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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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In Early Voting Changes, Many See Voter Suppression

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea In Early Voting Changes, Many See Voter Suppression

Early voting was set to begin in Ohio a week ago, before a decision by the United States Supreme Court pushed the start date for early voting to today. On Sept 29, SCOTUS sided with the state and Republican-led legislature, which sought to limit Ohio’s early voting days, by staying decisions from the lower courts […]

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Franklin County Commissioners Support Marriage Equality

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin County Commissioners Support Marriage Equality

The Columbus Pride Festival is still a few days away but Franklin County Commissioners are celebrating early this week. The Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution today that supports full inclusive marriage equality rights for all Ohioans. Their support for gay rights is not surprising, as other policies have been put in place over the […]

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