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Ohio to possibly get license plates for sex offenders


reuters.com wrote State wants special car plates for sex offenders Thu Mar 1, 2007 Lawmakers in Ohio said on Wednesday they want to force convicted sex offenders to use a fluorescent-green license plate on their cars so they can be easily identified. A Republican and a Democrat in the state legislature in Columbus have joined […]


Some final thoughts on Bill Todd

 John Ross

As you know by now, Republican mayoral candidate Bill Todd lost in a landslide to Democratic incumbent Michael Coleman, who received 69,513 of 100,033 total votes cast. Coleman’s camp was predicting about 70 percent, and their predictions were accurate. (Full elections results can be found at DispatchPolitics.com.) Winning 70-percent of the vote is bullet-proof evidence […]


Coleman wins re-election as Columbus mayor

Coremodels Coremodels

The Associated Press wrote Democrat Coleman wins re-election as Columbus mayor Article published Tuesday, November 6, 2007 COLUMBUS — Democrat Michael Coleman overcame attacks that he was soft on crime and ineffective on economic development to easily defeat his Republican challenger Tuesday and win a third term as mayor of the nation’s 15th largest city. […]


Sen. Steve Stivers agrees to run in 15th


The Columbus Dispatch wrote Stivers agrees to run in 15th Monday, November 5, 2007 By Joe Hallett State Sen. Steve Stivers of Upper Arlington today will announce his candidacy for the 15th Congressional District seat, likely setting up a showdown with Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy in what could be the nation’s premier congressional race in […]


Don’t forget to vote – Tuesday, Nov 6, 2007

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Time to head to the polls and fulfill your civic duty this week. The major political race here in Columbus is mayoral, with several City Council seats up for grabs as well. Issue One will be the only state issue appearing on the ballots, but your vote won’t be counted since it was pronounced dead […]


Travis Irvine for Mayor of Bexley, Ohio 2007

Walker Evans Walker Evans


The race for City Hall: Michael Coleman

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Columbus Alive wrote The race for City Hall: Michael Coleman By John Ross November 1, 2007 Seeking his third term as mayor of Columbus, Democratic incumbent Michael Coleman hopes to continue to build a “21st century city” engaged in urban development, environmental consciousness and public safety. “Every election I take very seriously,” Coleman said […]


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