Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
The public purchase of Nationwide Arena, saving jobs, fighting crime and managing city money were issues that split the eight candidates for Columbus City Council at Thursdayâ€™s debate at the the Columbus Metropolitan Club.
The Blue Jackets are still looking for their first win. The team has not won since city and county leaders announced a plan to buy Nationwide Arena and offer the Blue Jackets free rent. It’s an attempt to keep the team in Columbus and keep The Arena District vibrant. Do the team’s on-ice struggles change your feelings on the deal?
Taxpayers are even closer to owning a sports arena. Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority board members approved the CFAâ€™s portion of the deal.
Columbus taxpayers are one step closer to being the brand new owners of an arena. Columbus City Council voted in favor of a city-county purchase of Nationwide Arena.
Columbus City Council votes on Monday whether to endorse a deal that would make Nationwide Arena a taxpayer-owned facility. City and county leaders say itâ€™s a good deal, ensuring millions of tax dollars continue to flow from the hip, entertainment district surrounding the arena. WOSU takes a look at who gets what out of the deal.
The prime reason behind the city and countyâ€™s planned purchase of Nationwide Arena is to keep the Blue Jackets from leaving. The team says its current lease with the Arena is not sustainable. But WOSU reports a provision in the teamâ€™s current lease says the team canâ€™t go anywhere. The Blue jackets say they are [...]
The Blue Jackets continue to look for a solution to offset their financial losses and avoid a move to another city. WOSU reports a quasi-public arena is a possibility.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he still supports helping the Blue Jackets stay in Nationwide Arena, but he continues criticism of requests from the West-side casino developer.