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A Central Ohio landmark was demolished Tuesday to make room for a new healthcare center.

The abandoned Schottenstein Department Store building on Parsons Avenue soon will be home to a new center that will provide quality care to South-Side residents.

Parsons Avenue needs all the help it can get. Though it is the place to go in Columbus for meth head prostitutes. (Video at the link.)

End of the Coop

It’s the end of an era. Tonight is the last game the Clippers will play at Cooper Stadium. They’ll be playing at Huntington Park next year.

Here’s columbusING, and here’s the Dispatch. And from last year, an old post of mine with pics of the stadium.

OH-15 ads

Steve Stivers is running an ad now. His Democratic opponent Mary Jo Kilroy has already had several. Though I notice her negative ad isn’t posted to her site. Strange, that. More at The Daily Briefing.

UPDATE: Oops. That negative ad wasn’t put out by the Kilroy camp- it’s a Democratic committee ad. So that explains that.

Fascist bicyclists.

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

Port Columbus gets new airline

Some good news for all you flyboys:

Local travelers still stinging from Skybus Airlines’ demise are expected to get a welcome piece of news today, as discount carrier AirTran Airways announces it will begin flights from Port Columbus in November.

The Orlando, Fla.-based airline will offer nonstop flights to Atlanta and Orlando and Fort Myers, Fla., beginning Nov. 6. Atlanta service will be twice daily, while service to the Florida destinations will be once daily.

A bit limited but it’s a help.

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

Scrambled eggs

Regarding the interminable egg controversy surrounding the race for the OH 15th district, the state’s Fiscal Note & Local Impact Statement on the 2003 bill (H.B. 152) says:

The bill also makes other changes regarding regulation. The bill states that an owner or operator of a facility shall not be required by any political subdivision of the state, or any officer, employee, agency, board, commission, department, etc. of a political subdivision to obtain a license, permit, or other approval pertaining to manure, insects or rodents, odor, or siting requirements for installation of an animal feeding facility if the facility has any of the following:

*a permit to install
*a permit to operate
*a review compliance certificate
*a NPDES permit
*an operation and management plan that is approved by the Chief of the Division of Soil and Water Conservation in DNR or by *supervisors of the appropriate soil and water conservation district.

This provision clarifies that CAFO regulation shall fall under the Department of Agriculture.

Hmm, a clarification. (Emphasis added.)

Republican Steve Stivers, says the 2003 bill, which he co-sponsored, did not remove local control- that happened earlier. His opponent, Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy, says the bill did limit local control. It might be a little more nuanced than all that.

Is an egg farm the top issue in the race for Ohio’s 15th District? Seems like it, if you’re following the press.

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

Bus ridership up 18%

“The Central Ohio Transit Authority experienced an 18 percent increase in bus ridership on its fixed routes for the month of July,” according to Columbus Local News. That’s over July 2007. Stay high, gas prices! Keep these people off the road. Disclaimer: I have never ridden on a COTA bus. (Via RetroMetro.)

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.

Some opposition to a part of the big downtown split project: “One part of the reconstruction plan would involve tearing down two century-old buildings in the nearby Olde Towne east neighborhood.”

Columbus Zoo trip.

10TV News on another school funding measure:

The Columbus City School Board finalized its decision Tuesday evening to ask voters to support a 7.8 mil levy on the November ballot….

The levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an average of $275 more each year in taxes, 10TV’s Tanisha Mallett reported.

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Morning Roundup: Wendy's #BBQ4Merica campaign, Reds & Indians attendanc

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Sep 30, 2014 6:43 am

National Roundup: eBay to spin off PayPal (Video)

A big corporate split making news this morning, as eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) announced it would spin off its PayPal online payments business into....

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Sep 30, 2014 6:16 am

A Kitchen Inspired by Paiche

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Sep 30, 2014 6:00 am

Home2 Suites by Hilton planned for Metro Place in Dublin

The company behind the massive Bridge Park mixed-use project in Dublin plans to co-develop a 125-room, limited-service hotel at 5000 Upper Metro....

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Sep 29, 2014 4:37 pm

Ohio Bankers League rolls out group to attract young banking prospects

The Ohio Bankers League is setting out to create what it calls “deliberate” bankers. The statewide banking trade organization has set up a group....

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Sep 29, 2014 4:17 pm

NiSource shares up 6 percent following news of pipeline division spinoff

NiSource Inc. shares closed the day up almost 6 percent on news of its natural gas pipeline division spinoff. The parent company of Columbia Gas of....

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Sep 29, 2014 3:26 pm

Nova Chemicals to ship Kinder Morgan natural gas from Ohio to Canada

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP has found a partner to ship ethane and other natural gas liquids through its pipelines from eastern Ohio to Canada. ....

