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Jim Weiker

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Jim:

Columbus approves first four buildings for massive Scioto Peninsula project

The city approves the first four buildings for the massive redevelopment of the Scioto Peninsula near COSI Columbus. → Read More

City approves first four buildings for massive Scioto Peninsula project

The city approves the first four buildings for the massive redevelopment of the Scioto Peninsula near COSI Columbus. → Read More

Columbus luxury apartment developer drapes flag, banner at construction site in protest of shutdown

Columbus developer Preferred Living has placed a 30-by-60-foot American flag, along with a banner with a quote about liberty from Benjamin Franklin, on → Read More

Columbus luxury apartment developer drapes flag, banner at construction site in protest of shutdowns

Columbus developer Preferred Living has placed a 30-by-60-foot American flag, along with a banner with a quote about liberty from Benjamin Franklin, on → Read More

Some major Columbus development projects on hold while others move forward

While some major Columbus developments are moving forward, others are on pause as developers seek to understand the long-term impact of the coronavirus → Read More

Rockbridge Capital moving forward on new hotels despite pandemic

Rockbridge Capital CEO Jim Merkel says the hotel industry will reach “higher highs” after the pandemic as Rockbridge moves forward on major → Read More

Ohio unemployment reaches all-time high in April

Ohio’s unemployment rate jumped to 16.8% in April, the highest level on record.As expected, the rate skyrocketed during the month, the first full month of coronavirus shut-downs. The rate was triple March’s rate of 5.5%.During the month, 823,700 Ohoians lost their jobs, according to data released Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Coupled with March’s losses,… → Read More

Ohio unemployment reaches all-time high in April

Ohio’s unemployment rate jumped to 16.8% in April, the highest level on record.As expected, the rate skyrocketed during the month, the first full → Read More

Ohio unemployment reaches all-time high in April

Ohio’s unemployment rate jumped to 16.8% in April, the highest level on record.As expected, the rate skyrocketed during the month, the first full → Read More

Victoria’s Secret to close hundreds of stores

Victoria’s Secret will close at least 250 stores this year, with more to follow next year, as its parent, L Brands, prepares to sell the lingerie → Read More

Home sales slip in April as coronavirus fallout takes toll on real estate

Home sales fell in April, the first full month of coronavirus-related shutdowns. While buyer demand remains strong, sellers withdrew from the market, → Read More

More than 46,000 Ohioans join unemployment line

More than 46,000 Ohioans joined the ranks of the unemployed last week, as coronavirus shut-downs continued to cost workers their livelihoods.Despite steps → Read More

L Brands loses millions after Victoria’s Secret sales plunge

L Brands lost almost $300 million in the first quarter of the year as sales for its struggling Victoria’s Secret line fell 45%. → Read More

Parking companies struggle as lots sit empty amid coronavirus

Spaces in parking garages ordinarily filled with office workers, hotel visitors, sports fans and air travelers have been largely empty for two months → Read More

Grange donating $1 million to central Ohio groups in coronavirus fight

Grange Insurance Co. is donating $1 million to help combat the impact of coronavirus.The Columbus-based insurer announced Tuesday that it is giving the → Read More

Former L Brands executive rolls into the bicycle business

As an avid cyclist who has a background in retail analytics, operations and logistics, Ryan Hughes joined Roll Bicycle Co. late last year to help the → Read More

Processing issue means too many hogs but not enough pork

A break in the supply chain has left Ohio and much of the country with an excess of hogs on farms and a shortage of pork in stores. Hog farmers in Ohio → Read More

Homeowners think twice about selling during coronavirus pandemic

The number of homes put on the market plunged in April, as would-be sellers chose to stay put during the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the decline in new → Read More

Coronavirus takes bite out of Wendy’s first-quarter earnings

Wendy’s profit tumbled in the first quarter, as the Dublin-based restaurant chain wrestled with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.Wendy’s net income for the quarter ending March 29 fell from $31.9 million, or 14 cents a share, last year to $14.4 million, or 6 cents a share, this year.Despite the strong rollout of a breakfast menu in early March, Wendy’s revenue for the quarter slipped from… → Read More

Where’s the beef? Not at some Wendy’s

A hamburger shortage due to the coronavirus outbreak on meat processing plants has left the fast food chain without burgers to sell. → Read More