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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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Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Council Selects Replacement for Jaiza Page Columbus City Council has selected Shayla Favor, Assistant City Attorney, to fill the seat vacated by former member Jaiza Page. “We are very pleased to have Favor join our team and look forward to the unique perspective she has to offer,” said Council President Shannon Hardin in a press […]

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Council Selects 15 Finalists for Vacancies Left by Stinziano and Page

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council Selects 15 Finalists for Vacancies Left by Stinziano and Page

Columbus City Council has narrowed down a list of finalists to fill the two vacancies left by Michael Stinziano and Jaiza Page, who both won their elections this year. Fifty-six people applied, from which 15 finalists have been chosen. After a public hearing, Page’s successor will be chosen in January 2019. A date has not […]

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Council President Wants to Reduce Penalties for Marijuana Possession

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council President Wants to Reduce Penalties for Marijuana Possession

City Council President Shannon Hardin wants to address marijuana possession penalties within the city of Columbus. Though cities’ hands are often tied by the state when it comes to local criminal justice reform, Hardin is working on proposed legislation that could reclassify low level offenses. “If we’re going to do the things that will ring […]

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