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Incumbent Democrats Unseated in Franklin County Primary

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Incumbent Democrats Unseated in Franklin County Primary

Incumbent Zach Scott lost the Democratic primary for Franklin Country Sheriff to Dallas Baldwin, former Lieutenant for the Columbus Police Department. Supporters and members of the Democratic party’s Unity ticket celebrated Baldwin’s Tuesday night win, saying “There’s a new sheriff in town.” Baldwin won 52 percent of the vote, making it the second defeat for […]

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Sanders Leads in Columbus in The Facebook Primary

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sanders Leads in Columbus in The Facebook Primary

If Facebook Likes could be directly translated into votes, then Bernie Sanders is currently in the lead in Franklin County by a four point spread. Polling analysis site FiveThirtyEight.com published the results of “The Facebook Primary” last week in the form of an interactive map, which shows the popularity of presidential candidates based solely on […]

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County Commissioner Candidates Address Concerns at Community Forum

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega County Commissioner Candidates Address Concerns at Community Forum

Candidates for the office of County Commissioner answered questions for black community members last night at the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church on East Fifth Street. Republican Candidates Terry Boyd and Jesse Thomas, Ohio Representative Kevin Boyce, and current Commissioners John O’Grady and Paula Brooks, sat as a panel in front of the congregation, started off […]

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Local Political Update: Appointments, Elections & Endorsements

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Political Update: Appointments, Elections & Endorsements

While the majority of our collective political attention spans will be directed at the Presidential race in 2016, there’s still quite a bit of local and regional political news on the horizon. If you mentally checked out over the past couple of weeks — either for holiday celebrations or for repeat viewings of Star Wars […]

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Franklin County First in Ohio to Offer Support for Problem Gamblers

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Franklin County First in Ohio to Offer Support for Problem Gamblers

Enough Ohioans are struggling with problem gambling to populate a Columbus suburb. With the rest of the nation they spend more than $7 billion to support their addiction from their own funds and often from those of family members and friends, according to a recent press release. These unseen sufferers are usually the ones to […]

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2015 Central Ohio Election Results

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2015 Central Ohio Election Results

The votes are still being tallied, but with nearly 99% percent of votes tallied across the State of Ohio, it’s fairly safe to call this year’s general election results finalized. Voters in the City of Columbus chose Andrew Ginther to serve as the next Mayor, while picking Zach Klein, Shannon Hardin, Jaiza Page, Elizabeth Brown […]

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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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