Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther

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. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission expects central Ohio’s 65 and older population to double over the next three decades.

Columbus City Council has unveiled it's amendments to Mayor Andy Ginther's 2017 city budget proposal.

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Columbus City officials yesterday responded to executive orders from President Trump banning refugees and immigrants from some countries with a majority Muslim population.

The City of Columbus has modified the way its paramedics and emergency medical technicians respond to emergencies.

Neighborhoods are the focus of Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther's first budget.

The former head of a red light camera company has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for bribing current and former Columbus elected officials. 

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Columbus police statistics for the summer safety initiative, or summer strike force, show officers made 402 arrests, and confiscated 87 firearms and nearly 2 1/2 kilograms of heroin from late May through late August. 

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The future of the white Columbus police officer who shot and killed a 13-year-old African-American boy is still unclear.


Columbus police and city officials say they will be transparent during the investigation into last night's fatal shooting of a 13-year-old by a Columbus officer.  

Mike Foley

After receiving more than a hundred applications to serve on the city's charter review committee, Columbus officials have chosen nine people to make a comprehensive analysis of City Council and overall governance.

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Columbus Mayor and former Columbus School Board member Andy Ginther is sending his 6-year-old daughter to a private school in Upper Arlington.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther is now accepting applications from people who want to serve on his charter review commission.

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The Columbus City Hall lobbyist convicted for his role in the Redflex bribery scandal was sentenced yesterday to 15 months in prison for extortion.

The food service company whose contract was recently terminated by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority has filed a defamation lawsuit, claiming the Authority damaged its reputation.

City of Columbus

Not all Columbus police officers would be required to wear body cameras, under rules the city is in the process of drafting.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The father of Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has been charged with domestic violence and assault for allegedly striking his live-in granddaughter.

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The Ohio Ethics Commission says there is no evidence of wrongdoing by current or former Columbus City Council members.

Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott was unseated in Tuesday's primary, less than six months after losing to another Democrat in Columbus' Mayoral contest.

Columbus city officials are preparing to draft an anti-violence plan.

Elected Columbus officials - including former City Council president and current Mayor Andy Ginther - have faced a series of ethical issues and investigations over the past year.

Mike Foley

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary made an announcement in Columbus Thursday regarding affordable housing.

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A judge has set a March 30th sentencing date for the Columbus City Hall lobbyist who pleaded guilty  in the Redflex bribery scandal.

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther and former Mayor Michael Coleman will attend tonight's State of the Union Address. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther is among several city officials under investigation for ethics violations.