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New Councilmember Jaiza Page Wants to Impact Columbus Neighborhoods

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea New Councilmember Jaiza Page Wants to Impact Columbus Neighborhoods

On January 20, Jaiza Page was sworn in as the newest Columbus City Councilmember, replacing Hearcel Craig, who was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in November. “It’s been an absolutely exciting experience, just learning all that I can. I am thrilled and just ready to go,” said Page shortly after her swearing-in ceremony. […]

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Locals Protesting Nationwide Arena Purchase During All-Star Game

Walker Evans Walker Evans Locals Protesting Nationwide Arena Purchase During All-Star Game

The Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government announced plans to protest the 2012 purchase of Nationwide Arena by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, which the group says is unfair to taxpayers. According to their press, release issued today: The Coalition points to a continuation of the disappointing trend that underfunds the public purchase of Nationwide Arena […]

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DNC Announces 2016 Convention Date, No Host City Yet

Walker Evans Walker Evans DNC Announces 2016 Convention Date, No Host City Yet

The Democratic National Committee is still teasing out the announcement of the host city for their 2016 Convention, but today announced the official timeframe for the event: the week of July 25th. “This is the next step to finalize where and when we will nominate the 45th President of the United States, highlight the Democratic […]

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Mayoral Candidate Terry Boyd’s “$2 Million” Claim is False

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Mayoral Candidate Terry Boyd’s “$2 Million” Claim is False

Last week, Columbus Underground interviewed Terry Boyd, Republican candidate for mayor. At one point in that interview, Boyd was asked how strenuous he expected the campaign to be, and he answered “I think it’s going to take a tremendous effort, because let’s face it, the Partnership, the Columbus Partnership has pledged over $2 million for […]

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James Ragland Enters Race for Columbus Mayor

Walker Evans Walker Evans James Ragland Enters Race for Columbus Mayor

The race to replace outgoing Mayor Michael B. Coleman just got another contender with the news that James Ragland has officially announced his candidacy for the position. Ragland currently serves as Development Director at the Cristo Rey High School, and has previously held positions with the University District Organization, the State Central Committee for the […]

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Terry Boyd Announced as GOP Candidate for Mayor

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Terry Boyd Announced as GOP Candidate for Mayor

On Thursday, the Franklin County Republican Party announced Terry Boyd, former president of the Columbus Board of Education, as their candidate for Columbus mayor. Boyd will face two Democrats, Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott and Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther, in a May primary battle. The two candidates with the most votes in that […]

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Ohio Gay Marriage Ban May be Struck Down by Supreme Court This Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Gay Marriage Ban May be Struck Down by Supreme Court This Year

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this afternoon that they will hear all cases from the 6th Circuit Court, which includes the revisiting of Ohio’s 2004 same sex marriage ban. Many other states had bans overturned in 2014, and a ruling on the case in Ohio is anticipated sometime this sumer. “It was just ten years […]

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