- 1:50 pm - Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013
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Reinventing the area on the west bank of the Scioto River into a vibrant educational, cultural, residential and retail district is the goal of a multiyear redevelopment plan announced yesterday.
Chief among the proposed changes is razing and rebuilding Veterans Memorial into a glass-and-steel structure housing a museum and an open-air amphitheater intended to honor the sacrifice of Ohio military veterans.
The plan also includes the creation of a Downtown Columbus Zoo attraction, a new neighborhood of 1,200 residential units above first-floor retail spaces, and a park similar to Columbus Commons built above an underground parking garage.
- 12:33 pm - Friday, Apr 20, 2012
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From the new Dispatch editorial cartoonist, Nate Beeler…
- 12:12 pm
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As declared earlier this year, today is John Glenn Friendship 7 Day!
We put together lots of photos, stories and graphics to commemorate the day, 50 years ago today, that John Glenn became the first human to orbit the Earth. Check it out!
- 2:36 pm - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012
Columbus, our state’s capital city, leads the way in representing the interests of Ohio, the most-diverse state in the union — a rich tapestry of people, geography and economic interests. Columbus became a town 200 years ago as a pathway to the West but quickly found other paths to explore with a spreading leadership in agriculture, research, science, technology, education, business and industry. Those paths flourish today and provide a bright and promising future … For Columbus, truly, ‘the past is prologue.’
- 2:30 pm - Friday, Jan 20, 2012
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In Ohio, Feb. 20 is now “John Glenn Friendship 7 Day.”
Above: Ohio Governor John Kasich laughs with John Glenn during a ceremony declaring a day to honor the former astronaut and senator. Photo by Dispatch photographer Fred Squillante
- 10:06 am - Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011
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Ohioans Neil Armstrong (left) and John Glenn will receive Congressional Gold Medals today. Armstrong’s Apollo 11 crewmates Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins also will be honored.
Fellow Ohioan and House Speaker John Boehner said the medal represents Congress’ highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.
"Given the magnitude of each of their individual contributions to America and spaceflight, awarding them the Gold Medal will be a great way to honor their tremendous accomplishments,” he said.
- 5:33 pm - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011
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Astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn, right, takes a ride on the Giant Slide at the 1970 Ohio State Fair with John J. Gilligan, who was the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor at the time.