The attorney for former Columbus City Council member Michelle Mills says she will plead guilty this morning to a misdemeanor ethics charge for failing to properly disclose the value of a 2014 trip to an Ohio State football game with other elected officials and a convicted lobbyist.
City Hall sources tell WCBE the Ohio Ethics Commission is investigating Columbus City Council president and mayoral candidate Andy Ginther and three other current or former council members for a lobbyist-funded trip they took to the Big Ten Championship game last December.
Columbus City Council president and mayoral candidate Andy Ginther today proposed tougher new ethics rules for lobbyists and elected officials, as questions about his own behavior have been raised in recent weeks.
Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman for records related to a probe of a former red-light camera company executive who has pleaded guilty to bribing city officials in Columbus and Cincinnati.
Democratic Columbus City Council President and Mayoral Candidate Andy Ginther yesterday accused the media of misrepresenting the facts of a federal bribery case that links contributions from the former CEO of a red-light camera company to the campaigns of elected officials in Columbus and Cincinnati.