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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.

General Election Results Certified

from Board of Elections

The Franklin County Board of Elections certified results of the Nov. 4 general election this afternoon. There are no recounts necessary.

Official totals show 299,136 voting of 803,863 registered for a turnout of 37.21 percent. The totals include 100,126 voting absentee in-person or by mail and 6,747 voters casting valid provisional ballots. Official results will be posted on the Web at http://vote.franklincountyohio.gov.

Franklin County's next election will be a May 5, 2015 primary for municipal offices.

Holiday Closings Franklin County Clerk of Courts' Four Auto Title Offices

from Clerk of Courts

Two New Locations; One Office Now Offering Saturday Hours

Clerk of Courts Maryellen O'Shaughnessy announced the 2014 Holiday schedule for the four Auto Title offices located in Franklin County. Auto Title offices will be closed for three upcoming holidays, and will close early at 4 p.m. on December 12. Information related to these closings is listed in the following table:

Thursday, November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving Day - CLOSED
Friday, December 12, 2014 EARLY Close at 4pm
Thursday, December 25, 2014 Christmas Day - CLOSED
Thursday, January 1, 2015 New Year's Day - CLOSED

After the early release and holiday closings, all Auto Title offices will resume regular weekday business hours of operation as identified below. Auto Title West, in a new location at 4153 W. Broad Street, now offers Saturday hours. Auto Title North recently moved into a larger, newly remodeled site at 980 Morse Road, but maintains its normal weekday and Saturday hours.

Auto Title South/Main Office, 45 Great Southern Blvd., M-F 8 to 5 pm
Auto Title East/Alum Creek Center, 1583 Alum Creek Dr., M-F 8 to 5 pm, Sat. 8 to noon
Auto Title North/NEW LOCATION, 980 Morse Rd., M-F 8 to 5 pm, Sat. 8 to noon
Auto Title West/NEW LOCATION/Hollywood Plaza, 4153 W. Broad St., M-F 8 to 5 pm, NEW HOURS Sat. 8 to noon

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.

Board of Elections Holiday Closings Announced

from Board of Elections

The Franklin County Board of Elections will be closed on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 28 for a delayed observance of Columbus Day, a recognized county holiday.

The board voted earlier this year to defer time off at Columbus Day and Veterans Day to deal with pre and post- election work and to trade those days for additional breaks at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The board's regular weekday hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. will resume Mon., Dec. 1.

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.

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.