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Bill Bush

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Bill:

Federal money to help stretch fund for graduating Columbus seniors

Columbus City Council extended a contract Monday so that federal COVID-relief money can help future seniors get graduating credits, job training. → Read More

Leader of Columbus green-energy ballot measure guilty of falsifying campaign finance report

Man who led the petition drive for an opaque ballot initiative in Columbus falsified a campaign finance record. → Read More

New video shows passing vehicles, pedestrians narrowly escaped crash at Convention Center

Traveling at 70 mph, the Tesla narrowly avoided passing cars, buses and pedestrians on High Street during a spectacular lunchtime crash Downtown. → Read More

Columbus City Council gives $400,000 grant to computer-coding startup

A private computer-coding bootcamp startup backed by a venture capitalist with ties to former Gov. Kasich landed $400,000 from Columbus taxpayers → Read More

Columbus' Little Turtle plan originated with director's husband, records show

The original proposal to rebuild Little Turtle Way subdivision on Northeast Side was in a report signed by the city Public Service director's husband → Read More

Two sobriety checkpoints planned for Friday night in Franklin County

A task force plans two sobriety checkpoints on the East Side for Friday night → Read More

Columbus City Council approves cash for lead safety, crime programs

Council approved a series of grants aimed at reducing lead exposure in homes and encouraging nonviolent solutions to neighborhood conflicts. → Read More

Columbus City Council lifts mask mandate: Latest numbers reflect lower COVID-19 risk

Columbus' mask mandate, reinstituted in September with the delta wave of COVID, was rescinded Monday by the City Council as cases continued to drop. → Read More

Ohio Auditor: Brice village 'is a speed trap ... with no other reason for it to exist'

The state auditor's office issued a financial audit critical of how Brice operates, with Auditor Keith Faber calling the village a "speed trap." → Read More

Columbus prepares to lift mask mandate, but not until after The Arnold closes

Columbus' indoor mask mandate is set to disappear as COVID cases continue to fall, with a tentative date of March 7, the day after The Arnold ends. → Read More

Columbus City Council still waiting for health guidance on lifting mask requirement

The Columbus City Council says that it won't follow the Bexley council's lead just yet in revoking Columbus' mask mandate. → Read More

Columbus City Council OKs $2.1 billion city spending plan for 2022. Here are the details

The Columbus City Council Monday signed off on a $2.1 billion "all funds" spending plan for 2022 that included more than $1 billion in general funds. → Read More

Some Little Turtle residents line up behind city roadway redesign

A small group of residents says, despite lacking an organization or a petition, they likely are in the majority in wanting Little Turtle Way improved. → Read More

Snow plows getting to residential Columbus streets this weekend, hopefully, after Winter Storm Landon

Columbus Public Service Department has 50-plus snow removal trucks for 5,600-plus lane miles, starting with main roads, ending with residential. → Read More

Columbus City Council set to vote on Ginther's $1 billion general fund budget

The Columbus City Council is set to vote Monday on a $1.03 billion general fund budget, the largest ever, funded in part by draining cash reserves. → Read More

Citizens panel to recommend if Columbus mayor, other city elected leaders deserve a pay raise

Columbus' elected leaders may get a pay raise if a citizen panel recommends by this spring that one is warranted → Read More

Columbus Convention Center investigating sale of naming rights

The Greater Columbus Convention Center may sell its naming rights. → Read More

Columbus City Council cancels Monday night meeting due to COVID-19 exposures

Columbus City Council said it can't hold a meeting under COVID-19 safety protocols after some council members were exposed and are in quarantine. → Read More

Columbus council, residents want to see mental-health professionals, not police, on more 911 calls

The Columbus City Council made clear at a hearing Tuesday that it is interested in expanding non-police responses to non-violent calls for service. → Read More

Four injured manatees flown to Columbus Zoo to help out SeaWorld rescue program

The Columbus Zoo has taken in four new injured juvenile female manatees to help free up space for more serious cases at SeaWorld in Orlando → Read More