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May 13 2011

Commissioners Rename Annex Building in Honor of Sheriff Karnes

Today the Franklin County Commissioners dedicated and renamed the Franklin County Annex Building (410 S. High St.) in honor of Franklin County Sheriff James A. Karnes.

Apr 27 2011

Commissioners and Columbus Urban League Partner to Remove Barriers to Housing Opportunities

April is Fair Housing Month in Franklin County and this year, Franklin County Commissioners and the Columbus Urban League are partnering to remind the community that the Federal Fair Housing Act, signed into law on April 11, 1968, makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or family status.

Apr 25 2011

Grants Awarded to Community Gardens in Time for Spring Planting

During Saturday’s Earth Day celebrations at Franklin Park Conservatory, Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady and Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced the organizations selected to receive support for community gardening projects this spring.

Apr 25 2011

Commissioners Join 2 by 2012 Bike Initiative; Encourage Employees to Bike to Work

Today, Franklin County Commissioners joined Consider Biking’s 2 by 2012 initiative and encouraged employees to start biking to work, school or for errands twice a month by Columbus’ Bicentennial in 2012.

Apr 19 2011

County Agencies, Organizations Raise Awareness About Prevalence of Child Abuse

Nationally, three million reports of child abuse and neglect are made every year. In Ohio, every ten minutes a child is abused and here in Franklin County, 8,562 cases of child abuse and neglect were reported in 2010.

Apr 15 2011

The Franklin County Gantz Road Community Gardens Open for the 2011 Growing Season

On Saturday, April 16, 2011, the Franklin County Gantz Road community gardens will open at 9 a.m. for the 2011 growing season.

Apr 06 2011

Big Darby Town Center Master Plan Unveiled

Franklin County, the City of Columbus, and Brown and Prairie Township officials unveiled the Darby Accord Town Center Master Plan last evening to a crowd gathered at the Prairie Township Firehouse.

Mar 29 2011

Franklin County Commissioners Hold Administrative Session to Discuss Business Development Mission to India

Today, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners held an administrative session to discuss the possible outcomes and follow-up from the recent Columbus Region Business Development Mission to India, led by Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady and Columbus 2020.

Mar 23 2011

Franklin County Designated a Disaster Area; Farmers Eligible for Assistance

Due to excessive rain, flooding, high winds, and tornadoes that occurred from February 2-March 23, 2011, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack designated much of Central Ohio, including Franklin County as a natural disaster area.

Mar 22 2011

Commissioners Encourage Residents to Prepare for Severe Spring Weather

As warmer weather quickly approaches, Franklin County Commissioners are encouraging residents to be prepared for the severe weather, including thunderstorms, lightning, flooding and tornados, that accompany Spring.

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