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Opinion: A Call for Simple Solutions to Local Challenges

John Rush John Rush Opinion: A Call for Simple Solutions to Local Challenges

The fire at Dick Cold Storage on August 19th continues to plague Columbus’ West Side. While Franklin Township first responders and City of Columbus personnel did a great job containing the fire and protecting the community immediately after, bureaucracy has stained the cleanup process. Dick Cold Storage has been an anchor in my community for four […]

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Opinion: Let’s Give Every Community a Voice in Columbus

Will Petrik Will Petrik Opinion: Let’s Give Every Community a Voice in Columbus

There is a cloud of corruption lingering over Columbus. It’s time to take concrete steps to clean up our city and put power back in the hands of everyday people. It is clear that democracy is broken at the state and national level and big money is running the show. The same is true at the city level […]

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The List: The 10 Most Popular Civics Articles of 2014

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea The List: The 10 Most Popular Civics Articles of 2014

Columbus was never without a good political story in 2014. This year saw the city mount a formidable campaign to attract the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the battles and scandals of a gubernatorial election and the news that the historic mayoral career of Michael Coleman will soon come to an end. None of those stories […]

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Best Community Ambassador of 2012: Mayor Michael Coleman

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Community Ambassador of 2012: Mayor Michael Coleman

The category of “Best Civic Leader” was one that we decided to change up a bit this year, as we thought it sounded too political, and we were really hoping to see people honor people a bit more community-oriented from any type of background or cause. So the category was changed to “Best Community Ambassador” […]

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Best Civic Leader of 2011 – Mayor Michael Coleman

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Civic Leader of 2011 – Mayor Michael Coleman

For four years straight, Mayor Michael B. Coleman has topped our reader survey for best civic leader, and 2011 was nothing less than a busy year for the man in charge. In February, Coleman delivered his State of the City address, that had a core focus on jobs, safety and housing needs. He also showed […]

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Governor Kasich to Deliver State of the State 2011

Walker Evans Walker Evans Governor Kasich to Deliver State of the State 2011

Ohio Governor John Kasich will deliver his first State of the State address today at noon. Early reports are speculating on what types of announcements might be made during today’s speech, and what talking points Kasich will focus on, including the JobsOhio economic development plan, the proposal to lease the Ohio Turnpike, or the heated […]

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Best Civic Leader of 2010 – Mayor Michael Coleman

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Civic Leader of 2010 – Mayor Michael Coleman

For the third year in a row, the majority of our “Best of 2010” survey takers have pulled the lever for Columbus Mayor Coleman, and we imagine that the Mayor would love for that popularity amongst voters to carry over to the ballot box next year when he’s running for reelection. In February of 2010, […]

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