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Words Columbus Media Insider with the M looking like broken glass
07 August 2019

Having lost the governorship and other statewide offices in 2018, Ohio Democrats have a chance to reassert themselves in state government in 2020 by...

Words Columbus Media Insider with the M looking like broken glass
08 July 2019

Four years ago, the editors of the Columbus Free Press gave me the chance to write a monthly column about the local media as the Columbus Media...

Screen shot of white man's head and the words John K. Hartman Columnist Columbus Free Press on the phone Gas Tax Pushback
28 April 2019

A newspaper reporter friend told me that his paper's coverage policies were determined by the editor's interests rather than the readers' interests.

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Columbus Media insider logo with M looking like shattered glass
06 February 2019

Let's take a field trip to Delaware County to learn about government and politics at their worst. 

Our field trip takes us to the City of Powell and...

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01 January 2019

A fantasy...

January 15, 2019.

Urban Meyer is tooling west on I-70 in Indiana in his Audi S7, tires barely touching the pavement, on...

The words Columbus Media Insider with the M looking like broken glass
29 October 2018

"Dave Yost was a ghost when Ohio needed him most."

If I were creating slogans for Democrat Steve Dettelbach's campaign for Ohio...

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