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Distelzweig Tapped as New Division of Police Chief

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Press Release: Mayor Coleman and Safety Director Brown Name Deputy Chief Walter Distelzweig as New Division of Police Chief Today, Mayor Michael B. Coleman and Public Safety Director Mitchell J. Brown announced their selection of Deputy Chief Walter Distelzweig as the City of Columbus’ 31st Police Chief. Deputy Chief Distelzweig replaces Police Chief James G. […]

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Mayor Coleman’s State of the City Address 2009

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Mayor Michael Coleman will deliver the 2009 State of the City address at 6pm this evening at the newly renovated East High School on East Broad Street. If you can’t make it to be there in person, you can also watch the broadcast streaming live on cable TV via the city’s GTC3 channel, or online […]

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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 […]

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City of Columbus extends demolition review process

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From The Dispatch: City to take more time to review demolitions By Mark Ferenchik While Columbus officials try to move quickly to tear down dangerous abandoned houses, a new city law aims to slow demolition of other buildings. Tired of seeing beloved or significant buildings fall to the wrecking ball before they could argue against […]

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Yard Waste Pickup Ends on January 31st

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Press Release: City of Columbus Yard Waste Program Ends Rumpke’s residential yard waste removal contract with the City of Columbus expires Jan. 31 without a new agreement in place. The contract called for Rumpke to provide weekly curbside yard waste collection for all Columbus residents. Yard waste typically includes branches, tree trimmings, grass clippings, leaves […]

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City Council Discussing Changes to Vacancy Process

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From The Dispatch: Council considers private talks to fill vacancies By Robert Vitale Columbus City Council President Michael C. Mentel backed suggestions last night for changes in the way the council fills its vacancies. The most likely option is a rule change that would allow council members to discuss potential appointees in private. “We have […]

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Downtown police building may get a makeover

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The Dispatch wrote Old police building may get a makeover Thursday, October 23, 2008 By Mark Ferenchik The old, vacant Columbus police headquarters Downtown may sport a new glass canopy when it reopens in two years. That addition is one of several features of a proposed campus setting of city buildings that would include a […]

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