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Council Revises Arena District DORA Following Resident Feedback

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council Revises Arena District DORA Following Resident Feedback

On Monday, July 26, Columbus City Council approved a revised Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in the Arena District. The revised DORA was drastically reduced in footprint from a previous proposal by Mayor Andrew Ginther last month. The change was made after residents voiced concerns about residential neighborhood areas in the DORA that lacked retail establishments. […]

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ODH’s COVID-19 Guidance for Schools Won’t Include Mask Mandate

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal ODH’s COVID-19 Guidance for Schools Won’t Include Mask Mandate

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Ohio Department of Health said new COVID-19 guidance for schools as they plan for a new school year will include safety recommendations, but no mandate for mask-wearing, even for the unvaccinated. In a press call on Monday, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, chief medical officer for the ODH, said guidelines would be released on […]

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City Council Approves New FOP Contract

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Approves New FOP Contract

The city has reached an agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police on a three-year contract approved by members through a vote that ended on Saturday, July 25, according to the city. “This is the most progressive contract in a generation,” said Mayor Ginther in a statement announcing the new FOP contract. “Through good-faith collective […]

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Mayor Announces $400,000 in New Funding for Initiatives to Reduce Violent Crime

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Announces $400,000 in New Funding for Initiatives to Reduce Violent Crime

Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced $400,000 in funding for two crime reduction programs led by Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Jessica D’Varga and Franklin County Prosecutor Gary Tyack. The programs are “designed to ensure public safety and reduce recidivism by providing support and resources to help mostly non-violent offenders successfully navigate and emerge from their […]

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104 People Accused of Voting, Registering Illegally in Ohio Could Face Prosecution

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 104 People Accused of Voting, Registering Illegally in Ohio Could Face Prosecution

BY: TYLER BUCHANAN  More than 100 non-citizens could face penalties for having cast ballots or being illegally registered to vote during the 2020 election cycle, but it may take years to fully investigate and prosecute them. Secretary of State Frank LaRose recently announced plans to refer 104 cases of non-citizens being illegally registered to vote and […]

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Council Announces Effort to Curb Illegal ATV and Dirt Bike Operation

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council Announces Effort to Curb Illegal ATV and Dirt Bike Operation

On Wednesday, July 21, Columbus City Council announced legislative and enforcement efforts to curb “reckless” and illegal ATV and dirt bike operation throughout the city. The efforts include new legislation charging reckless operating of an ATV or dirt bike with a fine of up to $1,000 and police confiscation of the vehicle. “Since the beginning […]

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650K Lead Pipes Still Carry Water In Ohio; 2nd Most in US, Report Says

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 650K Lead Pipes Still Carry Water In Ohio; 2nd Most in US, Report Says

By Jake Zuckerman As many as 650,000 lead pipes statewide deliver water to Ohioans, according to a report released last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council. This makes Ohio the second-worst state in the nation as measured by the estimated number of lead pipes (technically known as lead-containing service lines) in the water system, behind […]

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