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Murder Charges Filed in Shooting Death of Casey Goodson Jr.

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Murder Charges Filed in Shooting Death of Casey Goodson Jr.

Charges have been filed against Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy Jason Meade for the shooting death of Casey Goodson Jr. just under a year ago. Meade was indicted Thursday, Dec. 2 with two counts of murder and one count of reckless homicide. In response to the announcement of charges, Goodson’s family and their attorneys announced they […]

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Criminal Record-Sealing Platform to Begin Assisting Franklin County Residents

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Criminal Record-Sealing Platform to Begin Assisting Franklin County Residents

Opportunity Port, an initiative led by the office of Columbus City Councilmember Rob Dorans, will begin assisting eligible Franklin County residents with criminal record sealing applications starting Wed., Dec. 1, 2021. The original proposal for the program was a finalist in The Ohio State University’s Alliance for the American Dream competition last year, which provides support for charitable, […]

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Economists Slam Stadium Construction for Economic Development

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Economists Slam Stadium Construction for Economic Development

BY: MARTY SCHLADEN Most major American cities have likely been through some version of this: A sports team is promising to come or threatening to leave and the key is construction of a new stadium. And while the teams’ owners usually are millionaires or even billionaires, they demand big subsidies from taxpayers to complete the project. […]

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Mayor Ginther Announces 2022 General Fund Budget

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Announces 2022 General Fund Budget

Mayor Andrew Ginther released his proposed 2022 General Fund budget on Monday, Nov. 15. It’s said to be the city’s largest-ever operating budget, despite the ongoing financial impacts stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The budget includes more than $1 billion for programs, services and other priorities that “directly benefit residents and neighborhoods,” read a press release. In […]

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City, Partners Announces Free Community College for Columbus City Schools Seniors

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City, Partners Announces Free Community College for Columbus City Schools Seniors

City leaders have announced phase one of the Columbus Promise program: tuition-free education at Columbus State Community College for Columbus City Schools graduating seniors.  Students who graduate from Columbus City Schools during phase one of the program—classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024—complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and submit an application to Columbus […]

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Mayor Ginther Outlines Public Safety Spending in 2022 Operating Budget

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Outlines Public Safety Spending in 2022 Operating Budget

Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced that more than $660 million will be allocated to the Department of Public Safety in his proposed 2022 Operating Budget. This includes funding of three police and three fire recruit classes, adding a total of 170 new police officers and 125 new firefighters in the next year. New and expanded […]

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2021 General Election Results

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman 2021 General Election Results

The unofficial results of the Nov. 3 general election have been reported in Franklin County, where 23% of voters cast a ballot. As of Wednesday morning, just over 200,000 Franklin County residents cast a ballot — 19% of which voted on Election Day. Columbus residents voted overwhelmingly against Issue 7, the ballot issue that called […]

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