2013 General Election Official Results for Franklin County
from Board of Elections
On November 5th, 2013, the State of Ohio held a General Election. Election Results are available using the links below.
FCCS Holiday Wish Turns 50
from Children Services
For the last 50 years, Franklin County Children Services has granted the wishes of more than 150,000 children through Holiday Wish. These are children who may have experienced abuse, neglect or other difficult home conditions and rely on the generosity of our community to put the joy back into their holidays. Last year, our community provided gifts for over 5,000 children. These children are under the care of Children Services and may live in their own homes, with relatives, in foster homes or residential care. Visit the Children Services website for more information.
12/14 - Fall Teacher Workshop: Hands-On Polymer (Plastics) and the Environment, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
12/14 - Wreaths Across America Ceremony, 11:45 a.m.
12/15 - Mingle With Our Mutts, Noon to 2 p.m.
12/25 - County offices closed in observance of Christmas Day
There's always something going on at Veterans Memorial. Check out their upcoming events! Your Entertainment and Events Complex!
More from Franklin County
- 2013 Budget
- Become a Mentor
- Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio to Open
- Children Services Resource Guide
- Choose Your Partner Carefully
- Clerk of Courts Location, Hours and Phone Numbers
- County Engineer's Construction Projects
- Court of Appeals Docket
- Foreclosure Assistance
- Guidelines for Reporting Child Abuse
- Ohio Benefit Bank Online
- Safe Havens for Infants
- Self-Guided Tour of Art at the Courthouse
- Senior Options Program
- Social Networking Links
Franklin County Veterans Service Commission, various veterans organizations of Franklin County, Green Lawn Cemetery, Sunset Cemetery, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens and Volunteers will lay over 1500 Christmas wreaths on graves of American Veterans following a short program. This event is part of the nationwide Wreaths Across America program. The event will take place on Saturday, December 14 at 11:45 a.m.
All dogs three months of age and older must be licensed annually by January 31. When you acquire a new dog, you must license it immediately. Dogs in Franklin County must be immunized against rabies by a licensed veterinarian before a license can be purchased. Visit the Animal Care & Control website for more information.
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted this morning to approve recommendations from a panel of publically appointed citizen representatives charged with an annual review of Franklin County's tax incentive portfolio. Franklin County's portfolio of tax incentives includes nine companies. Between them, the companies created or retained 2,211 local jobs, nearly 30% more than was required. These jobs account for a payroll of more than $60 million annually, 13% higher than expected.
The Franklin County South Opportunity Center will soon be closing. If you are a customer and live in one of the following zip codes: 43232, 43110, 43125 or 43217 effective November 25, your case manager will now be located at the East Opportunity Center. If you are a customer and live in one of the following zip codes: 43123, 43137, 43207, 43140 or 43146 effective December 6, your case manager will now be located at the West Opportunity Center. Visit the Job & Family Services website for more information.
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners have approved a new policy resolution which strengthens and solidifies the County's commitment to supporting the local food system citing important economic and environmental benefits.
At the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Meeting, the Franklin County Green Team was presented with the 2013 Conservation Stewardship Award. It is given each year to a business, organization or individual who embodies Franklin Soil and Water's mission to promote responsible land use decisions for the conservation, protection and improvement of soil and water resources in Franklin County.
The Franklin County Auditor's Office has extended the filing deadline for the Homestead Exemption Program. This program allows the elderly or permanently disabled to exempt $25,000 of the market value of their home from all property taxes. The average yearly savings is $550 on your property tax bill. For more information on the Homestead Exemption Program, please visit the Auditor's web site.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has several construction projects affecting Central Ohio:
More information on Central Ohio construction projects can be found on the ODOT website.
Join naturalists, environmental educators and teachers as we explore, explain and experience the value, variety and vulnerability of our natural resources through a series of interactive workshops. More information is available on the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District website.
The Ohio chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Ohio) has chosen the Big Darby Town Center Master Plan for its 2013 Award of Excellence in their Focused Planning Project category.
The Big Darby Town Center Master Plan was adopted by a planning partnership between Franklin County, Brown Township, Prairie Township and the City of Columbus.
from Children Services
Many parents wrestle with whether or not it's safe to leave a child alone at home. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS) offers some guidelines concerning this issue. Click on the link below to learn more: Leaving a Child at Home Alone Parenting Tip Flyer.