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Update: City of Columbus Announces Mask Mandate

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Update: City of Columbus Announces Mask Mandate

Editor’s Note 6/7/2020: This article has been updated to include additional information on the mask mandate after a City Council vote on Monday, July 6. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced on Thursday, July 2 that he would be signing an executive order, to go in effect beginning Friday, July 3, requiring the use of facial […]

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Update: Mayor Ginther Directs Christopher Columbus Statue to be Removed from City Hall

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Update: Mayor Ginther Directs Christopher Columbus Statue to be Removed from City Hall

Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced that the Christopher Columbus statue at City Hall will be removed as soon as possible. “For many people in our community, the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness. That does not represent our great city, and we will no longer live in the shadow of our ugly past,” said Mayor […]

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Mayor Ginther Issues Directive Banning Tear Gas as a Crowd Control Measure

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Issues Directive Banning Tear Gas as a Crowd Control Measure

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has issued a directive prohibiting the use of tear gas as a crowd control measure and limiting pepper spray only to situations involving “clear instances” of violence. Per a statement from the mayor’s office, additional policy changes in how these chemical agents are used will be drafted in agreement with City […]

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Mayor to Issue Executive Order Mandating Investigations of Police-Involved Deaths

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor to Issue Executive Order Mandating Investigations of Police-Involved Deaths

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced he will issue an Executive Order to require all fatal use of force cases or cases of death in police custody in Columbus to the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The decision follows conversations between Mayor Ginther and Attorney General David Yost who has agreed to accept cases referred […]

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Mayor Ginther Reverses Curfew for City

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Reverses Curfew for City

In a press release, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced that, after consultation with Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein, he will rescind the emergency order establishing the 10 p.m. curfew since May 30. In addition, a lawsuit filed in federal court Friday night argued that continuation of the curfew violated the U.S. Constitution because “the widespread […]

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Calls for the Resignation of Mayor Ginther, Chief Quinlan Grow

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Calls for the Resignation of Mayor Ginther, Chief Quinlan Grow

A change.org petition and a formal committee have been launched in an effort to get Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus Division of Police Chief Thomas Quinlan or both to resign. Protesters have launched the Committee to Recall Ginther, a grassroots effort that has announced a recall petition demanding the mayor’s resignation. The announcement coincided with […]

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Coronavirus Update: Reversal on Masks, Zoo Furloughs, CCS Food Sites & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Reversal on Masks, Zoo Furloughs, CCS Food Sites & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here.. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, April 28, 1,609 cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County, 2,090 confirmed and probable cases and 62 confirmed and probable deaths from COVID-19 have […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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