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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.. ?

This is kind of cool. It’s like the Columbus version of Koyaanisqatsi. Bexley’s in there too. (Via RetroMetro.)

Byrne/Eno

The name of my favorite band is Talking Heads. (Hah.) After 30 years, David Byrne and producer Brian Eno have a new record out. “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.” Here’s the single:

I’m not sure what I think about that yet. Definitely a different sound from their other collaborations. Oddly, it reminds me of the 1974 Hollies classic “The Air That I Breathe.”

I like that song. (Via Lefsetz Letter.)

CAPA’s new season is now on the web. Here’s a post about it.

Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Living in Columbus, Ohio in the Summertime

Things to do this weekend. Most interesting to me is Art al Fresco in the Short North tomorrow. I’m not quite sure what that is.

Columbus Zoo trip.

Wexner Center’s 15 minutes

The Wexner Center for the Arts is going to present Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms starting September 13. I caught Andy Warhol: A Retrospective at MOMA in 1989, just a couple years after his death. Great show. Pop Art, unlike a lot of art these days, is immediately accessible (as they say). That’s what makes it “pop.” Make sure you go, if you’re into that kind of thing at all. (Via Mad-Cow Town Forum.)

A look at Clear Creek Metro Park, near Lancaster.

Cool, the Brewery District. I feel like a beer.

The Olympics have started- they’re something like 13 hours ahead. Anybody going to watch?

Oktoberfest moving is

German Village’s Oktoberfest is moving again:

Oktoberfest will take place Sept.5-7 at Genoa Park and Amphitheater, between the banks of Scioto River and COSI. It will run from 5 p.m. to midnight on Sept. 5, noon to midnight Sept. 6 and noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 7…

That’s not even in German Village. (Via RetroMetro.)

Vinyl isn’t dead in Columbus. Or is it coming back like a zombie?

Lisa the Waitress has things to do this weekend. There’s a Waterfire on the Mile event this Saturday. Never been. Maybe I’ll go.

Eric’s found an interesting web app. I’ll need to play with it later.

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Honda training center designed to bridge manufacturing’s skills gap

The newest Honda facility is as much about the future as the past. While the big draw to the Honda Heritage Center in Marysville will be the museum....

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Dec 18, 2014 2:22 pm

Huntington adding Apple Pay

Huntington National Bank will offer Apple Pay in early 2015 to ease payments for its customers. As I've reported, Columbus-based Huntington....

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Dec 18, 2014 1:50 pm

Mega Fall Weekend 2014 – Vol. 13

Happy last weekend of fall! Have you gotten your ugly sweater yet? All of your cookies baked? All of your gifts ready? Tomorrow is the last edition....

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Dec 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Equity invests in Texas medical project, adds San Antonio brokerage

Commercial real estate developer Equity Inc. has jumped outside of its Columbus base for the second investment of its Equity Velocity Fund I. The....

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Dec 18, 2014 12:56 pm

Barrett School housing plan, Mercantile Building conversion land historic t

State tax credits are paving the way for the largest housing project in south Columbus in decades, plus the redevelopment of a downtown building into....

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Dec 18, 2014 12:30 pm

Obamacare’s employer mandate gets 60% approval rating, but 46% like entir

Turns out selective presentation of facts can sway public opinion. Who knew? Six in 10 Americans have a favorable view of the Affordable Care....

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Dec 18, 2014 12:27 pm

Worthington Industries’ oil and gas business misses expectations for 2Q

An oil and gas business at Worthington Industries Inc. did not meet expectations for the last quarter, but the company sees the problems as....

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Dec 18, 2014 12:26 pm

Nationwide, Otterbein team up to train software testers – ‘You’re imm

Otterbein University and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. are running a Ruby Cucumber Boot Camp, which despite its ridiculous name could fill a....

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Dec 18, 2014 12:21 pm

Temperance Row Brewing shakes off Prohibition’s ghosts with Westerville b

Scott Francis took no chances with his newest brewery, Temperance Row Brewing Co. Before opening Wednesday the long-time Columbus brewer invited a....

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Dec 18, 2014 10:47 am

Year in Review: Our most-popular stories – from Costco to Cameron Mitchel

Restaurants dominated our top 10 list of the most-viewed online stories over the past year. From familiar names like Cameron Mitchell to newcomers....

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Dec 18, 2014 10:06 am

Should AEP be guaranteed profits for coal-burning plants? Company makes its

A packed room watched a unique back-and-forth between energy regulators and attorneys for Ohio power companies and business and environmental....

