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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.

The Feed

Major League Gaming setting up e-sports arena in Columbus

Major League Gaming has chosen Columbus for just the country’s second arena dedicated to video game tournaments. The competitive video gaming....

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Sep 23, 2014 4:31 pm

Port Columbus passenger traffic up for sixth straight month in August

Passenger traffic at Port Columbus International Airport increased 3.3 percent to 540,593 in August, from 523,218 a year earlier, and marking six....

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Sep 23, 2014 3:50 pm

Wexner Center for the Arts, Orange Barrel Media unveil largest wallscape in

The Wexner Center for the Arts’s advertising for its current exhibition, Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection,....

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Sep 23, 2014 3:35 pm

Hilliard bidding to land Amazon data center

Hilliard has jumped into the fray to host a portion of Amazon’s planned $1.1 billion data center network in Central Ohio. Hilliard City Council....

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Sep 23, 2014 1:56 pm

Orange Barrel Unveils First Wallscape Ad at New Headquarters

If you’ve spotted the massive concrete pillars that have risen west of Downtown Columbus this summer, and wondered to yourself what exactly....

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Sep 23, 2014 1:55 pm

First Choice ER eyes sites near Hilliard and in Lewis Center near OSU’s C

As well as Dublin, the expanding First Choice Emergency Room chain has started making Central Ohio inroads near Hilliard and in the Polaris area,....

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Sep 23, 2014 1:46 pm

51 N. High office redevelopment to mimic original exterior of early 1900s-e

The city’s Downtown Commission Tuesday morning approved minor alterations to the exterior of 51 N. High St. as the Eclipse Real Estate Group....

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Sep 23, 2014 1:44 pm

Jekyll & Hyde Hair Salon Moving into Former Wholly Craft Space

Jekyll & Hyde Hair Salon is moving from its current store at 16 W. Pacemont Road to 3169 N. High Street — just around the corner. Though the....

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Sep 23, 2014 1:43 pm

Beer-flavored coffee, pulled-pork burgers, Italian sliders: Starbucks, Wend

These sure are interesting fast food times in which we’re living. Monday brought news of Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX) and its local test of a....

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Sep 23, 2014 12:42 pm

No paper tiger: OSU Wexner Medical Center wants to stop spending $1M on col

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center spends about $1 million a year on color photocopies alone. One way to look at that expense: It’s 0.05....

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Sep 23, 2014 12:07 pm

Polar vortex or not, natural gas bills expected to climb this winter

Natural gas bills last winter increased an average of 10 percent from the year before, as the polar vortex and frigid temperatures led to high....

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Sep 23, 2014 12:03 pm

Pelotonia gets ‘global leader’ in Livestrong veteran Doug Ulman

Pelotonia got its guy. Less than a year after the fundraiser’s first CEO stepped down, the organization landed one of the most high-profile....

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Sep 23, 2014 11:44 am

MarkWest adds American Energy as customer in Utica shale play

Aubrey McClendon’s company has found some partners to help him deliver all the natural gas he’s after. The Oklahoma City-based American....

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Sep 23, 2014 11:36 am

Top of the List: Biggest law firms, 2014 vs. 1984

The No. 1 law firm in Central Ohio 30 years ago was in full-fledged growth mode during the 1980s, opening offices in Cleveland and Cincinnati which....

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Sep 23, 2014 11:19 am

Donatos enjoying sales upswing, leading to hiring

Improving sales has Donatos Pizzeria LLC stocking up on new employees. The Columbus-based pizza chain plans to add 200 jobs in Central Ohio....

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Sep 23, 2014 11:04 am

NetJets China gets clearance for takeoff

NetJets Inc. has received Chinese government approval to bring its private jet charter services to the country. Following a years-long application....

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Sep 23, 2014 10:47 am

Hot Chicken Takeover raising money on Kickstarter for mobile kitchen

Hot Chicken Takeover wants to go on the move. The Olde Towne East pop-up restaurant is ready to pop in more places and has turned to Kickstarter....

