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Judge Rules that Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

Walker Evans Walker Evans Judge Rules that Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

A historic ruling was made today when federal Judge Timothy Black overturned a portion of Ohio’s marriage ban, stating that Ohio must recognize same sex marriage licenses of couples who have legal wed in other states. “This is a historic day for all Ohioans,” stated Why Marriage Matters Campaign Manager, Michael Premo. “This ruling is […]

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Life After NPR: Ohio’s Bill Cohen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Life After NPR: Ohio’s Bill Cohen

If you’re a public radio listener, you can probably still here Bill Cohen’s voice inside your head. After almost forty years at the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau, Cohen turned off his microphone in 2013. Retirement, Cohen says, is liberating. He qualifies that statement, saying, “I absolutely loved my job as a reporter. I got to […]

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Why Marriage Matters Ohio Campaign Launches Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans Why Marriage Matters Ohio Campaign Launches Today

A new marriage quality educational campaign called “Why Marriage Matters” was launched across Ohio today as a new effort to support statewide marriage rights for committed couples of all orientations. Three simultaneous launch events took place in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati this morning, featuring speakers from founding organizations including Equality Ohio Education Fund, Freedom to […]

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2012 Columbus Voter’s Guide

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2012 Columbus Voter’s Guide

Happy Election Day! If you haven’t already cast an early or absentee ballot, then today’s the day to get your civic duty done. You can find your polling place at www.vote411.org and more information on the candidates and issues below. Candidates: President of the United States: Obama VS Romney US Senate: Brown VS Mandel U.S. […]

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2011 Election Results – Coleman Wins Fourth Term

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2011 Election Results – Coleman Wins Fourth Term

The votes have been tallied and the results are in. Michael B. Coleman has won his fourth term as Columbus Mayor, and all four Democrat candidates were chosen for Columbus City Council: Michelle Mills, Andrew Ginther, Zach Klein and Hearcel Craig. Issue 3 passed while Issue 1 and Issue 2 failed. Are you happy with […]

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2011 Columbus Voter’s Guide

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2011 Columbus Voter’s Guide

Election Day is upon us once again. The candidates are local ones this time around, with three main statewide ballot issues. The quick rundown: Columbus Mayoral Race: Earl Smith VS Michael Coleman Columbus City Council Candidates: Andrew Ginther (D) Daryl Hennessy (R) Hearcel Craig (D) Mark Noble (L) Matt Ferris (R) Michelle Mills (D) Robert […]

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Texting While Driving Ban May be Coming Soon to Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Texting While Driving Ban May be Coming Soon to Ohio

Texting while under the influence of driving has been illegal within the City of Columbus (and a few other suburban cities) for over a year now, but soon there could be a statewide ban intended to crack down on this deadly activity. “Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving […]

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