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Dec 18, 2014 10:04 am

A Kitchen Inspired by Gifts From the Kitchen

When it comes to gift-giving, sometimes I can get stumped about what to give my friends and family. Given my prowess in the kitchen, however, it’s....

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Dec 18, 2014 8:27 am

ACLU Investigates Religious Requirement in Kasich’s School Program

Governor John Kasich’s school mentorship program is now being investigated by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. The Governor’s....

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Dec 18, 2014 6:50 am

Morning Roundup: New York unions lobby against Columbus to DNC, Ohio Mulch

In today's roundup: New York union officials are bad-mouthing Columbus to the DNC, Ohio Mulch agrees to a settlement with the state, Drive Capital....

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Dec 18, 2014 6:50 am

Craft brewers talk competition, Stone Brewing and whether Budweiser is a hi

Columbus' beer quality, Stone Brewing Co. and the unabated popularity of IPAs all were discussed at a lively Columbus Metropolitan Club forum....

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Dec 17, 2014 3:57 pm

Huntington Bank buys city’s first skyscraper on West Broad Street

Huntington National Bank has purchased the city's first skyscraper as it corners the office market from the southwest corner of Broad and High to the....

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Dec 17, 2014 3:15 pm

Local craft brewers say space crunch hampering expansion plans

Developers and real estate people take note — the beer brewing industry is shopping. "The No. 1 problem facing brewers is space," Eric Bean,....

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Dec 17, 2014 3:00 pm

Doctors brace for return of financial pain as 2-year Medicaid raise expires

More than half of Ohio's primary care doctors will keep seeing the same number of Medicaid recipients after a significant but temporary pay boost....

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Dec 17, 2014 2:23 pm

Nationwide preps Arena District signage ahead of NHL All-Star Game

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. is raising its profile in the Arena District in time for the National Hockey League's All-Star Weekend in....

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Dec 17, 2014 2:02 pm

DDR acquisition at Polaris part of 71-property deal

Cleveland-based DDR Corp.'s purchase of a Giant Eagle-anchored shopping center near Lewis Center and an adjacent property for a combined $43.6....

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Dec 17, 2014 1:44 pm

Power Wellness to operate fitness center at Mount Carmel campus near Polari

Mount Carmel Health System has signed Power Wellness Management LLC to operate the fitness center portion of its 130,000-square foot outpatient....

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Dec 17, 2014 1:32 pm

Theatre Review: Available Light’s She Kills Monsters a Delightful Jou

Available Light has its first home-run of the season with Ian Short’s production of Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters. The play picks up in 1995, a....

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Dec 17, 2014 1:30 pm

Gateway Film Center Converts to Non-Profit Status

The Gateway Film Center is celebrating their fifth anniversary tomorrow, and is using the opportunity to make a big announcement as well. The....

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Dec 17, 2014 1:29 pm

Renderings Released for Six-Story Pearl Street Proposal

Borror Properties last night presented their latest proposal for the southeast corner of Pearl and Prescott streets to the Italian Village....

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Dec 17, 2014 1:09 pm

Kasich administration working to ensure Common Sense Initiative endures

Ohio's regulatory climate is becoming more business-friendly, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says, and the Kasich administration wants to ensure it stays that....

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Dec 17, 2014 11:36 am

Southwest flights to the Sugar Bowl sell out quickly

The five Southwest Airlines flights serving New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl were snapped up quickly. According to the travel agency selling seats on....

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Dec 17, 2014 11:22 am

Here’s our first glimpse of the Acura NSX, debuting next month (VIDEO)

The highly anticipated Acura NSX will be unveiled to the world next month in Detroit. The Marysville-made supercar is getting its debut at the....

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Dec 17, 2014 11:08 am

Film Review: Foxcatcher

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher. The film follows the....

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Dec 17, 2014 10:53 am

American Energy Partners buys 2 of Ohio’s top wells as HG Energy exits th

American Energy Partners LP has acquired HG Energy LLC's Ohio acreage, giving the company ownership of two of the top 10 natural gas wells in the....

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Dec 17, 2014 10:47 am

Year in Review: Tech startups land big investments, Big Data goes big-time

Central Ohio's tech industry saw some big wins for startups in 2014, plus big institutions formed a startup of their own to catch the Big Data wave.....

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Dec 17, 2014 10:18 am

Alternative-energy compliance costs to show up on customer bills

Ohio electric customers will soon see a new addition to their power bills. Next year, bills for customers of utilities and their competitors....

