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Hustle continues on Scioto Peninsula, Vets Memorial

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Update 08/28/2017- With less than a year until the grand opening, The National Veterans Memorial & Museum is really shaping up. The Dispatch reports that a 325-foot memorial Wall and water elements are complete. By September, interior work is expected to begin on this project of the Scioto Peninsula.

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02/10/2017- The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) is has announced an “unparalleled development opportunity” in the heart of Ohio’s capital city.

“With stunning views of the downtown Columbus skyline and just steps away from the transformed Scioto River, this 21-acre site on the Scioto Peninsula is poised to be the region’s next great neighborhood.” The CDDC wrote in their press release.

CDDC and its public-private partners are investing more than $220 million to revitalize 79 acres in and around the Scioto Peninsula in “an activated and engaged cultural and parkland district.”

A future mixed-use neighborhood will be the capstone of this Peninsula.

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Nearby amenities and attractions include:

With the construction of civic amenities well underway, CDDC is seeking master developer for the next phase of peninsula’s evolution, including residential, office, hotel and retail uses.

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Crime Spree: Man accused of committing 12 crimes in 30 minutes

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In a criminal rampage worthy of the Grand Theft Auto series of video games, Columbus police say a local man racked up a dozen crimes in just 30 minutes earlier this month.

29-year-old Rodney Edward King, Jr. allegedly committed his sprint of misdeeds on Aug. 6 between 9:54 PM and 10:15 PM.

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King allegedly robbed the residents of five different apartments before throwing a rock at a cab on the street. He then threatened a COTA bus driver with a screwdriver, striking him on the foot.

King faces 10 felony charges and 2 misdemeanors, including aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, aggravated menacing and Criminal Damaging or Endangering.

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Rossi or Ratssi? Rodents force closure at Short North restaurant

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Someone is getting assigned to some “Charlie Work” after The Rossi Bar and Kitchen was served a red sticker by the Columbus Public Health Department.

The Short North restaurants was issued an emergency order yesterday because of “rodent activity in the basement prep area.” Reportedly, inspectors discovered dead rats in traps and excessive rat feces in the bowels of the 895 N. High St. building.

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Rossi will remain closed until the facility is cleaned, holes in the basement are repaired, and the rats are under control, according to a post from Tom Sussi, a local licensed and insured Private Investigator.

Sussi added that sources informed him that employees are not being paid on time.

Rats!The rodents forced a popular Short North restaurant to shut its doors.The Columbus Public Health Department…

Posted by Tom Sussi on Thursday, August 15, 2019

In an Instagram post, Rossi announced it’d be closed “for the next few days due to emergency repair.”

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Zoo welcomes “adorable, bright, alert” baby

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All anyone wants in life is to be described as “adorable, bright, alert” and the Columbus Zoo’s newest baby got those labels after only one month of life. Staff has been fawning over the female Siberian musk deer born on July 19.

The yet-to-be-named fawn was born weighing less than two pounds—normal for the breed. Her spots will soon give way to an all-over brown coat, according to the zoo.

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The zoo says the fawn and mom are currently behind the scenes while she continues to grow big and strong.

Siberian musk deer are listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.

We’re fawning over this new baby! On July 19, a female Siberian musk deer was born to parents Lady Stetson (mom) and…

Posted by Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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