Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman

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Federal prosecutors say outgoing Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman will not face criminal charges related to the sale of his former home in Berwick.

280 thousand dollars is being set aside in Mayor Michael Coleman's proposed 2016 Columbus budget for a needle exchange program and other efforts led by the AIDS Resource Center Ohio in the Short North to fight the ongoing heroin overdose epidemic. 

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman will join a law firm after he leaves office at the end of the year.

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A City Hall lobbyist has pleaded guilty to extortion in the case involving the bribery of Columbus public officials by a traffic-camera company trying to keep its contracts with the city.

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The Columbus Department of Development employee who helped the buyer of Mayor Michael Coleman’s former Berwick home has admitted wrongdoing.

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The City Hall lobbyist at the center of the Columbus red light camera scandal is talking to federal investigators.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he supports Police Chief Kim Jacobs' decision to ban officers from wearing headscarves for religious reasons.

New documents released by the City of Columbus show money was a motivator in the creation of the city's red light camera program.

The lobbyist named in Columbus’ red-light camera bribery scandal will no longer hold seats on two county boards.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the city is immediately ending its contract with a red-light traffic camera company amid a federal bribery probe.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman performed several same-sex weddings in a ceremony Saturday outside city hall to celebrate this month's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The federal investigation into the Columbus red light camera bribery case is expanding. 

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he has ordered the Department of Development to investigate the employee who helped a Chinese businesswoman purchase his former Berwick home at an amount that was over market value.


Columbus city attorney Rick Pfeffer says the city's contract with a red-light traffic camera company embroiled in a federal bribery investigation was properly awarded and later modified.

The FBI is investigating the sale of Democratic Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's former home in Berwick.

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman for records related to a probe of a former red-light camera company executive who has pleaded guilty to bribing city officials in Columbus and Cincinnati. 

Columbus Division of Fire

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has appointed a man with over a quarter century of experience to lead the Columbus Division of Fire.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the city will consider outfitting police officers with body cameras. Coleman says the goal is to help improve police-community relations.

Columbus city and tourism officials want to take advantage of the corporate community's outrage over Indiana's so-called "religious freedom" law.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's economic development task force has released a report with proposals aimed at making Port Columbus a centerpiece of future regional growth. 

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman shook things up a bit for his 16th and final State of the City event last night.


Columbus has lost its bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

A new report shows Columbus' downtown residential population continues to grow. 

NHL All-Star Game festivities are underway.


Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says bringing the 2016 Democratic National Convention to the city is priority one, two and three for his final year in office.

After voters in 2012 defeated the Columbus City Schools levy that Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman championed, Coleman proposed the creation of a cabinet-level Education Department to improve public and private education in the city. 


In yesterday's installment of his annual end of the year interview with WCBE, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman told Jim Letizia he knows what the city's issues are and and is trying to fix them.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the city's notable achievements in 2014 are helping change its national image. 

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Democratic Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has endorsed Columbus City Council President Andy Ginther's Mayoral bid.

Columbus City Council last night voted to oppose renewing the annual liquor licenses of 26 bars and carryouts due to underage sales and criminal activity.