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2014 General Election Unofficial Results for Franklin County

from Board of Elections

On November 4th, 2014, the State of Ohio held a General Election. Unofficial election results are available using the links below.

2015 Recommended Budget Includes Increased Strategic Investments in Economic Development, Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Efforts

from Commissioners

Franklin County Administrators have delivered to the Board of Commissioners a recommended budget for 2015 which is structurally balanced and includes increased investments in the Commissioners' top priorities of strategic economic development, supportive health and human services and good stewardship of natural resources, as well as provides for the continuation of community safety and fiscal sustainability. The Board of Commissioners evaluates budget requests from and establishes budgets for 35 County agencies.

Support Children with Franklin County Children Services' Holiday Wish Program

from Children Services

For more than 50 years, Holiday Wish has provided gifts to children under the care of FCCS who might not otherwise receive them. Join us in helping make wishes come true! Visit the Holiday Wish website to learn how you can contribute.

Franklin County Dog Shelter Salutes Veterans

from Animal Care & Control

This month the Franklin County Dog Shelter honors all veterans with a special program in recognition of their service to our country. From Wednesday, November 12 through Sunday, November 30 the Franklin County Dog Shelter will waive the adoption fee for all veterans who want to adopt a dog. Veterans will only be charged $18 for the dog license.

Owning a dog has significant health benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety and depression. It is the Franklin County Dog Shelter's hope that the healing ability of the dog might benefit the veteran, and also provide a home for a dog in need.

Check the Franklin County Dog Shelter website for dogs currently available for adoption.

ADAMH Community Mini-Grant Deadline Approaching

from ADAMH

The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County is now accepting applications for 2015 ADAMH Community Mini-Grant Program. You can learn more about the process by reading the overview and application. The deadline for the first round is Monday, December 15.

Metro Parks Winter Parkscope

from Metro Parks

The winter edition of Parkscope will be in The Columbus Dispatch on Wednesday, November 26. Copies are now in the Metro Parks, or download the PDF.

November is National Adoption Month

from Children Services

During this time, we celebrate the blessings of adoption and spread the word about children who are looking for permanent families. To learn about Franklin County Children Services' Adoption Program and search a list of children who are currently available for adoption click here.

Reports to the Community

from Economic Development and Planning

The Economic Development and Planning Department's Report to the Community e-newsletter series highlights the activities and outcomes of recent projects, programs, and initiatives undertaken by the department. Workforce training, demolition of vacant homes, and expenditure of federal stimulus funds in Franklin County are just a few of the topics covered in these reports that highlight the county's commitment to affordable housing, business investment, and safe neighborhoods.

Pet Trails in the Metro Parks

from Metro Parks

There are dedicated pet trails in 14 Metro Parks so bring your best friend and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery.

Visit the Metro Parks website to learn more about the parks.

Common Ground Parenting Classes

from Child Support Enforcement

The Buckeye Ranch Visitation/Access Program is organizing free classes for never married parents. Classes meet once per week for six weeks. See the flyer for the class topics. You are welcome to attend even if your co-parent doesn't participate. More information is available on the Child Support Enforcement Agency website.

Children Services November Issue of Connects E-News

from Children Services

The November 2014 issue of the Franklin County Children Services e-newsletter is here. Features include:

  • The 2014 Children Services Levy Passed
  • Community Supports Children with Holiday Wish
  • FCCS Celebrates National Adoption Month

Click here to view the publication online.

Metro Parks Winter Hikes 2015

from Metro Parks

The first of 12 hikes in the 2015 season begins on Saturday, January 3 at Blacklick Woods, 10 a.m. Click here for hike details.

Environmental Educator Workshops

from Soil and Water Conservation District

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.

Franklin Soil and Water, together with Metro Parks and the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District, will be coordinating workshops for educators with resources and activity ideas. Each session is a complete workshop including: introduction to the program, instructor-led activities, participant-driven learning and evaluation. All curricular materials are adaptable for many age groups.