Nationwide Arena CCS Board Approves Deal With With Convention Authority By Alison Holm • Dec 7, 2015 The Columbus City Schools Board has voted unanimously to accept an annual payment of $586,000 from the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority in lieu of property taxes on Nationwide Arena. CCS Board Ponders $586,000 Annual Payment From Arena Owners By Alison Holm • Dec 2, 2015 The Columbus City Schools board will vote next week on whether to accept a provisional settlement with the public owners of Nationwide Arena for an annual payment in lieu of property taxes. Local Taxpayer Money Approved For Promoting NHL All-Star Game, Developing "Food Action Plan" By Jim Letizia & Mike Foley • Nov 25, 2014 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. CBJ Attendance Near Bottom Of NHL By Jim Letizia • Mar 28, 2014 wcbe files Newly released National Hockey League team-by-team attendance data shows the taxpayer-funded bailout of the Columbus Blue Jackets has not helped put people in the seats. BOE Declines To Place Campaign Finance, Arena Finance Issues On May Ballot By Jim Letizia • Feb 4, 2014 The Franklin County Board of Elections has rejected an attempt by a local group to get voters in May to stop the city of Columbus from making its payments on Nationwide Arena. Council Rejects Public Vote On Arena Purchase By Jim Letizia • Jan 7, 2014 Columbus City Council last night voted to reject the enactment of a proposal to end the city's purchase payments for Nationwide Arena. Mayor Coleman Talks Downtown Development By Jim Letizia • Dec 27, 2013 2013 was a year of progress when it comes to development in downtown Columbus. Coleman Still In Favor Of Arena Agreement By Jim Letizia • Dec 9, 2013 Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman continues to support the use of casino tax dollars for the public purchase of Nationwide Arena. Group Wants Voters To Decide Funding Of Arena Purchase By Jim Letizia • Dec 6, 2013 Columbus City Council earlier this week rejected a plan to ask voters to permit the use of casino tax revenue to fund council and mayoral campaigns, sending the issue to the Franklin County Board of Elections for review. Arena Has Budget Problems By Jim Letizia • Jun 11, 2013 Nationwide Arena's second year of public ownership could end in red ink.