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Columbus Among Three Finalists for Democratic Convention

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Among Three Finalists for Democratic Convention

The city of Columbus has long been trying to secure a national party convention for the 2016 Presidential Election and now it finds itself one step closer. On Monday, the Democratic National Committee announced it has whittled the list of potential host cities down to three; Philadelphia, New York and Columbus. Mayor Michael Coleman’s administration […]

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LGBT Equality Moves Forward in the Wake of 6th Circuit Decision

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea LGBT Equality Moves Forward in the Wake of 6th Circuit Decision

At a time when state bans on same-sex marriages are dropping like flies, last week’s decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold Ohio’s law denying recognition of same-sex marriages conducted outside the state was certainly a blow to the marriage equality movement. Still, Michael Premo, campaign manager for Why Marriage Matters Ohio, is […]

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Election Day Results: November 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Election Day Results: November 2014

To no surprise, John Kasich was re-elected as Ohio’s Governor by a healthy margin today, beating opponents Ed FitzGerald and Anita Rios. Incumbents Mike DeWine, Josh Mandel, Dave Yost and Jon Husted also retained their seats as Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor and Secretary of State, respectively. “It’s only halftime, Ohio, and the best is yet […]

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At Statewide Forums, Fitzgerald Debates an Absent Kasich

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea At Statewide Forums, Fitzgerald Debates an Absent Kasich

The table in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall on Second Avenue had nameplates for both Ed FitzGerald and John Kasich Wednesday night. The left side seats were reserved for FitzGerald’s supporters, the right side designated for Kasich’s. The Governor’s spot at the dais remained unoccupied through the evening and Democrats spilled over into his […]

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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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Shannon Hardin Selected to Join Columbus City Council

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shannon Hardin Selected to Join Columbus City Council

The sitting members of Columbus City Council announced tonight that they have hand selected Shannon Hardin to join their ranks in a replacement seat recently vacated by the resignation of A. Troy Miller. The announcement came following a two-round process where 27 applicants were whittled down to 12 finalists who were interviewed last week in […]

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List of City Council Candidates Narrowed to 12

Walker Evans Walker Evans List of City Council Candidates Narrowed to 12

Several weeks ago, Columbus residents were prompted to apply to fill the vacant seat that was left with the departure of President Pro Tem A. Troy Miller last Friday. Of the 822,553 residents, Council received 27 official applications, which were narrowed down to a list of 12 finalists last week, following a series of interviews. Public interviews […]

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