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Politics and a Pint

  Politics and a Pint

Enjoy another round of lively political conversation in a casual setting. Mike Thompson, host of Columbus on the Record on WOSU TV and Ann Fisher, host of All Sides with Ann Fisher on 89.7 NPR News, will be joined by Laura Bischoff, Statehouse Reporter for the Dayton Daily News and Andy Chow, Statehouse Reporter for […]

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2019 Election Results

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2019 Election Results

Your votes have been cast and results have been tallied and here are the results of the November 5th, 2019 general election in Columbus. Incumbent Democratic Mayor Andrew Ginther, who ran unopposed, easily won re-election with 94% of the vote, leaving the other seven percent to cast their ballots for write-in candidates. Four Columbus City […]

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Candidates for City Council Debate Biggest Local Issues

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Candidates for City Council Debate Biggest Local Issues

Tax abatements, income inequality, affordable housing, jobs, and education – Columbus City Council candidates hit all the hot button issues during their debate at the Columbus Metropolitan Club on Wednesday, October 23.  Incumbent councilmembers Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, and Emmanuel Remy are all up for re-election this November, an opportunity for the progressive […]

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Video: Ginther Talks Neighborhoods, Public Safety Heading Into Second Term

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: Ginther Talks Neighborhoods, Public Safety Heading Into Second Term

Mayor Andrew Ginther is running to keep his seat as Columbus Mayor, which shouldn’t be too difficult, as he’s running unchallenged. Earlier this week, CU sat down with Ginther to discuss his first term, its successes and challenges, and the plans he has for his second term. We ask Ginther about his approach on neighborhood […]

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City Council Appoints Rob Dorans to Replace Stinziano

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Appoints Rob Dorans to Replace Stinziano

On Monday, Feb. 25, City Council appointed Rob Dorans as its newest member. Dorans, who is currently serving as commissioner for the Recreation and Parks Department, fills the vacancy left by former President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano, who was elected as County Auditor in the 2018 general election. “We are very pleased to have Rob […]

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Q&A with Columbus City Council’s Newest Member Shayla Favor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Q&A with Columbus City Council’s Newest Member Shayla Favor

Columbus City Council’s newest councilmember, Shayla Favor, is closing in on one month in her new role. Selected by council from a pool of 15 finalists, she’s filled the vacant seat left by Jaiza Page, who in November 2018 won her race for judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Though Favor’s path […]

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Mayor Ginther is Running for Re-Election

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mayor Ginther is Running for Re-Election

Mayor Andrew Ginther is running for re-election. On Monday, Feb. 4, Ginther filed over 3,000 petition signatures for re-election as mayor with the Franklin County Board of Elections. The democrat is the first to throw his name in for this year’s race, in which the seat for mayor as well as four City Council seats […]

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