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Sep 23, 2014 10:40 am

9 Films Worth Watching: Fall Movie Guide 2014

Summer blockbuster season is behind us, as is the season of dreck that immediately follows. Between now and the holidays – when cinemas will again....

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Sep 23, 2014 10:17 am

Local Music Spotlight: Emily & The Complexes

Emily & the Complexes: Four well-groomed men, tastefully melancholic, who write DIY singer/songwriter tunes. Genre: Singer/Songwriter,....

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Sep 23, 2014 9:47 am

Local Music Spotlight: Turtle Island

Meet the band. Turtle Island: Five manic boys who play music and have a psychedelic intuition into outer space. Genre: Psychedelic, Experimental,....

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Sep 23, 2014 9:39 am

Local Music Spotlight: Turtle Island

Meet the band. Turtle Island: Five manic boys who play music and have a psychedelic intuition into outer space. Genre: Psychedelic, Experimental,....

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Sep 23, 2014 9:39 am

LGBT Activists Answer Billboard with One of their Own

The billboard looms over the corner of Olentangy River Road and Riverview Drive. It reads “Holy matrimony is one man and one woman.” No one seems....

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Sep 23, 2014 8:58 am

Pelotonia Lands Livestrong CEO Doug Ulman as New President

Pelotonia founder Tom Lennox announced his departure from the organization earlier this year to pursue other projects, and the charity bike ride has....

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Sep 23, 2014 8:44 am

Morning Roundup: Livestrong CEO joining Pelotonia, Otterbein's $50M goa

The man who helped grow the Lance Armstrong-founded Livestrong cancer charity into a $500 million behemoth is coming to Columbus to take over....

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Sep 23, 2014 6:38 am

National Roundup: Tax inversions facing news rules, complicating several hi

The United States Treasury Department has changed some key tax rules in an attempt to discourage so-called "tax inversions", in which American....

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Sep 23, 2014 5:46 am

SunDown RunDown raising $1.2M fund for lifestyle businesses

Amid a busy year heading up business pitch group SunDown RunDown, Paul Proffitt is ready to start fundraising for a new investment fund focused on....

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Sep 22, 2014 4:44 pm

Oil and gas production outpacing regulation, GAO says

Oil and gas production is outpacing both pipeline construction and regulation, and the U.S. Department of Transportation needs to consider making....

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Sep 22, 2014 4:40 pm

First Choice ER chain interested in Dublin

First Choice Emergency Room, the Texas-based ER chain that’s making inroads into Central Ohio, has approached the city of Dublin about a site.....

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Sep 22, 2014 4:36 pm

Rathskeller Vape Bar Opens Downtown

The Ringside Cafe is one of the oldest bar/restaurants in the city of Columbus with nearly 120 years is operation under its belt at 19 North Pearl....

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Sep 22, 2014 3:49 pm

Huntington, KeyCorp, Fifth Third execs among most-powerful women in banking

American Banker’s annual list of the most-powerful woman in banking again includes two Ohio executives. KeyCorp CEO Beth Mooney was once again....

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Sep 22, 2014 3:15 pm

Cassidy Turley being acquired in combination with DTZ

Cassidy Turley, a commercial real estate services provider, is being acquired by a group led by private equity shop TPG. It will then be combined....

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Sep 22, 2014 2:50 pm

Human Resource Management Career Overview

Human Resource Management Career Overview http://www.citytowninfo.com/employment/human-resources-managers Interested in becoming a human resources....

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Sep 22, 2014 2:40 pm

Solar-Powered Trash Compactors Rolling Out This Week

Collecting trash is going high-tech. We wrote in August about eventual plans to deploy solar-powered trash compactors onto Short North sidewalks, and....

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Sep 22, 2014 1:53 pm

Columbus 2044: Light rail, public art, NBA?

