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Update: City Officials Propose 10pm Closing Time for Bars, Nightclubs and Restaurants

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Update: City Officials Propose 10pm Closing Time for Bars, Nightclubs and Restaurants

Update 7/27: Columbus City Council passes ordinance to restrict restaurant, bar and nightclub hours, now set to close at 10 p.m. Update 7/28, 1 p.m.: A number of local businesses, including 16-Bit, Pins Mechanical Co., Late Night Slice and over two dozen others, have filed a lawsuit against the City of Columbus. Update: 7/28, 5 […]

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Insensitive Mascot Conversation Gets Closer to Home

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Insensitive Mascot Conversation Gets Closer to Home

Last week, the Washington Redskins announced the team would retire its name and logo, after a thorough review prompted by a formal request to take action from FedEx, which has naming rights to the Washington team’s stadium. The Cleveland Indians have been called to the plate, but so far have only given a statement regarding […]

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Report: Critical Lack of Resources for COVID-19 at Homeless Shelters

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Report: Critical Lack of Resources for COVID-19 at Homeless Shelters

By Jake Zuckerman If a person at a homeless shelter tested positive for COVID-19, about half of the organizations that oversee shelters wouldn’t know how to respond. Less than half of them have received any training or education on COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. These and other findings appeared in a recent […]

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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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