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2014-02-27 16:26:41

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbus Monthly magazine will introduce its readers to a fresh design and new content beginning with its March issue. The magazine's website, www.ColumbusMonthly.com, was also refreshed and updated. The redesign is the first significant one in the magazine's nearly 40-year history and took a year of research that included focus groups with readers and non-readers. The March issue features three covers that reflect "The Story of US," focused on...

2014-02-20 16:24:32

"Experience. Discover. Pursue." represents the values and experience of The Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Columbus Dispatch now has a new brand campaign that combines its tradition, innovative spirit and love of Central Ohio. "Experience. Discover. Pursue." embodies 142 years of history and tradition of the newspaper while embracing new ways to tell the stories that impact Central Ohio. "Our job is to consistently reinforce with readers the commitment and...

2014-01-21 16:23:03

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbus CEO announces the appointment of Mary Yost as Editor, effective immediately, to lead the monthly business magazine and daily website. Columbus CEO offers in-depth coverage and analysis of the region's economy, business community and industry trends, as well as exclusive interviews with Central Ohio's top business leaders and executives. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/CL50003 ) Yost's career spans several...

2008-08-06 12:00:32

By Frank Gabrenya, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Aug. 6--I've figured out how the Judd Apatow comedy machine can turn out movies so quickly: Four-letter words take a lot less time to type than 10- or 12-letter words. A lot of profanity and a little heart are found in Pineapple Express, a comedy that advances producer Apatow's brand of rudeness and dudeness. The biggest change is that sex -- a dominant theme of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall --...

2008-08-06 12:00:26

By Barbara Carmen, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Aug. 6--The cost of dumping trash in central Ohio will go up $2 a ton next year, while landfill officials consider new ways to pay for operations. The current system "is sort of a Catch-22," said Bradley Frick, president of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio. The landfill, in Jackson Township near Grove City, relies on revenue, or "tipping fees," from each ton of trash dumped there. But it also is pushing recycling, through...

2008-08-06 06:00:38

By Encarnacion Pyle, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Aug. 6--With only two more high-school classes to take before he can graduate, Brandon Hayes said the state's new Seniors to Sophomores program was a good fit. "I couldn't see wasting most of the year in the high school when I could get ahead on my dream of becoming an architectural engineer," said Hayes, 16, of Eastmoor Academy. Twenty-three Columbus students are spending the week at Columbus State Community College learning tips on how...

2008-08-05 21:00:13

By Randy Ludlow, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Aug. 5--MCARTHUR, Ohio -- More than two years after the landmark was destroyed by fire, plans are under way to replace the lodge at Lake Hope State Park. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources finally has reached a $5 million settlement with an insurance company to cover the loss, said Ron Kus, state parks business manager. A consultant is being hired to help design a replacement, which parks officials hope will be completed in about two...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.