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The Columbus Board of Health today declared a local public health emergency giving the city extra safety measures to respond to COVID-19 cases. The declaration allows for the quarantine and isolation of individuals with the virus and as a last resort law enforcement involvement for any instances of non-compliance. 

A divided state Supreme Court has accepted an appeal by Ohio's capital city fighting to keep its ban on bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly.

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Columbus City Council will fund a grant program to promote the recruitment of immigrants and refugees for civil service positions with the city.

Columbus city leaders Wednesday announced all full-time municipal employees will now make a minimum of 15 dollars per hour. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and several central Ohio municipalities are coming together for a comprehensive affordable housing study.


Two former motels in Franklinton are being transformed into affordable housing for at-risk youth.

With their NFL franchise in better shape, Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are tackling soccer. 

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Columbus government officials say all local offices will be open today even though it is a federal holiday. 

Franklin County Commissioners Tuesday approved a plan to bring underpass lighting, sculptures, and new landscaping to the West Broad Street interchange at I-270.

Columbus State Community College officials say they are more than half way toward their fundraising target for a new building that will house an expanded hospitality management and culinary arts program.

The City of Columbus has filed a lawsuit against three drug manufacturers, five distributors and three individuals the city council president calls 'opinion leaders' for their alleged roles in the opioid crisis.

According to estimates, the Columbus population will grow by a million people by the year 2050.

The City of Columbus says companies that bid on municipal contracts will get credit for demonstrating during the qualification process that they are hiring "displaced workers" and ex-cons.

The City of Columbus, Franklin County and Ohio State University plan to study the county's eviction rate, which is the highest in the state.

The school year comes to a close this week in Columbus, and city and district officials are reminding parents and students about summer programming options.

Students in the Columbus City Schools begin spring break on Friday, and city and district officials want them to stay safe and active.

Two city hall sources tell WCBE Columbus officials today will announce plans to offer paid family leave to all 85 hundred municipal employees this year.


Columbus city and school district officials yesterday celebrated the opening of a new early childhood learning center in Linden, something they hope to replicate in other neighborhoods.

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.

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Columbus city officials are investigating three Parking Violations Bureau employees for falsifying their time cards.

Columbus city officials say the effort to demolish or rehabilitate abandoned houses has reduced the number of vacant buildings by one thousand since 2012.

The City of Columbus has dropped its lawsuit against the state over the law that banned the use of traffic enforcement cameras.

More than 800 Columbus College of Art and Design students have signed a petition asking the city of Columbus to declare the campus area of Cleveland Avenue and East Broad Street a school zone.

Some Columbus city employees are among thousands linked to the affair-seeking website

It will cost Columbus taxpayers more to dump their trash and collect their recyclables this year. 

Brick-and-mortar restaurant owners and food truck operators say they want the city of Columbus to take more time to craft newly-proposed regulators governing how and where food trucks may operate. 

The City of Columbus and the Fraternal Order of police have reached a new contract agreement.