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2008-07-19 12:00:00

By Spencer Hunt, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 19--State environmental regulators approved a $2.5 billion makeover of Columbus' leaky sewer system yesterday, with no agreement on how long it will take to do the work. The city had hoped the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency would OK a 40-year schedule to end sewage overflows to streams. Officials instead got an EPA letter that orders them to draft additional plans to complete the project in 25, 30 or 35 years. "The agency would...

2008-07-19 06:00:24

By Marla Matzer Rose, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 19--Republic Airways will lay off 57 workers at Port Columbus, becoming the latest to announce cutbacks locally as a result of problems in the airline industry. Locally, Republic's Chautauqua subsidiary flies smaller regional jets for airlines including American, Delta, US Airways and United. Each of those carriers has been cutting back locally and nationally amid record oil prices. Regional jet routes have been particularly...

2008-07-19 06:00:23

By Michael Grossberg, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 19--No theater company should be expected to solve all -- or even most -- of the tricky issues in one of Shakespeare's most difficult "problem" plays. Yet Actors' Theatre does a fair measure of justice to Measure for Measure, which opened Thursday in Schiller Park. The dramatic and romantic elements are especially compelling in Artistic Director John S. Kuhn's clever adaptation, which stretches eight actors as they tackle 21...

2008-07-19 06:00:23

By Molly Willow, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 19--LOS ANGELES -- CBS is seeking to replace one of its big names as another vows to stay put. The producers of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation have created a character to gradually replace the departing William Petersen's Gil Grissom, Nina Tassler, president of entertainment for the network, said at a news conference yesterday. At the conference via satellite, Katie Couric, the CBS Evening News anchorwoman constantly rumored to be on...

2008-07-19 06:00:02

By Jack Torry, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 19--The ad: "Troop funding," a 30-second television commercial Producer: John McCain for president campaign Where to see it: On national cable television and in Ohio; it also can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm9IUfPZsX8 Script: (Male announcer) "Barack Obama has never held a single Senate hearing on Afghanistan. He hasn't been to Iraq in years. He voted against funding our troops. Positions that helped him win his...

2008-07-18 15:00:38

By Dean Narciso, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 18--Don Scott Field airport is going "above and beyond" in its efforts to investigate noise complaints from nearby neighborhoods, according to a report Ohio State University released today. In fact, the report, from a consultant paid by the university-owned airport, says Don Scott administrators should scale back their investigations of noise complaints so that they can focus on unusual events. The report bolstered airport officials'...

2008-07-18 12:00:51

By Michael Grossberg, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 18--No theater company should be expected to solve all -- or even most -- of the tricky issues in one of Shakespeare's most difficult "problem" plays. Yet, Actors' Theatre does a fair measure of justice to Measure for Measure, which opened last night in Schiller Park. The dramatic and romantic elements are especially compelling in Artistic Director John S. Kuhn's clever adaptation, which stretches eight actors to tackle all 21...

2008-07-17 21:00:28

By The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 17--KENTON, Oh -- An Urbana man who broke into a local mausoleum was sentenced to three years of community control this morning in Hardin County Common Court of Pleas. Steven Hill, 40, also must pay $250 in restitution to the Grove Cemetery Association, $400 in fines and do 100 hours of community service. If he doesn't maintain employment, seek counseling and continue to take medication, he can face up to four years in prison. Hill and another man...

2008-07-17 12:00:33

By Tim Doulin, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 17--Google helps millions of people find things on the Internet. Now, it's helping COTA riders find their bus. Riders can go to the COTA Web site, www.cota.com, and punch in the starting and ending points of their trip, along with the date and time the trip will be made. Google Transit processes the information and tells riders where and when to meet the bus that will take them where they want to go. It even tells riders how to get to...

2008-07-17 12:00:30

By Joe Hallett, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 17--CINCINNATI -- Following a tough act before a tough crowd for a Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain advocated economic and educational equality and lathered on some charm yesterday to woo converts in the black community. The presumed GOP presidential nominee had the difficult task of addressing the 99th convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People less than 48 hours after Sen. Barack...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.