Franklin Township Robert E. Lee Monument To Be Placed On Private Property In Southwest Ohio By Associated Press • Oct 8, 2017 journal-news.com Franklin Township officials say a small monument honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee that sparked debate will be placed on private property. Volunteer Firefighter Who Made Racist Social Media Post Resigns By Jim Letizia • Sep 19, 2017 nypost.com The volunteer firefighter in Franklin Township who made a racist social media post has resigned. Volunteer Firefighter Suspended For Racist Social Media Post By Associated Press • Sep 17, 2017 nypost.com A volunteer firefighter in Warren County has been suspended indefinitely after a social media post that stated he would save a dog from a burning building before a black person. Franklin Township Voters Restore Third-Shift Police Service By Jim Letizia • May 4, 2017 Franklin Township voters on Tuesday approved a five-year, 4.1 mill tax levy to fund the restoration of third-shift police officers. Franklin Township Cutting Police Force, Perry Township Asking Voters For Police Money By Jim Letizia • Jan 16, 2015 Franklin Township trustees have voted to lay off four of the township's eight police officers on February 6. Trustees cite budgetary problems. Levy Defeat Forcing Layoffs Of Franklin Township Firefighters By Jim Letizia • Nov 7, 2014 Franklin Township fire officials are laying off 5 firefighters today after voters rejected an operating levy on Tuesday. City Council Approves Deal With Franklin Township, Rec Center Design Work By Jim Letizia • Nov 5, 2013 Franklin Township could receive 39 million dollars over 50 years from shared revenues from the Columbus casino. Weather Creates Homeless Shelter Overflows By Jim Letizia • Dec 27, 2012 The fight over a proposed winter shelter for the homeless in Franklin Township is forcing other shelters to fill beyond capacity. Judge Refuses To Block Homeless Shelter By Jim Letizia • Dec 18, 2012 A Franklin County judge has refused to grant a request by a child care center to block the opening of a 190-bed homeless shelter next door in Franklin Township.