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Columbus City Council last night approved a contract with Rumpke to collect recyclables and yard waste over the next five years.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 1.7 million dollar contract with a private company to bill insurance companies for EMS and ambulance services.

Columbus Board of Education members said last night they will meet with Columbus City officials every three months to learn more about the tax breaks the city has in the pipeline.

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's 872.7 million dollar budget for 2017.

In exchange for an estimated $68-million tax abatement, the developer behind the Easton Town Center retail complex is promising to create 500 new jobs, 250 housing units and jumpstart a development fund for the nearby Linden neighborhood. 

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A mixed-used development is planned for the 400 block of West Broad Street, including the site of a recently closed restaurant.

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Columbus City Council last night approved two tax breaks totaling for Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares to convert a vacant Cleveland Avenue grocery store into an office building with 14 hundred workers.

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State lawmakers wrapping up work in the lame-duck session on Thursday approved a total property tax exemption for Nationwide Arena.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 500 thousand dollar contract with Texas-based Watch Guard Video to provide body cameras for police officers.

Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares will get city tax breaks to convert a vacant Cleveland Avenue grocery store into an office building with 14 hundred workers.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 6-year, 55 percent income tax break for a manufacturer to move 57 jobs from the Linden area into downtown.

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Columbus City Council is expected to approve legislation giving the financial-services firm Morgan Stanley tax breaks to create 300 jobs over the next few years as part of an expansion of its offices in the Easton area.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 37 thousand 500 dollar payment to an Upper Arlington couple whose home was damaged by a natural gas leak and house explosion in March of last year.

Columbus City Council last night approved a tax break for a California-based retailer to create 158 jobs in logistics and warehousing.

The City of Columbus is giving a local health system a 6 million dollar tax break to build a new headquarters near the Route 315 and North Broadway interchange.

Columbus City Council last night approved two tax breaks for retailer Big Lots to move its headquarters from the west side to the northeast side.

The City of Groveport is giving a profitable clothing retailer a 10-year, 50 percent income tax break.

Plans are in the works for a new medical office building in Hilliard.

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.

A mail-order men's personal grooming company is getting a 428 thousand dollar state tax break to open a new fulfillment center in Grove City.

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