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New Port Columbus Statue Honors Jerrie Mock

17, 2014

A statue of Jerrie Mock was dedicated at Port Columbus Airport to commemorate the 50th anniversary of becoming the first woman to complete a solo flight around the world.

Mayor Michael Coleman’s Trains-To-Planes Plan Faces Long Odds

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman wants Port Columbus to become a "regional transportation center" with a passenger rail link to downtown.
20, 2014

A train linking downtown to Port Columbus, Mayor Michael Coleman wants it included in a plan to make the airport a “regional transportation center.” But, it’s a longshot.

Columbus Voters Reject Levy To Fund Proposed School Reforms

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman tells reporters that voter lack of trust in Columbus schools doomed vote to fund a package of reforms developed by a commission he appointed.
6, 2013

Proponents of school reform in Columbus spent more than two-million dollars in a bid to pass a 24% property tax increase and hire an independent auditor. But, district voters overwhelmingly rejected funding for the plan by more than a two-to-one margin..

Coleman and Good Discuss Levy On Columbus On The Record

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman
October 14, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and Columbus City Schools Interim Superintendent appeared on a special edition of Columbus on the Record to discuss the various aspect of the levy. Watch what Coleman and Good had to say in defense of the district’s request to the voters.

Columbus Council Of PTAs Declines To Back Levy Campaign

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and interim superintendent Dan Good continue their campaign FOR the levy tonight with a Southside townhall meeting.
October 10, 2013

The group that represents Columbus parents voted this week to not take a position on a tax levy or a proposal to create a new auditor position.

Some Ex-Felons Beat Odds In Search For Jobs

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2013 graduates of Columbus' Restoration Academy (front row) await their diplomas during ceremony at City Hall.
9, 2013

Job searches are hard enough in a slowly recovering economy. For former prison inmates, rejection is common and quick. But, a two year old city of Columbus experiment aims to change the odds for ex-felons searching for work.

Columbus Levy Campaign Begins With TV Ads Claiming Schools “Failing”

19, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman today launched the school district’s levy campaign by saying, “recently our schools have failed us.” After a scandal plagued year which included the departure of the district’s superintendent, school leaders may have no other choice.

Sister Of Newtown Shooting Victim Speaks In Columbus

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Carlee Soto (at podium), sister of Newtown school shooting victim Victoria Soto, urged Ohio leaders, including U.S. Senator Rob Portman, to reconsider mandating background checks on all gun sales.
13, 2013

The sister of a Newtown, Connecticut school shooting victim spoke in Columbus Tuesday to urge state and local leaders to support universal background checks on all gun sales. The event was met with opposition.

Columbus Crew Sold To Precourt Sports Ventures

New Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt (center) speaks at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
New Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt (center) speaks at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Joining him for the announcement was Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman (left) and Clark Hunt, chairman of Hunt Sports Group the team's former owners.
30, 2013

The Columbus Crew have been sold to a California businessman. Anthony Precourt of Precourt Sports Ventures LLC has purchased a 100 percent stake in team.

Schools Levy Must Go Forward Despite State Data Investigation

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs House Bill 167, or the Columbus Education Plan, which supporters say will improve the struggling Columbus City Schools. Opponents say it takes funnels taxpayer money to unproven charter schools.
16, 2013

Columbus City School board members, Tuesday evening, will begin to discuss the specifics of a November levy. The levy will move forward regardless of an investigation into alleged data and grade rigging in the district.