- 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.
- 4:51 pm - Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
Two large office buildings on or near Capitol Square are for sale, a sign that the revitalization of Downtown remains strong, according to a local real-estate expert. The Fifth Third Center, at 21 E. State St., and the Continental Plaza, at 180 E. Broad St., are both seeking buyers, according to the owners of the properties. “I think the owners feel this is a good time to sell,” said Mike Simpson, president of NAI Ohio Equities. “It reflects the strength of the central Ohio economy and all the investments that have been made Downtown.”
In case you’re interested in buying a Downtown building…