James Ragland

Columbus Board of Education member James Ragland is drawing criticism from the teachers union for appearing on a panel with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in suburban Columbus Thursday.

The Columbus Board of Education Tuesday moved ahead on proposals that would grant a 30-year tax abatement to a near east side development, and tighten travel restrictions for future boards. 

As the deadline for to submit ballot petitions passed Wednesday, it appeared there are more changes ahead for the Columbus Board of Education. 


One-time mayoral candidate James Ragland has been selected to fill a vacant seat on the Columbus Board of Education.

Columbus City Council has narrowed to 13 the list of applicants to fill the seat being vacated by council president Zach Klein, the incoming city attorney. 

WCBE Files

Newly released campaign finance reports in the Columbus mayoral race contain no surprises.

The Columbus Firefighters union has endorsed city council president Andy Ginther's mayoral bid.

FOP Endorses Scott

Mar 13, 2015

The Columbus Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott in the Columbus mayoral race.

Democrat James Ragland will appear on the May primary ballot for Columbus Mayor.


It appears there will be one fewer candidate on the May ballot in the Columbus mayoral race. 


A Columbus School Board member and a former school board candidate are among the 8 finalists to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat on Columbus City Council.