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Sep 29, 2014 3:12 pm

Daifuku, on a growth path, struggling to find workers with basic skills

Friday is Manufacturing Day, an industry-led initiative to spotlight manufacturing and fight perceptions about what it is. There are more than 1,400....

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Sep 29, 2014 3:01 pm

Library Scales Back Plans for New Northside Branch

The Columbus Metropolitan Library has scaled back their plans for a new Northside branch at 1423 North High Street. They had previously considered....

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Sep 29, 2014 2:30 pm

Welch’s successor at Grange Insurance poised to ‘continue that momentum

When Tom Welch took reins as CEO of Grange Insurance in 2011, the company’s board of directors knew it would be a relatively short stay. Welch....

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Sep 29, 2014 2:24 pm

Seeking 2015 Host Organizations for Columbus Foundation Fellows



For the last five years, The Columbus Foundation has partnered with nonprofits that have served as host organizations for a Summer Fellow.....

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Sep 29, 2014 2:03 pm

Is the Polaris hotel market maxed out? Developer says no

The opening of a Residence Inn by Marriott has pushed the Polaris market above 1,500 guest rooms – but don’t expect that to be the end. Franz....

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Sep 29, 2014 2:02 pm

650 jobs promised in tax deals for Columbus Castings and CoverMyMeds

Columbus Castings and CoverMyMeds received tax incentive deals from the state on Monday to prompt expansion projects that could mean more than....

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Sep 29, 2014 1:43 pm

Nationwide closing 10 regional underwriting centers, with Columbus to benef

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. is eliminating 10 of its 16 regional underwriting centers around the country and relocating some employees to....

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Sep 29, 2014 1:06 pm

Bakery lands free space by winning KickStart Columbus

A home bakery specializing in cupcake bouquets won a year’s free rent for its first retail outlet in this year’s KickStart Columbus startup....

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Sep 29, 2014 12:48 pm

Alana’s reviving Kahiki Supper Club for Columbus Historical Society

A return to the Kahiki Supper Club is again on the menu at Alana’s Food and Wine. The beloved and historic Columbus restaurant will be revived....

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Sep 29, 2014 12:10 pm

Pizza Hut bringing New York-style by-the-slice concept to Ohio

Pizza Hut is getting into the quick-service lunch game. The Dallas-based chain earlier this year began testing a new store design that includes ....

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Sep 29, 2014 11:55 am

Opinion: What Do You Consider Local Food?

How do you define local food? How far can it travel before it isn’t considered local? Is it grown in your home state? Is it organic? What is a fair....

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Sep 29, 2014 11:33 am

How much to charge your iPhone 6? Just 47 cents a year

The new iPhone 6 is touted as bigger and better than its predecessors, but the added dimensions aren’t resulting in drastically increased charging....

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Sep 29, 2014 10:46 am

Ohio college starting major to train oil and gas landmen

A college in eastern Ohio is seeking to be the first in the state to offer certification to be an oil and gas landman. Marietta College’s new....

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Sep 29, 2014 10:35 am

NiSource spinning off Columbia Pipeline Group to benefit from shale boom

Columbia Gas of Ohio’s parent company is spinning off its pipeline group. The announcement makes the long-discussed arrangement official. An....

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Sep 29, 2014 10:23 am

Top of the List: Central Ohio’s biggest property and casualty companies

The No. 1 property and casualty company in the region got its start in 1935 as a provider of affordable auto insurance to rural drivers. It now....

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Sep 29, 2014 10:12 am

Grange Insurance CEO Tom Welch retiring

Grange Insurance CEO Tom Welch is retiring after 13 years with the Columbus-based insurer, including three at the helm. Welch, 62, joined Grange in....

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Sep 29, 2014 10:00 am

CoverMyMeds, Columbus Castings seeking state tax incentives

CoverMyMeds and Columbus Castings are heading before the Ohio Tax Credit Authority today to seek help with their expansion plans. Columbus....

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Sep 29, 2014 9:49 am

Construction Roundup: September 2014

Every month we publish a photo series that documents the construction progress at various development sites throughout urban Columbus, showcasing the....

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Sep 29, 2014 8:52 am

Morning Roundup: Wine-cola drink coming to Kroger, Brezel expands to Cincin

Wine mixers at Kroger: The latest in novel ways to deliver alcohol to the bloodstream is coming to Kroger. The Cincinnati Business Courier reports....

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Sep 29, 2014 6:26 am

National Roundup: Japanese company in talks to buy DreamWorks, report says

SoftBank, the major Japanese telecommunications company and Sprint (NYSE: S) parent, is negotiating with DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) over a....

