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Newt Gingrich in Columbus- Talks about Strickland


Joe Hallett wrote Newt on Hillary, Ted and the GOP Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, in Columbus today to give a speech and meet with House Republicans, had some candid comments on the state of politics. If Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York becomes the Democratic presidential nominee, Gingrich, 64, was asked, what […]


Candidates skew crime figures to fit argument


The Columbus Dispatch wrote Mayoral candidates skew crime figures to fit argument Sunday, October 14, 2007 By Robert Vitale Crime statistics can make Columbus look like an American Baghdad. They also can make it look like Bexley with three-quarters of a million people. Mayoral candidates Michael B. Coleman and Bill Todd are using real numbers […]

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Clock ticking on new strip clubs laws in Ohio

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Columbus Dispatch wrote Clock ticking on strip clubs Saturday, October 13, 2007 By Alan Johnson This could be the last weekend when Ohio adult bookstores can legally remain open after midnight and touching a nude or semi-nude dancer in a club won’t be a first-degree misdemeanor. With a referendum campaign in shambles — in part […]

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Columbus State Student Denied Posting Event Flyers

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FrontPageMagazine.com wrote Censorship State By Patrick Poole Wednesday, October 03, 2007 Earlier this week a Columbus State Community College administrator expressly denied a request from student leaders to post a flier promoting Islamofascism Awareness Week amid what student leaders of the school’s chapter of the Terrorism Awareness Project say is a growing atmosphere of censorship […]


Bill Todd’s New Radio Ad Features Rape SFX

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The Other Paper wrote RADIO ACTIVE With a tasteless new commercial, Bill Todd enters the home stretch of a hopeless mayoral campaign. Will he still respect himself on Nov. 7? by dan williamson / October 11, 2007 Todd’s new radio ad is one of the more jarring political commercials you’re ever likely to hear. It […]


Mayoral Debate Round One: Wed October 3rd

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Press Release wrote Columbus Mayoral Debate with Mayor Michael Coleman and Bill Todd The Columbus Metropolitan Club hosts the Columbus Mayoral Debate with Mayor Michael Coleman and Bill Todd, Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Café, 1421 Olentangy River Road. Registration begins at 11:30, lunch is at noon, and the event […]


Sticking up for drinking and driving

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The Other Paper wrote Sticking up for drinking and driving by Erik Johns September 20, 2007 Even most avowed drunkards see some merit in drunken driving laws. But one Columbus man thinks he has the stuff to take on the system and win one for the boozy motorists of the world. “I, like most people, […]


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