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Making Columbus Age Friendly: A Note from City Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano

Michael Stinziano Michael Stinziano Making Columbus Age Friendly: A Note from City Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano

We’re getting older. While your first reaction might be an eye roll for saying the obvious, I want you to think about the fact that we are all experiencing the obstacles of aging on a daily basis. Older neighborhoods in cities like Columbus have cracked sidewalks, crosswalks that offer little time to cross busy streets, […]

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City Council Names New President, President Pro Tempore

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Names New President, President Pro Tempore

As former Columbus City Council president Zach Klein begins his role as City Attorney, council has selected its new president and president pro tempore. Councilmember Shannon Hardin was named Council President, and Councilmember Michael Stinziano is now President Pro Tempore. The announcement came at a council meeting on Tuesday, January 2. Hardin and former president […]

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Opinion: Issue 2 Saves Lives and Money

Michael Stinziano Michael Stinziano Opinion: Issue 2 Saves Lives and Money

There’s a reason the Yes on Issue 2 campaign has been endorsed by Bernie Sanders and his Our Revolution organization as well as the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, National Nurses United, Vote Vets, and Ohio’s Green Party. Senator Sanders and these organizations know voting yes on Issue 2, the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, […]

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City Will Fund Grant to Put Changing Stations in Men’s Restrooms

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Will Fund Grant to Put Changing Stations in Men’s Restrooms

Right now, if you’re out and need to change your baby’s diaper, the only place to do it is in the women’s restroom. That’ll be addressed soon, as the City of Columbus readies grant money to put changing stations in 30 city recreation centers and aid small businesses in installing them in men’s restrooms. “I […]

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Naloxone Saves Lives In Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

Michael Stinziano Michael Stinziano Naloxone Saves Lives In Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

Naloxone, a medication commonly known as Narcan, reverses opioid overdoses by blocking the effects of opioids, such as prescription pain killers or heroin, on the brain and can restore breathing in a matter of minutes. Naloxone has no potential for abuse and it can be given as a nasal spray or as an injection into […]

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City Council Ward Proposal Untimely, Expensive, Opponents Say

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Ward Proposal Untimely, Expensive, Opponents Say

One Columbus is a group standing on the other side of the ward issue that has been put before the city. In opposition to creating district positions for council members, the group hopes to spread the ‘no’ vote for the August 2nd special election. Issue 1, headed and promoted by Represent Columbus, would change the […]

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North Market “Sip n Stroll” Legislation Passes Ohio Legislature

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega North Market “Sip n Stroll” Legislation Passes Ohio Legislature

Business opportunities are expanding for the vendors of North Market after legislation passed permitting market-goers to “sip n stroll” with their purchased alcohol. House bill 37, first considered in September of 2014, was approved by the Ohio General Assembly Wednesday. Co-sponsors of the bill, Columbus City Councilmember and former representative, Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus) and Rep. […]

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