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12:41 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Feds Say Ex-Traffic Camera CEO Bribed Columbus, Cincinnati Elected Officials

Karen Finley
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The former CEO of the Arizona-based red light camera company Redflex, which runs Columbus' system, has pleaded guilty to her role in an eight year fraud and bribery scheme. 

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11:02 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Columbus To Build Fourth Water Treatment Plant

A photo taken inside the Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility
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The City of Columbus is purchasing three properties on Home and Dublin roads to build a new water treatment plant.

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9:55 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Council Considers Tax Abatements For Three Companies

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve 7.3 million dollars in tax breaks for three private businesses, including one mentioned by Mayor Michael Coleman in his State of the City address. 

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6:54 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Columbus To Stop Burning Biosolids

Biosolids are often used as fertilizer
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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation to launch a 43 million dollar biosolids disposal project.

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9:50 am
Wed May 6, 2015

8 Candidates To Battle For 4 City Council Seats

In the race for eight Columbus City Council spots on the November ballot, Democrats Michael Stinziano, Michelle Mills, Zach Klein and Jaiza Page finished in the top four. 

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7:14 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Council Approves Tax Break, Money For New 5th Avenue Bridge

Columbus City Council Chambers
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Columbus City Council last night approved a 9.7 million dollar contract to build a new bridge on West Fifth Avenue over the Scioto River.

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7:25 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Columbus To Get Its First Protected Bicycle Lane

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's portion of a multi-million dollar contract for resurfacing and repairing a portion of U.S. Route 23.

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7:26 am
Tue April 21, 2015

German Firm Gets Local, State Tax Breaks For Plant Expansion Project

Columbus City Council last night approved 3.2 million dollars in tax breaks for a German auto parts maker to expand its plant on South 3rd Street on the South Side.

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7:39 am
Tue March 31, 2015

City Forgives Loan Made To Local YWCA

Griswold Building
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Columbus City Council last night voted to forgive 2.5 million dollars in municipal loans made to the YWCA in 1994 to renovate the Griswold Building on South Fourth Street to serve in part as a shelter for low-income and homeless women.

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7:36 am
Tue March 3, 2015

City Gives Public Subsidies To Three Private Businesses

Columbus City Council last night approved tax breaks for three private businesses.

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7:00 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Cost Of Cleaning Saunders Park Rises

McDaniel's Construction will install the cap at Saunders Park

Columbus City Council last night approved a new contract that requires more money be spent to clean up Saunders Park on the Near East Side.

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5:48 am
Tue January 13, 2015

New City Council Member Is An Assistant City Attorney

Jaiza Page
Credit Columbus City Attorney's Office

The all-Democratic Columbus City Council last night appointed a new member.

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9:59 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Ride Sharing Service To End Columbus Operations

The app-based ride sharing service Lyft says it will stop operating in Columbus on January 19th. 

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2:20 am
Sat December 20, 2014

8 Finalists Selected For Columbus City Council Seat

James Ragland
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A Columbus School Board member and a former school board candidate are among the 8 finalists to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat on Columbus City Council.

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6:11 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Columbus Enacts New Civil Penalties For Property Owners

The city of Columbus has adopted a new one thousand dollar per day fine to try and deter residential and commercial building owners from allowing their properties to become a public nuisance.

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3:14 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Nearly Two Dozen People Apply For City Council Seat

Jaiza Page
Credit Columbus City Attorney's Office

19 people have applied to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat on Columbus City Council.

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7:34 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Local Taxpayer Money Approved For Promoting NHL All-Star Game, Developing "Food Action Plan"

The city of Columbus and Franklin County will each spend 250 thousand dollars in taxpayer money to promote the NHL All-Star Game in late January.

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7:16 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Council Raises Water And Sewer Rates, Accepts Federal DNA Grant

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Columbus City Council last night accepted a 238 thousand dollar federal grant to help reduce a backlog of DNA tests in the municipal crime lab.

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9:29 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Issues 6, 7 And 8 Pass Easily In Columbus

An overwhelming majority of Columbus voters approved changes to the City Charter Tuesday. The changes restrict the ability of citizens to place an initiative or referendum before the voters. 

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7:14 am
Tue October 7, 2014

New City Council Member Is Former Coleman Staffer

Shannon Hardin
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Columbus City Council last night appointed a former member of Mayor Michael Coleman's staff as the next council member.

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