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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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Rents, amenities revealed for Vision's $42M luxury District at Linworth

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Aug 1, 2014 2:37 pm

A Day in The Life of HR

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Aug 1, 2014 2:26 pm

Hilliard honors development director with ‘Dave Meeks Way’ connector

The city of Hilliard this morning opened a 600-foot connector road between Lyman Drive and Britton Parkway in recognition of its development....

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Aug 1, 2014 2:06 pm

OSU Center for Automotive Research unveils new lab, garage space

OSU Center for Automotive Research unveils new lab, garage space

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Aug 1, 2014 1:44 pm

Country’s biggest banks incurred $70B in regulatory costs since financial

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the country’s next five largest banks have incurred costs of more than $70 billion from post-financial crisis regulation, ....

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Aug 1, 2014 1:34 pm

Accord, CR-V bright spots for Honda amid July sales dip

A trio of American Honda Motor Co. vehicles had impressive July sales, but it wasn’t enough to top the automaker’s performance last July. ....

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Aug 1, 2014 1:25 pm

Bravo Brio to offer reservations on OpenTable in 2015

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc. is making it easier to get a seat at its restaurants. The Columbus-based restaurant company will team up with....

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Aug 1, 2014 1:12 pm

Worthington Industries buys Midstream Equipment Fabrication for $40M

Worthington Industries Inc. has acquired another company in the oil and gas industry, giving it access to all of the country’s major domestic shale....

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Aug 1, 2014 12:51 pm

Thomas Pink Ltd. menswear retailer in London could be confused with Victori

Victoria’s Secret Pink may be seeing red and it would be hard to fault the company for it. L Brands Inc. (NYSE:LB), the Columbus-based parent....

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Aug 1, 2014 12:38 pm

OSU takes on pilot shortage with new aviation program for kids

Ohio State University is taking on a projected shortfall of pilots through an outreach program that puts kids in front of flight simulators and....

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Aug 1, 2014 12:15 pm

Worthington Industries makes another acquisition in cryogenics industry

Worthington Industries Inc. has added another layer to its cryogenics business. The Columbus manufacturer acquired James Russell Engineering Works....

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Aug 1, 2014 11:45 am

Giant Eagle landlord waiting to here about West Fifth Avenue store’s fate

Giant Eagle Inc. has yet to contact the owner of the store at 1451 W. Fifth Ave. as the grocer prepares to close the property a day or two after....

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Aug 1, 2014 11:11 am

Hess Corp. positioning itself for strong returns in Utica’s ‘wet gas wi

Hess Corp. has been quiet in the Utica shale region lately, but the international oil and gas giant still has big plans. The company has made news....

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Aug 1, 2014 10:07 am

Fundable partners with Staples for business pitch competition

Fundable LLC has partnered with Staples Inc. for a business pitch competition to award entrepreneurs and small businesses the opportunity to sell....

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Aug 1, 2014 9:41 am

In case you missed it...........

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Aug 1, 2014 9:06 am

Morning Edition: Support building for ousted OSU band director Waters, E.W.

Fired OSU band director Jonathan Waters has the backing of former and current band members following his firing over a “sexualized culture,” E.W.....

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Aug 1, 2014 6:32 am

Spotlight: Dr. Randall Wroble, Orthopedic One

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Aug 1, 2014 5:00 am

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Jul 31, 2014 5:49 pm

National African American Insurance Association hosting Columbus career fai

The National African American Insurance Association will host a career fair Aug. 9 in Columbus alongside Ohio insurance companies, colleges and....

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Jul 31, 2014 4:04 pm

Village Pointe to include 25,000-square-foot gym, Strut the Salon

Village Pointe is about more than local-sourced food. The 37,000-square-foot project at Parsons and Livingston avenues is set to open this fall. Two....

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Jul 31, 2014 2:47 pm

InnVite Hospitality completes Red Roof Inn Plus improvements in Dublin

New Albany-based InnVite Hospitality has finished $1 million-plus in renovations to the Dublin Red Roof Inn as part of the corporate franchiser’s....

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Jul 31, 2014 2:03 pm

Analyst impressed with Huntington’s efforts to control costs amid news of

Huntington Bancshares Inc.’s nearly 200 job cuts should slightly increase earnings in 2015, says one equity research analyst, but perhaps more....

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Jul 31, 2014 1:48 pm

City, COTA poised to partner on third CNG station for Columbus

The city of Columbus has plans for yet another station that dispenses compressed natural gas, this time in a partnership with the Central Ohio....

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Jul 31, 2014 1:33 pm

Mega Summer Weekend 2014 – Vol. 11

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Jul 31, 2014 1:30 pm

Developer Bob Weiler thrilled with Northstar nod for BIA Parade of Homes

Columbus developer Bob Weiler said the timing of the BIA Parade of Homes within the Northstar Golf Club near Sunbury ties in well with plans for a....

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Jul 31, 2014 1:27 pm

Southgate developing $3.2M speculative manufacturing building in Licking Co

Industrial developer Southgate Corp. has started to build a 50,000-square-foot industrial property designed to fill a steady market niche for....

