Columbus Dispatch


Daily newspaper based in Columbus, Ohio first published in 1871.
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Primary geographic focus: Ohio
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Op-Ed

State budget should support legal aid

Jack D’Aurora
Columbus Dispatch
May 27, 2018
Remarkably, the state of Ohio contributes nothing to legal aid. The Ohio Supreme Court’s Task Force recommended in 2015 that the Ohio General Assembly fund the cost of the 120 legal-aid attorneys and support staff who were laid off because of declining funds.

Letter to Editor

Protect legal counsel for all

G. Scott McComb
Columbus Dispatch
April 27, 2017
Legal Aid helps the forgotten in our society and also makes so much financial sense. Besides, it’s the right thing to do. President Donald Trump must remember the Pledge of Allegiance and protect justice for all.

News Story

At busy eviction court, people look for second chance

Rita Price
Columbus Dispatch
March 20, 2017
Court officials, legal-aid attorneys and mediators encourage landlords and tenants to talk, to strive for compromise.

News Story

Program to help tenants navigate eviction process

Rita Price
Columbus Dispatch
January 13, 2017
A new tenant-advocacy program soon will operate inside Franklin County Municipal Court, where a high number of filings make for the state's busiest eviction docket.

News Story

Veterans issues: Stand Down offers legal aid that can help vets land jobs, homes

Holly Zachariah
Columbus Dispatch
October 15, 2016
It all helps eliminate barriers to jobs and housing.

News Story

Ohio sued over student-loan collection fees

Mary Mogan Edwards
Columbus Dispatch
August 16, 2016
Bill collectors and law firms working for the Ohio attorney general’s office are tacking unreasonably high charges onto the amounts they try to collect from people with long-overdue student loans, according to lawsuits filed by the Legal Aid Society of Columbus.

News Story

Advocates worry seniors being pushed out of affordable housing

Mark Ferenchik
Columbus Dispatch
March 5, 2016
Some say it's not fair for the housing authority or other building owners to push out seniors to attract residents who can afford to pay more.

News Story

Eldery tenants evicted from Near East Side apartments without explanation

Encarnacion Pyle
Columbus Dispatch
January 22, 2016
The owner of the Bryden House apartmentson Columbus' Near East Side is ending the leases of a number of elderly, low-income tenants, leaving many wondering why.

News Story

Bill to cut jobless benefits draws flak

Catherine Candisky
Columbus Dispatch
November 25, 2015
Labor groups and other advocates for workers slammed a Republican-backed bill to overhaul Ohio’s unemployment-compensation system on Tuesday, saying that the proposal intends to shore up the system by slashing jobless benefits.

News Story

Ohio fees for debt collection questioned

Ben Sutherly
Columbus Dispatch
September 27, 2015
Consumers are being charged excessive fees — fees intended to cover the debt-collection costs of government hired special counsel advocates say.

News Story

Legal-aid services limited as need rises, advocates say

Rita Price
Columbus Dispatch
September 9, 2015
Ohio must do more to help poor and low-income residents gain access to the civil-justice system, a state Supreme Court justice and other legal advocates said on Wednesday.

News Story

Group Tries to Stop State From Terminating Medicaid Benefits

Catherine Candisky
Columbus Dispatch
March 31, 2015
The Legal Aid Society of Columbus files a federal suit to stop the state from terminating Medicaid benefits.

News Story

Hospital aid policies can’t rule out medical bills

Ben Sutherly
Columbus Dispatch
January 25, 2015
When nonprofit hospitals contract with for-profit physician practices to provide inpatient services, needy patients may not get financial help. (Featuring Legal Aid Society of Columbus)



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