Mayor Michael Coleman

Sale of Mayor Coleman’s House Comes Under FBI Scrutiny

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Sale of Mayor Coleman’s House Comes Under FBI Scrutiny

Columbus city government is once again under the scrutiny of the Justice Department this week. News outlets reported Thursday afternoon that the FBI is now investigating the sale of Mayor Michael Coleman’s former home on Haddon Road. Early reports indicated that the Coleman himself was under investigation, but the Mayor’s office said Thursday that he […]

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Mayor Coleman Responds to Bribery Scandal

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Mayor Coleman Responds to Bribery Scandal

The investigation into the Redlfex bribery scheme has reached the highest office in Columbus. Mayor Michael Coleman announced in statement Tuesday afternoon that his office is providing documents to federal investigators. The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the Mayor is complying with a federal subpoena. “I encourage those who receive a request for information to […]

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CPD Focuses Attention On Linden, Summer Safety Efforts

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea CPD Focuses Attention On Linden, Summer Safety Efforts

To some, it’s common knowledge that city crime regularly increases when summer arrives. To others, the supposed connection between weather and crime is nonsense. Either way, after the killing of four people in a South Linden house earlier this month, the city is taking no chances in the first days of summer. On Monday, Mayor […]

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Coleman Wants Police Body Cameras, but Says State Must Act

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Coleman Wants Police Body Cameras, but Says State Must Act

New Police Reforms Mayor Michael Coleman made two things clear Thursday afternoon. The first is that the use of body cameras tops the list of major reforms he wants to see enacted within the Columbus Division of Police. The second is that before Columbus cops start wearing cameras, the state of Ohio must step up […]

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Andrew Ginther Wins Mayoral Primary With ‘Unprecedented’ Numbers

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Andrew Ginther Wins Mayoral Primary With ‘Unprecedented’ Numbers

Tuesday was a good day for Andrew Ginther and his supporters as the City Council president easily thumped his Republican and Democratic competition in the 2015 Columbus mayoral primary. Ginther not only came out on top, but took nearly 52 percent of the vote, leaving the remaining percentage divided among Zach Scott (18.15 percent), Terry […]

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Voter Guide: 2015 Columbus Mayoral Primary

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Voter Guide: 2015 Columbus Mayoral Primary

Columbus voters have been casting early ballots for three weeks now in the 2015 primary election, which will be decided on May 5. The top question for the future of Columbus is who will be the first new mayor after 16 years of Michael B. Coleman’s leadership. Columbus Underground has interviewed each of the four […]

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Columbus and Accra, Ghana to be Sister Cities

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus and Accra, Ghana to be Sister Cities

At his final State of the City address last month, Mayor Michael Coleman told attendees that as the first African-American mayor of Columbus, he could not leave office without opening a relationship with a sister city in Africa. The Mayor then announced that Accra, Ghana would become Columbus’ newest sister city, eliciting excited cheers from […]

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