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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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Education First Credit Union taps state regulator as CEO

Education First Credit Union Inc., which operates three branches in Franklin County, has named Michael Wettrich its new chief executive officer. ....

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Aug 27, 2014 4:13 pm

A Ton of Fun and Help at Gateway’s HOOT

This Saturday morning, will you and your kids do something fun, or do something worthwhile? The Gateway Film Center and Columbus Open Shelter hope....

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Aug 27, 2014 3:23 pm

Hilliard considers incentive for Equity move into old Red Roof Inn HQ, want

Equity Inc. is planing to move into the former Red Roof Inns Inc. headquarters in Hilliard. The commercial real estate brokerage and development....

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Aug 27, 2014 3:12 pm

Discovery District's new dining corner: Lomonico’s and Domino’s joi

There should be more food to discover in the Discovery District by the end of the year. Randy Walker, owner of 340-342 Gay St., got the necessary....

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Aug 27, 2014 2:48 pm

Stwrap: Marketing pro’s invention to give shoulder straps flair

Would-be inventors, here’s a lesson in dusting off that idea. About a dozen years ago, Tom Augustine was dropping his kids off at school when he....

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Aug 27, 2014 1:53 pm

Hannah Neil Center buyer to reopen building as senior center, build afforda

The senior housing developer that bought the Hannah Neil Center for Children plans to reopen it as a senior center and eventually add affordable....

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Aug 27, 2014 1:07 pm

Top of the List: Central Ohio's patent law firms

The No. 1 patent law firm in Central Ohio represents clients in cases dealing with aircraft components, robotics and medical devices. It’s been....

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Aug 27, 2014 12:19 pm

World of Beer Opening South Campus Gateway Beer Garden

Nothing goes together quite like college students and beer. To that end, World of Beer is working on opening their third location in Columbus with a....

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Aug 27, 2014 12:06 pm

The Big Bang Theory 6×12 – Sheldon at Human Resources Department

The Big Bang Theory 6×12 – Sheldon at Human Resources Department Oh, my!

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Aug 27, 2014 12:01 pm

Express shoppers’ reaction to outlet stores ‘immediate and enthusiastic

Express Inc.’s outlet stores are doing better than expected. How much? How about double the Columbus-based retailer’s initial projections. CEO....

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Aug 27, 2014 11:32 am

World of Beer coming to Ohio State

World of Beer is coming to campus for its third Central Ohio bar. The Tampa-based beer bar chain, franchised locally by Darren Greene and Mark....

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Aug 27, 2014 10:34 am

Best car brands for customer satisfaction – COUNTDOWN

More customers are buying cars, but they’re less happy with the purchases. Though new car sales continue to climb – up 5 percent through....

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Aug 27, 2014 10:25 am

New Details Emerge on Nada Columbus Restaurant

Boca Restaurant Group, the parent company of Nada, announced today new details about their Arena District location slated to open late this year in....

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Aug 27, 2014 9:57 am

Antero sees 835 promising drill sites on its Utica land

Antero Resources, one of the most prominent drillers in Ohio’s Utica shale, has wide eyes for the region. The Denver-based oil and gas driller....

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Aug 27, 2014 9:47 am

Columbus Residents Breaking Recycling Records

As curbside recycling efforts in Columbus have continued to expand in 2014 to include eligible condo and apartment buildings, it’s only natural....

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Aug 27, 2014 9:03 am

Morning Roundup: TBDBITL mess has donor rethinking $150M gift, Stone Brewin

TBDBITL controversy has a major donor rethinking future gifts to Ohio State, don't get your hopes up for beer inside Ohio Stadium, Columbus deemed a....

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Aug 27, 2014 6:49 am

First Look: Yats Cajun Creole

Bringing some much-needed bayou flavor to the Columbus food scene, Yats Cajun Creole held its grand opening this past Sunday, August 24th at 1386....

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Aug 27, 2014 6:20 am

National Roundup: Chiquita's tax inversion deal getting more attention

Earlier this year, Chiquita Brands International said it would merge with Irish fruit company Fyffes and move the new company's headquarters to....

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Aug 27, 2014 6:20 am

Restaurant Review: Double Comfort

It’s impossible to talk about Double Comfort without first talking about its mission. The restaurant donates its proceeds to the local food....

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Aug 27, 2014 6:10 am

Rebecca, Human Resources at Target

Rebecca, Human Resources at Target Rebecca shares her experience working in Human Resources for Target. To learn more or apply, visit....

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Aug 26, 2014 5:34 pm

Just how big is a $1 billion data farm? Amazon joining Facebook and Google

Just a handful of billion-dollar data center developments dot the country, owned by Internet giants such as Microsoft, Facebook and Google. One of....

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Aug 26, 2014 3:32 pm

Port Columbus passenger traffic hits six-year high in July

Port Columbus International Airport had its busiest July in six years with more than 590,000 passengers getting on and off planes. The month’s....

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Aug 26, 2014 3:00 pm

Nationwide Realty lands 2nd tenant for spec offices at Grandview Yard

Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. has landed another tenant for its speculative Grandview Yard office building at 800 Yard St. The regional offices....

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Aug 26, 2014 1:55 pm

White Castle CEO, Cheryl & Co. founder knocked off Bob Evans board

Bob Evans Farms Inc. may have held onto more control of its board than initially thought, but is still losing two long-time directors. The New....

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Aug 26, 2014 1:36 pm

Buckeye Wind, Hardin wind farms get extensions

Two delayed Ohio wind farms with a proposed 435 megawatts of generating capacity are getting more time to come to fruition. The Buckeye Wind I and....

