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City of Dublin Series Reflects on Equity, Inclusion, and Business Community Response to BLM

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City of Dublin Series Reflects on Equity, Inclusion, and Business Community Response to BLM

At the City of Dublin’s final Dublin Reality Check of 2020, the city brought together panelists to discuss how businesses should respond after a summer of civil unrest that saw demonstrations and calls for change right here in Central Ohio. The latest event in the series, “So, You Made a Statement About Black Lives Matter… […]

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Investigations Into Resident Complaints of Police Stifled by Officer Aversion

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Investigations Into Resident Complaints of Police Stifled by Officer Aversion

The results of an investigation by the law firm BakerHostetler, in which the firm was charged with reviewing complaints by residents against Columbus police officers during protests early this summer, appears to have been stifled by some officers unwilling to share complete information during the investigation. Mayor Andrew Ginther said during a Tuesday press conference […]

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Incumbent Democrats Unseated in Franklin County Primary

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Incumbent Democrats Unseated in Franklin County Primary

Incumbent Zach Scott lost the Democratic primary for Franklin Country Sheriff to Dallas Baldwin, former Lieutenant for the Columbus Police Department. Supporters and members of the Democratic party’s Unity ticket celebrated Baldwin’s Tuesday night win, saying “There’s a new sheriff in town.” Baldwin won 52 percent of the vote, making it the second defeat for […]

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County Commissioner Candidates Address Concerns at Community Forum

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega County Commissioner Candidates Address Concerns at Community Forum

Candidates for the office of County Commissioner answered questions for black community members last night at the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church on East Fifth Street. Republican Candidates Terry Boyd and Jesse Thomas, Ohio Representative Kevin Boyce, and current Commissioners John O’Grady and Paula Brooks, sat as a panel in front of the congregation, started off […]

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Local Political Update: Appointments, Elections & Endorsements

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Political Update: Appointments, Elections & Endorsements

While the majority of our collective political attention spans will be directed at the Presidential race in 2016, there’s still quite a bit of local and regional political news on the horizon. If you mentally checked out over the past couple of weeks — either for holiday celebrations or for repeat viewings of Star Wars […]

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Ginther Announces Members of Mayoral Transition Panel

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ginther Announces Members of Mayoral Transition Panel

When Mayor-elect Andrew Ginther takes office on January 1st, he’ll do so with the help of a few friends. Ginther announced today the nine members of his Mayoral Transition Advisory Council, which will help guide the administration during the first 100 day period. The list of advisors includes: Christie Angel, director, Calfee Strategic Solutions Rev. Dr. […]

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Could Kevin Boyce Return to City Council in 2016?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Could Kevin Boyce Return to City Council in 2016?

Last week, when we wrote an update on the upcoming open seat at Columbus City Council, we spoke to a wide variety of potential candidates and political insiders who have indicated that they may or may not be seeking an appointment into the position. One name in particular came up several times during those conversations; […]

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