The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.
Television campaign ads can get nasty. But when two candidates go head on at a debate the contempt for one another – or their politics – is much more palpable. At a special Columbus on the Record debate Friday night for the 12-th district U-S Congressional seat, candidates engaged in a fiery exchange of words.
The national Democratic Party says it’s targeting the seat held by Ohio Representative Pat Tiberi in its new Red to Blue campaign.
The new home for the Columbus Clippers, Huntington Park, had a “grand” grand-opening Saturday. There were speeches, a statue dedication and the long awaited ribbon cutting.
The Columbus Clippers baseball team will play one last season in Cooper stadium beginning Thursday night. The team is expected to move to the new Huntington Park stadium downtown a year from now.
Two Democratic Franklin County commissioners are eyeing the 15th congressional seat currently held by Republican Deborah Pryce. Paula Brooks is considering a run, and Mary Jo Kilroy has already announced she’s running.
Local leaders held a public show of support today for State Issue One. Pressing for the bill’s passage from the steps of city hall, Columbus Mayor Coleman touted the $2 billion bond program as indispensable. But critics say the General Assembly’s addition of Third Frontier funding is an inefficient use of public money.