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Ologie and Resource win the night at Columbus ADDYs

Kittens stole the show at the 2014 American Advertising Awards in Columbus, helping Resource/Ammirati land the night's top honor. The other big....

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Feb 26, 2015 8:30 pm

First for-sale residential project approved for Grandview Yard

The Grandview Heights Planning Commission last night approved Wagenbrenner Development Inc.'s plans for 20 detached homes and 25 townhomes within the....

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Feb 26, 2015 3:30 pm

New co-working spaces available at 400 W. Rich, Short North and New Albany

Entrepreneurs have more options to clear the dining room table with new co-working spaces in New Albany, Franklinton and the Short North. SunDown....

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Feb 26, 2015 2:00 pm

Whole Foods Donates Nearly $75k to Area Food Pantries

And you helped make it happen! As a result of their holiday giving promotions that allow customers and others to purchase meals to help....

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Feb 26, 2015 2:00 pm

Wondersauce's Columbus launch: ‘We don’t want to come in and be tha

On his latest trip to set up the Short North office of New York digital agency Wondersauce LLC last week, Central Ohio native and co-founder Eric....

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Feb 26, 2015 1:30 pm

Nationwide follows up Super Bowl ad with child safety advisory council

The clamor over Nationwide Insurance's notorious Super Bowl ad may have died down, but the company's child safety initiative lives on. The....

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Feb 26, 2015 1:01 pm

Mega Winter Weekend 2015 – Vol. 10

Have you heard the news? The Bunbury Festival lineup was announced and we have a pair of 3-day tickets you can enter to win! Oddfellow’s hosts....

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Feb 26, 2015 1:00 pm

JPMorgan Chase’s 20 biggest markets, ranked by branches – COUNTDOWN

With JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) planning to trim branches over the next couple years, we thought it was a good time to see just where the....

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Feb 26, 2015 12:59 pm

Chase’s branch ax likely to fall elsewhere before hitting Columbus

Columbus is one of JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s biggest markets with 20,000 workers and 76 retail offices, but the region could be protected from the....

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Feb 26, 2015 12:33 pm

Victoria’s Secret Swim Special could lead to more televised shows

Victoria's Secret is diving into (somewhat) uncharted waters. The Columbus-based retailer is broadcasting its first-ever Victoria's Secret Swim....

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Feb 26, 2015 12:01 pm

ENERGY ROUNDUP: Natural gas production keeps climbing; Chesapeake, Gulfport

Natural gas production continues to rise in eastern Ohio. The industry is in a major funk because of falling prices, but still continued to drill....

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Feb 26, 2015 11:42 am

Worthington Industries exec: ‘The outlook is not bleak’

Worthington Industries Inc. is going through a rough patch but it isn't as painful as it was in 2008, an executive said. The Columbus metal....

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Feb 26, 2015 11:34 am

Victoria’s Secret CEO: ‘I wish we could (grow) faster’ but real estat

L Brands Inc. will be getting bigger in 2015 than first planned, but not as big as it could. The Columbus-based retailer expects to grow its....

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Feb 26, 2015 11:24 am

Glimcher sells stake in Polaris Fashion Place and four other malls

WP Glimcher has put the Polaris Fashion Place mall and four other retail properties into a joint venture to strengthen its post-merger balance sheet.....

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Feb 26, 2015 9:57 am

New Homes and Townhomes Planned for Grandview Heights

If there’s one thing that the City of Grandview Heights lacks, it’s new single family housing stock. The 100+ acre Grandview Yard....

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Feb 26, 2015 9:37 am

Morning Roundup: Another pot proposal shot down, Jack Nicklaus selling ice

In today's roundup: Another proposal to legalize marijuana has been sent back for more work, Ted Strickland comes out swinging in his challenge to....

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Feb 26, 2015 6:41 am

COTA to Add Downtown-Airport Bus Line in 2016

Currently, if you want to take the bus between the Convention Center and the Airport, you’ve got to hop on the south-bound #2 line to head east....

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Feb 26, 2015 6:00 am

GCAC Presents: Clayspace Provides a Studio For All Who Wish to Play and Wor

The arts are thriving in Columbus! An especially exciting part of our vibrant art scene is the opportunity for hands-on participation. Clayspace....

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Feb 26, 2015 6:00 am

Panelists Discuss Food Deserts and Nutrition Access In Urban Communities

Members of the Columbus Metropolitan Club gathered Wednesday to listen to a panel discussion about the pressing issue of food and food access in....

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Feb 26, 2015 6:00 am

Boston Stoker Opening Victorian Village Store in March

The relocation of Boston Stoker’s Columbus store isn’t quite going to hit their original February projection, but they’re not going....

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Feb 26, 2015 6:00 am

Affordable Housing Proposed for Heyl School Site on South Side

A proposal to redevelop the former Heyl Avenue Elementary School on the South Side calls for demolishing the building and replacing it with 58 units....

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Feb 26, 2015 6:00 am

The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, and Snoop Dogg to Headline Bunbury Musi

PromoWest Productions announces nearly forty bands for the lineup of their recently acquired Bunbury Music Festival, set to take place in Downtown....

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Feb 25, 2015 8:25 pm

Pam’s Market Popcorn Unhappy with New North Market Hours

While the public response about the North Market expanding operating hours has been generally positive on social media today, one Market vendor has....

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Feb 25, 2015 4:01 pm

Ohio State expects at least $250M freed up by energy-privatization plan

Ohio State University has put out a call for companies interested in taking over the management and upkeep of its energy infrastructure in a move....

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Feb 25, 2015 3:43 pm

L Brands posts record 2014 following strong holiday sales season

A record holiday season at L Brands Inc. carried the retailer to a record year. The Columbus-based owner of Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works....

