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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. 

Franklin County Commissioners have allocated more than 2 million in grants and loans to small businesses harmed by the COVID-19  closures. 

Columbus City Council last night approved a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis in the city. 

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Officials say a protest against police brutality held last night in downtown Columbus turned violent just before midnight.  

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Franklin County Commissioners have approved a 350 thousand dollar contract to purchase kits to help civilians handle injuries from mass shootings or other violent attacks.  

Franklin County commissioners have announced a new collaboration to address poverty. 

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

Franklin County has joined about a dozen others in Ohio by now allowing 911 emergency text messages. 

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Franklin County Commissioners this week approved spending 12 million dollars to purchase new voting machines. 

Franklin County officials have reached an agreement with Columbus State Community College to open a new assistance services office on campus. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved spending 280 thousand dollars to fund what the panel says are non-partisan voter ads alerting the public about early voting times and other information. 

Franklin County Commissioners Tuesday approved a plan to bring underpass lighting, sculptures, and new landscaping to the West Broad Street interchange at I-270.  

Franklin County Commissioners are scheduled to vote Tuesday to hire a consulting firm that will examine local economic development programs.

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Franklin County Commissioners have chosen a new dog shelter director. 

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. 

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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