January 2009 Archive

We are and always will be the United States

I didn’t care for the first Obama girl video, but this one tickles me. Fish and live bait, heh. And that chorus is really catching. “Red states… and blue states.” That could be a hit.

Politics aside, it is an incredible day for the country, in that so many say they didn’t think they’d live to see this day. Yet here it is. So movies can no longer signal that they take place in the future by having a black president.

But despite all of that, politics as usual will resume in 3.. 2.. ?

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AEP moving 450 jobs to New Albany as transmission HQ leaves Gahanna

American Electric Power Company Inc. will relocate the headquarters of its transmission division to the New Albany Business Park after getting an....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 16, 2014 10:22 am

Top of the List: Recycling and waste management firms

The region’s largest waste management and recycling company bills itself as having been “clean and green” since before it was cool. It’s been....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 16, 2014 10:04 am

Huntington planning $250M stock buyback, dividend boost

Huntington Bancshares Inc.’s board of directors has approved plans to increase the company’s dividend and launch a $250 million buyback of....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 16, 2014 10:00 am

‘Spectacular’ Upper Arlington property being converted to 6 luxury-home

A development partnership has put a wooded, 6.5-acre property up for sale along Riverside Drive in the venerable Upper Arlington residential market....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 16, 2014 9:28 am

Food Truck Review: Teodora’s Kitchen

After a long, hard winter, Food Truck Season is just starting to bloom again in Columbus. This is the year to try Teodora’s Kitchen.....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 16, 2014 9:17 am

Morning Roundup: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in London, Piada as nex

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show moves to London, Piada named among dining's next big things, Vorys moving to new space in Cleveland, Scotts sells....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 16, 2014 6:41 am

Gay Street Fire Damages Three Retail Businesses

A fire broke out in the basement of the building located on the southeast corner of Gay and High Streets earlier this evening. Columbus firefighters....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 15, 2014 10:10 pm

OSU prof Donald Tobin named dean at University of Maryland law school

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has named an Ohio State University law professor as dean.  Donald B. Tobin will replace....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 15, 2014 3:00 pm

Board-game developer Freeze Gopher lands 2nd title with Barnes & Noble

A startup that makes board games is finding more ways to play with Barnes & Noble Inc. Freeze Gopher LLC sold almost 5,000 copies of its first game,....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 15, 2014 1:58 pm

Preview: Drauma and Alternative Fashion Week Kick-Off Show

When one hears the words “Fashion Show” or “Fashion Week” there are certain images that come to mind, these images include....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 15, 2014 1:31 pm

Tenant reps, other details emerge in Startech.com industrial deal at Pizzut

A few more details have emerged on the Startech.com industrial  deal I wrote about Friday. First, credit goes to John Myers and Rob Myers  of the....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 15, 2014 1:17 pm

AdvisorHub partners with Penton Media for information sharing

AdvisorHub Inc. has joined forces with trade magazine publisher Penton Media Inc. to extend the reach of its services for financial advisers. ....

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Apr 15, 2014 1:04 pm

Sluggish economy, increasing regulatory costs led Insight Bank to seek buye

Insight Bank in August 2012 considered raising capital to fund growth, but later that month shifted gears to a possible sale, according to a....

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Apr 15, 2014 11:55 am

Which state’s residents pay the most in taxes? – COUNTDOWN

While what you and your friend in California pay in federal taxes isn’t much of a mystery, what people pay state-by-state varies. In honor of tax....

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Apr 15, 2014 11:20 am

State plan for earthquake monitoring worries drilling industry

Tom Stewart had a day’s notice before the Ohio Department of Natural Resources released its new permitting rules that could limit oil and gas....

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Apr 15, 2014 11:07 am

Hills Market adding Johnson’s ice cream shop, Crimson Cup coffee

Two local brands are getting more business with Hills Market Downtown. The Discovery District grocery store,  which opened at 95 Grant Ave. a year....

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Apr 15, 2014 10:43 am

Former PUCO chief Todd Snitchler lands at McDonald Hopkins

Todd Snitchler isn’t moving very far from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Snitchler, who ended his three-year tenure as chairman of the....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 15, 2014 10:25 am

DSW buying stake in Canadian shoe chain

DSW Inc. is going to Canada. The Columbus-based discount shoe retailer is buying 44 percent of Town Shoes Ltd. for $62 million. Town Shoes, a....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 15, 2014 10:00 am

Catch Up With: Arch City Tavern

When Arch City Tavern opened in the Short North last March, it was with the intention of creating a space where those who loved craft beers and....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 15, 2014 7:00 am

Morning Roundup: Momentive unit in bankruptcy, Cincinnati needs $50M for RN

Momentive Performance Materials files for bankruptcy reorganization, Worthington Industries hires exec to lead M&A, Cincinnati is scrounging for $50....

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Apr 15, 2014 7:00 am

Judge Rules that Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

A historic ruling was made today when federal Judge Timothy Black overturned a portion of Ohio’s marriage ban, stating that Ohio must recognize....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 14, 2014 6:34 pm

Photos: Moonlight Market April 2014

The Columbus Moonlight Market kicked off its 2014 season on Saturday, April 12th. The perfect combination of beautiful weather, great business....

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Apr 14, 2014 3:09 pm

Concord Hospitality sells SpringHill Suites near Lennox

Concord Hospitality Enterprises has sold its SpringHill Suites hotel at 1421 Olentangy River Road as part of a broader portfolio sale that keeps the....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 14, 2014 3:04 pm

Antero Resources says Utica shale production failing to live up to expectat

Antero Resources Corp. has downgraded its production estimates for two sections of its Utica shale acreage by more than 30 percent each. However,....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 14, 2014 2:24 pm

State’s latest craft distiller turning Ohio corn into Mill Street Moonshi

While Ohio’s craft beer scene continues to boom, the even younger world of microdistilling is quietly growing as well. The state has more than 20....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 14, 2014 1:54 pm

Crawford Hoying taps Nationwide Realty veteran ahead of large-scale constru

Crawford Hoying Development Partners has hired a Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. veteran to help lead the Dublin-based developer as it embarks....

