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Oct 05 2012

Report reveals Franklin County Success in Creating New Jobs

Supporting the successful economic development work of Franklin County Commissioners, an annual review of the tax incentive programs offered by the County to help local businesses grow reveals that the number of new jobs created by these efforts has nearly tripled expectations

Sep 24 2012

Commissioners Announce Summer Youth Employment Results More than 1,950 Summer Jobs

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman are celebrating the number of teenagers and young adults who were given jobs and internships - and valuable careerbuilding skills and education - as part of this year’s summer youth employment program.

Sep 04 2012

Commissioners Join National Effort to Combat Childhood Obesity with Launch of Let’s Move! Franklin County

With inactivity and obesity continuing to put Central Ohio children at higher risks for chronic health and physical problems, Franklin County Commissioners are joining a growing chorus of county officials across the nation championing the national Let’s Move! initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama

Aug 23 2012

Commissioners Budget Provides For Fair and Secure Elections

(Columbus, Ohio) Franklin County provided additional funding in the Board of Elections budget to support extended and weekend voting hours in the 2008 Presidential Election and the 2010 Gubernatorial Election. Last week’s directive by Secretary of State Husted to restrict early and in person voting hours discriminates against Franklin County residents and limits their ability to participate in the democratic election process.

Aug 15 2012

Commissioners Expand Free Learning Checkups to More Preschoolers in Franklin County

Striving to increase the early detection of developmental delays in children ages two-and-a-half to four years old - and give more of these children the skills to succeed in school and life - Franklin County Commissioners and the United Way of Central Ohio are expanding a groundbreaking program to offer free learning checkups to area preschoolers.

Jul 27 2012

New Report Shows Strong Consumer Spending, Resilient Local Economy and Responsible Budgeting Keeps Franklin County Finances Balanced

Strengthened by better-than-expected consumer spending, improving home sales, and a resilient local economy, a mid-year financial update to the Franklin County Commissioners shows that the County is on track to be slightly under budget by year end, having braced well for a slower-than-expected national recovery and major cuts from the Ohio Statehouse.

Jul 23 2012

Franklin County Commissioners statement on Bomb Threats at County Buildings

Following standard safety procedures aimed at keeping the public, county employees and courtroom officials and visitors safe from harm, Franklin County Commissioners were notified and have been monitoring a series of bomb threats made against County-maintained buildings Monday morning.

Jul 01 2012

Franklin County Commissioners hold Emergency Meeting in Response to Weather Disaster

In response to Friday’s widespread weather and power outage disaster, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners held a special Emergency Meeting on Sunday, July 1, to approve a countywide declaration of emergency.

Jun 09 2012

Forbes Magazine Ranks County-Owned Columbus Clippers as Fourth Most Valuable Minor League Team in America

Recognizing the valuable impacts professional and amateur sports are having on Central Ohio, Franklin County Commissioners are celebrating a new report from Forbes magazine listing the county-owned Columbus Clippers as one of the most valuable minor league teams in America.

May 14 2012

Learn, Earn, and Return - Commissioners Direct $2.8 Million to Youth Summer Jobs, Giving Back to Community

In the on-going effort to give more than 1600 young people in Franklin County jobs and internships this summer, County Commissioners are directing $2.8 million in federal funds - part of President Obama’s Summer Jobs Plus initiative - to connect low-income and disconnected youth to paid employment.

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