Franklin County Commission

Franklin County residents will have to pay more to register their vehicles, with the additional revenue to be used to pay for bridge and road maintenance. 

Franklin County residents may have to pay more to register their vehicles, with the additional revenue to be used to pay for bridge and road maintenance.

Franklin County Commissioners Tuesday approved merit-based pay raises for 38 hundred non-unionized county workers.

Franklin County Commissioners yesterday voted to make the temporary county sales tax permanent. The tax was enacted in 2013 to build a county jail and fund other programs.

Franklin County Commissioners have approved spending 3.25 million dollars to repair or resurface several roadways and bridges.

Franklin County Commissioners have approved spending 450 thousand dollars on mental health and suicide prevention services in public schools.


Even before Thursday's announcement that state officials will trim the next two-year state budget by 800 million dollars, Ohio counties have been preparing for cuts related to the money they receive from the Medicaid Managed Care sales tax.

Columbus City Council last night approved a "food action plan" that's been two years in the making.

Democrats won five of the six contested Franklin County seats on the ballot Tuesday - two county commission seats, the treasurer, the clerk of courts, and the recorder.

Franklin County Commissioners plan to hire University of Wisconsin researchers to review procedures at the county dog shelter following the distemper outbreak in September that forced officials to euthanize 100 canines.

Franklin County officials say an investigation will soon begin into the distemper outbreak at the county Dog Shelter.

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Franklin County Commissioners today are expected to accept a 171 thousand dollar legal settlement with Norfolk Southern Railroad for the train derailment in Weinland Park in July of 2012.

Animal rights activists are asking Franklin County Commissioners to review how the distemper outbreak at the dog shelter happened. 

Franklin County Commission employees won't be traveling to North Carolina or Mississippi on official business anymore. 

Former Columbus City Council President Mike Mentel has dropped out of the March Democratic primary for Franklin County Commissioner.

A mediation agency says Franklin County had more evictions filed over the past decade than any other county in the state.

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Former Columbus City Council Member Mike Mentel has filed the paperwork to run for the Franklin County Commission seat held by fellow Democrat Paula Brooks.

Franklin County Commissioners this week voted to back 12 million dollars in bonds for the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, to fund the second phase of redevelopment of the former Poindexter Village site on the Near East Side.

Consultants are telling Franklin County Commissioners major upgrades of the county's water system are needed, and rates could increase as a result.

Voters in two Central Ohio counties will see a total of three levy requests on their ballots in the fall.

Franklin County Commissioners today are expected to approve spending 10 thousand dollars on a program to help low-income residents buy fresh produce at local farmers markets.

Franklin County Commissioners today approved a deal to raze Veterans Memorial downtown, despite calls from local vets and the facility's board to renovate the structure.

The second of three public hearings on raising the Franklin County sales tax is scheduled for Tuesday night.

Franklin County Commissioners have approved plans to demolish 900 abandoned homes.

Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott says a ten month long study shows his office needs to hire 175 more people, especially for patrols and guarding jail inmates.

Franklin County Commissioners are reviewing a management study that outlines potential changes to the sheriff's office.

Nearly 200 Franklin County employees will get raises under a new labor contract County Commissioners are expected to approve today.