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Sale of Mayor Coleman’s House Comes Under FBI Scrutiny

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Sale of Mayor Coleman’s House Comes Under FBI Scrutiny

Columbus city government is once again under the scrutiny of the Justice Department this week. News outlets reported Thursday afternoon that the FBI is now investigating the sale of Mayor Michael Coleman’s former home on Haddon Road. Early reports indicated that the Coleman himself was under investigation, but the Mayor’s office said Thursday that he […]

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Ginther: “I am not a target of this investigation”

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ginther: “I am not a target of this investigation”

Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther hosted a media conference today to address allegations that arose on Friday afternoon that he was among a number of public officials bribed by the red light camera company Redflex between 2005 and 2013. Initial statements were brief and to the point, with media questions returning reoccurring remarks from Ginther: […]

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Coleman Wants Police Body Cameras, but Says State Must Act

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Coleman Wants Police Body Cameras, but Says State Must Act

New Police Reforms Mayor Michael Coleman made two things clear Thursday afternoon. The first is that the use of body cameras tops the list of major reforms he wants to see enacted within the Columbus Division of Police. The second is that before Columbus cops start wearing cameras, the state of Ohio must step up […]

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Andrew Ginther Wins Mayoral Primary With ‘Unprecedented’ Numbers

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Andrew Ginther Wins Mayoral Primary With ‘Unprecedented’ Numbers

Tuesday was a good day for Andrew Ginther and his supporters as the City Council president easily thumped his Republican and Democratic competition in the 2015 Columbus mayoral primary. Ginther not only came out on top, but took nearly 52 percent of the vote, leaving the remaining percentage divided among Zach Scott (18.15 percent), Terry […]

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Resource Accessibility a Top Issue for City Council Candidate Ibrahima Sow

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Resource Accessibility a Top Issue for City Council Candidate Ibrahima Sow

Ibrahima Sow came to the United States from Senegal in 1998 with his mother and two brothers. He has lived in Columbus ever since, attending Independence High School and graduating from Ohio State University. Sow is now running for Columbus City Council, endorsed by the Franklin County Republican Party, with the goal of helping people […]

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Michelle Mills Talks Environment and Development in Re-Election Bid

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Michelle Mills Talks Environment and Development in Re-Election Bid

Michelle Mills, who will appear on the ballot for Tuesday’s primary as she runs for re-election, leads the Columbus City Council’s Development Committee and became the inaugural chairwoman of the Environment Committee in 2014. As she pursues another term in office, the incumbent Democrat has a number of ideas that seem to bridge her two […]

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Voter Guide: 2015 Columbus Mayoral Primary

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Voter Guide: 2015 Columbus Mayoral Primary

Columbus voters have been casting early ballots for three weeks now in the 2015 primary election, which will be decided on May 5. The top question for the future of Columbus is who will be the first new mayor after 16 years of Michael B. Coleman’s leadership. Columbus Underground has interviewed each of the four […]

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