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Metro Parks Launch Campaign for Proposed 0.95-Mill Levy

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Metro Parks Launch Campaign for Proposed 0.95-Mill Levy

On Wednesday, the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks kicked off the campaign for their proposed 10-year levy, which will appear on the local ballot as Issue 3 for the general election on Tuesday, November 6. At 0.95-mill, this levy is a 0.2-mill increase from the levy the public passed in 2009, which expires at […]

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Opinion: Transit Columbus Endorses COTA Levy Renewal

Elissa Schneider Elissa Schneider Opinion: Transit Columbus Endorses COTA Levy Renewal

There is no better way to put your finger on the pulse of Columbus than to move around it on COTA. While riding the bus, I learn more about my neighbors in a more meaningful way. I have time to take in the city-scape; the good and bad of Columbus unfolding as I stare out […]

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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Says Student Achievement ‘On the Rise’

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus City Schools Superintendent Says Student Achievement ‘On the Rise’

The latest local report card detailing the successes and failings of Columbus City Schools was disputed Tuesday night as CCS Superintendent Dan Good delivered a presentation to the city’s Board of Education. The district report card showed Fs in achievement, gap closing, progress and graduation rate and a D for preparedness for success. “There is […]

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Columbus City School Board Places Levy on November Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus City School Board Places Levy on November Ballot

The Columbus City Schools Board voted unanimously today to put a 6.92 mill levy/bond request on the November ballot. “This morning, our Board of Education took a significant step forward in seeking to build upon the success of our students in the classroom, better address the social and emotional needs they often bring from home, […]

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The Cost of a Good Education and Citizens Against 50 & 51

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott The Cost of a Good Education and Citizens Against 50 & 51

More ‘School Issues’ Articles: • School Issues: WHO is Carolyn Smith? • School Issues: Campaign Word Games and Number Fun • Short North Parents Group Wants Better School Options • School Levy: By the Numbers • Interview with the Interim: It’s All Good Citizens Against Issues 50 & 51 launched Wednesday with a press conference held outside of a local […]

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Vote: Franklin County 2009 Primary Election

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Once again, your duties as a voter are requested tomorrow when you’ll be asked to go to the polls to vote for a variety of local issues and primary elections. The largest issue on the ballot is the Metro Parks Tax Levy, which would implement a 10-year property tax of approximately $23 per year per […]

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The Upper Arlington Library Levy on May 5th

 A. Miller

The UA Library system is in need of updating many mechanical systems that are well beyond their useful life as well as preparing the buildings for the next quarter century of life. It’s been 25 years since the last major library improvements and this levy is expected to take the library through another 25. Needless […]

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