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Aug 26, 2014 1:17 pm

Columbus Ranked 6th Best City for Arts & Culture

One question that has been repeated in Columbus many times over the past several years is how we can collectively as a city improve our arts and....

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Aug 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Tim Hortons’ U.S. growth goals under Burger King bode well for Dublin HQ

The combination of Tim Hortons Inc. and Burger King Worldwide Inc. isn’t expected to hurt the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain’s U.S.....

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Aug 26, 2014 12:34 pm

Bounced check and account fees heading up, bank survey finds

The various fees charged by banks on checking accounts are getting more expensive, says a survey from MoneyRates.com. Consumers are paying more in....

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Aug 26, 2014 12:20 pm

Utilities spending big on transmission grid, EIA finds

American Electric Power Company Inc. isn’t the only utility investing in electricity transmission. Investment in the U.S. increased five-fold....

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Aug 26, 2014 12:09 pm

Here are Central Ohio’s hottest neighborhoods for home sales – COUNTDOW

The hottest housing market in Central Ohio is home to more than 1,455 businesses, is less than a 10-minute drive to downtown Columbus and boasts 17....

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Aug 26, 2014 12:04 pm

State approves new wind farm in northern Ohio, despite objections

State regulators have approved a 60-megawatt, $120 million wind farm in northern Ohio. The Greenwich Windpark would hold up to 25 wind turbines....

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Aug 26, 2014 11:43 am

Liqui-Box keeping 45 jobs in Worthington after HQ move

Liqui-Box Corp. will maintain 45 employees at a leased building in Worthington following its headquarters move to Virginia. The maker of bag-in-box....

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Aug 26, 2014 11:20 am

DSW for kids getting trial run at select stores, including Polaris

DSW Inc. is taking a bigger step into the kid business. The Columbus-based shoe retailer has been selling children’s shoes since 2011, but....

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Aug 26, 2014 11:04 am

Expanding engineering firms get Dublin tax incentives

Dublin City Council has approved incentive deals for two engineering firms adding jobs in the city. Hull & Associates, a project development and....

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Aug 26, 2014 10:57 am

CNG-at-home startup Simple-Fill raises $170K

Simple-Fill Inc., which is developing technology to allow vehicles running on compressed natural gas to fill up at home, has raised $170,000 through....

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Aug 26, 2014 10:24 am

MarkWest expanding processing plant

A natural-gas processing facility in western Pennsylvania is adding 400 million cubic feet per day of capacity, as midstream infrastructure in the....

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Aug 26, 2014 9:55 am

West Virginia offering leases to drill below Ohio River

West Virginia wants natural gas producers to drill on state-owned land below the Ohio River. The state’s Division of Natural Resources is....

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Aug 26, 2014 9:41 am

A Kitchen Inspired by Elevating Your Tailgate

It’s that time of year Buckeye fans… time to bust out the grill and the crock pot and get your tailgate party on! We all have some tried and....

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Aug 26, 2014 7:00 am

Morning Roundup: OSU improves in 'public-good' ranking, poll on TBD

OSU fares well in a new ranking looking at schools for their 'contribution to the public good,' most Ohioans say in a new poll that they disagree....

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Aug 26, 2014 6:55 am

SAP Lumira SP14 – Human Resources

SAP Lumira SP14 – Human Resources Nic Smith from the SAP analytics team analyzes human resources data and shows you how easy it is to....

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Aug 25, 2014 10:45 pm

Dominion Homes CEO says ‘vast majority’ will keep jobs

Dominion Homes Inc. CEO Keith Tomlinson says there will be few job cuts resulting from the company selling off its land holdings to Atlanta’s....

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Aug 25, 2014 4:08 pm

Lomonico’s coming downtown with Gay Street restaurant

Lomonico’s is bringing its business downtown. The Italian restaurant is expanding from Pickerington to the Discovery District and plans to take....

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Aug 25, 2014 3:57 pm

Capture Education triples New Albany space, plans to add jobs with state lo

Capture Educational Services Inc. can start hiring for an expansion plan with approval Monday of a $700,000 state loan from the Innovation Ohio Loan....

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Aug 25, 2014 2:42 pm

Columbus home values closing in on pre-recession peak, report finds

Home prices in Central Ohio are closing in on their pre-recession peak following a 12-month stretch of 6.6 percent appreciation, according to a....

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Aug 25, 2014 2:38 pm

Amazon eyes $1.1 billion investment in Central Ohio

Amazon.com Inc. apparently has big plans for Central Ohio. The online retailing giant’s Vadata Inc. data center affiliate was approved for two....

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Aug 25, 2014 1:57 pm

Lomonico’s Restaurant Opening Downtown Location

It’s been just 10 short months since opening his first restaurant, but Craig Lomonico is ready for number two. His namesake Lomonico’s....

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Aug 25, 2014 1:56 pm

Hannah Neil Center sold to Scioto Community retirement campus next door

The former Hannah Neil Center for Children on Obetz Road has been sold for $2.7 million to Capital Health Services Inc., the Dayton parent of the....

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Aug 25, 2014 1:38 pm

Hofbrauhaus on target for October opening with delivery of brewhouse

Hofbrauhaus won’t be open in time for Oktoberfest– but it will give us a reason to celebrate in October. The Grandview Yard restaurant and....

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Aug 25, 2014 1:30 pm

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Aug 25, 2014 1:00 pm

Lane Aviation building new facility to quicken customs clearance at Port Co

Lane Aviation has broken ground on a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection clearance facility near Port Columbus International Airport to expedite....

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Aug 25, 2014 12:58 pm