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The Commissary Offers Incubator for Cooks; Chefs

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The Commissary kitchen in Marble Cliff.
5:30AM
December
15, 2014

A new facility in Marble Cliff serves as an incubator for would-be cooks or a laboratory for professional chefs who want to experiment.

Proposal Would Create Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

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8:16AM
December
12, 2014

The bill’s sponsor expects the sales tax exemption to create a “Black Friday” type of excitement that would benefit retailers and shoppers.

Columbus Businessman Revives Bronzed Baby Shoe Popularity

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Baby shoes in a bright bronze finish
3:50AM
December
12, 2014

Back in the 1930s, a Columbus kindergarten teacher had a dream. Violet Shinbach went door to door selling the idea of bronzed baby shoes. The idea was a hit with Americans coast to coast. The company she founded is still in business under the able leadership of her grandson, Robert Kaynes.

Commercial Drones Expected Sooner Across Ohio Skies

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10:25AM
December
11, 2014

Commercial drones could be in Ohio’s skies sooner than expected. That’s because the Federal Aviation Administration has granted a Dayton company an exception to the current ban on drones that aren’t for government or recreational use.

Red Light Camera Ban Clears House

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9:06AM
December 11, 2014

The Ohio House has joined the Senate in approving a bill to effectively ban red light cameras in Ohio. The Senate must now approve some minor House changes before it goes to the governor.

Abercrombie CEO Michael Jeffries Retires, Leaves Board Immediately

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Jeffries and the company took heavy criticism for targeting "attractve" and "cool" kids, and comments like "A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”
10:02AM
December 9, 2014

Michael Jeffries, the long-time CEO of the preppy New Albany-based retailer, is retiring, effective immediately.

WV Gets OK To Frack Under Ohio River

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Ohio has little say about West Virginia selling rights under the river since it's not in Ohio: The state line is mostly along the western and northern banks.
9:01AM
December
9, 2014

West Virginia is selling fracking rights under the Ohio River, and other states in the Ohio River Valley are keeping a close eye to see how the plan plays out.

Columbus-Area Health Systems Spend Millions To Attract Patients

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Columbus-area hospitals compete for attention, and it's refected in marketing and advertising budgets.
5:00AM
December
8, 2014

There’s an ad war underway in Columbus. Central Ohio’s largest hospital systems are spending millions of dollars on marketing. WOSU looks the strategies behind, and the effectiveness of, omnipresent hospital marketing.

Fines For Parking Violations In Columbus Could Climb In 2015

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Parking violations in Columbus could cost more next year.
5:00AM
December
4, 2014

Parking fines in Columbus will increase next year, if some city officials get their way. A public hearing will be held tonight at city hall on the proposal to raise fines.

State Lawmakers Consider Bill To Help Doctors Fight Lawsuits

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9:05AM
December 3, 2014

The state Senate is expected to take up a measure next week that would allow doctors to acknowledge fault without the admission turning up in a malpractice lawsuit.