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CFF Releases Number of Protesters Released, Amount of Bail Paid

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CFF Releases Number of Protesters Released, Amount of Bail Paid

On Tuesday, June 9, organizers with the Columbus Freedom Fund, a local bail fund that has received a great amount of support amid the George Floyd protests in Central Ohio, released information on protesters that have been released and protesters whose bail has been paid by the fund. According to the Columbus Division of Police, […]

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Mayor Ginther Reverses Curfew for City

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Reverses Curfew for City

In a press release, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced that, after consultation with Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein, he will rescind the emergency order establishing the 10 p.m. curfew since May 30. In addition, a lawsuit filed in federal court Friday night argued that continuation of the curfew violated the U.S. Constitution because “the widespread […]

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COTA Responds to Complaints About Reroutes, Transporting Officers

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Responds to Complaints About Reroutes, Transporting Officers

Bus riders looking for service to or from Downtown have been out of luck since Saturday, May 30, and it’s not clear when service will resume. Jeff Pullin, Public Information Officer for the Central Ohio Transit Authority, said that the rerouting of buses around Downtown will continue at least through tomorrow, when more protests are […]

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Updated: Arrest Made in Topiary Park Building Fire

Brent Warren Brent Warren Updated: Arrest Made in Topiary Park Building Fire

UPDATE (June 4): An arrest has been made of a suspect in the burning of the nearly-complete apartment building at 65 S. Washington Ave. Derrick Lee, whose address is listed as the streets of Columbus, was arrested on Tuesday and charge with aggravated arson. The Columbus Division of Fire did not immediately reply to a request […]

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Calls for the Resignation of Mayor Ginther, Chief Quinlan Grow

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Calls for the Resignation of Mayor Ginther, Chief Quinlan Grow

A change.org petition and a formal committee have been launched in an effort to get Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus Division of Police Chief Thomas Quinlan or both to resign. Protesters have launched the Committee to Recall Ginther, a grassroots effort that has announced a recall petition demanding the mayor’s resignation. The announcement coincided with […]

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Opinion: Columbus Has Bigger Problems Than Broken Windows

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Opinion: Columbus Has Bigger Problems Than Broken Windows

“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the comments of any and every social media post regarding protests in Columbus and across the country over the weekend, you’ll likely find someone who will acknowledge the death of George […]

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Officials React to Weekend’s Protests

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Officials React to Weekend’s Protests

Over the last several days, City officials have responded to the protests that took place starting Thursday, May 28 and continued over the weekend, the Columbus Division of Police’s handling of those protesters, and more. City Council President Shannon Hardin and Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown have spoken on a renewed urgency for a Civilian Review Commission and […]

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