- 3:07 pm - Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014
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Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts are among the stars in country music who will turn Ohio Stadium into a concert venue for the first time in almost 12 years.
Also on the bill for the inaugural Buckeye Country Superfest — set for June 20-21 — are Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, David Nail and three other acts, Ohio State University officials and a Louisiana promoter announced yesterday.
- 12:01 pm
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Carlos Ogden, co-owner of Mill Street Distillery in Utica, said he was stunned when he found out no one else in Ohio made or marketed moonshine before last year.
It could be partly because of Ohio’s history as the bedrock of the anti-alcohol movement. In 1919, deep in the Westerville headquarters of the Anti-Saloon League, teetotalers would have raged over a place like Mill Street.
Learn more about one of Ohio’s first official sellers of moonshine at Dispatch.com.
- 3:02 pm - Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
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We recently caught up with Ted “Golden Voice” Williams, who rocketed to fame in 2011 when a Dispatch video of his radio-voiced panhandling went viral.
In spite of earning a $375,000 book advance for a biography, A Golden Voice: How Faith, Hard Work, and Humility Brought Me from the Streets to Salvation, Williams says he is broke.
See video of Williams and read more at Dispatch.com.
Photo by Dispatch photographer Doral Chenoweth
- 1:54 pm
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The Dispatch Voters Guide is back!
The interactive guide covers all contested races and ballot issues in Central Ohio. Just visit Dispatch.com/votersguide to find a detailed analysis and sample ballot that corresponds with your address.
- 12:21 pm
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The Columbus area economy is gaining on Cleveland and Cincinnati and may be poised to pass them in coming years. Columbus’ economy grew by 3.3 percent in 2013 compared with 2.1 percent in Cincinnati and 0.5 percent in Cleveland, according to a U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report released yesterday. Central Ohio has outperformed Cincinnati and Cleveland every year since economic growth resumed in 2010 after the recession.
Perhaps even more notable is that, based on the past five years’ data, Columbus ranks seventh among the top 50 metro economies in the United States.