The Columbus Division of Police has added new duties for three patrol officers. The three have been named Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Officers who will work to build trust between police and the community.
Filmmaker Spike Lee has received the Wexner Prize. The award honors a contemporary artist whose work has been consistently original and influential. The prize recognized Lee’s feature films, documentaries and other works. The Wexner Center for the Arts is showing a few of Lee’s works this month.
What was billed as a “Citizen Summit” drew an estimated 2,000 to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The summit marks the start of a planning effort for the city’s bi-centennial in 2012. And suggested projects that make the cut will be included in a bi-centennial blueprint and possibly funded by a city bond issue.
The Franklinton section of Columbus has been hard-hit by foreclosures. On Monday Mayor Coleman and Sen. George Voinovich visited the area to discuss the crisis. Sen. Voinovich has introduced legislation in Congress to help homeowners who are struggling with their mortgages.
Michael Coleman defended his position as mayor of Columbus Tuesday night after what some might consider his most challenging campaign since he took office in 1999. This will be Coleman’s third term as mayor.
At least eight downtown loft condominiums in the Carlyles Watch development will be sold this Sunday at auction. The unusual sale could be the result of a bottomed-out real estate market, faltering downtown redevelopment or a glut of condos perceived as overpriced.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s re-election campaign is criticizing his opponent Bill Todd for an ad released Monday. The ad uses graphic sounds to depict Coleman’s stance on crime as weak.
The low-fare airline Skybus held a coming-out party Thursday evening at Port Columbus. Governor Strickland was there to greet the carrier’s flagship as the airline cleared its final regulatory hurdle.
Representatives of Mayor Coleman’s streetcar working group presented their recommendations to a few members of the Columbus city council on Wednesday.
Officials hope Saturday’s game between top-ranked Ohio State and second-ranked Michigan won’t end in a night of rioting as it did four years ago. Even so, they say there will be an increased post-game police presence to deter any violence.
Columbus Mayor Coleman and Sen. Voinovich today jointly condemned the Learn and Earn ballot initiative. The measure would amend the state constitution to allow slot machines at the state’s seven race tracks. Minutes later, Cleveland’s mayor and a member of Congress spoke in favor of the plan.