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Columbus Voters Cast Ballots On Two Tax Issues; Columbus Could See First Tax Hike In 30 Years

4, 2009

Columbus voters head to the polls today (Tuesday) to cast ballots on a couple of local issues: one, a proposed city income tax increase….the other a school levy. Both proposals have sparked fierce debates. WOSU gives a recap of the issues.

Two More Fires Plague South Side

10, 2009

Two more set fires in the last two days on Columbus’ South Side have inspectors looking for new crime clues. And a young boy is at the center of the investigation.

Columbus South Side Residents Want Burnt Out Homes Razed.

A house on Woodrow Avenue is labeled "arson." It's one of ten houses that fire officials deem suspicious blazes.
March 3, 2009

Since early January suspicious fires have burned ten houses on Columbus’s south side. In many of the cases, fire officials suspect arson and they have arrested three suspects. WOSU reports that some neighbors blame the rash of arsons on vacant properties.

Arrests Made in Recent South Side Arsons

2, 2009

Three arrests have been made in connection with some of the recent South Side fires. Fire officials are trying to find a link between with those arrested and the most recent four blazes.

Investigators Look for Link in Columbus South Side Fires

23, 2009

The Columbus Division of Fire is investigating whether there’s a connection between a rash of fires on the city’s south side. The most recent occurred over the weekend at an old foundry.

Variety of Funds Will Pay for Streetcars

The proposed streetcar system would feature vehicles in scarlet and gray -- to the delight of OSU president Gordon Gee.
March 28, 2008

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman promised there would be no sales, property or city income tax increases to support his proposed streetcar system. Thursday night at city hall he released funding details for where the money will come from.

South-side residents hope health center can spark change

13, 2008

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman Thursday announced plans to rebuild the John Maloney South Side Health Center on Parsons Avenue. The move comes two years after officials closed and demolished the original facility because of structural damage. Neighborhood residents say need better access health care, and they welcome any sign of economic development.

South-Western Schools appeal for levy

7, 2005

A record 63 school money issues are on the ballot tomorrow in Ohio. The South-Western City Schools in Grove City want voters to approve a 9.7 mill levy that, if passed, would add about $300 in additional taxes on a home valued at $100-thousand. South -Western District officials approved $13-million in budget cuts after voters rejected a levy in November.