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Apr 14, 2014 1:44 pm

North Market to Host Weekly Artisan Flea Market Events

The North Market’s popular Artisan Sunday events are undergoing an evolution this year through a new collaboration with the Columbus Flea event....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 14, 2014 12:36 pm

Worthington Industries dissolves wind tower joint venture that was to emplo

A major partnership between Worthington Industries Inc. and a Spanish steel company to produce 300 wind towers annually is over before it started. ....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 14, 2014 12:19 pm

Family Dollar closing 370 stores, lowering prices to boost sales

Family Dollar Stores Inc. won’t just be cutting prices in an attempt to boost its business – it’ll be closing stores as well. The....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 14, 2014 12:07 pm

Play It Smart!

Voters have to start thinking about smart choices.There are minority voters that support Republicans even though the GOP tries to stop people from....

Ohio 15th District

Apr 14, 2014 10:50 am

Grilled cheese specialist Tom & Chee opening May 2 in Pickerington

If you’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of Tom & Chee, the answer you’ve been waiting on is May 2. The popular and fast-growing....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 14, 2014 10:35 am

Top of the List: Ohio’s busiest airlines

The No. 1 airline at Port Columbus International Airport began service in 1971 with three planes. It now has 45,000 employees who serve more than 100....

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Apr 14, 2014 10:10 am

BP CEO: Company 'more resilient' after Deepwater Horizon

BP PLC (NYSE: BP) CEO Bob Dudley said the British supermajor is a "more compact and resilient company" as it approaches the April 20 anniversary of....

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Apr 14, 2014 9:35 am

Concert Preview: The Tillers at Woodlands Tavern

Cincinnati band The Tillers are making a stop in Columbus on their way to this year’s Brooklyn Folk Festival. They’re folk musicians with punk....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 14, 2014 9:29 am

Utica shale driller American Energy Partners recruiting workers with billbo

Central Ohioans, Aubrey McClendon needs your help fracking. McClendon, boss of one of the most aggressive oil and gas explorers in eastern....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 14, 2014 9:26 am

12 Amazing Easter Brunches in Columbus

It’s Easter time again! Spring may be best defined by this holiday, which celebrates life, revitalization, and a return to bounty. This year,....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 14, 2014 9:13 am

Morning Roundup: Ohio's best undergrad business schools, brewery opens

Ohio's best undergraduate business programs, who should get credit for landing GE's 1,400 jobs, Ohio's drilling boom benefitting ancillary....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 14, 2014 7:03 am

Columbus Crew Ties San Jose, Remains Undefeated on the Road

The Columbus Crew secured a road point with a 1-1 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium. Behind a....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 13, 2014 10:10 pm

School Issues: A Helpful Standardized Test?

Standardized testing is a hot issue on the local education scene. A growing number of Columbus parents are concerned that too much time and effort is....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 13, 2014 6:23 pm

Blue Jackets to Face Pittsburgh in First-Round of Playoffs

After securing their playoff spot with Wednesday’s win over the Dallas Stars, the Columbus Blue Jackets wrapped up their regular season on the....

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Apr 13, 2014 1:54 pm

Columbus Zoo Unveils Details of New Downtown Attraction

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium unveiled new details of their proposed “Downtown Adventure” attraction. The project, slated for a....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 13, 2014 1:05 pm

Ohio State Football Spring Review and Fall Preview

Spring means many things around Columbus; getting the garden started, patio dining, the beginning of the Crew and Clippers’ seasons, and much more.....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 13, 2014 11:05 am

10 Reasons to Celebrate the Return of the Moonlight Market

The Moonlight Market on Gay Street officially kicks off its 2014 season tonight from 6pm to 11pm on the popular Downtown strip between High and....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 12, 2014 1:09 pm

Brad Rocco of Bexley Pizza Plus Earns World Champion Title in International

Columbus has another Number 1 title, thanks to Brad Rocco of Bexley Pizza Plus. Rocco attended the International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas last....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 12, 2014 7:00 am

Historic Discovery District Building to be Redeveloped

Renovation work has begun on a historic three-story brick building at the northeast corner of Long Street and Grant Avenue downtown. Debbie Rosenfeld....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 12, 2014 7:00 am

Theatre Review: Straight White Men attempts to address privilege

I recall a specific moment in January 2012 when a friend and I, after seeing a show where four white straight male characters talk for two hours,....

The Walker Evans Effect

Apr 11, 2014 5:00 pm

Ruscilli explores site for office project along Emerald Parkway extension i

A long vacant stretch of ground overlooking Interstate 270 in Dublin will get its first public look for a development  since the city declared it....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 11, 2014 3:40 pm

Pizzuti moves forward with industrial building after big lease signed at Cr

So just what prompted Pizzuti Cos. to move forward with its next speculative industrial project? President Joel Pizzuti points to  a recent lease of....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 11, 2014 1:33 pm

Fewer small businesses changed hands in Q1, BizBuySell.com finds

Fewer businesses changed hands nationwide in the first quarter, according to online marketplace BizBuySell.com. While transaction volume remained....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 11, 2014 1:04 pm

ODNR issues new rules for drilling permits near areas with past seismic act

The Ohio agency that monitors oil and gas drilling has issued new regulations for permits near areas of past seismic activity or faults. And for....

Business First of Columbus

Apr 11, 2014 12:50 pm