In a surprise announcement, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said, Tuesday, he will not seek a fifth term. Coleman made the announcement alongside his cabinet and staff members and family and friends.
When Henry Godman’s workers were turning out thousands of pairs of shoes in a downtown factory, the Columbus businessman did not have to worry about calculating health insurance benefits because there weren’t any. That business from the late 1800s is long gone, but the Godman Guild, a social services agency, has about 2 dozen workers who do receive health care as part of their benefits package. The Guild was recently hit with a steep and unexpected 23 percent health insurance increase.
The Franklin County Board of Elections has postponed for three weeks hearing a protest against a candidate for the 15th Congressional District. Columbus business owner and Madison County resident Charles Morrison is running as an independent candidate against incumbent Congresswoman Deborah Pryce and Democratic challenger Mary Jo Kilroy. Several county republican leaders have asked the board to remove Morrison from the November ballot.