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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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Big Lots CEO: Suppliers ‘no longer embarrassed’ to be in our stores

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Vineyard Vines opening at Easton

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Bankers turn on lending spigot, with biggest jump since '07, FDIC finds

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New Bus Route takes Center-City Residents to Suburban Jobs

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Communists purged, Greif says it can reopen plant in Turkey

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Ohio coal-fired power plant closing ahead of schedule

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Cities need to do more to retain foreign students after graduation – Broo

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Day Companies Buys Burned Gay Street Building, Plans Renovations

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Abercrombie & Fitch dropping its logo from T-shirts and sweats

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AEP wants to charge $31/month to customers who refuse smart meters

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