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2019

Jan 23 2019

Residents Can Now Text-To-911 in an Emergency

After more than two years of work and cooperation between the county and its jurisdictions, Franklin County residents can now send text messages to 911 dispatchers - with one very key caveat. “If a person has the choice between calling or texting 911 centers throughout Franklin County, please call if you can and text if you can’t,” said Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown, who chairs the county-wide 911 Planning Committee. “Calling is better than texting because emergency dispatchers can get more immediate answers to questions from callers, listen for distress in voices, and learn background information that could assist first responders in a potentially life-threatening emergency.”



Jan 21 2019

Commissioners' Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Franklin County Board of Commissioners Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

Jan 18 2019

Veterans Service Commission Offers Help to Furloughed Federal Employees

The Franklin County Veterans Service Commission (VSC) is reaching out to veterans in Franklin County who may be impacted by the current government shutdown.

Jan 08 2019

Marilyn Brown Elected Board of Commissioners President for 2019

Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown was selected this morning by a unanimous vote of the three-member Board of Commissioners to serve as president for 2019.

Dec 18 2018

Commissioners Approve Forward-Focused 2019 Budget

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the county’s 2019 budget, which County Administrator Kenneth N. Wilson says will keep the county on a stable path, protect its finances, and reflects the commissioners’ commitment to the residents of Franklin County.

Dec 12 2018

Dog Shelter to Host Community Open House on December 20

The Franklin County Dog Shelter announced today that it will be hosting a Community Open House on December 20th from 2 to 6 p.m. The open house will give the families of Franklin County and throughout central Ohio an opportunity to tour the shelter, meet Dog Shelter staff, learn about current and new programming coming to the shelter, and how to get involved.

Dec 05 2018

City and County Officials, Columbus Partnership Announce Status of Columbus Crew and Plans for MAPFRE Stadium

City and county officials along with the Columbus Partnership announced next steps in the purchase of Columbus Crew SC and details of a plan for MAPFRE Stadium.

Nov 26 2018

Commissioners Begin 2019 Budget Hearings

This afternoon, Franklin County Administrator, Kenneth N. Wilson, presented his proposed 2019 budget to the Franklin County Commissioners, kicking off the first of four planned budget hearings.  The commissioners are the administrative arm of county government, and set the budget for all other offices, even those headed by independently elected officials.

Nov 09 2018

Dog Shelter Announces New Holiday Sleepover and Family Volunteering Programs

The Franklin County Dog Shelter announced this morning two new programs to benefit the dogs in their care and the Central Ohio families who love them.  The first is a new initiative called Holiday Sleepover in which interested residents can take a dog home to their family for three days over Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s.

Oct 25 2018

Franklin County Selected as One of 12 Counties and Cities to Receive Grants to Design, Test Innovative Criminal Justice Reforms

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced yesterday that Franklin County is one of 12 additional jurisdictions joining the Safety and Justice Challenge, a national $148 million initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Franklin County and the other jurisdictions will design and test innovative local justice reforms designed to safely drive down jail usage and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in their local justice systems.

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