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Jul 31, 2014 12:53 pm

Opinion: First Time at the Ohio State Fair

Ohio State Fair ticket; five dollars, game tickets, deep fried buckeyes, and rib shots; twenty dollars, being nineteen years old and going to the....

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Jul 31, 2014 12:20 pm

State Auto cutting 100 IT jobs in move to new administration system

State Auto Financial Corp. will cut 100 information technology jobs as it migrates to a new billing and policy administration system, CEO Bob....

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Jul 31, 2014 11:45 am

Hollister teams up with actress Lucy Hale for new apparel collection

Hollister Co., after spending the summer hanging with celebrities, now is collaborating with one. The Southern California-themed division of New....

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Jul 31, 2014 11:10 am

Anchor Hocking parent reaches agreement with lender, has $20M to keep runni

Anchor Hocking employees finally can breathe a little easier. The Lancaster manufacturer’s parent company, EveryWare Global Inc., has reached an....

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Jul 31, 2014 10:12 am

Diamond Hill CFO Jim Laird stepping down from post

Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc. CFO Jim Laird will step down from his role after 13 years as part of the company’s ongoing succession planning. ....

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Jul 31, 2014 9:34 am

Huntington Bancshares cutting jobs to save $30M annually

Huntington Bancshares Inc. will eliminate an undisclosed number of jobs to save $30 million to $35 million annually, the company said Thursday in a....

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Jul 31, 2014 8:52 am

Ohio’s Own: Harvest Pizza (Frozen)

This might shake up the freezer pizza scene. Normally, frozen pizza is sort of a bottom-of-the-barrel thing. It’s a food of last resort,....

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Jul 31, 2014 6:50 am

Morning Edition: Sports Commission bringing NHL commish Bettman to town, Je

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission has landed National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman for its Morning Sports Report, Buzzfeed.com has....

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Jul 31, 2014 6:41 am

It’s a Rock Movie Invasion at the Drexel

Bruce Bartoo, fulltime projectionist at the Wexner Center for the Arts and part time movie marathon madman, unleashes yet another event of evil....

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Jul 31, 2014 6:30 am

Film Review: Boyhood

With an effort that proves Richard Linklater as an artist even as it feels a natural evolution of his best work, Boyhood is a movie like no other.....

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Jul 31, 2014 6:30 am

First Look: The Market Italian Village

After months of construction, renovation, and experimentation, The Market Italian Village opens today at the corners of Summit Street and Third....

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Jul 31, 2014 6:20 am

Urban Food-and-Beverage Campus Proposed to Lure Stone Brewing to Columbus

It’s no secret that Columbus has been courting the Stone Brewing Company for their $31 million brewery expansion project. The popular....

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Jul 31, 2014 5:40 am

What Is Human Resources?

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Jul 30, 2014 7:13 pm

Next year’s Parade of Homes will be in Delaware County again

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Jul 30, 2014 3:28 pm

Plan Calls for “Downtown Franklinton” District, Parks on Broad

A draft neighborhood plan for West Franklinton – which will be presented tonight at the last of three community planning meetings – calls....

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Jul 30, 2014 3:18 pm

Mobile labs to promote manufacturing still short of funding

An eight-county group of Ohio manufacturers, economic developers and schools has raised about a third of the $1.4 million it says it needs to build....

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Jul 30, 2014 3:11 pm

Solomon Global Holdings acquires Dublin’s Shuchter Group

Solomon Global Holdings Inc. has acquired the Shuchter Group and brought on board the Dublin consulting firm’s founder and top executive, Michael....

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Jul 30, 2014 1:56 pm

Crest Gastropub owners putting restaurant and juice bar on Parsons

A&R Development Group is hard at work on its next ventures – a pair of projects along Parsons Avenue. The owner of Clintonville’s Crest....

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Jul 30, 2014 1:54 pm

Pizzuti’s Offices at the Joseph lands 2 more tenants

Pizzuti Cos. now has two-thirds of its Offices at the Joseph project in the Short North occupied with the signing of two more tenants. The....

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Jul 30, 2014 1:36 pm

Utica shale production comparable to Eagle Ford’s startup, EIA says

Initial natural gas production from the Utica shale mirrors that of the Eagle Ford shale in Texas and is slightly higher than the Haynesville....

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Jul 30, 2014 1:23 pm

COTA buying land to move Canal Winchester park-and-ride

The Central Ohio Transit Authority will spend $2.3 million to move its park-and-ride service in Canal Winchester to a more user-friendly location....

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Jul 30, 2014 1:16 pm

FCX Performance bolsters Texas operations with deal for Pump Energy

FCX Performance Inc. has acquired Pump Energy Inc. in a bid to grow the Columbus-based distributor of valve and process flow products along the....

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Jul 30, 2014 1:08 pm

Cincinnati’s First Financial to make Central Ohio debut in September

First Financial Bancorp will make its Central Ohio debut in September, putting its branding atop soon-to-be-former First Bexley and Insight bank....

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Jul 30, 2014 1:02 pm

Les Wexner to headline C-Suite Awards, celebrating these honorees

Columbus Business First has named its 2014 C-Suite Awards honorees, who will be celebrated at a gala headlined by L Brands Inc. founder and CEO Les....

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Jul 30, 2014 12:07 pm