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Mainstream News, Social Media Blamed for Sad State of Human Interaction

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mainstream News, Social Media Blamed for Sad State of Human Interaction

Panelists and Columbus Metropolitan Club guests and sponsors teamed up against reality show host Jerry Springer at yesterday’s forum, “Politics, Reality TV and Polite Conversation,” to blame his show and shows like it for the apparent lack of civil political discourse and the presence of someone like Donald Trump in the presidential campaign. Moderator Jo […]

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Voters Still Skeptic About Columbus City Schools Levy

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Voters Still Skeptic About Columbus City Schools Levy

Columbus voters remain skeptical of the proposed school levy they’ll vote on in November. The 6.92 mil bond request aims to add 325 staff members to the 119 buildings that serve 51,000 students in hopes that foreign-born students, gifted students and students with disabilities and/or chronic home stressors can receive more personalized attention. The Columbus […]

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Race for Franklin County Prosecutor Heats Up

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Race for Franklin County Prosecutor Heats Up

The Franklin County Republican Party (FCRP) announced this week its creation of ZeroExperienceZach.com, a website purposed to show City Council President and candidate for Franklin County Prosecutor Zach Klein’s supposed lack of criminal court experience for the job. “Zero Experience Zach Klein has never tried a legal case in his life,” said Brad Sinnott, Franklin […]

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Council Accepting Applications for Charter Review Committee Membership

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council Accepting Applications for Charter Review Committee Membership

Mayor Andy Ginther and City Council are now accepting applications for seven positions on the Charter Review Committee announced in July. The committee was conceived as an alternative to the ballot proposal defeated earlier this month that would have changed council structure from an entirely at-large body to one with additional ward representation. Issue 1, […]

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Court Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Court Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio

A federal district court judge blocked an Ohio law Friday, which would have stripped state funds from Planned Parenthood and similar organizations that perform or promote non therapeutic abortions. Judge Michael R. Barrett of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled that the action against Planned Parenthood would result in irreparable injury […]

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First Guidelines to Medical Marijuana Handling and Use Released

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Guidelines to Medical Marijuana Handling and Use Released

With a month left before medical marijuana is officially legal, much of the process – from growing the drug to getting it in the hands of patients – is still pending. The timeline established by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP), the group overseeing the implementation of the law (House Bill 523), requires the […]

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Clinton Rolls Out Economic Plan for First 100 Days in Office, Trump Responds

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clinton Rolls Out Economic Plan for First 100 Days in Office, Trump Responds

Election Day is right around the corner — just three months away — and in preparation the Clinton campaign has released an economic plan for the candidate’s first 100 days in office. The plan lays out the investments to be made in the infrastructure, manufacturing and energy sectors as well as the support she’ll lend […]

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