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  1. https://www.echl.com/news/2019/5/schedule-announced-for-2019-kelly-cup-finals-presented-by-smiledirectclub Schedule for the 2019 Kelly Cup Finals: Game 1 – Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m. NT at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland Game 2 – Sunday, May 26 at 7 p.m. NT at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland Game 3 – Wednesday, May 29 at 7:35 p.m. ET at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio Game 4 – Friday, May 31 at 7:35 p.m. ET at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio Game 5 – Saturday, June 1 at 7:35 p.m. ET at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio * (if necessary) Game 6 – Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. NT at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland * (if necessary) Game 7 – Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. NT at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland * (if necessary)
  2. https://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20190523/five-months-after-closing-worthington-inn-listed-for-sale https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/05/23/worhtington-inn-hits-the-market-for-4-million.html https://www.crexi.com/properties/217389/ohio-the-worthington-inn The Worthington Inn - a Central Ohio landmark built in 1831 at 649 High Street in Worthington - has been listed by NAI Ohio Equities for $3.9 million. The property consists of 14,000 square feet of retail and office space over four floors. The Worthington Inn restaurant located in the building closed Dec. 31. At that time, owners said they planned to convert the second- and third-floor restaurant space into office and retail space while remodeling the first-floor and lower-level restaurant. According to the listing, the space “was redeveloped into four levels of office, retail and restaurant space". The listing shows the lower-level space largely untouched, while some of the main-floor restaurant space has been converted into offices. Second- and third-floor spaces have been renovated and divided for new offices or retail tenants.
  3. ^ Of the six laid of by the Dispatch, the biggest name is Joe Blundo - the longtime writer of the popular 'So To Speak' column. However, the 65-year-old Blundo announced via his twitter feed and an article posted on the Dispatch website, that he will continue writing his column as a freelancer for the Dispatch. Blundo said that beginning in June, "my thrice-weekly column will become a once-a-week column, appearing on Sundays". https://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20190524/joe-blundo-we-interrupt-this-column-to-bring-you-important-message
  4. Columbus Dispatch lays off veteran reporters, others as parent company restructures The Columbus Dispatch laid off six staffers on Thursday as parent company GateHouse Media began nationwide restructuring. In a column published Friday morning, Dispatch Editor Alan Miller said the company "lost several colleagues on Thursday to layoffs resulting from the significant pressures on the newspaper industry." He did not include the names of impacted employees or the number of jobs cut. According to sources familiar with the Dispatch newsroom, the following employees were laid off: Joe Blundo, longtime life and arts columnist; Tim Feran, longtime business reporter; Jack Torry, longtime Washington bureau reporter; Linda Deitch, longtime Dispatch librarian; Michelle Campbell, an editorial administrative assistant; and Nate Beeler, the paper's editorial cartoonist. MORE: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/05/24/columbus-dispatch-lays-off-veteran-reporters.html
  5. Video of 66-year-old "strongman" Vladimir Putin scoring eight goals in an ice hockey match against largely static defenders, then falling over on his victory lap. My two favorite comments at YouTube were "The fall was the only part not scripted" and "The people responsible for that rubber mat are now missing":
  6. Columbo

    Brexit

    Boris Johnson - when he got stuck on a zipline during the 2012 Olympics - while he was Mayor of London. So exciting!
  7. Below are some visuals for the $13 million "new fairgrounds" project: Here is an aerial of the previous layout of the Pickaway County Fairgrounds: An overview of the new fairgrounds layout being constructed: An aerial rendering of the new fairgrounds layout: An aerial view of the new buildings being constructed at the fairgrounds. They mostly followed the master plan layout, with a few exceptions. They kept the building on the extreme left side for use by the fair board. They slightly modified the seven-building layout on the right and included a roof over the outdoor exhibition area at the center of the buildings: Here's another view of that seven-building cluster of new construction and a view of the new outdoor amphitheater: Here's a lower angle aerial view of the seven-building cluster. The largest building to the left is a new indoor arena/multi-purpose building. The large building in the foreground is a horse barn. The outdoor exhibition area is in center: Here's a different angle of the seven-building cluster looking toward the outdoor amphitheater and the historic grandstand structure that faces the racetrack on the fairgrounds: Those aerial views of the new Pickaway County Fairgrounds under construction were screenshots from a drone video posted at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=830980240576654
  8. Pickaway County is taking the unusual step to demolish almost every building on its existing fairgrounds site to construct a completely new fairgrounds. After the completion of the 2018 Pickaway County Fair, demolition began which set the stage for the construction of seven new buildings and facilities on the site to be completed for the 2019 Pickaway County Fair on June 15-22. After years of study, the Pickaway County Commissioners and the Pickaway County Fair Board determined that renovating the existing fairground buildings was insufficient and embarked on a $13 million "new fairgrounds" project for the 60-acre site that is owned by the County and located in southeastern Circleville. Below are some articles about the fairgrounds project and a pdf of the master plan for the project: https://www.dispatch.com/news/20180726/pickaway-county-fairgrounds-getting-long-overdue-makeover https://www.circlevilleherald.com/news/coliseum-comes-down-fairgrounds-renovations-progressing/article_d1dec995-7989-58ea-83a1-2df472b7c706.html Master Plan Report: https://pickaway.org/news/Pickaway Final Master Plan Report.pdf
  9. As my #SaveTheCrew comrades used to say "Big if true!". The NFL Draft is a huge event that just keeps getting bigger - as was seen with the multi-day outdoor event that was held in Nashville this year.
