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Neighbors in cat spat | The Columbus Dispatch

Keeping the cat inside is a good solution if the neighbors have a problem with an outdoor cat. We have a couple outdoor cats in our UA neighborhood and they don't bother anyone and they keep the chipmunk population down.  (Jul 16, 2011 | post #30)

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Kasich pledges $2M to Nationwide Children's Hospital | Th...

I am all for medical research, but leave it to a politician to solicit applause for promising $2MM of other people's money. I once saw a dem Congressman in PA speak at a hospital function and he got a standing ovation for getting the hospital a $2 MM earmark. Then he promised next year it would be $4 MM. That is when I decided we are all f-d  (Jul 14, 2011 | post #98)

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City union pact has raises, pension change | The Columbus...

Look like another "emergency " income tax hike on the docket for 2012. This is why we need SB5. Dems take the donations from the unions and give it back in spades when it comes time for contract negotiations. Its like walking into a car dealership you own and "negotiating " for a new car.  (Jul 12, 2011 | post #15)

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Main Street bridge wins engineering award | The Columbus ...

They got the award because that complete cluster-f of a bridge hasn't fallen down yet.  (Jul 11, 2011 | post #67)

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Scioto Mile: City banks on river in waterfront makeover |...

Dublin doesn't have the sewer issue. In fact once you get above Griggs dam the reservoir serves drinking water to a good chunk of Columbus. Olentangy gets the sewer overflow as you go north.  (Jul 7, 2011 | post #16)

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This is the problem with putting security under the eye of a blind and imbecile bureaucracy.  (Jun 28, 2011 | post #10)

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Docs protest stealth calls on access for patients | The C...

Another Obama witch hunt!  (Jun 27, 2011 | post #4)

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Grove City families stuck with septic-fix fees | The Colu...

Why should taxpayers pay for something on your property. If it wasn't disclosed on your buyer's orm it is your responsibility to seek out the preious owner who may be liable. Stop pleading, "not my fault", and asking for a government handout!  (Jun 26, 2011 | post #14)

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Upper Arlington repeals parking-permit law for streets ne...

Lane Ave. has always been a main thoroughfare between 315 and Riverside. The Shoppes at Lane Ave. have been around for 30+ years, but they went through a redevelopment a few years ago. Now these residents are trying to put thriving businesses out of business by making their district dry. I am happy the Council has stood up to the loony fringe.  (Jun 7, 2011 | post #10)

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Council challenger brings back tips for casino | The Colu...

Wow! If I lived in Columbus I would vote for this guy. He has probably just done more real work than any sitting council person in Columbus. Imagine if you had an entire council of competence! Instead you elect a council that supports $60 MM bridges to Franklinton.  (Jun 2, 2011 | post #14)

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Fighting red-light ticket wins 1 in 5 times in city | The...

The fines are civil. No consequence to your driving record. No possible criminal penalty for not paying. Unpaid fines go to collections, but you don't have and have never had a credit agreement with the city, therefore, any threat to your credit rating by a collector is misleading and likely illegal. If I get one, it is going straight to the recycle bin.  (May 30, 2011 | post #23)

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Main Street bridge, 2nd St. now two-way | The Columbus Di...

$60 million and now we can drive both ways!...to Franklinton.  (May 27, 2011 | post #1)

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Upper Arlington might allow 8 more liquor permits along L...

Actually, our taxes are lower. Income tax is 2% vs 2.5% in Columbus and most suburbs. Property taxes as a percent of value are lower than a lot of the suburbs too thanks to higher per parcel property value. We do pay directly for trash pick-up but get curb side recycling included. It is false that UA has higher taxes, just higher property values and incomes.  (May 26, 2011 | post #29)

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Upper Arlington might allow 8 more liquor permits along L...

Hey fool, I own one of those votes too and I like what is happening on Lane.  (May 26, 2011 | post #26)

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Upper Arlington might allow 8 more liquor permits along L...

20 years ago UA may have been a sleepy hamlet, now that designation goes to Delaware County where you can look out of your window and not see someone within earshot. Growth of metro Columbus has made UA an urban suburb the with amenities within walking distance. Designating Lane an entertainment district may finally give UA an area like Grandview Ave. between 1st and 5th, something that attracts people and businesses and makes UA a fun place to live. BTW how many stories have you heard about kids getting mowed down in Grandview where the high school is a few hundred feet from the bars and restaurants of Grandview Ave and street parking is highly utilized. I don't know why people think they own the asphalt in front of their houses. Maybe these residents should get together, pay UA the book value of all improvements to the streets, and make these private streets with gates, then they can get together and pay the hundreds of thousands of dollars it will take to maintain their precious asphalt. Then they can protect the asphalt in front of their houses from the 2001 Honda Civic looking for a parking space. I wonder if these people are upset that people park in front of their houses for the 4th of July parade too, or if they complain that they have restaurants within walking distance of their houses.  (May 26, 2011 | post #20)