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Courthouse Entrance (373 S. High Street) Closed

from Commissioners

The main County Courthouse entrance (373 S. High St.), marked by two revolving doors, will be closed indefinitely due to the renovation of the Hall of Justice building.

Entry to the County Courthouse (373 S. High St.) is available at the Pavilion Entrance (365 S. High St.) and the Common Pleas Courthouse (345 S. High St.).

The renovation of the Hall of Justice is expected to be complete this fall. The repurposed facility will feature a first floor conference facility, while the Adult Probation department will occupy floors 4-6, and the Law Library will return to the tenth floor.

County Recorder Solicits Input For New Document Management System

from Recorder

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FCCS's FamJam @ Mayor Coleman's Neighborhood Pride Block Party - August 2, Columbus Commons, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

from Children Services

Join us at FCCS's FamJam @ Mayor Coleman's Neighborhood Pride Block Party, a free family enrichment festival sponsored by Franklin County Children Services and the city of Columbus on August 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbus Commons (160 South High Street). There will be plenty of opportunities for learning and fun throughout the day. Local acts will perform on stage, while more than 70 vendors and community partners will host resource booths with information and activities. Children can enjoy face painting, bounce houses, a climbing wall and free rides on the city carousel. There will also be complimentary refreshments, while supplies last. Parking is available at the Columbus Commons garage for a small fee. The festival goes on rain or shine! Click here to learn more about FamJam.

ADAMH Community Mini-Grant Deadline Approaching

from ADAMH

The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) is currently accepting applications for community mini-grants. You can learn more about the process by reading the overview and application. The deadline for the second round is Friday, August 8.

Mosquito Season Is upon Us

from Public Health

Mosquito season is upon us. Find complete Mosquito Program facts, updates and more on the Franklin County Public Health website.

Pet Trails in the Parks

from Metro Parks

Your dog will love you even more when you bring your favorite friend for a walk in the park. There are pet trails in 14 Metro Parks, and dog parks or dog swimming areas in six of them.

Registration Deadline Nears for August Special Election

from Board of Elections

The Franklin County Board of Elections reminds voters they have until Monday - July 7 - to register for the Aug. 5 special election.

There will be a single issue on the ballot in Franklin County, a levy of 2.85 mills for the Licking Heights School District. The district overlaps from Licking County into ten Franklin County precincts. Approximately 8,500 voters are eligible to vote on this issue.

Absentee voting for this election begins July 8. Voters may request ballots by mail online or by calling the board of elections at (614) 525-3100. In-person early voting will be held at 1700 Morse Road at the following times:

  • Weekdays, Tuesday July 8 through Friday, Aug. 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Sunday, Aug. 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 4 from 8:00 a.m. to noon

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