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Tracy Maxwell Heard Joins Zach Scott Mayoral Campaign

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tracy Maxwell Heard Joins Zach Scott Mayoral Campaign

The Zach Scott Mayoral Campaign announced today that Tracy Maxwell Heard, former Democratic Leader in the Ohio House of Representatives, would be joining as both the Campaign Manager and Director of Communications. “I’m supporting Zach Scott for simple and obvious reasons — I believe he is the right man at the right time,” said Heard. ”I see him […]

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Equality Ohio Supports Equality Act

Walker Evans Walker Evans Equality Ohio Supports Equality Act

The Equality Act was introduced yesterday by US House and Senate Democrats, intended to serve as a comprehensive civil rights bill for the LGBTQ community. Locally, representatives at Equality Ohio were quick to show their support of the movement. “The Equality Act is an important step forward in our ongoing work,” said Grant Stancliff, communications […]

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John Kasich Announcing Presidential Candidacy Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans John Kasich Announcing Presidential Candidacy Today

Ohio Governor John Kasich is scheduled to announce his entry into the race for President of the United States this morning at a special event being held at Ohio State’s Ohio Union. Kasich is the 16th GOP candidate for the race, following many others who have already thrown their hats in the ring, including Jeb […]

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City of Columbus Ends Contract with Redflex

Walker Evans Walker Evans City of Columbus Ends Contract with Redflex

A representative at the Office of Mayor Michael B. Coleman issued a release today notifying the public that the City of Columbus is officially terminating its contract with Redflex, the company that operated the red light traffic cameras in the city. The termination of the contract comes as a recommendation by City Attorney Rick Pfeffier. […]

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Marijuana Legalization Group Has Faced Challenges from Left and Right

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Marijuana Legalization Group Has Faced Challenges from Left and Right

It’s been a difficult road for ResponsibleOhio, the organization hoping to legalize marijuana across the state by way of an amendment allowing 10 marijuana growing sites in Butler, Clermont, Franklin, Hamilton, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Delaware, Stark and Summit counties. The amendment would establish a commission to regulate Ohio’s marijuana industry, as well as legalize personal […]

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Zoo CEO Emphasizes Levy Renewal Is Not An Increase

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Zoo CEO Emphasizes Levy Renewal Is Not An Increase

In 1985, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium first started getting support from Franklin County voters through a tax levy. The current zoo levy, which was established in 1990, is set to expire at the end of 2015 unless a levy renewal makes it onto the ballot and gets approval from the voters in November. Tom […]

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City Investigating Employee Who Helped Owner of Mayor’s Old House

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City Investigating Employee Who Helped Owner of Mayor’s Old House

On Wednesday, the office of Mayor Michael Coleman issued a statement saying the Department of Development would conduct an investigation into a city employee’s aid of Jianhua Li, a Chinese businesswoman. Li also happens to be the woman who purchased Coleman’s former house on Haddon Road in 2010, a transaction that is now under investigation […]

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