2014 1:24 pm

Franklin County salaries

We've updated our Franklin County salary database to include 2013 compensation. The county had nearly 7,800 employees on its payroll last year,....

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Nov 24, 2014 1:07 pm

After Archie final two – Heisman Trophy winner vs. Lombardi, Outland Trop

After eight weeks and thousands of votes, Columbus Business First's After Archie competition has arrived at its finals: Eddie George will square off....

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Nov 24, 2014 12:50 pm

6-story self-storage building planned downtown

All those residents moving downtown could soon have a place to put their stuff. Columbus developers Brexton LLC and Edwards Cos. are teaming up....

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Nov 24, 2014 12:39 pm

Top of the List: Central Ohio’s busiest hospitals

The busiest hospital in Central Ohio has the busiest maternity department in the region, one of the largest neurosciences and stroke programs in the....

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Nov 24, 2014 12:26 pm

Columbus top destination for holiday shopping season, retail study finds

Ohioans are ready to shop and Columbus may lead the way. An annual study of retail spending projects sales in the state to jump 4.5 percent to....

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Nov 24, 2014 12:16 pm

IT firm Rampart Hosting growing through acquisition, new products

Rampart Hosting LLC is adding to its client roster with the acquisition of competitor Q1 Communicators Inc. while readying a launch of business....

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Nov 24, 2014 12:11 pm

Energy standards committee, PUCO not on same page at 1st meeting

Miscommunication derailed the first meeting of Ohio's controversial renewable and energy efficiency standards committee. Tom Johnson, the state's....

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Nov 24, 2014 12:04 pm

Construction Roundup: November 2014 — Part 1

The year is quickly coming to a close. Soon we’ll be featuring our year-end roundups that look back at the changes that have occurred in....

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Nov 24, 2014 11:02 am

Anchor Hocking parent threatened with NASDAQ delisting

The parent company of Anchor Hocking could be relegated to the minor leagues of NASDAQ. NASDAQ sent EveryWare Global Inc. (NASDAQ:EVRY) a deficiency....

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Nov 24, 2014 9:40 am

Neighborhood Launch Plans to Add Six-Story Storage Building

The Edwards Companies and Brexton Construction announced today plans to add a six-story storage unit building to the ongoing Neighborhood Launch....

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Nov 24, 2014 9:23 am

Morning Roundup: Low gas prices may boost holiday spending, BWC evades ques

In today's roundup: Macy's expecting consumers to be in a spending mood this holidays, BWC officials really don't want to talk about investigatory....

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Nov 24, 2014 6:35 am

National Roundup: New postal service chief pledges private-sector approach

Megan Brennan, the soon-to-be Postmaster General, has a heavy task on her hand in steering the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service in the right direction....

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Nov 24, 2014 6:09 am

Spring and Long Downtown Could See Further Bike Improvements

Although nothing is scheduled and the funding has yet to be secured, the city is planning significant streetscape-improvement projects for Spring and....

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Nov 23, 2014 8:37 am

Local Conference: Your Dietary Guidelines Are Changing

Every five years, the United States issues a revision of its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The last revision was in 2010, and the newest....

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Nov 22, 2014 9:11 am

COSI Reopens Planetarium

After a 10 year hiatus, the Planetarium has officially returned to COSI. The updated exhibit has seen a million-dollar renovation and modernization....

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Nov 22, 2014 8:47 am

REIT pays $33.5M for Central Ohio distribution centers

A Boston-based REIT has slid into the Columbus market with the purchase of three fully leased distribution centers for a combined $33.5 million as....

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Nov 21, 2014 2:11 pm

Cardinal Health, Henry Schein join to get medical supplies in doc offices

Cardinal Health Inc.'s $300 million business selling medical supplies to physician practices is to be acquired by Henry Schein Inc. in a....

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Nov 21, 2014 1:21 pm

New Downtown Report Details Continual Neighborhood Growth

A lot of time, effort, and energy has been invested in the revitalization of Downtown Columbus in the past decade. A lot of money has been invested....

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Nov 21, 2014 1:02 pm

Bank-regulator relationship under fire in Senate hearing

The relationship between megabanks and their regulators came under fire Friday at a Senate hearing chaired by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who chairs....

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Nov 21, 2014 12:12 pm

Hyde Park Restaurant Group Exploring Old Cup O Joe Space

When Cup O Joe closed its location on The Cap in October, there was immediate speculation that the Hyde Park Restaurant Group might snatch up the....

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Nov 21, 2014 12:07 pm

Ohio unemployment hits post-recession low in October

Ohio's jobless rate reached a post-recession low 5.3 percent in October, according to estimates released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and....

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Nov 21, 2014 12:02 pm

Which Ohio cities have the most-expensive homes for sale? – COUNTDOWN

Central Ohio is home to six of the top 10 cities in Ohio with the most-expensive homes for sale, including No. 1. That's according to Coldwell....

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Nov 21, 2014 11:14 am

EXCLUSIVE: Hyde Park buys Cup O’ Joe liquor license at the Cap

Could Hyde Park grab another piece of the Cap? The Beachwood-based restaurant group has gradually taken more and more space at the Short North....

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Nov 21, 2014 10:27 am