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Masonique Saunders Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Robbery

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Masonique Saunders Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Robbery

The case of Masonique Saunders has reached a conclusion.  A 17-year-old Near East Side resident, Saunders was initially charged with the murder of her boyfriend Julius Tate Jr., who was fatally shot by Columbus police officer Eric Richards in December. On Thursday, May 9, she pled guilty to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter as […]

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Columbus Voters’ Guide to the May 7 Primary Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Voters’ Guide to the May 7 Primary Ballot

The primary election is coming up on Tuesday, May 7, and while there aren’t any local candidates vying for office, Columbus is asking voters to approve a hefty $1.03 billion bond package. The funds would go toward a number of items, like capital improvements, neighborhood recreation centers, affordable housing, and a new Franklin County Municipal […]

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Read Mayor Andrew Ginther’s Full State of the City Address

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Read Mayor Andrew Ginther’s Full State of the City Address

Editor’s note: On Thursday, Jan. 31, Mayor Andrew Ginther delivered the annual State of the City Address. Read the full text here: I am constantly amazed at the diversity of the residents of this great city. Almost 250,000 residents are African-American, 103,000 are foreign born, 53,000 are Latinos, 41,000 are veterans and 38,000 identify as […]

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