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Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by JD:

Ohio to release new single-barrel whiskey Jan. 25

The state liquor system, OHLQ, is set to release its next exclusive booze later this month.Three state agencies, including one here in central Ohio, will → Read More

Ohio's first day of medical marijuana sales brings in $75,000

Ohio's first day of medical marijuana sales totaled $75,000.The state's first four dispensaries, two in Wintersville and one each in Canton and Sandusky, → Read More

White Castle adds new option for Valentine's Day dinner

More than 30,000 people are expected to opt for a romantic dinner at White Castle on Valentine's Day.It is the 28th year that the Columbus-based burger → Read More

Ohio gives green light to four more marijuana dispensaries

Ohio now has more than one medical marijuana dispensary.The Ohio Board of Pharmacy gave certificates of operation to four dispensaries today, which join → Read More

Medical marijuana will trickle out in Ohio this week

The state's long-simmering medical-marijuana program, authorized by the legislature in 2016, will record the first legal sale of cannabis in Ohio sometime → Read More

Easton Tesla store moving to make way for Shake Shack

Burgers and milkshakes are bumping Tesla at Easton Town Center.Last year, when Shake Shack dropped the renderings for its proposed store at Easton, the → Read More

Ohio's first medical marijauna sale should happen next week

Wintersville, Ohio, dispensary expected to be site of state's first legal marijuana purchase → Read More

Farmers' confidence weakens as U.S., China trade war continues

The ongoing trade war with China, coupled with low commodity prices, has farmers across the U.S. singing the blues.In their December survey of farmers, → Read More

Columbus Pizza Huts to start delivering beer

Just in time for the Super Bowl, some Pizza Huts in central Ohio will add beer to the list of items available for delivery.The Texas-based pizza giant is → Read More

USDA home loans stalled by federal shutdown

The USDA offers loan programs for rural home owners — much of Ohio outside of urban areas qualifies — and that service has been furloughed during the shutdown. For Newark-based mortgage company Equity Resources, that's a decent bit of business. "About 10 percent of our business is in USDA (loans)," said Kelly Welch, executive vice president for Equity. "Any borrowers in a USDA loan are stuck." → Read More

Ohio cracks down on secondary market for booze

It is illegal in Ohio to sell liquor outside of the state's system. → Read More

White Castle introduces sloppy joe sliders

White Castle is bringing on the comfort food this winter.The Columbus-based hamburger chain known for its tiny sliders is now offering sloppy joes for a → Read More

Short North's Goody Boy Diner closed for renovations

Michael's Goody Boy Diner, at 1144 N. High St., is shutting down for a few months as a new partner, Chris Corso, who owns the Pint House, Standard Hall and the Short North Food Hall, steps in to refresh the diner. → Read More

Chicken prices plummet amid cheap feed, more birds being raised

The glut of chicken in the U.S. has led to all-time low prices for boneless, skinless chicken breasts → Read More

Help wanted Restaurateurs feel pinch of shallow labor force

A bubbling economy and a low unemployment rate are great for business, unless you run a restaurant and can't find enough workers.The food service industry → Read More

The year in beer, or my trip through the barley and hops of our time

2018 started with Evil Twin's Ying and Yang and ended with North High's Filthy McNasty.No, this column has nothing to do with politics. It's the year in → Read More

Actual Brewing Co.'s Clintonville pub to open in January

Alana Shock, formerly of Alana's, will serve as chef of new Actual Brewing pub → Read More

Ohio gives green light to first marijuana testing lab

It's go time for Ohio's medical marijuana program.Ohio gave the first certificate of operation to a testing facility today, which means that every level → Read More

Cheryl Krueger responds to Cheryl & Co. lawsuit, files counter suit

We may never look at cookies in central Ohio the same again. Cheryl Krueger has responded to the lawsuit her former company, Cheryl and Co., filed against → Read More

Mikey's Late Night Slice to offer free slice of pizza

It turns out that there is such a thing as a free lunch.Mikey's Late Night Slice will give away free pieces of pizza at its new Arena District location at → Read More