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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther last night hosted the first of five neighborhood conversations, which are being held this year as an alternative to the traditional State of the City address. 

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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The president of the United Way of Central Ohio is retiring. 

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An initiative uniting nonprofit agencies, businesses, foundations and the Columbus City Schools to provide preschoolers with early-learning checkups is getting thousands of dollars from the city.

The United Way is cutting funding for education programs