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Downtown Commissioner Michael Brown Selected as City Council Chief of Staff

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Downtown Commissioner Michael Brown Selected as City Council Chief of Staff

Columbus City Council announced a new chief of staff this afternoon. Michael Brown, who serves on the City of Columbus Downtown Commission, among other boards, will begin his new role in late February. “It is humbling to look at the work ahead, the diversity of opinions and issues and neighborhoods that City Council serves,” Brown […]

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Columbus Stands Behind Support of DACA

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Stands Behind Support of DACA

As the federal government scrambles to avoid a shutdown at midnight tonight, much of the conversation centers around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While national lawmakers struggle to reach a deal, many in Columbus are taking a firm stance behind supporting the program that provides protection for young unauthorized immigrants — commonly referred […]

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Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano Announces Run for County Auditor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano Announces Run for County Auditor

Michael Stinziano, recently voted as President Pro Tempore of Columbus City Council, has announced a run for Franklin County Auditor. Stinziano has served on council for the last two years. “I’m running for Auditor because I want to move our government forward,” Stinziano said in a released statement. “We’re not taking advantage of technology that […]

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Realtor Emmanuel Remy Appointed to Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Realtor Emmanuel Remy Appointed to Council

During their Monday night meeting, Columbus City Council voted unanimously to appoint Emmanuel Remy as their newest member. Remy has been a realtor with Coldwell Banker King Thompson for the last six years and Northland Council President for the last five years. He was selected from a pool of 13 finalists, narrowed down from 36 […]

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City Council Names New President, President Pro Tempore

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Names New President, President Pro Tempore

As former Columbus City Council president Zach Klein begins his role as City Attorney, council has selected its new president and president pro tempore. Councilmember Shannon Hardin was named Council President, and Councilmember Michael Stinziano is now President Pro Tempore. The announcement came at a council meeting on Tuesday, January 2. Hardin and former president […]

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City Council Selects 13 Finalists for Appointment

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Selects 13 Finalists for Appointment

Columbus City Council has narrowed down their list of 36 appointment applicants to just 13. Coming from an array of backgrounds, each will have an interview with council before the decision is made. Interviews are scheduled for next Thursday and Friday, January 4 and 5. Nancy Day-Achauer Ordained Minister at the United Methodist Church since […]

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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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