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Libertarian National Convention Comes To Columbus This Weekend

Libertarian workshop
Libertarians expects 600 delegates and 30 speakers at the convention that runs through Sunday at the downtown Hyatt Regency.
27, 2014

Democrats and Republicans get most of the attention for their national conventions, but Libertarians are hoping to get a jump-start on both parties with their convention in downtown Columbus.

Columbus Launches Energy Saving Program

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the program is voluntary, and administrators hope to get downtown building owners to participate.
19, 2014

The new program hopes to cut energy usage in commercial buildings by as much as 20 percent, with an extra emphasis on downtown buildings.

Statehouse Holocaust Memorial Takes Shape

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The $2.3 million project, paid for with private funds and constructed with $300,000 worth of taxpayer funded work on the site, is set to be dedicated in what’s planned to be a large and elaborate ceremony on June 2.
8, 2014

The first new memorial in decades on the Statehouse grounds is just a few weeks away from being completed.

COTA Begins Free Downtown Circulating Route

The service beginning Monday will take passengers from downtown to the city's Brewery District south of downtown and back up to the Arena District, home to many offices and restaurants as well as Nationwide Arena.
5, 2014

The free route beginning Monday will take riders from downtown to the Brewery District, then back up to the Arena District.

Power Restored After Fire; AEP Still Looking For Cause

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February 28, 2014

Power has been restored for downtown Columbus businesses, but American Electric Power says it’s still not sure what caused the fire that led to at least three underground explosions early Friday.

OSU Eyes New Arts District

Plans call for Sullivant Hall, Wexner Center for the Arts and Mershon Auditorium to serve as the entrance to the district.
30, 2013

Ohio State University wants to spend as much as $200 million over the next decade to create an arts district at the center of campus.

Gun Rights Supporters Rally Outside Statehouse

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More than 100 pro-gun activists rallied outside the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus Friday morning.
8, 2013

More than 100 Ohio gun owners rallied at the Ohio Statehouse Friday.

Columbus Priest Arrested For Attempted Rape

Patrick Hughes was working as an interim priest at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral near downtown Columbus. He previously worked at a church in Galion.
September 21, 2012

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says Patrick Hughes was arrested when he arrived at a location where he thought he was meeting two young boys for sex.

Goodale Park Fountain Vandalized

Goodale Park Fountain Vandalized
The fountain at Goodale Park was vandalized overnight. The Friends of Goodale Park board say this is their most frustrating moment after nearly two years of issues with its installation.
July 17, 2012

Just days after the Friends of Goodale Park celebrated the apparent fix of leaks in the Goodale Park pond, someone has spray-painted graffiti on the new fountain.

Gov. Kasich OK After Car Crash, Twists In The Story

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Gov. John Kasich
25, 2012

Gov. John Kasich and some of his staff were involved in a car crash on a Columbus freeway yesterday. But that’s not the most unusual thing about this story.