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The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Bill:

Davies leaving Columbus utilities director post to become Delaware County administrator

Columbus Public Utilities Director Tracie Davies will quit her city post next month to become Delaware County administrator → Read More

NAACP Columbus leader blasts City Council over Shelter Board funding amid embezzlement scandal

Columbus NAACP president blasted City Council for handing $4.9 million to the Community Shelter Board in wake of secrecy over embezzlement scandal → Read More

Two removed Christopher Columbus statues still in hiding as officials consider their future

Social justice protests and vandalism during the summer of 2020 prompted removal of two statues of Columbus into hiding, where they still remain. → Read More

Columbus City Council asked to approve 24-acre-plus annexation for KIPP campus expansion

KIPP Columbus wants to annex 24 acres into city as part of doubling of Linden campus → Read More

Confrontations lead to two more killings as Columbus year of record violence continues

Columbus police homicide detectives are investigative two more killings -- one each in Linden and German Village -- that bring the 2021 total to 165. → Read More

Major repairs needed for Downtown's Scioto Mile Fountain put off until late next year

Columbus Recreation and Parks had asked City Council for nearly $190,000 in emergency money for work on Scioto Mile Fountain that hasn't happened yet. → Read More

Only one candidate to be disappointed in Columbus City Council race

Columbus is Ohio's largest city, yet only four candidates are running for three available seats on the seven-member city council. → Read More

Bodies turning up in a Columbus storefront Tuesday are the latest for unlicensed funeral operator

Is the man behind the operation found storing two bodies in a Near East Side storefront running an unlicensed do-it-himself funeral operation? → Read More

Family, friends take search for missing woman to North Linden neighborhood

The flyer distribution was organized by Black Queer & Intersectional Collective (BQIC), a community group that advocates for Black LGBTQIA+ people. → Read More

Columbus City Council to increase penalties on 'johns' with progressive fines, jail time

The Columbus City Council is set to increase penalties for purchasing sex in the city, something long sought by police in their battle against sex trafficking. → Read More

Murky 'green energy' ballot initiative would take millions from Columbus budget

A shadowy group is trying to grab $87 million from Columbus taxpayers with a ballot initiative in November that offers vague promises of green energy. → Read More

Columbus files brief with SUPCO for 29 cities and counties opposing Mississippi abortion law

Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 29 cities nationwide against a Mississippi abortion ban. → Read More

Columbus to spend $30.1 million to use methane gas from sewage plant to generate power

The Columbus City Council approved $30.1 million to make electricity and heat buildings at the Jackson Pike sewage-treatment plant on South Side → Read More

Columbus council to consider allocating more than $4 million for pre-K schooling

Columbus City Council is expected to vote Monday on an ordinance to give more than $4 million to certain city preschools to provide pre-K. → Read More

Mayor Ginther signs Columbus council mask ordinance, putting fines into immediate effect

Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther on Tuesday afternoon signed a city mask ordinance adopted Monday by City Council that carries fines of up to $1,000 → Read More

Despite disruption from anti-maskers, Columbus council puts teeth in mask mandate with fines of up to $1,000

As COVID-19 cases again rise, the Columbus City Council approved a mask mandate with fines for businesses and individuals failing to cover their faces in public spaces. → Read More

'As far as I know, none of the kids did any school.' Questions mount over legitimacy of Bishop Sycamore

Bishop Sycamore High School may exist only on paper, but it still got its football team on ESPN for a national matchup. → Read More

Columbus municipal electric utility has held customer security deposit money for decades

Columbus' city-owned utility doesn't return customer security deposits after a year, like state-regulated public utilities must by law. → Read More

Columbus City Schools to reopen 19 buildings Monday as heat subsides

The 20 buildings that Columbus City Schools didn't reopen for the new school year Thursday are to open Monday, except Whetstone High School → Read More

Columbus Metropolitan Library system to recognize Juneteenth holiday

The Columbus Metropolitan Library system has joined a growing number of governmental agencies in recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday. → Read More