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Feb 25, 2015 3:15 pm

National Number Ones Recognized by The Columbus Foundation

The Columbus community rallied behind a lengthy list of national champions and nationally-recognized individuals, teams, and organizations at The....

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Feb 25, 2015 1:54 pm

AEP loses out as regulators reject deal for guaranteed income

American Electric Power Company Inc. lost its controversial proposal that would have guaranteed its income for an Ohio power plant, but regulators....

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Feb 25, 2015 1:37 pm

Port Columbus turns focus to London after landing elusive West Coast route

Now that Columbus has landed nonstop service to the San Francisco Bay Area, next on the agenda is a trans-Atlantic flight to London. Mayor Michael....

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Feb 25, 2015 1:17 pm

Macy's looking at discount stores

Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) is exploring a new off-price concept similar to what other large retailers have done with outlet stores. The retailer....

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Feb 25, 2015 1:06 pm

Illustrated Map in the Works for Clintonville, Proposals Being Accepted

There’s no doubt about it, Columbus loves its maps. (Have you voted in the Columbus Transit Map contest yet?). The Clintonville Area Commission....

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Feb 25, 2015 12:45 pm

Where are rents rising the fastest in Central Ohio? – COUNTDOWN

The hottest rental market in Central Ohio by price appreciation is an affluent suburb that also boasts some of the most-expensive homes in the....

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Feb 25, 2015 12:18 pm

Ohio State Wants Students to Fall in Love with Columbus

If you’re a new or future student at The Ohio State University, college officials want you to fall in love not just with your new school, but....

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Feb 25, 2015 12:05 pm

Manufacturer planning 20 new jobs in New Albany after 2nd plant expansion

Axium Plastics Inc. plans to invest $10.5 million in a second expansion in New Albany. New Albany City Council approved a 15-year, 100 percent tax....

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Feb 25, 2015 11:37 am

OSU provost flattered by Texas’ interest but ‘Ohio State’s the place

Ohio State University Provost Joe Steinmetz says he's flattered that the University of Texas considered him a finalist to lead the school, but he's....

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Feb 25, 2015 10:42 am

North Market Expanding Hours of Operation

Starting in April, shoppers will be able to spend a little bit more time at The North Market with expanded hours throughout the week. The market will....

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Feb 25, 2015 10:36 am

Bravo Brio ‘cautiously optimistic’ for 2015 after rough year

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc. is looking forward to a better 2015. The Columbus-based restaurant chain introduced several new initiatives in 2014....

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Feb 25, 2015 10:21 am

Rocky Brands adding clogs for women in bid for more casual business

Rocky Brands Inc. knows boots. But can it sell casual shoes? The Nelsonville-based footwear maker is ready to find out. It began expanding into....

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Feb 25, 2015 10:05 am

Airport Taskforce Calls for Multimodal Transit and Development District

More direct flights. A multimodal transit hub. An economic development district. And sustainability. Those are the four key recommendations announced....

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Feb 25, 2015 9:30 am

PUCO puts controversial AEP power purchase agreement on its agenda

After more than a year it's finally decision time for American Electric Power Company Inc. The Columbus utility submitted a power purchase agreement....

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Feb 25, 2015 8:51 am

Morning Roundup: Chase cutting branches, Columbus' economic segregation

In today's roundup: Chase is closing branches in a cost-cutting move, Columbus named among the country's most economically segregated cities,....

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Feb 25, 2015 6:37 am

Dick’s Last Resort president: We’ll be hiring 100 ‘gregarious, fun-lo

At Dick's Last Resort, customers come for the joking and stay, by the brand's own admission, for more joking. The Nashville-based restaurant chain....

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Feb 24, 2015 4:27 pm

Edwards Cos. 6th Street Mews condos approved by Downtown Commission

The city's Downtown Commission approved the next phase of condo development at Edwards Cos. Neighborhood Launch collection of urban residential....

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Feb 24, 2015 4:16 pm

Buckeyes’ championship run pushed Port Columbus to busy January

Buckeyes' fans and mild weather combined to lead Port Columbus International Airport to its busiest January in eight years. Last month, 463,553....

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Feb 24, 2015 4:11 pm

Einstein Bros Bagels closings – here's the complete list

Einstein Bros Bagels closed 39 locations nationwide on Tuesday, including one in Central Ohio, but we got off relatively easy compared with Chicago. ....

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Feb 24, 2015 3:56 pm

Photos: Bleu & Fig Transforms Warehouse into Romantic Restaurant

This year for Valentine’s Day, local catering company Bleu & Fig wanted to do something a little different. Instead of hosting a dinner in....

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Feb 24, 2015 3:56 pm

Thanks Maryland and Iowa! Ohio State no longer last in Big Ten for tech rev

Here's one bonus of expanding the Big Ten: Ohio State University no longer is last in the conference in income from technology licensing deals. Ohio....

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Feb 24, 2015 2:24 pm

A Kitchen Inspired by the Spirit of Kenya

I want to share with you a moment. It was one that changed my life and shifted my perspective in ways that I am continuously realizing. This day came....

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Feb 24, 2015 2:00 pm

Convention center expansion wins design approval – RENDERINGS

Plans to expand the Greater Columbus Convention Center have been approved by the Downtown Commission. The $30 million-plus addition includes a....

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Feb 24, 2015 1:59 pm

Huntington acquisition seen boosting earnings, but only slightly

Huntington Bancshares Inc.'s acquisition of Macquarie Equipment Finance Inc. is projected to boost earnings per share and bolster the bank's....

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Feb 24, 2015 1:53 pm

FIRST LOOK: Dick’s Last Resort coming to Arena District in June

If you're looking for a little ribbing with your ribs, then Dick's Last Resort is your sort of joint. The Nashville-based chain has confirmed that....

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Feb 24, 2015 11:25 am