The suburban ranch-style home in Ohio where humor writer Erma Bombeck launched her nationally syndicated column has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
City, State Officials Promise Tax Support for New Airline
Local and state officials have announced a package of incentives today to help a discount airline get going in Columbus. Skybus has said it plans to fly to 25 cities from its Columbus hub, using a model aimed at competing with Southwest and other no-frills airlines. State officials say the company wants to build a corporate headquarters and other facilities that would create nearly 900 jobs. The state plans to provide a $16,000,000 package of incentives so Skybus can get started.
A DePaul University transportation expert says Columbus would make a great base because of its closeness to other large markets. But aviation consultant Michael Boyd questions whether the Columbus market needs another low-fare carrier.