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Proposal to set auto insurance rate by neighborhood

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From NBC4i.com: Could Your Neighborhood Dictate Your Insurance Rate? By AMANDA MURPHY An Ohio Senator is proposing new legislation, saying residents in Columbus’ safest neighborhoods are overpaying because insurance companies are required to set rates based on the city you live in, not your neighborhood. Under a newly proposed law, if you live in an […]


Vote: Franklin County 2009 Primary Election

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Once again, your duties as a voter are requested tomorrow when you’ll be asked to go to the polls to vote for a variety of local issues and primary elections. The largest issue on the ballot is the Metro Parks Tax Levy, which would implement a 10-year property tax of approximately $23 per year per […]


John Kasich to run for Governor of Ohio in 2010


Well, it’s official. Mr John Kasich has filed a Designation of Treasurer this afternoon establishing the Kasich for Ohio campaign committee for the support of John Kasich’s gubernatorial campaign in 2010. From Wikipedia: John Richard Kasich is a former Republican United States Representative who is now a television show host for FOX News Channel. He […]


Several Suburbs Considering Income Tax Increases

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Suburbs pondering tax hikes By Elizabeth Gibson and Robert Vitale Columbus residents’ verdict on higher income taxes also will apply to hundreds of thousands of their suburban neighbors. What’s more, the decision made in Ohio’s biggest city this August could influence other communities struggling with budgets. Officials in Bexley, Gahanna and Pickerington […]


Bill Proposed to Restrict Liquor Permits in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Earlier today I was alerted to some disturbing news by local beer journalist Michael Paull. A new Senate Bill (S. B. No. 62) has been introduced that would restrict liquor permits within 500 feet of schools, churches, libraries, playgrounds and parks. State Senator Nina Turner sponsored the bill along with the support of co-sponsors Senator […]


Leash Laws and Dog Waste Legislation Revisited

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Columbus City Council is revisiting Leash and Dog Waste Legislation this summer. Councilmember Priscilla Tyson is spearheading the efforts originally worked on by former Councilmember Kevin Boyce over the past 5 years. The first reading of these new laws is scheduled to take place on May 18th and will be up for a vote on […]


Columbus Patios May Soon Require Noise Permits

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From The Dispatch: Patios solve one problem, create another By Mark Ferenchik The smoking ban forced folks to light up outside Columbus bars and restaurants. So business owners built patios to accommodate them. The smokers were happy. But residents in some older parts of the city, where houses and businesses are close together, were not […]


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