I'm undoubtedly one of the older posters on this site. When I was 7 or 8 years old I used to walk a couple of miles to the bus stop, take the bus downtown to the YMCA, swim and do gymnastics, then take the bus back home (today, if you let a kid do that, family services would be knocking on your door!). I remember as the bus made it to downtown, the city had no skyline, it was flat with one and only one skyscraper, the Lincoln LeVeque tower. Dublin was a lot of farmland, now it is yuppieville. Yes, Columbus has come a long way over the past 60 years. People from outside the state sometimes judge Ohio when they only visit cities like Steubenville or Canton, but Columbus is in my mind the jewel city of the state, and one of the nicest cites in the midwest and the country.