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“F*ck you,” shakeups at central Ohio Sonic Drive-Ins

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One central Ohio Sonic Drive-In is permanently closed and staff at three other locations reportedly held walkouts amid an ownership changeover.

The marquee sign at the Whitehall Sonic, located at 3661 E Main St., reads “WE ARE CLOSED!” And, Scioto Post reports Circleville, Lancaster, and Grove city crews all walked out and quit last week.

According to a Sonic America’s Drive-In spokesperson per 10TV, eight Sonic Drive-Ins in Columbus will be under new ownership and management effective Monday, Feb. 25. An affiliate of Sonic is in the process of purchasing them.

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Former Circleville Sonic employees were particularly peeved with how they were treated by their new bosses, writing in a letter they posted on the store window “The company has been sold to people that don’t give a f*uck about anyone but themselves.”

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A similar letter hangs in the Lancaster Sonic window, calling new ownership “trashy” and “sleezy.”

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Christi Woodworth, Vice President of Public Relations for Sonic, issued this statement regarding the eight drive-ins affected by the switch:

“Under new management, guests and the community can look forward to improved service and the famous food, beverages and treats for which SONIC is known. Employees working for the local drive-in can look forward to fun, fast-paced work on which they can build a career, if they choose. Most current employees will have the opportunity to continue to work at the drive-in under the new ownership.”

“The Circleville SONIC Drive-In will re-open on Monday morning under new management. We recognize that changes like this can be difficult for employees to understand and most current employees will have the opportunity to continue working at the drive-in.”

“We look forward to being a part of the community for decades to come and appreciate the opportunity to serve our guests every day.”

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“Celebrating Chris Bradley,” 10TV to air special tonight

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“We really miss Chris being a part of our lives.” 

From his husband and children, to his church, to 10TV, to people all across central Ohio, Chris Bradley was a beloved member of so many families. While he may be gone from this earth, the memories of Chris and his life of love, compassion, selflessness, and community will continued to be shared.

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See what’s ahead for Chris’s family and legacy on 10TV’s “Celebrating Chris Bradley,” tonight at 5:00 PM.

Celebrating Chirs Bradley and his legacy

"We really miss Chris being a part of our lives." Chris Bradley was a part of 10TV's family and families across central Ohio. Now, see what's ahead for his family and legacy — Monday at 5 p.m. on 10TV.

Posted by 10TV – WBNS on Sunday, July 21, 2019
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You might recognize new pop-up in the Short North

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Sprint, jump, jog to the Short North for day 1 of Lululemon’s yearlong pop-up. The popular athletic apparel company is now open at 640 N. High St.

Depending on the success of the pop-up, Lululemon could be a permanent installation on High Street.

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You could personally welcome Lululemon to the neighborhood by attending the grand opening event this Sunday, July 21 which will feature an outdoor yoga session.

This is Lululemon’s second stint in Short North with the first having been from 2008-2010 before the Easton and Polaris stores opened.

Lululemon Short North will be open from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Sundays.

For more information, click here.

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No butts about it, Ohio raises smoking age to 21

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In a move that nicotine-addicted members of Gen-Z are sure to find totally “un-lit,” state lawmakers have raised the legal age for tobacco sales to 21.

The bill, which passed as part of the new state budget, would have included a provision exempting people who turn 18 before October 1 from the new restrictions—but Governor Mike Dewine vetoed that portion of the law.

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Products such as cigarettes, rolling papers, vaping products and chewing tobacco are now only available for legal sale to those 21 and up.

Sorry, kids. You’ll just have to wait a few more years to start wasting money on products that damage your health in countless ways!

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