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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.

Mar 22 2011

County Expands Efforts to Stop Internet Crimes Against Children

This morning, Franklin County Commissioners and the Sheriff entered into an agreement to accept a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in the amount of $70,000 to expand efforts already in place to stop internet crimes against children (ICAC).

Mar 15 2011

Franklin County Commissioners Call For Restoration of Local Government Funds

(Columbus, Ohio) Franklin County, like all local governments, is on the front lines, delivering essential services to the citizens of Ohio. Counties provide core services to all areas of the community, including employment training, senior programs, health and safety services, and providing water and sewer services.

Feb 28 2011

Franklin County Commissioners and City of Columbus Announce Community Gardens Grant Opportunity

Today, Franklin County Commissioners Marilyn Brown, Paula Brooks and John O’Grady, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman and Councilmember Priscilla Tyson, in cooperation with the Foundation for Active Living at The Columbus Foundation, announced the creation of a Community Gardens Grant fund.

Feb 23 2011

County Recognizes Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Month and NCJW Education Project

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. On Tuesday, Franklin County Commissioners recognized the advocacy efforts of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Columbus Section, designed to protect youth from abuse.

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