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Apr 30 2012

Franklin County Plays Unique Role in Effort to Create 525 New Good-Paying Local Jobs

Playing a unique role in the effort to create at least 525 new full-time local jobs at a growing Columbusbased company, Franklin County Commissioners are expected to approve a first-of-its-kind economic development grant aimed directly at training workers for the soon-to-be-created job openings.

Apr 23 2012

Preventing Housing Discrimination in Franklin County against Gay and Transgender People

Backed by historic new federal rules that prohibit landlords and home-loan lenders from discriminating against gay and transgender people, Franklin County Commissioners and the City of Columbus - with support from Columbus City Council - are partnering with the area’s two largest local equality organizations to ensure fairer access to the dream of homeownership.

Apr 12 2012

Franklin County Website Honored for Transparency, Open Access to Information

Less than nine months after a major redesign of Franklin County’s website, County Commissioners are receiving national recognition as having one of the most transparent government websites in the nation.

Mar 21 2012

Franklin County Commissioners Call Veterans Job Fair a Success

With nearly 500 veterans and their spouses taking advantage of a unique training and hiring event aimed exclusively at transitioning military families, Franklin County Commissioners are calling the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair a successful first step in combating unemployment among the region’s veterans.

Mar 10 2012

Franklin County Commissioners Take Aim to Childhood Obesity and Inactivity With $1.3 Million In Youth Summer Camps

With national reports suggesting that as many as a third of all children are dangerously overweight - and children in low-income families are most at risk - Franklin County Commissioners are taking aim at preventing childhood obesity by keeping children active and engaged with an investment of more than $1.3 million into a variety of youth summer camps across the county.

Mar 06 2012

Franklin County Commissioners Provide for New Season of Community Gardens

With the calendar showing the first day of Spring just two weeks away, Franklin County Commissioners are launching a new season of community gardening across the county, by investing up to $20,000 in local garden grants and offering available space at the Franklin County Gantz Road Community Garden.

Mar 01 2012

Franklin County Commissioners Celebrate Opening of Westerville Community Data Center, Result of Stimulus Investment

As part of the celebration in Westerville to officially open the nation’s first municipal community data center, Franklin County Commissioners are recognizing that this world-class connectivity hub for local and regional business is a direct result of investing federal stimulus funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Feb 28 2012

County Commissioners Invest More than $2.35 Million to Provide Vital Health and Human Services to Aging Population

With the latest Central Ohio census figures showing that the age group between 50 and 69 years old grew by nearly a third over the last decade, Franklin County Commissioners are investing more than $2.35 million in 41 different programs designed to meet the varied needs of senior citizens.

Feb 22 2012

Franklin County Achieves Final Goal in Bringing Clean Water and Safe Sewage Treatment System to Timberlake Subdivision

Bringing to end a nearly decade long environmental predicament in the southwest corner of Franklin County, County Commissioners are ordering the shutdown of a failing privately-owned water and sewer treatment facility serving the Timberlake Subdivision in Pleasant Township.

Feb 17 2012

Franklin County Treasurer and the Franklin County Commissioners Unveil New Land Bank to Fight Blight and Protect Property Values

In the ongoing fight against neighborhood blight in Central Ohio, Franklin County Treasurer Ed Leonard and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners are unveiling the county’s newest tool to address the persistent problem of vacant and abandoned properties.

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