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City Council Candidate Profile: Joe Motil

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Candidate Profile: Joe Motil

Joe Motil has been waiting for his turn. At least, that’s the advice he’d been given from Democratic leaders whenever he lost a bid for local offices: “‘Stick around, your turn will come,’” he says. Motil first ran for City Council in 1995. In 1998, he ran for State Representative in what was then the […]

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Browns Considering Building New Practice Facility at Tuttle Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Browns Considering Building New Practice Facility at Tuttle Park

The Cleveland Browns are considering Tuttle Park as the site of a new practice facility. Significant changes would be made to the University District park – located just north of Lane Avenue and west of Neil Avenue – in order to accommodate the Browns for approximately one month every summer, according to preliminary plans discussed […]

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Seven-Story Mixed-Use Building Approved for Lane Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Seven-Story Mixed-Use Building Approved for Lane Avenue

Work could begin as early as this spring on a seven-story building at the northeast corner of Lane Avenue and Tuttle Park Place. The project was approved by the University Area Commission on February 17th and by the Board of Zoning Adjustment the next week, meaning it is now cleared for construction pending the acquisition of […]

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Developers Present Updated Pavey Project, Neighbors Weigh In

Walker Evans Walker Evans Developers Present Updated Pavey Project, Neighbors Weigh In

An updated version of The View on Pavey Square development proposal was presented to the University Area Review Board last night in a crowded room filled with concerned neighbors who primarily live within close proximity to the site. The updates represent some major changes in massing, scale and height of the development — dividing the site plan […]

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Columbus City Council 2015 Voter Roundup

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus City Council 2015 Voter Roundup

Columbus City Council has a total of seven seats, and five of them are up for grabs during this fall’s election, marking one of the largest council races in recent decades. The the voting process is nonpartisan — you’ll pick four of eight candidates to fill four of the seats with a fifth seating being […]

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Independent Candidate Motil Says Mainstream Parties are Collaborating Against Him

Walker Evans Walker Evans Independent Candidate Motil Says Mainstream Parties are Collaborating Against Him

Joe Motil acknowledged last week during an interview with Columbus Underground that his campaign for a seat on Columbus City Council is an uphill battle since he’s running as an independent write-in candidate. Today he elaborated on his challenges, claiming that Franklin County’s Democratic and Republican parties are working together to fight against him. Motil […]

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Joe Motil Wants to Bring a Platform of Equality to City Council as Write-In Candidate

Walker Evans Walker Evans Joe Motil Wants to Bring a Platform of Equality to City Council as Write-In Candidate

You won’t see Joe Motil’s name on the ballot when voting for new Columbus City Councilmembers next month. But chances are, you’ve seen his name elsewhere. “As the senior candidate in this race, I have 30 years of community involvement, volunteering, local politics and activism regarding environmental causes, fair wages, battling irresponsible tax proposals, thoughtless […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns with a “Curated Take Home Box Experience”

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