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WOSU shedding basement digs for OSU studio

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WOSU Public Media is moving up, literally.

The Public Broadcasting Service member television station was the recipient of a $5 million gift that will allow them to move from their basement digs at the Fawcett Center on Olentangy River Road to a new studio in the 15th and High District across from OSU.

A local couple and 30-year members, Sandy and Andy Ross, were the generous donors.

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They told Columbus Business First that WOSU is a huge part of their lives and they want to inspire others to adopt it into their lifestyles.

The new location will enable the station to more easily and frequently collaborate with the radio, TV, and computer graphics design studios at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

The exact location of WOSU’s new studio will be N. Pearl Street and 14th Avenue.

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“#NoPlaceForHate” Sawmill Rd marchers fly messages of hate

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A group of people marched down Sawmill Road over the weekend waving a flag considered to be an iteration of the Nazi Germany war banner.

State Representative Beth Liston posted photos to Facebook of several individuals walking on a sidewalk, some carrying American Flags, others carrying Trump 2020 flags, and one carrying a bright green flag that she says is used by the alt-right to represent hate.

Another person pictured is waving a "Proud Boys" banner which represents a far-right organization that only admits men.

"We must all unequivocally condemn this message. #NoPlaceForHate," wrote Liston

https://www.facebook.com/Liston4Ohio/posts/2743348539010928

According to the SPL Center, the green flag carried by one of the men in the photo is the “national flag of Kekistan” that mimics a German Nazi war flag.

"Alt-righters are particularly fond of the way the banner trolls liberals who recognize its origins." —SPL Center website

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Rossi goes ratless, opens after “emergency” rodent activity closure

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Update: After less than 48 hours of being issued a red sticker by the Columbus Public Health Department for "rodent activity in the basement prep area" The Rossi Bar + Kitchen is back open for business.

In an excited post on Facebook, The Rossi thanked their "loyal and wonderful" customers for their support through the closure.

https://www.facebook.com/TheRossiBarandKitchen/posts/2759890094044319:0

Scroll down for more on The Rossi's emergency order.


08/15/2019: 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.

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.

https://www.facebook.com/mrtomsussi/posts/2317071688406214

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1KmvTBgsdw/
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Knead a bakery? Former downtown Kroger facility up for sale

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The former Kroger bakery near downtown Columbus has been put up for sale. Offers are now being made on the 10-acre property at 457 Cleveland Ave.

The bakery closed in February after more than 90 years in business. Kroger claimed "the outdated layout and age of the equipment" were inhibiting the company from staying competitive.

Senior Vice President of real estate company CBRE, Joseph Kimener, told NBC4i the property would be very desirable for incoming tech companies.

Final offers are to be submitted by August 28 at 5:00 PM.

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