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Steward is newest Columbus School Board member

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From The Dispatch: Columbus school board appoints newest member By Simone Sebastian The Columbus school board unanimously chose attorney Bryan O. Steward as its newest member yesterday, the board’s second appointment in a month. Steward, 39, replaces former President Terry Boyd on the seven-member board. Boyd left last month to focus on his job at […]


Senator Ray Miller accused of financial violations

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From The Dispatch: Sen. Miller accused of financial violations By Jim Siegel The secretary of state’s office says state Sen. Ray Miller, D-Columbus, broke three campaign-finance laws. State Sen. Ray Miller’s apparent inability to account for his campaign’s spending, including thousands of dollars paid directly to him, has landed the Columbus Democrat in more legal […]


Take the Bottled Water / Tap Water Taste Test

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Next week, all across the country, thousands of citizens will be asking their state governors to eliminate spending on bottled water and make the switch to tap water. Not only would this have a positive environmental impact, it would also have a positive budgetary impact. Do you think you can tell the difference between bottled […]


Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher Exploring 2012 Senate Run

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From The Dispatch: Fisher forms committee to explore 2010 Senate run Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher took another step yesterday toward becoming an official U.S. Senate candidate in 2010. The Ohio Democrat has formed a federal exploratory committee that will allow him to investigate “how to become the most effective partner with Gov. (Ted) Strickland and […]

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City Council Candidates Up for Election in November

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From The Dispatch: Columbus City Council primary looms By Robert Vitale Eight candidates filed papers today to run for seats on the Columbus City Council, requiring a field-narrowing primary in May if all end up certified for the ballot. Incumbent Priscilla R. Tyson said today that she intends to run for re-election. A. Troy Miller […]

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City of Columbus Makes More Budget Cuts

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From The Dispatch: City makes more cuts By Robert Vitale Columbus city leaders restored money yesterday for limited yard-waste pickup later this year, but more than a dozen other budget cuts were added to an already lengthy list. Among them is a special police strike force aimed at quelling summer violence on city streets. Mayor […]


Strickland’s 2009 State of the State Address at Noon

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Today, Governor Ted Strickland is scheduled to deliver his third State of the State Address to the 128th Ohio General Assembly. I’m expecting to see much discussion on education reform and Ohio’s economy. Ohio is facing a seven billion dollar budget deficit and is required by it’s constitution to have a balanced budget. What that […]


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