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Feb 19 2014

Planning Phase Set to Begin for New Franklin County Jail

Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown and Sheriff Zach Scott will lead a county delegation attending a four-day training program (February 24-27) at the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) in Aurora, CO, that teaches the importance of in-depth planning before starting jail facility design.

Feb 12 2014

Franklin County Launches Initiative to Assess and Improve Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Systems

The Franklin County Criminal Justice Planning Board held its first quarterly meeting of the year today and launched an exciting initiative: the County Justice and Behavioral Health Systems Improvement Project.

Feb 06 2014

Project Hire Job Expo Connects 800 Residents with Dozens of Local Companies that are Hiring

More than 800 County residents connected with dozens of hiring local employers at the Project Hire Job Expo held today at Veterans Memorial. T

Feb 03 2014

Project Hire Job Expo to be held Thursday, Feb. 6 at Vets Memorial

While the unemployment rate in Franklin County stands at 5.4-percent, many residents are still struggling to recover from the recession. Additionally, in Franklin County, 3,000 residents have lost or will lose their Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefit as a result of the programs’ expiration on December 28, 2013.

Jan 29 2014

Commissioners Remind Residents of Dog License Deadline

If you own a dog, you are required to buy a license by January 31, and display it on your dog's collar at all times.

Jan 28 2014

Plans advance to relocate County's Veterans Service Commission to original, historic Veterans Memorial location

Dating as far back as the late 1800’s, there has been a desire to create a memorial building to honor the soldiers of our County.

Jan 14 2014

Commissioners Approve Grant for CCAD MindMarket Business Incubator Project

Appreciating and investing in art reaps the benefit of jobs, economic growth, and a better quality of life for all of Franklin County.

Jan 09 2014

Public Safety Campus to be home of New Jail, Morgue

County officials are preparing to move forward with the purchase of a 22.9-acre site in Columbus, on the County’s west side, on which to co-locate the Franklin County jail, (currently located at 370 S. Front Street in Downtown Columbus) and the County’s Morgue facility (located on the Ohio State University’s campus at 520 King Avenue).

Dec 17 2013

2014 Budget to Focus on Job Creation, Community Security, and Safety Net Services

Today, following several weeks of budget hearings, which began in November, Franklin County Commissioners approved the County’s 2014 Annual Operating Budget.

Nov 26 2013

Commissioners Move Forward with Economic Development on the Scioto Peninsula

Dating as far back as the late 1800’s, there has been a desire to create a memorial building to honor the soldiers of our County. 

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