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Lawsuit Filed to Keep The Crew in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lawsuit Filed to Keep The Crew in Columbus

Yesterday, the State of Ohio and City of Columbus jointly filed a lawsuit against Precourt Sports Ventures (the owner of the Columbus Crew SC) and Major League Soccer (MLS) as a preventative measure to keep the team from relocating to Austin. “Today I have filed a lawsuit in Franklin County to try to #SaveTheCrew and keep the […]

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Kasich Unveils Six Proposals for Gun Control

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kasich Unveils Six Proposals for Gun Control

Ohio Governor John Kasich announced six policies yesterday that he would like to see enacted to help protect Ohioans from gun violence. The move comes in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, which has motivated Kasich to update his stance on gun control. The six priorities and initiatives are as follows, directly […]

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Columbus Leaders Call for Statewide Assault Weapon Ban

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Leaders Call for Statewide Assault Weapon Ban

Multiple Columbus leaders united behind Ohio Governor John Kaisch’s recent call for gun reform in an open letter issued this evening. The letter, signed by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein and Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin, asks for a statewide ban on assault weapons, background checks on all gun sales, the restriction of […]

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Lt. Governor Attacks Governor on Gun Control Stance

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lt. Governor Attacks Governor on Gun Control Stance

Ohio Governor John Kasich was in the national news over the weekend for a noted change in his stance on the second amendment. In the wake of the Parkland Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead, Kasich appeared on CNN’s State of the Union to call out both President Trump and members of Congress […]

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Online Charter School ECOT Closes Virtual Doors

Walker Evans Walker Evans Online Charter School ECOT Closes Virtual Doors

The central idea behind charter schools is that a private business or nonprofit can run an educational facility better than a public sector operator. The issue is that sometimes businesses and nonprofits can fail and close. That problem has come to light in a big way with the closure of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow […]

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Ohio Gubernatorial Election Heats Up as More Democrats Have Entered the Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Gubernatorial Election Heats Up as More Democrats Have Entered the Race

Since Ohio’s gubernatorial candidates first started filing, a lot has changed, with more candidates entering the Democratic primary and one leaving the Republican primary. Ohioans now have three Republican candidates and seven Democratic candidates to pick from for the state’s next leader, as the February deadline for petition-filing draws nearer. The GOP’s frontrunner, Attorney General […]

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Opinion: Republican Tax Plan Creates More Need While Limiting Non-Profit Support

Michael Corey Michael Corey Opinion: Republican Tax Plan Creates More Need While Limiting Non-Profit Support

Our elected officials in Congress are close to finalizing sweeping tax legislation that would hurt, not help, those most in need, and those charged with caring for them. The tax vote cast by Ohio’s Congressional Delegation members will have a significant, long-ranging impact on all who call central Ohio home. The Human Service Chamber of […]

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