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Mike Reese Exits City Hall, Reflects Upon 16 Years of Public Service

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mike Reese Exits City Hall, Reflects Upon 16 Years of Public Service

While the exit of Mayor Michael B. Coleman from public office is one of the biggest news stories of 2015, there’s another public servant who’s also leaving City Hall from more of a behind-the-scenes position. Mike Reese holds the designation as the sole staff person who has worked with the Coleman administration since day one, […]

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Interview: Michael B. Coleman Reflects on 16 Years as Columbus Mayor

Walker Evans Walker Evans Interview: Michael B. Coleman Reflects on 16 Years as Columbus Mayor

On January 1, 2016, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman will depart from public office after 24 years of elected service. The most recent sixteen of those years were spent as Mayor of the city during a very transformational time in its 204-year history. The city’s population has grown by nearly 18 percent (over 124,000 people) […]

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Interview: Henry Rollins Discusses New Film, He Never Died

Hope Madden Hope Madden Interview: Henry Rollins Discusses New Film, He Never Died

Henry Rollins shoulders leading man duties for his new film He Never Died, opening this weekend in Columbus. He took some time to talk with Columbus Underground about creative control, playing an immortal, and writing for Iggy Pop. (Full disclosure, Columbus Underground might have been too excited.) Hope Madden: After 20 years of mostly supporting […]

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Mayoral Candidates to Participate in Live Interviews with Columbus Underground

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayoral Candidates to Participate in Live Interviews with Columbus Underground

With only 15 days left until election day, local voters are expected to finalize their views and opinions on a variety issues and candidates before casting their votes on November 3rd (unless of course, you’ve already early voted). The biggest local race this year is between mayoral candidates Andrew Ginther and Zach Scott, and Columbus […]

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Keith Hatton Seeks Change at Columbus City Council

Walker Evans Walker Evans Keith Hatton Seeks Change at Columbus City Council

Joe Motil is not the only write-in candidate seeking election to Columbus City Council next month. Keith Hatton is also listed as an official write-in whose name won’t appear as a ballot option, but is a valid option for one of the seats in the open race. “I am running as an Independent write-in candidate, and […]

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Joe Motil Wants to Bring a Platform of Equality to City Council as Write-In Candidate

Walker Evans Walker Evans Joe Motil Wants to Bring a Platform of Equality to City Council as Write-In Candidate

You won’t see Joe Motil’s name on the ballot when voting for new Columbus City Councilmembers next month. But chances are, you’ve seen his name elsewhere. “As the senior candidate in this race, I have 30 years of community involvement, volunteering, local politics and activism regarding environmental causes, fair wages, battling irresponsible tax proposals, thoughtless […]

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Michael Stinziano Touts Legislative Track Record for Council Campaign

Walker Evans Walker Evans Michael Stinziano Touts Legislative Track Record for Council Campaign

Making the change from state government to city government might seem like a step down the political ladder rather than up, but Ohio House Representative Michael Stinziano doesn’t see it that way at all. He is one of the five members of the Democratic team currently running for election on Columbus Council Council in November. […]

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