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Ohio land banks want state funds to raze commercial, industrial properties
News 4 days ago
Ohio land banks want state funds to raze commercial, industrial properties

City and county land banks across the state are pushing Ohio legislators to approve $50 million to demolish empty commercial and industrial sites...

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Avenue for All festival celebrates resurgence of South Side
News 2 weeks ago
Avenue for All festival celebrates resurgence of South Side

There were more smiles than umbrellas, as occasional raindrops failed to dampen spirits at the inaugural Avenue for All festival on Saturday. The...

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Development plans would give long-dormant Westland Mall new life
News 2 weeks ago
Development plans would give long-dormant Westland Mall new life

A Westland community meeting this week was to focus on ideas for the overall development of the area. But not surprisingly, many in the crowd were...

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Westland Sears property sells, hinting at brighter future for the closed mall
News 3 weeks ago
Westland Sears property sells, hinting at brighter future for the closed mall

A Columbus real estate firm has bought the Sears store at Westland Mall, suggesting that the long-dormant shopping center may finally be ready for...

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Parking plans pending for Columbus neighborhoods; meetings scheduled
News 3 weeks ago
Parking plans pending for Columbus neighborhoods; meetings scheduled

Columbus is laying the groundwork for new parking plans in four neighborhoods, with Downtown changes to occur as soon as this year. City officials...

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Columbus trails in solar power compared to other cities, report says
News 3 weeks ago
Columbus trails in solar power compared to other cities, report says

A lack of incentives may be partly to blame for more people not switching to solar power in the city of Columbus, according to a report that...

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Gahanna voters face income-tax hike or losing credit for taxes paid elsewhere
News 4 weeks ago
Gahanna voters face income-tax hike or losing credit for taxes paid elsewhere

Gahanna voters will confront a familiar issue when they go to the polls May 7: an income tax increase. It is the fourth time since May 2013 that...

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Developer sees Trolley District project as a catalyst for Near East Side
News 1 month ago
Developer sees Trolley District project as a catalyst for Near East Side

Developer Brad DeHays plans to break ground on his new Trolley District development near Franklin Park this summer. The $14 million project at 1600...

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Residents wary of proposed development on Village Bookshop site
News 1 month ago
Residents wary of proposed development on Village Bookshop site

The developers of a proposed apartment and condominium complex on the Northwest Side near Linworth also plan to redevelop the former Village...

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South Side neighborhoods love development, hate related parking issues
News 1 month ago
South Side neighborhoods love development, hate related parking issues

A developer came to the Columbus South Side Area Commission in March with a proposal to build a restaurant and bar - perhaps a brewpub - and a five...

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Retirement communities adding on-site clinics to improve seniors' health
News 1 month ago
Retirement communities adding on-site clinics to improve seniors' health

Tom Elliott won't need to drive to Gahanna to see his doctor anymore. Instead, he'll walk about 220 yards from the main lobby at Friendship Village...

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News 1 month ago
Developmentally disabled share concerns with lawmakers, aides

Scott Sundry had something on his mind Friday, and he wanted the panel of 10 state legislators or their representatives to hear about it. So he...

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Legislative caucus to focus on developmental disabilities
News 1 month ago
Legislative caucus to focus on developmental disabilities

The Ohio General Assembly now has a caucus to focus on issues affecting Ohioans with developmental disabilities. Senators Andrew Brenner, a Powell...

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Ohio legislative caucus to focus on developmental disabilities
News 1 month ago
Ohio legislative caucus to focus on developmental disabilities

The state General Assembly now has a caucus to focus on issues affecting Ohioans with developmental disabilities. Senators Andrew Brenner, a Powell...

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Mall store owners warned power could be shut off next week for nonpayment of electric bills
News 1 month ago
Mall store owners warned power could be shut off next week for nonpayment of electric bills

Stores at Chapel Hill Mall were warned this week that Ohio Edison could shut off their power within days. After businesses in the distressed Akron...

