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Columbus Police vehicles outside the division headquarters.
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Columbus City Council has dropped a plan to delay the hiring of police recruits. Council president Shannon Hardin abandoned the proposal on Monday, saying he lacked the votes needed to pass the measure as part of the city budget.

State troopers and police officers blocking the intersection of High and State streets. Police vehicles took over the center turning lane for nearly two blocks of High Street between Broad and Town Streets on Sunday, June 21, 2020.
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Last summer, as protesters demanding racial justice flooded Columbus streets, a meme began passing around social media, depicting the city budget as a bar graph with police spending dwarfing every other expenditure. 

Columbus City Hall
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Columbus City Council passed a handful of amendments to the 2021 city budget on Thursday, including one that suspends police hiring until a recruiting audit concludes later this year. 

Columbus City Hall
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The city’s Commission On Black Girls is putting forward a list of recommendations to improve the quality of life for African American girls and women in Columbus.

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The Columbus Commission on Black Girls is convening a meeting Thursday afternoon.

Locally-elected black officials from across the country gather in Columbus this week to talk about the city’s success in creating programs to address criminal justice reform and employment after prison.   Also on the agenda for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials: how to improve police and community relations. 

Columbus City Hall

The Ohio Ethics Commission says it has found no wrong-doing by Columbus City Council members.  The Ethics Commission was investigating council members who work for non-profits organizations which receive city funding. 


The Democratic primary candidates for Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District are set: Mary Jo Kilroy, Priscilla Tyson, Joyce Beatty and Ted Celeste are all running for the spot. Throughout the week, each candidate will join us for an individual interview about their plan for the district. Priscilla Tyson will join us on this segment.


  • Priscilla Tyson (candidate, Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District)