  10. The 2019 Stanley Cup Finals are set: Boston routed Carolina with a four-game sweep in the ECF. Then St. Louis advanced over San Jose last night in Game 6 of the WCF. Nice match-up between an Original Six team (Boston) and an Original Expansion Six team (St. Louis). Boston advancing is not a surprise, except for the sweep. They had a strong regular season, finishing with the second-most points behind Tampa. But St. Louis advancing is a surprise. St. Louis had an atypical regular season for a team reaching the Cup Finals. They got off to a bad start, fired their head coach in November, and sat last-place in their division on January 3rd. The Blues starting goaltender got injured during the first month of the season, forcing their veteran backup to start. But the backup was so ineffective, the Blues placed him on waivers on December 11th and called up their 25-year-old AHL goaltender, who had zero career NHL starts, to be the new backup for the starting goaltender, who had returned from his injury. That 25-year-old AHL goaltender - Jordan Binnington - didn't get called on to start until January 7th - after St. Louis had bottomed out and they figured "let's see what Binnington can do for us". What Binnington did was record a 25-save shutout in his first NHL start, and then go on to have a 25-4-1 record with a 1.89 GAA for the rest of the season(!) The Blues rode Binnington to finish only one point behind their division leader and make the playoffs. Binnington continued his stellar goaltending in the playoffs, starting all 19 playoff games for the Blues and recording a 2.36 GAA with a 12-7 record. He was particularly strong in closing out San Jose with only 2 goals allowed in the final 3 games of that series. St. Louis showed that you can ride a hot goaltender to the Stanley Cup Finals - even if that goaltender is a 25-year-old rookie(!) Incidentally, Boston advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals marks the third straight season that the team eliminating Columbus from the playoffs made the Cup Finals. If Boston wins the Cup, it would also be the third straight season that the team eliminating Columbus from the playoffs went on to win the Stanley Cup(!)
  11. ^ Despite COhatch's aggressive growth plans - they're not the only coworking option available in Central Ohio. Columbus Navigator lists nine other coworking options in and around the Cap City: https://www.columbusnavigator.com/coworking-spaces-columbus-ohio/
  12. Easton getting a new coworking space Easton will house the newest location of the fast-growing COhatch coworking chain. COhatch has signed a lease for 7,500 square feet in the former Charming Charlie’s space at 4182 Worth Avenue in Easton Gateway, across the street from the main town center. The new location will open in January 2020. ( . . . ) COhatch recently opened a new location at Polaris Fashion Place, in the space formerly occupied by a British tavern-themed restaurant chain. The coworking company also has locations in Worthington and Delaware, with a new location in Upper Arlington set to open around August. And earlier this month, COhatch reached an agreement to renovate the existing office space behind the Brazenhead pub in downtown Dublin and build a 10,000-square-foot location there. ( . . . ) COhatch has a plan to open a dozen locations around Central Ohio. Through licensing, it hopes to expand to 20 locations throughout the Midwest over the next five years. MORE: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/05/20/easton-will-get-a-new-coworking-space.html
  13. ^ More about the free self driving shuttles expected in Linden before the end of 2019: https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/free-self-driving-shuttles-expected-in-linden-before-the-end-of-2019/2015887716
  14. ^ Found this rendering of the latest expansion at Easton Town Center in a recent print-version of Business First:
  15. Google has an updated streetview of the finished Landmark Lofts in Hilliard (at least for the Cemetery Road frontage). The project's website - https://www.livelandmarklofts.com/ - also has some views of the former grain elevator on the property that was renovated into an apartment clubhouse. View from the Cemetery Road and Franklin Street intersection with the grain elevator/clubhouse in the background: Eastern building facing Cemetery Road: Western building facing Cemetery Road with the grain elevator/clubhouse in the background: Exterior of the former grain elevator renovated into an apartment clubhouse: Interior views of the former grain elevator renovated into an apartment clubhouse:
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