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Columbus to move federal grant money from crime prevention to street paving
News 1 month ago
Columbus to move federal grant money from crime prevention to street paving

Instead of spending earmarked federal grant money on physical deterrents to crime and design of a preschool on the Hilltop, Columbus plans to use...

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Columbus to use federal money to pave streets, make neighborhoods safer
News 1 month ago
Columbus to use federal money to pave streets, make neighborhoods safer

Instead of spending earmarked federal grant money on physical deterrents to crime and design of a preschool on the Hilltop, Columbus plans to use...

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Judge extends Octagon Earthworks hearing until April
News 2 months ago
Judge extends Octagon Earthworks hearing until April

NEWARK - A Licking County judge will wait until April to finish hearing the Ohio History Connection's argument for acquiring the lease to...

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Little Bottoms Free Store opens in Franklinton to help reduce infant deaths
News 2 months ago
Little Bottoms Free Store opens in Franklinton to help reduce infant deaths

Interested in helping the community where they live, the Revs. Joe and Allyssa Graves asked their Grandview congregation and several community...

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City to stop towing street sweeping violators in most neighborhoods
News 2 months ago
City to stop towing street sweeping violators in most neighborhoods

When crews start sweeping Columbus streets again April 1, vehicles parked along those streets during sweeping days in most of those neighborhoods...

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Columbus will no longer tow vehicles violating street-sweeping rules in most neighborhoods
News 2 months ago
Columbus will no longer tow vehicles violating street-sweeping rules in most neighborhoods

When crews start sweeping Columbus streets again April 1, vehicles parked along those streets during sweeping days in most of those neighborhoods...

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Fewer dog owners registering dogs this year. Outgoing auditor cites cost
News 2 months ago
Fewer dog owners registering dogs this year. Outgoing auditor cites cost

The owners of more than 20,000 dogs who registered their animals with the Franklin County auditor's office last year have yet to do so this year,...

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Ohio State's hospital looks to suburbs for sites to build outpatient-care centers
News 2 months ago
Ohio State's hospital looks to suburbs for sites to build outpatient-care centers

Ohio State University officials approved the purchase of land for another large outpatient-care center in Dublin last week, the latest in a string...

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South Side residents complain about explosions at metal recycler PSC
News 2 months ago
South Side residents complain about explosions at metal recycler PSC

A number of South Side residents say they continue to hear, and feel, explosions they say come from a metals-recycling plant previously sued for...

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As Short North expands upward, new apartments welcome residents
News 2 months ago
As Short North expands upward, new apartments welcome residents

Hubbard Park Place, The Brunner Building, Valencia on High opened in the Short North, with construction on 875 North High under way. Three new...

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Franklin County offers grants to meet residents' basic needs
News 2 months ago
Franklin County offers grants to meet residents' basic needs

More than 100 nonprofit groups have already expressed an interest in new grants being offered by the Franklin County commissioners to further...

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Franklin County offers grants to meet residents' basic needs
News 2 months ago
Franklin County offers grants to meet residents' basic needs

More than 100 nonprofit groups have already expressed an interest in new grants being offered by the Franklin County commissioners to further...

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Ready to walk? New Crew stadium won't come with much new parking
News 2 months ago
Ready to walk? New Crew stadium won't come with much new parking

Some Columbus Crew SC fans could face a long walk to the team's new stadium. Columbus plans to improve Nationwide Boulevard west of the Huntington...

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Millennials leading Downtown living trend. When will retail follow?
News 2 months ago
Millennials leading Downtown living trend. When will retail follow?

The residential population Downtown continues to grow, numbering about 9,000 now. Soon, the long-under-construction Nicholas and its 232 apartments...

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New deal cuts property tax tab for Grandview Heights schools bond issue
News 3 months ago
New deal cuts property tax tab for Grandview Heights schools bond issue

Good news for Grandview Heights or Marble Cliff property owners: you're receiving a new type of tax refund this year. A bond issue voters approved...

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