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Columbus City Council last night approved an ordinance creating a 15-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, with the penalty for violators being a first-degree misdemeanor.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is siding with abortion protesters over the proposed creation of 15-foot buffer zones around Columbus clinics.

Columbus City Council is considering an ordinance designed to reduce harassment at abortion clinics. 

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve a 10-year, 75-percent property tax abatement for United Parcel Service to expand its Trabue Road facility, retaining 748 jobs and creating 75 new ones.

Columbus City Council last night formally approved placing on the August ballot a measure asking voters to change the panel's make-up from from seven members elected at-large to 13 members, 10 of whom would be elected from wards.

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Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve two pieces of legislation that would pave the way for a pair of controversial developments in the Short North.

The Franklin County Board of Elections says a citizens group has collected enough valid petition signatures to ask voters to approve a plan to increase the number of Columbus City Council members and create ward representation.

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Columbus City Council last night approved tax breaks for three projects that will cost local taxpayers 2.36 million dollars.

Columbus City Council last night approved one business tax break and amended two others.

A plan to increase the number of Columbus City Council members and create ward representation has been filed.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a resolution prohibiting municipal employees from making non-essential trips to North Carolina in response to that state’s law requiring people to use bathrooms based on the gender on that person's birth certificate.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 237 thousand dollar settlement of a lawsuit filed by a man shot and wounded by police in 2013.

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Columbus City Council tonight is scheduled to consider a ban on unnecessary travel by city employees to North Carolina in protest of that state's recently enacted law mandating which public restrooms transgender people are allowed to use.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 7.8 million dollar contract to widen a half-mile section of Hamilton Road near Gahanna.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 100 thousand dollar contract for St. Stephens Community House to fight infant mortality.

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation to sell more than 48.4 million dollars in limited and unlimited tax bonds.

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Columbus City Council last night appointed former Safety Director Mitch Brown to a vacant council seat.

Columbus City Council last night voted to oppose renewing the annual liquor licenses of nine local bars and carryouts.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a ten-year, 15 million dollar tax break for Children’s Hospital to add 2 thousand jobs as part of its 189 million dollar expansion.

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Columbus City Council last night without comment approved a 30 thousand dollar legal settlement of a lawsuit filed against police by a man who claimed an officer assaulted him over a littering charge.

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