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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation requiring bars and restaurants to close at 10 pm starting tonight due to the covid-19 pandemic. 

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Columbus City Council tonight is expected to hold votes on police reform legislation.  

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther said Friday he is asking Columbus City Council to approve an ordinance on Monday limiting hours of operation for bars, nightclubs and restaurants as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. 

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An audit shows since 2010, Columbus taxpayers have shelled out more than 5 million dollars to settle lawsuits against police.  

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Columbus City Council held a hearing last night on demilitarizing police. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says he is disappointed with the Columbus Fraternal Order of Police's lack of commitment to reform.  

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A Columbus man has filed a lawsuit to block the City of Columbus from removing the Christopher Columbus statue from the city hall grounds unless city council takes legislative action. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved creating a Community Reinvestment Area for the Quarry development near Trabue and Dublin Roads on the west side. 

Columbus City Council last night approved a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis in the city. 

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A Cincinnati police officer escaped injury when his helmet was struck by a bullet during a police brutality protest early Sunday while in Columbus a fire considered suspicious destroyed a nearly completed apartment building. 

Columbus City Council last night formally accepted 157 million dollars in federal CARES Act funding to help with economic and human service needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Columbus officials say the city has received 157 million dollar in federal funding through the CARES Act to help residents recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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In an effort to reduce the city's carbon footprint, Columbus City Council this week approved an ordinance requiring large commercial, public and industrial building owners to report their energy use annually.

Columbus City Council last night voted to allocate 1 million dollars from the city's general fund for emergency human services. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 15-year, 100 percent property tax abatement for a for-profit pharmaceutical company created by Children’s Hospital. 

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Otterbein has been selected among a small group of universities to be a central point in starting conversations about racial healing and social justice.

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's 969.5 million dollar operating budget for the year. 

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Columbus City Council last night amended Mayor Andy Ginther’s 2020 municipal budget proposal, adding 4.5 million dollars in programs and initiatives. 

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation requiring owners of short-term rental properties to submit to a state criminal background check before being issued a permit. 

Nationwide Children's Hospital is asking the Columbus City Schools to sign off on a 100-percent tax abatement for a new, for-profit division.

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation creating a financial penalty on secondary market sellers who fail to pay the city’s ticket tax for sporting events and shows. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 450 thousand dollar settlement with porn star Stormy Daniels, who sued the police officers who she alleged wrongfully arrested her at a strip club last year. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther easily won re-election Tuesday over write-in candidate Jeff Leopard. 

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A group that has tried three times to change the size of Columbus City Council and the council electoral process plans to try again. 

Columbus City Council last night approve spending 275 thousand dollars on programs to help people facing eviction or homelessness. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 10-year, 75 percent property-tax abatement for a rubber products firm that plans to open a manufacturing center at an old warehouse in Marion Franklin. 

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Columbus City Council last night rejected placing two ballot initiatives before local voters this fall. 

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation reducing the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. 

Columbus City Council last night hosted a public forum on legislation that would lower the penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana and related paraphernalia. 

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Columbus City Council last night formally found a possible ballot issue directing 57 million dollars in city money toward green-energy initiatives is legally sufficient. 

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