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Coleman Government Center is Nearly Open for Business

Walker Evans Walker Evans Coleman Government Center is Nearly Open for Business

City and civic leaders gathered yesterday to christen the new eight-story City of Columbus office building at 111 N. Front St. as the Michael B. Coleman Government Center, named after the city’s most recent former mayor. “Much of the city’s success today can be traced directly to the courage and leadership of Mayor Coleman,” stated current […]

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New City Office Building to be Named After Former Mayor Coleman

Walker Evans Walker Evans New City Office Building to be Named After Former Mayor Coleman

A new eight story building is under construction at the southwest corner of Front and Long Streets Downtown, which will host new offices for multiple City of Columbus departments, including Building and Zoning services, Public Service, Development, and Public Utilities. Another thing it will host is the name of former mayor Michael B. Coleman, as […]

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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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Columbus Selected To Host 2018 National Urban League Convention

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus Selected To Host 2018 National Urban League Convention

Major announcement revealed during Columbus Urban League's 40th annual Empowerment Day, along with honors for Mayor Michael Coleman and Franklin County Commissioners

On Monday, November 2nd, the Columbus Urban League’s 40th annual Empowerment Day convened to recognize community members and entities who have advocated for social justice and equality among the city’s families — especially for those who struggle financially.  According to the organization’s website, this year’s Empowerment Day theme, Achieving the American Dream 4All, “spotlights our […]

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City Investigating Employee Who Helped Owner of Mayor’s Old House

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City Investigating Employee Who Helped Owner of Mayor’s Old House

On Wednesday, the office of Mayor Michael Coleman issued a statement saying the Department of Development would conduct an investigation into a city employee’s aid of Jianhua Li, a Chinese businesswoman. Li also happens to be the woman who purchased Coleman’s former house on Haddon Road in 2010, a transaction that is now under investigation […]

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Mayor Coleman to Officiate a Dozen Same-Sex Marriages

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Coleman to Officiate a Dozen Same-Sex Marriages

Next Saturday, July 11th, the City of Columbus will be celebrating The Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling with the Vowed & Proud Ceremony, and event where 12 same sex couples will be married by Mayor Michael B. Coleman. Anyone interested in participating in the event can submit a short story and photo via email to […]

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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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