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Sep 29, 2014 5:55 am

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Sep 29, 2014 1:27 am

Crew Continues At-Home Winning Streak with 2-0 Win Over Impact

The Crew’s post-season push is still kicking in high gear as they notched up a fifth straight win at home with a 2-0 win over a poor Montreal....

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Sep 28, 2014 5:42 pm

Meet the Satirists Trying to Save the Gubernatorial Debate

In the bizarre world of Ohio politics, a band of satirists and jokesters may be the state’s only hope for a gubernatorial debate in 2014. According....

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Sep 28, 2014 9:14 am

PotatoStock 2014 – PHOTOS

The Internet gathered in downtown Columbus on Saturday to celebrate the international phenomenon that resulted from one guy's humble request for $10....

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Sep 27, 2014 5:15 pm

Theatre Review: Forever Plaid Lights Up the Stage

CATCO opened Forever Plaid last night to a filled house in the intimate Studio Three at the Riffe Center. The fast paced show features four young men....

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Sep 27, 2014 2:20 pm

Some Parking Meters to be Saved for Long Street Retailers

As we reported yesterday, a group of Long Street retailers have spent the past few days worried about the possibility of losing the on-street metered....

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Sep 27, 2014 9:43 am

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Sep 26, 2014 7:36 pm

Best Places to Work for 2014 announced

Central Ohio’s original and best program for honoring the region’s Best Places to Work has another crop of enviable employers. This year is the....

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Sep 26, 2014 2:50 pm

Developers delay plans for replacing Olympic Swim Club in Clintonville

Developers who had planned a residential and commercial complex to replace the Olympic Swim Club in Clintonville have decided against taking the....

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Sep 26, 2014 2:00 pm

Why Music Podcast Episode 5: Don’t Play Under Trains

Episode 5 of Why Music Podcast featuring Fazio and Teddy B. Commentary features Comrade Question, Independents’ Day Festival Review, Black Keys....

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Sep 26, 2014 1:50 pm

Columbus gets five Venture for America fellows – ‘like ninja-trained wa

Modeled after Teach for America, nonprofit Venture for America trains and matches recent college graduates for two-year jobs at emerging....

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Sep 26, 2014 1:50 pm

City of Gahanna salaries

We've added the city of Gahanna to our growing roster of salary databases. The city lists 233 full- and part-time employees with a combined....

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Sep 26, 2014 1:36 pm

Consultant tells airport task force Port Columbus needs more flights out we

How can Columbus go about getting more air service? It’s a question being weighed by Mayor Michael Coleman’s task force assembled this year to....

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Sep 26, 2014 1:28 pm

Red Roof unveils showcase ‘upscale economy’ hotel on Ackerman Road

Red Roof Inn has completed $1.5 million in renovations to its 441 Ackerman Road hotel as the economy lodging chain continues expansion of its Red....

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Sep 26, 2014 1:13 pm

Wild Goose Creative Broadcasts Local Artist Voices via Social Media

Would you turn over the reigns of your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts to someone else to post and publish whatever they like? Wild Goose....

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Sep 26, 2014 12:56 pm

Best places to buy and sell homes in Central Ohio – COUNTDOWN

The No. 1 place to put a house on the market and land a quick sale for a good price is a Central Ohio suburb that’s home to more than 35,000....

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Sep 26, 2014 12:41 pm

Amerijet drops Rickenbacker cargo service after 2 months

Amerijet International Inc. has ended cargo deliveries between Columbus and Reno, Nevada, after just two months because of a lack of demand from....

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Sep 26, 2014 12:24 pm

Local T-Shirt Company Supports Nonprofit Efforts

Wearing your pride on your sleeve is a common attribute for many Columbus residents. Spotting someone wearing a tshirt sporting an Ohio flag,....

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Sep 26, 2014 12:22 pm

Sand in fracking has environmentalists worried about increased mining

Environmentalists are raising concerns over the growing use of sand in hydraulic fracturing. A report released Thursday points to a projected 30....

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Sep 26, 2014 11:24 am

Toxic algae fight should be funded with frack tax, lawmaker says

The chairman of the Ohio House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee says oil and gas severance tax proceeds should be used to fight toxic....

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Sep 26, 2014 11:16 am

Speak parseltongue? They need you in shale country

Fracking in Appalachia is benefiting a lot of industries – engineers, law firms and manufacturers, for example, are enjoying the fruits of the oil....

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Sep 26, 2014 10:40 am

6 firms interested parts of Bob Evans, report says

A handful of names have emerged as potential suitors for parts of Bob Evans Farms Inc. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that six firms are....

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Sep 26, 2014 10:19 am

Concert Review: Mutual Benefit

You know that ending scene from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, where the Grinch realizes love does exist, after making the Who’s of....

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Sep 26, 2014 8:35 am