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Unofficial Elections Results Revealed for Local Races, State Issues

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Unofficial Elections Results Revealed for Local Races, State Issues

The unofficial election results are in from the Franklin County Board of Elections, revealing the winners of races for Columbus City Council, School Board, Municipal Court Judge, and City Auditor and Attorney, as well as decisions on Issue 1 for victims rights, Issue 2 for prescription drug prices, and the tax levy for the Franklin […]

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GOP Announces Endorsements for City Auditor and City Attorney

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega GOP Announces Endorsements for City Auditor and City Attorney

The Franklin County GOP announced their endorsements for City Attorney and City Auditor, picking private practice lawyer Don Kline to run against current City Council President Zach Klein and local businessman Bob Mealy to run unchallenged (so far) in the races, respectively. A unanimous vote last Tuesday night endorsed Kline, pitting him against Klein in […]

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Shoplifting Up Nearly 70% in Columbus Over Past Seven Years

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shoplifting Up Nearly 70% in Columbus Over Past Seven Years

Over 4,500 shoplifting charges were filed in Columbus in 2015, which represents a 11.2 percent increase from 2014 and a 69.3 percent increase from 2008. The numbers come from the City Attorney’s office today, which aims to remind customers that the issue affects them just as much as it affects the businesses. “Retail theft is […]

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City Attorney Says Redflex Contract Complied With City Code

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City Attorney Says Redflex Contract Complied With City Code

Two weeks ago, it was revealed that Karen Finley, former executive for the red light camera company Redflex, pleaded guilty to bribing a number of as-yet unnamed elected officials in Columbus city government. In his initial statement on the matter, City Council President and mayoral candidate Andrew Ginther, who’s come under scrutiny due to his […]

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City Attorney Pfeiffer Launches Neighborhood Video Series

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Attorney Pfeiffer Launches Neighborhood Video Series

The best way to get to know your neighborhood is to get out there and explore it in person. Or, as Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer likes to put it: “take a mosey”. “Moseying is an expression I’ve used for decades,” said Pfeiffer. “It means getting out into the community, visiting neighborhoods, talking to people […]

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Documentary on Neighborhood Blight Released By City Attorney

Walker Evans Walker Evans Documentary on Neighborhood Blight Released By City Attorney

A new documentary was released today that provides a deeper look into the issue of abandoned properties in Columbus. Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr spearheaded this project, which describes the impact that abandoned homes have on individual neighborhoods and on the city as a whole. A portion of the documentary focuses on a […]

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