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Dog leash law hearing to be held on October 30th

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Thank you very much for your continued interest in dog control within the City of Columbus. Councilmembers Boyce and Tyson have been gathering information from constituents like you, as well as researching the work of other cities and what will work best for the City of Columbus. We have gained much insight on what is […]


Obama leads in critical trio of states: OH, PA, FL

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news.yahoo.com wrote Polls: Obama leads in critical trio of states By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer Recently trailing or tied, Democrat Barack Obama now leads Republican John McCain in a trio of the most critical, vote-rich states five weeks before the election, according to presidential poll results released Wednesday. The Democrat’s support jumped to 50 […]


Columbus City Budget Cutbacks and Updates

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The Dispatch wrote Budget proposals for ’09 include police, fire cuts Friday, September 5, 2008 By Robert Vitale Columbus would lose 57 police officers and 25 firefighters next year under budget proposals submitted to the Coleman administration by division commanders. Spending plans from other departments would mean more swimming-pool closings, the loss of three other […]


Sick-days supporters scrap ballot proposal

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  The Dispatch wrote Sick-days supporters scrap ballot proposal  Friday, September 5, 2008 By Alan Johnson Two months before what appeared to be a likely victory in the Nov. 4 election, the union-led coalition backing Ohio’s mandatory sick-days proposal abruptly decided to drop the issue yesterday. Becky Williams, president of District 1199 of the Service […]


Strickland won’t support sick days mandate

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The Dispatch wrote Strickland won’t support sick days mandate Posted by Jim Siegel August 21, 2008 Gov. Ted Strickland and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher said they will not back the sick days mandate that has been pushed to the November ballot by one of their major union supporters, the SEIU. �We cannot support the paid […]


Leash law limbo leaves dog lovers, haters stuck

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The Dispatch wrote Leash law limbo leaves dog lovers, haters stuck Saturday, August 23, 2008 BY ELIZABETH GIBSON The Columbus Recreation and Parks Commission approved a rule two years ago that dogs would have to be on leashes in city parks once Columbus had four fenced parks where dogs could run free. But now, parks […]


Group plans to remove two Alum Creek dams

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The Dispatch wrote Group plans to remove 2 dams Tuesday, August 14, 2007 BY MARK FERENCHIK Bexley teenagers Peter Mott and John D. Connor were body surfing over a low-head dam along Alum Creek near Wolfe Park 20 years ago. The boys were good swimmers. But they weren’t strong enough to escape the “boil,” the […]


The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns with a “Curated Take Home Box Experience”