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Columbus and Franklin County officials today announced $20 million in CARES Act funding for human services organizations in the region. Elon Simms of the Crane Group chaired the application review committee. 

On this week’s episode of Prognosis Ohio, we continue our 2020 candidate spotlight by talking with Sheryl Munson—a public defender of 26 years and supporter of restorative justice— about her candidacy for judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas against the current incumbent and former prosecutor, Judge Gina Russo .

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Franklin County is one of seven counties that scored highest  on color-coded coronavirus risk map of Ohio unveiled today. 

A Franklin County pilot program will work across local government agencies to help boys and young men of color better access family services. 

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Franklin County Commissioners today announced they will declare Juneteenth a paid holiday for county workers. The paid holiday begins next year. 

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Franklin County and the City of Columbus are teaming up to help small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Happy Birthday, Franklin County Public Health: A Conversation with Commissioner Joe Mazzola

Ohio University health policy professor Dan Skinner interviews Franklin County Health Commissioner, Joe Mazzola, about the 100th anniversary of Franklin County Public Health. Topics include public health funding, the history and coordination of health departments in Ohio, and the scope of Franklin County Public Health's work. Plus thought experiments involving magic wands, non-existent checkbooks, and crystal balls.

Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and several central Ohio municipalities are coming together for a comprehensive affordable housing study.

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Franklin County has joined a national network to develop small businesses and entrepreneurs in the county's underserved neighborhoods. 

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Central Ohio health officials are launching a new campaign to help reduce infant mortality.

The City of Columbus, Franklin County and Ohio State University plan to study the county's eviction rate, which is the highest in the state.

The U.S. Census Bureau says Franklin County is now Ohio's most populous county.

The latest report by the non-profit Robert Wood Johnson foundation shows that for the second consecutive year, Delaware County is the healthiest county in Ohio.

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Franklin County Administrator Don Brown says he will resign on October 31st.

Franklin County is now the fastest-growing county in Ohio.

Today is the deadline to pay property taxes in Franklin County.