We expected it would be a tough week for Ohio State, but not like this.
Catch up quick: University president Kristina M. Johnson announced her abrupt resignation late Monday, shortly after the Columbus Dispatch reported an unnamed consulting firm had investigated unspecified "concerns" raised by her staff.
Statewide spending this holiday season is expected to increase for the 10th straight year despite buyers' concerns about inflation, the economy and higher housing costs.
Driving the news: Retail sales from October-December should reach $31.3 billion, per the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants' yearly forecast — a 3.4% increase over 2021.
If our recent cold spell already has you dreaming of a 2023 summer vacation, John Glenn Columbus International Airport has a new option to consider.
Piloting the news: Sun Country Airlines debuts next May with round-trip flights to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul through Labor Day.
The pandemic shaved a few minutes off your drive to and from work.
Driving the news: The average one-way commute in Columbus was 1.3 minutes shorter in 2021 compared with 2019, per the latest census data.
With a little more than two months to go before sports gambling becomes legal in Ohio, some big-name sportsbooks are left waiting for their retail licenses, PlayOhio writes.
What's happening: The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) set an Oct. 5 deadline for operators that had filed incomplete applications over the summer to provide the necessary licensing information.
A tech-centric Amazon Style store opened at Easton Town Center yesterday, blending the convenience of online shopping with the dependability of an old-fashioned fitting room.
Why it matters: This is just the second Amazon brick-and-mortar clothing store in the country.
Ohio is poised to become Honda's North American electric vehicle hub.
Driving the news: A new $3.5 billion EV battery factory is coming to Jeffersonville, about 40 miles southwest of Columbus, the automaker announced yesterday.
One year ago today, the Columbus Zoo lost its gold standard accreditation with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for the first time in 41 years.
Why it matters: The surprising news followed a year marred by scandals and was yet another blow to public trust for a beloved Central Ohio institution.
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