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May 13 2015

County Leaders Call for Targeted Overhaul of Criminal Justice System's Response to People with Mental Illness

On the heels of unveiling a national initiative to address the mental health crisis in U.S. jails, leaders in Franklin County are planning an overhaul of their county’s response to people with mental illness in contact with the justice system.

May 08 2015

Commissioners Unveil New Job Training Program to Benefit Residents and Businesses

Today, during a presentation at the Columbus Chamber’s 10th annual Government Day which brings together private partners with public officials to engage in public policy discussions

Apr 30 2015

Commissioners Release First-Ever Franklin County 'State of the County' Report

Today, to conclude National County Government Month, the Franklin County Commissioners have released a State of the County report, a first for Franklin County, Ohio.

Apr 27 2015

E-Waste Collection Drive Diverts 18 tons of Electronics from Landfill

On Saturday, April 25th, the Franklin County Commissioners, Goodwill Columbus, Columbus Clippers and Dispatch Media Group held their third annual Earth Day E-Waste Collection Event at Huntington Park.

Apr 22 2015

Franklin County Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

Franklin County is fortunate to enjoy plentiful natural resources, beautiful park land, scenic rivers, and a bog, and protecting these for future generations is very important to the Board of County Commissioners.

Apr 09 2015

Green Corps Graduates Class Ready for Work in Horticulture

Seven new members of the Central Ohio workforce graduated yesterday from Green Corps, a vocational training program that helps prepare low-income young people for jobs in horticulture-related industries.

Apr 01 2015

Franklin County Celebrates National County Government Month

Counties employ more than 3.2 million, own and maintain 45-percent of America’s roads, including more than 228,000 bridges, and support about 1,000 of our nation’s hospitals.

Mar 19 2015

Commissioners Again Teaming Up with Goodwill, Clippers for E-Waste Collection on April 25

The Franklin County Commissioners are once again working with Goodwill Columbus, the Columbus Clippers, WBNS-10TV, Sunny 95, and The Columbus Dispatch to help consumers responsibly recycle unwanted electronic waste.

Feb 28 2015

Commissioners Appoint New Director for Franklin County's Dog Shelter & Adoption Center

Today, Franklin County Commissioners were joined by the Capital Area Humane Society, Franklin County staff, central Ohio area animal rescue groups, volunteers, community partners and the animal welfare community as they introduced Kaye L. Dickson as the new Director for Franklin County’s Dog Shelter & Adoption Center.

Feb 17 2015

Commissioners Approve Workforce Innovation Training Grant to Columbus Castings for 550 New Manufacturing Jobs

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners today passed a resolution awarding a $150,000 grant to provide training for 550 new, full-time employees at Columbus Castings.

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