The head of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition says Columbus has a large stake in potential changes to immigration law. Joseph Mas says the city has a larger undocumented population than other Ohio cities.
The sister of a Newtown, Connecticut school shooting victim spoke in Columbus Tuesday to urge state and local leaders to support universal background checks on all gun sales. The event was met with opposition.
The Columbus Crew have been sold to a California businessman. Anthony Precourt of Precourt Sports Ventures LLC has purchased a 100 percent stake in team.
Columbus City School board members, Tuesday evening, will begin to discuss the specifics of a November levy. The levy will move forward regardless of an investigation into alleged data and grade rigging in the district.
It has been several months since Columbus Mayor Michael Colemanâ€™s education commission submitted recommendations on how to improve the cityâ€™s struggling school district. Monday Governor John Kasich, signed House Bill 167 dubbed the Columbus Education Plan, sparked from the education commission. Significant changes are in store for the district.
A bill that would install recommendations from a new Columbus education commission is getting first Statehouse hearing this afternoon.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says reports of the city plans to demolish Veterans Memorial and replace it with a zoo attraction and art center are “only a flavor” of what might happen.
A city education commission is scheduled to vote today on proposals they say will improve Columbus City Schools. The proposals include a controversial change to the district’s auditor position.
As the legislature continues to hammer out the next two-year state budget, an amendment to the House version could open the door for at least a partial mayoral takeover of Columbus City Schools.
For months, Mayor Coleman and the Columbus school board have been at loggerheads about whether to hire a new superintendent while the mayor’s education commission finishes its work. The school board was scheduled to begin interviewing candidates this week. Instead, the board voted to suspend its search.
In a sharp about-face, the Columbus School Board last night voted to put off hiring a permanent superintendent. The board has also named Mayor Michael Coleman as co-chair of the search committee.