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The History of LifeCare Alliance

LifeCare Alliance was established in 1898 as the Instructive District Nursing Association, and it’s the oldest visiting nurse association in the state. CEO and President Chuck Gehring talks about the organization’s history and mission in an interview at Carrie’s Cafe, a restaurant for seniors and low-income residents operated by LifeCare Alliance. Photos: LifeCare Alliance, Ohio […]

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Around the World Through the Walk O’ Wonders

In the 1950s to ’60s, the Great Western Shopping Center was home to the incredible Walk O’ Wonders, featuring the Seven Wonders of the World. Don Casto, whose father and grandfather developed the site, and Steve Skilken, of Joseph Skilken & Co., share memories and more. Photos, historic footage: Courtesy of CASTO and Joseph Skilken […]

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Retail Columbus Preview

Travel back in time and around the world with us — without leaving Columbus. Explore the Seven Wonders of the World via the incredible Walk O’ Wonders — once a fixture at The Great Western Shopping Center on the West Side — and other notable Columbus shops, past and present. Watch at 8:30pm Thursday on WOSU […]

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