Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said he’ll seek re-election next year. If voters approve, Coleman would serve a fourth term and would be in office during the city’s bi-centennial celebration.
Divisions of Police and Fire to get two recruiting classes each; Rainy Day Fund rebuilding continues,
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced that five neighborhoods will soon be equipped with video surveillance.
The president and CEO of Huntington Bank said Tuesday that the bank will continue to call Columbus home. Steve Steinour says he also expects to add hundreds of jobs during the next five years.
Columbus officials Thursday announced what they call a comprehensive, 10-year-plan of government reforms and efficiencies. They say the plan will save the city between $100 million and $150 million over the next decade.
The federal census bureau next week begins training 1,000 neighborhood canvassers. The newly-hired workers will use hand-held computer devices to document an estimated 1,200,000 addresses in Franklin County. The canvassing precedes the 2010 census and for local communities millions of dollars are at stake.
Nearly 20 years after the mall opened its doors, City Center will be demolished. City officials Wednesday announced a plan to redevelop the area and a critical part of the proposal relies heavily on federal stimulus money.
Columbus firefighters Monday agreed to give up their pay raises this year to help the city balance its budget – the only union representing city employees to make that promise so far. In return, Mayor Coleman promises that no firefighters will be laid off.
Demolition is underway on the pedestrian walkway that connects the City Centre mall to the old Lazarus building. Governor Ted Strickland and Mayor Michael Coleman were among the officials on hand today for the unveiling of the demolition over High Street just one block from the state capitol building.
With the faltering economy and a budget deficit on the horizon, Columbus Mayor Michael Columbus is campaigning for passage of a $1.6 billion dollar bond issue. Coleman wants voters to approve the bond issue that will appear on the November 4th ballot. It’s the largest bond issue in Columbus history.