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Columbus Officials Announce Post-Review of City’s Protest Response

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Officials Announce Post-Review of City’s Protest Response

An investigative research team consisting of a former US Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs will conduct an “outside, after-action” independent research review of the city’s response to recent Black Lives Matter protests, officials announced Wednesday, July 22. “As leaders, we must hold […]

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Mayor Ginther Issues Directive Banning Tear Gas as a Crowd Control Measure

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Issues Directive Banning Tear Gas as a Crowd Control Measure

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has issued a directive prohibiting the use of tear gas as a crowd control measure and limiting pepper spray only to situations involving “clear instances” of violence. Per a statement from the mayor’s office, additional policy changes in how these chemical agents are used will be drafted in agreement with City […]

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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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Council President Hardin, Community Leaders Comment on Thursday’s Protests

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council President Hardin, Community Leaders Comment on Thursday’s Protests

On the evening of Friday, May 29, Columbus City Council called a press conference to comment on the events of last night’s protest. The general message from the conference was in support of protesting, however an urging for nonviolence continued throughout. City Council President Shannon Hardin, Columbus Urban League Young Professionals President Nick Bankston, Letha Pugh, […]

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Columbus Leaders Announce Endorsements for Mayor Pete

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Leaders Announce Endorsements for Mayor Pete

Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin and City Auditor Megan Kilgore announced their support of Pete Buttigieg for President. “America deserves new leadership, and Mayor Pete has the pragmatic progressivism that will help us take back the White House,” said Hardin. “I often think about what I will tell my grandkids about this era. I […]

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City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Brent Warren Brent Warren City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Last summer, the City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) temporarily made one lane of Third Street Downtown open only to buses, bikes and scooters. The new alignment was only in effect during rush hour and lasted for just two weeks, but it yielded data and survey results that could be used […]

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What Does the Governor’s New Task Force Mean for the Future of Mapfre Stadium and the Fairgrounds?

Brent Warren Brent Warren What Does the Governor’s New Task Force Mean for the Future of Mapfre Stadium and the Fairgrounds?

Governor Mike DeWine has formed a new task force that will take a big-picture look at the future of the Ohio State fairgrounds and the state-owned land immediately surrounding it. “Today, I am announcing the formation of a task force, called ‘Expo 2050,’ to take stock of all of the great things going on at […]

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