Franklin County Commission Mentel Out Of County Commission Race By Jim Letizia • Jan 7, 2016 Former Columbus City Council President Mike Mentel has dropped out of the March Democratic primary for Franklin County Commissioner. Franklin County Leads The State In Evictions By Associated Press & Jim Letizia • Dec 3, 2015 A mediation agency says Franklin County had more evictions filed over the past decade than any other county in the state. Mentel To Run For County Commission By Jim Letizia • Nov 10, 2015 City of Columbus 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. County To Back Bonds For Poindexter Village Redevelopment By Jim Letizia • Feb 5, 2015 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. Consultant Recommends Upgrades Of Franklin County Water System By Jim Letizia • Nov 7, 2014 Consultants are telling Franklin County Commissioners major upgrades of the county's water system are needed, and rates could increase as a result. Three Central Ohio Levies To Appear On Fall Ballots By Jim Letizia • Jul 16, 2014 Voters in two Central Ohio counties will see a total of three levy requests on their ballots in the fall. Program To Help Local SNAP Recipients Get Fresh Produce By Jim Letizia • Jul 15, 2014 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. Commissioners Approve Deal To Raze Vets Memorial By Jim Letizia • Dec 3, 2013 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. Franklin County Sales Tax Hearing By Jim Letizia • Sep 16, 2013 The second of three public hearings on raising the Franklin County sales tax is scheduled for Tuesday night. County To Hire Attorneys For Foreclosure Cases By Jim Letizia • Mar 28, 2013 Franklin County Commissioners have approved plans to demolish 900 abandoned homes. Scott Wants To Hire More Personnel By Jim Letizia • Mar 26, 2013 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. More Franklin County Jail Guards Recommended By Jim Letizia • Jan 10, 2013 Franklin County Commissioners are reviewing a management study that outlines potential changes to the sheriff's office. County Commissioners To Vote On Labor Deal By Jim Letizia • Dec 4, 2012 Nearly 200 Franklin County employees will get raises under a new labor contract County Commissioners are expected to approve today.