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The contest for the Republican nomination for US Senate is now a real race, now that the former chair of the Ohio Republican Party has done as many expected and jumped into the race. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports it’s shaping up to be a battle over which candidate can tie themselves more closely to former president Donald Trump.

Democratic former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says today on Twitter he will not run for Republican Rob Portman's U.S. Senate seat.

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A big development in the upcoming race fo US Senate in 2022, with Republican incumbent Rob Portman saying he's no longer running.  Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports one high profile possible candidate is out.

One of the many images that resonated from several days of downtown Columbus protests and demonstrations against police brutality and racism was Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, and Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin being pepper sprayed by officers.

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Democratic Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has returned 66 thousand dollars in corporate donations used to fund the annual "State of the City" speech. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved Department of Public Safety recommendations to object to the renewal of liquor licenses for six local carryouts. 

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The governmental entity created by the City of Columbus to finance and own a new downtown Columbus Crew Stadium says it is likely to change the public financing arrangement announced earlier this year. 

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The City of Columbus has agreed to pay a landscaping firm more than 140 thousand dollars to install nearly 800 new trees throughout the city. 

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Funeral services are scheduled today for Bill Todd, an attorney and local Republican who died June 4 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 64.

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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.

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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.

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

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Columbus city officials say the effort to demolish or rehabilitate abandoned houses has reduced the number of vacant buildings by one thousand since 2012.

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

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's proposed 2013 municipal budget boosts spending by 3.7 percent and adds 10 million dollars to the city's rainy day fund. Jim Letizia reports.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered flags be flown at half-staff at state public buildings and grounds today to commemorate today's anniversary of the nine-eleven attacks.