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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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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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Jaiza Page Appointed to Columbus City Council

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jaiza Page Appointed to Columbus City Council

After receiving 19 applications for an open seat at Columbus City Council, it was announced this evening that sitting members of Council have hand-selected Jaiza Page to replace Hearcel Craig. “I want to thank all of our applicants for their commitment to making Columbus a better place to live and work,” said Council President Andrew Ginther […]

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Mayor Coleman to Unveil New Green Community Plan

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Mayor Coleman to Unveil New Green Community Plan

The newest version of the five-year Columbus Green Community Plan will go into effect this week. Up until Dec. 17, residents had the opportunity to review the draft of the plan and offer feedback to the city and on Friday, Mayor Michael Coleman will unveil the final draft. The plan lays out a number of […]

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