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‘Mysterious’ Clean Energy Ballot Issue Draws Criticism from City Leaders

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ‘Mysterious’ Clean Energy Ballot Issue Draws Criticism from City Leaders

City officials have come together against Issue 7, the only issue Columbus residents will see on their ballots in the Nov. 2 general election. Mayor Andrew Ginther, City Council President Shannon Hardin, and other community leaders announced their opposition in a media event last week. The ballot measure would take $87 million from the City […]

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US Department of Justice to Review Columbus Police Department

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman US Department of Justice to Review Columbus Police Department

The City of Columbus has announced the U.S. Department of Justice has accepted its invitation to review the Columbus Division of Police. The DOJ will provide assistance through its Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), according to a press release, which is responsible for improving community policing nationwide. The partnership with the city will […]

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Columbus to Require Masks in Indoor Public Spaces

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus to Require Masks in Indoor Public Spaces

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced on Wednesday, Sept. 8 during a press conference that he would be issuing an executive order requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in indoor public spaces. The executive order will be virtually the same as one issued last year, including enforcement. The order is in effect […]

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Ginther Announces New Public Safety Director

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Ginther Announces New Public Safety Director

Last week, Mayor Andrew Ginther announced the appointment of Robert Clark as the City of Columbus’ new Director of Public Safety. Clark is a former U.S. Department of Justice official, as a special agent in charge of the Los Angeles field office. He also has experience in local and international law enforcement. He most recently served as the national police […]

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City Council Approves New FOP Contract

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Approves New FOP Contract

The city has reached an agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police on a three-year contract approved by members through a vote that ended on Saturday, July 25, according to the city. “This is the most progressive contract in a generation,” said Mayor Ginther in a statement announcing the new FOP contract. “Through good-faith collective […]

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Mayor Announces $400,000 in New Funding for Initiatives to Reduce Violent Crime

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Announces $400,000 in New Funding for Initiatives to Reduce Violent Crime

Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced $400,000 in funding for two crime reduction programs led by Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Jessica D’Varga and Franklin County Prosecutor Gary Tyack. The programs are “designed to ensure public safety and reduce recidivism by providing support and resources to help mostly non-violent offenders successfully navigate and emerge from their […]

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Council to Discuss Proposed Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in Arena District

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council to Discuss Proposed Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in Arena District

Columbus City Council will hold a virtual public hearing this month to discuss the creation of a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in the Arena District, proposed by Mayor Andrew Ginther. According to a press release, the DORA would run along Nationwide Blvd and include Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and the new Crew Stadium, though exact boundaries […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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