Folks flock downtown for fifth 'Small Business Saturday'

Jason McKenzie believes the concept has caught on in downtown Columbus. “Small Business Saturday,” when folks are encouraged to shop at locally owned businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has been a boon to the owner of Ride on Bikes, 1036 Broadway.

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Auburn faces uphill battle trying to run ball in Iron Bowl

Auburn makes no secret about wanting to establish its ground game on offense. The question this week will be how in the world do they do that against an Alabama defense that's one of the best in the country?

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Columbus-area shoppers gobble up deals at large retailers across city

That was typical of the various scenes playing out on Thanksgiving Day, with Columbus-area residents forming lines — some small, others lengthy — in front of large retailers in advance of their doors swinging open. That included Target, Toys R Us, Kohl’s, hhgregg and Old Navy, where the clothing outlet was offering 50 percent off everything in the store upon its 4 p.m. opening.

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Natalia Naman Temesgen: A little thought experiment

In light of the horrific, IS-led terror attacks in Paris, civilians, military personnel and politicians alike are debating how America should proceed with regard to Syrian refugees. It's a layered and complex issue, no doubt. But it seems nearly every opinion brought to the floor is rooted in an emotional reaction to the threat of terror.

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