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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. 

Less than a week after Columbus State Community College announced it was removing its statue of Christopher Columbus, the city says it will do the same, taking down the statue in front of City Hall.

The statue on the Broad Street side of City Hall and another on the CSCC campus were vandalized Tuesday night.  A third statue of the explorer stands at the Ohio statehouse.

Mayor Andrew Ginther says it's time to remove the statue many see as a symbol of "patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness".

Columbus Police and federal Homeland Security officials are investigating a suspicious package left at City Hall on Saturday.  

A dozen activists protesting immigration restrictions were arrested following an action that temporarily shut down a street in downtown Columbus this morning.

Dozens of protesters gathered in front of Columbus City Hall on Saturday to call for a statue of Christopher Columbus outside of the building to be taken down.

Columbus police are investigating a suspicious envelope delivered to City Hall yesterday.

Native Americans, environmentalists and allied groups in Ohio staged a rally outside of Columbus City Hall Monday, using prayers, speeches and traditional singing to protest a planned pipeline near native lands, and to call on Ohio to support more renewable energy.

The City of Columbus is naming the new municipal government complex after former Mayor Michael Coleman.

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Columbus police have identified the man who set himself on fire earlier this week outside of City Hall.

An unidentified 58-year old man is in critical condition at OSU Medical Center after apparently setting himself on fire in front of City Hall this morning.