You heard it here first: Within the next 30 years, Columbus will have light rail and an NBA team. Or not. For a print edition story commemorating....

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Sep 22, 2014 1:52 pm

CoverMyMeds wants to put LED sign on 2 Miranova

CoverMyMeds wants to put a skyline graphics sign on the top edge of 2 Miranova Place as it continues preparation to move into the high-profile....

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Sep 22, 2014 1:50 pm

AEP defends $31/month fee for refusing smart meters

American Electric Power Company Inc. is defending its proposed $31.80 monthly fee for Ohio electric customers who don’t want a smart meter. ....

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Sep 22, 2014 1:42 pm

Home sales drop 11% in August, but prices jump

The housing market continues to struggle as sales of single-family homes and condominiums fell more than 11 percent in August. Columbus Realtors....

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Sep 22, 2014 1:33 pm

United Way sets $53M campaign goal, with focus on poverty

United Way of Central Ohio has set its annual fundraising campaign goal at $53.2 million, or 1 percent higher than last year’s $52.7 million tally.....

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Sep 22, 2014 1:24 pm

COSI Planetarium to Reopen in November

There’s a lot of things that locals loved about the old COSI… the mine car, the Presidents exhibit, and especially, the Planetarium. So....

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Sep 22, 2014 1:20 pm

Crimson Cup trumps Starbucks’ beer-flavored latte with hops-infused coffe

Starbucks Corp. isn’t the only company bringing beer flavors to its coffee. Turns out Columbus-based Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is set to start....

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Sep 22, 2014 1:20 pm

Sushi, more sausage, better burgers and craft beer among dining upgrades aw

Time to drop the pork! (Yes, I mean pork, not puck). Just as the Columbus Blue Jackets are prepping for the start of the season, so too is the team....

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Sep 22, 2014 12:12 pm

Direct Energy traveling exhibit stops in Columbus

In Ohio’s burgeoning de-regulated energy market, dozens of companies many Ohioans haven’t heard of are competing against utility companies with....

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Sep 22, 2014 11:08 am

Ohio sand supplier for drillers planning IPO

An Ohio company that makes sand for oil and gas companies expects to raise up to $1.07 billion in an initial public offering. Fairmount Santrol,....

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Sep 22, 2014 10:51 am

Kahiki History Told Anew in Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise

What else is left to be said of the Kahiki? When Doug Motz gave us a history lesson of it last October, he covered quite a bit. Little did he know....

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Sep 22, 2014 10:30 am

Veterans Memorial equipment and furnishings for sale in online auction

The last pieces of Franklin County Veterans Memorial are being sold at auction. Items being sold by the Gryphon USA auction house include office....

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Sep 22, 2014 10:21 am

Reynoldsburg Schools

The Reynoldsburg School district is experiencing a strike by the teachers. Do you know what they want? Teachers in Reynoldsburg want a limit on class....

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Sep 22, 2014 9:49 am

Columbus launches website to help startups

Columbus is trying to make it easier to open small businesses in the city, and now budding entrepreneurs can see for themselves. The city hired Ryan....

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Sep 22, 2014 9:44 am

Starbucks Test Marketing Dark Barrel Latte in Columbus

Have you ever heard that Columbus is a good city to test market consumer products? Apparently the executives at Starbucks think that to be the case,....

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Sep 22, 2014 9:18 am

Cornell Master’s in Human Resources Student Jenna Nash Finds Dream Job

Cornell Master’s in Human Resources Student Jenna Nash Finds Dream Job Jenna Nash (MILR 2012) discovered early that General Mills, like many....

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Sep 22, 2014 7:25 am

Morning Roundup: Starbucks testing beer-flavored latte in Columbus, Blue Ja

Starbucks is testing a beer-flavored latte in Columbus. As you can imagine, the reaction has been mixed, Boston.com reports. According to a company....

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Sep 22, 2014 6:33 am