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It's been quite the journey the past year or so for the Columbus Crew SC, the team's fans, the passionate grassroots Save The Crew movement, and the region's leaders that worked quickly to keep the organization in Columbus and secure a committed, solid ownership team. 

Regionomics

Regionomics owner Bill LaFayette released his 20th annual economic outlook for the Columbus-area at Wednesday’s Columbus Metropolitan Club forum. 

Ohio Governor John Kasich has vetoed the so-called "Stand Your Ground"  gun bill, setting the stage for a possible override vote next week. 

Ohio Public Radio

In what was billed as his last public appearance as governor, John Kasich said Wednesday there's a reason Ohio Republicans won the state's top offices and many legislative seats in the midterms when their colleagues elsewhere did not. 

A new report says central Ohio needs more than 14,000 new housing units annually to accommodate the region's anticipated job and population growth over the next 30 years. 

thestage.co.uk

The Greater Columbus Arts Council's proposed ticket tax for events and admission to venues throughout the city was the topic of conversation at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum. 

A new  report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds suicide rates rose in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. 

A coalition of Ohio businesses is calling on lawmakers to approve a bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in discrimination laws.  

Andy Chow

Corporations are seeing big savings as the effects of the large federal tax cut take place.

Wednesday’s Columbus Metropolitan Club forum offered a glimpse at how the central Ohio economy may fare in 2018. 

Records reviewed by the Associated Press show the City of Columbus is facing more than two dozen civil rights complaints, nearly 20 years after the Justice Department settled its lawsuit against the city alleging police routinely violated citizens' civil rights.

WCBE

It’s unclear what will happen this week in the case of Edith Espinal, the undocumented immigrant taking sanctuary at the Columbus Mennonite Church.

Ohio United Way

An Ohio United Way report reveals that 40% of the state’s households lack enough income to afford basic needs. Details of the nearly 300-page analysis were discussed at Wednesday’s Columbus Metropolitan Club forum. 

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State schools superintendent Paolo DeMaria spoke at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum on technology and education.

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther spent much of his appearance at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum responding to the state of community/police relations, which he acknowledged have never been more strained.

Thoughtwell, previously known as Community Research Partners, unveiled the results of a comprehensive needs assessment for youth in Franklin County at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum.

propublica.org

A report issued last year by the Women's Fund of Central Ohio and the Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity found that working Ohio women earn just 78 cents for every dollar men earn.

Ohio Public Radio

A nationally syndicated tabloid talk show host from Ohio could be entering the gubernatorial race.

A national initiative to revive civility and respect in politics launches today at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.

Central Ohio’s jobless rate fell six-tenths of a point to 3.4 percent in April.

State of Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich has ended his book tour, but he’s not done talking about last year's presidential campaign or the issues that concern him – including the actions of President Trump and some Congressional Republicans.

The City of Columbus is taking additional steps to build on its status as a welcoming community to immigrants and refugees.

Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum focused on Franklin County's eviction rate, which is the highest in the state.

Ohio Public Radio

Some of the biggest players in the fight against Ohio's opioid epidemic told business leaders Wednesday it might be closer than they think, and warned them to be prepared. 

cnn.com

A federal appeals court in Hawaii has issued a temporary stay of President Trump's revised travel ban, which affects the majority-muslim nations of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

A new report shows housing construction and occupancy downtown is growing.

In a recent study, marketing and research firm J.D. Power ranked Columbus as "Highest in Visitor Satisfaction in the Midwest."

regionomicsllc.com

Economist and Regionomics founder Bill LaFayette delivered his annual Blue Chip Economic Forecast at the Columbus Metropolitan Club yesterday.

Foley

Less than a week before Election Day, the candidates for Franklin County prosecutor engaged in a spirited debate at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.

Columbus' Smart City Challenge grant victory was the topic at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum.

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