Home Remodeling: What You Get Back In Columbus

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Columbus homeowners, on average, will recoup about 60 percent of a bathroom remodel investment.
5:00AM
March 9, 2015

As styles and living circumstances change, homeowners have a key question: should we move or remodel? With the Columbus housing market still tight, many in Central Ohio may opt for remodeling. Then the question becomes: how much should we spend?

Workers, Businesses Ponder What An Increase In Overtime Would Mean

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The federal government will consider how far to increase the salary overtime threshold. The move means millions of salaried "exempt" workers will become eligible to receive overtime compensation.
10:01AM
February
27, 2015

The Obama administration is expected soon to decide whether to increase the number of salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. The move could mean more money in workers’ pockets. But some policy experts say the change will have negative effects on businesses.

Task Force Delivers Economic Growth Strategy For Port Columbus

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The Jobs Expansion and Transportation Task Force makes recommendations to boost economic development in the area around Port Columbus.
4:28PM
February
25, 2015

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s task force designed to maximize economic development around Port Columbus made its final recommendations Wednesday morning.

Winter Weather Challenges Some Area Retailers

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Local business owners say winter weather is affecting their bottom lines.
3:37PM
February
23, 2015

Sub-zero wind chills, snow and ice have caused some people to stay home and out of stores. And some local business owners say they’re feeling the effects.

Former Columbus Mayor Dana “Buck” Rinehart Dead at 68

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9:45AM
February 18, 2015

Columbus residents and leaders have lost a political legend. Former Columbus Mayor Dana “Buck” Rinehart died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. Rinehart is remembered as an “energetic,” “enthusiastic” man who propelled the city into a renaissance.

Labor Dispute At West Coast Ports Reduces Ohio Honda Production

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Honda has reduced production at four Ohio plants because of a labor dispute on the West Coast.
2:35PM
February
16, 2015

Production has been cut back at four Ohio Honda plants due to an on-going labor dispute at West Coast shipping ports. Production was called off completely on Monday.

January Casino Revenues Down From December

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Hollywood Casino Columbus posted positive gains in January while the state's three other casinos experienced decline in revenue.
2:51PM
February
9, 2015

Three of the state’s four casinos saw declines in revenue last month. But as WOSU reports, January revenue is up compared to this time last year.

Columbus Boy To Play Piano At Carnegie Hall

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Alex Van Bibber, 11, plays at Mozart's Cafe in Clintonville. Van Bibber will play at Carnegie Hall in March.
6:00AM
February
5, 2015

A Carnegie Hall performance many times is the pinnacle of an artist’s career. But for a Columbus pianist, it could be only the beginning. Alex Van Bibber will perform at Carnegie Hall next month. Alex is only 11-years-old.

$25K-Mo. Cols. Schools Administrator Contract Pulled From Agenda

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Columbus City Schools will postpone hiring a retail executive to help revamp its human resources and communications departments.
4:43PM
February 2, 2015

After the data rigging scandal, new Columbus City Schools leaders promised changes that would restore accountability to and restructure operations in the district. The school board was set to vote, Tuesday, to hire an administrator who would assist in the revamp of its human resources and communications departments, but that has been postponed.