- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 12:30 pm - Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
Among the online review community Yelp — a site where users are referred to by their first names and last initials — Paul F. was a local legend, a pioneer. Paul G. Ferrara, 70, of North Columbus, has posted his last review. He died on Aug. 23.
If you’ve spent more than a few minutes reading Yelp reviews of Columbus businesses, chances are you’ve seen at least one written by Paul F., a gray-haired standout in a forum overrun by 20-somethings.
- 11:51 am - Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
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Kim Concillado turned a corner, a block from her next class at Ohio State University, and hit a dead end. Another chain-link fence. More hard hats. No way through. “A new year, new construction everywhere,” the 21-year-old senior said as she walked an extra three blocks to her electrical-engineering class.
There’s a cost beyond inconvenience, too: To help pay off debt tied to construction, campus housing fees are rising an average of 4.2 percent this school year, university records show.