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Touch a Hyperloop: Revolutionary technology to be displayed in Columbus this month

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Having a hard time believing Hyperloop technology exists? Later this month, you’ll have an opportunity to check it out in the flesh right here in central Ohio.

The Virgin XP-1 Hyperloop pod will be on display at the Dublin Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Tuesday, August 6 and Gravity on Monday, August 5.

The technology was on display at COSI on Sunday, August 4.

Having a great time at COSI today with Hyperloop One, kicking off their U.S. Roadshow with plenty of hands-on STEM activities!

Posted by COSI Columbus' Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! on Sunday, August 4, 2019

Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Jay Walder will be touring with the pod, sharing information about hyperloop technology and the planning and feasibility studies taking place right here in Central Ohio.

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Walder will also meet with legislative officials and business leaders at the Ohio Statehouse on Monday, August 5.

Virgin Hyperloop One’s technology would transport passengers and goods three times as fast as high-speed rail and enable regional cities to connect just as local city subways connect neighborhoods. A Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh corridor is in the study phases.

Below is more information about all the central Ohio stops:

COSI: Sunday, August 4, 2019

VHO has partnered with The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) to host a STEM outreach day – featuring the XP-1 vehicle and hyperloop-related, hands-on activities for all ages. The event is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at COSI, 333 West Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.

GRAVITY: Monday, August 5, 2019

The XP-1 Hyperloop Pod will be on display at Gravity, 500 W. Broad Street, from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.

DUBLIN, OHIO: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The XP-1 Hyperloop Pod will be on display at Columbus Metropolitan Library – Dublin Branch, 75 N. High Street from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. View the pod on the Library plaza, grab breakfast located in the meeting room on the lower level and network with local business and community leaders. The Hyperloop Pod will be leaving the library location at 8:30 a.m.

MARYSVILLE, OHIO: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The XP-1 Hyperloop Pod will be on display from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Partners Park, 125 E. Sixth Street, Marysville.

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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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