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Dec 17, 2014 9:55 am

Restaurant Review: Bar 145

Did someone say poutine? Open for almost a year, Bar 145 updated its menu a few weeks ago, and the newest edition includes a poutine option: Loaded....

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Dec 17, 2014 9:52 am

Andrew Ginther lands Coleman’s endorsement in mayor’s race

One week after announcing he would run for Columbus mayor, Council President Andrew Ginther has landed the endorsement of the man he hopes to....

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Dec 17, 2014 9:35 am

Ohio Democrats Choose David Pepper as new Party Boss

The Ohio Democratic Party has a new leader. David Pepper was elected by ODP’s Executive Committee to be the new state chairman Tuesday night.....

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Dec 17, 2014 8:58 am

Morning Roundup: Wendy's CEO on breakfast, Ohio State beats Michigan (a

In today's roundup: Wendy's CEO says never say never on another breakfast push, Vorys Sater growing in Texas, Columbus City Council expresses support....

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Dec 17, 2014 6:31 am

National Roundup: Terrorist threats derail debut of Sony's 'The Int

Hackers who leaked troves of information from Sony Pictures have now threatened to carry out terrorist attacks at theaters showing the studio's new....

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Dec 17, 2014 5:54 am

Memorial Health CEO: Medicaid expansion No. 1 issue for community hospitals

Memorial Health is closing in on its third consecutive year of an operating margin around 10 percent – all while opening new facilities and subject....

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Dec 16, 2014 3:53 pm

Could franchising be the answer at Bob Evans?

Sandell Asset Management Corp. is having its way with Bob Evans Farms Inc., but should it? Since four Sandell-backed candidates joined the New....

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Dec 16, 2014 1:56 pm

AEP exec: PUCO testimony to focus on legality and public policy

American Electric Power Company Inc. has spent a year trying to convince Ohio regulators to approve guaranteeing profits for its share of a....

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Dec 16, 2014 1:45 pm

BiBiBop Asian Grill Opens at Easton Town Center

Korean-based fast casual restaurant BiBiBop Asian Grill has enjoyed a relatively quick rise to success in the Columbus area. They’ve opened....

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Dec 16, 2014 1:43 pm

Magnum Hunter reports blowout at Monroe County well

A prominent oil and gas company operating in eastern Ohio has been hit with a one-two punch. In September, Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. highlighted....

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Dec 16, 2014 1:02 pm

Buggyworks project getting bigger amid high demand for Arena District space

Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. wants to let more office tenants into its Buggyworks project in the Arena District. The developer is expanding its....

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Dec 16, 2014 12:59 pm

Abercrombie & Fitch ups ante in fragrance business with new licensing deal

Coming soon to airports and department stores – Abercrombie & Fitch. Well, at least in scent form. The New Albany-based retailer Tuesday....

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Dec 16, 2014 12:20 pm

Time Warner Cable planning 130 new jobs in Columbus

Time Warner Cable Inc. plans to add about 130 sales jobs in Central Ohio next year, following 200 additions in 2014. The growth in what it calls....

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Dec 16, 2014 12:12 pm

Turner Construction names GM for Columbus

Turner Construction Co. has named its new general manager for the Columbus market, prompting a changing of the guard for the national builder here. ....

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Dec 16, 2014 11:51 am

Top of the List: Central Ohio’s biggest banks

The No. 1 bank in Central Ohio has been around since the 1800s and has more than 700 branches and 1,400 ATMs across its multi-state footprint. ....

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Dec 16, 2014 11:50 am

Nada sets opening date for Arena District restaurant

Now here is a holiday season present for foodies – Nada is set to open. The much-anticipated Arena District restaurant will debut Saturday, Dec.....

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Dec 16, 2014 10:13 am

Year in Review: Craft beer movement explodes across region

The craft beer movement continued to boom across Central Ohio in 2014 as brewers opened new businesses and others expanded. Here's a look at five of....

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Dec 16, 2014 9:55 am

‘Engineer Rides’ Part of Bike Lane Collaboration with Yay Bikes

Although tough choices about new street designs and bike lanes mean that cycling advocates and traffic engineers are often pitted against each other,....

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Dec 16, 2014 6:45 am

Morning Roundup: Thirty-One Gifts buys jewelry maker, Peet's Coffee clo

In today's roundup: Thirty-One Gifts buys jewelry maker, Peet's Coffee is out in Ohio, deadline looms for Christmas shipping, Cincinnati Reds set big....

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Dec 16, 2014 6:42 am