2013 Primary Election Unofficial Results for Franklin County
Major Energy Conservation Upgrades to be Implemented at Four County Buildings
Franklin County will implement major energy efficiency and conservation upgrades at four county buildings in Columbus using $10 million in financing from the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA). Buildings include Veterans Memorial, the Juvenile Detention Center, the Courthouse Tower, and the Jackson Pike Jail.
City, County Announce Community Garden Grants
Recognizing the many benefits of community gardens, the city of Columbus and Franklin County announced recipients of their joint community garden grants program. $53,200 in funding was allocated to 42 local community gardens this year. Currently in its third year, the City/County Community Garden Grants program supports existing gardens in the City of Columbus and throughout Franklin County and encourages the creation of new ones.
County Recorder Announces New ID Program For Franklin County's Veterans
Franklin County Recorder Terry J. Brown has announced a new program geared toward providing any military veteran that resides in Franklin County who records, or has recorded, their discharge documents (DD214 papers) in the Franklin County Recorder's Office. Recorder Brown will host the "Veteran ID Program Kick-Off" next week in West Hall at the Veterans Memorial, located at 300 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.
The event will take place on Monday, May 20th, from 8AM-5PM, and on Tuesday, May 21st, from 8AM-7PM. Free parking will be available. Recorder Brown is inviting Franklin County's veterans to come record their discharge documents and/or get a new ID card during next week's event. The cost for ID cards is $1.00 and arrangements will be made for those veterans who may need financial assistance to purchase an ID card.
ID cards will be available in the Franklin County Recorder's Office, beginning Wednesday, May 22nd. The Franklin County Recorder's Office is in the Franklin County Government Center located at 373 S. High St, on the 18th floor. For additional information, please click here.
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More from Franklin County
- 2013 Budget
- Auto Title East Moves to 1583 Alum Creek Drive
- 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 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp has been scheduled for June 7th at Blacklick Woods Metro Park from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year's theme is Art in the Garden. Children who have completed Kindergarten through second grade are eligible to attend. The cost of the camp is $6 per child which covers materials, program supplies and facility fees. Participants need to bring their own food and beverage. Activities include games, arts and crafts, music and more. Call 614-866-6900, ext. 214 to register, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new hotline - 1-855-VA-WOMEN - to receive and respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans. The service began accepting calls on April 23, 2013.
Festival season is starting. Kids are ready for the Zoo, Zoombezi Bay, COSI, Clippers and Crew games, and all sorts of fun. Here is your guide to all the excitement, right here in Franklin County. Check it out as you make plans, and please share with your friends and family who might want to come visit this summer. You can get the latest info at http://www.experiencecolumbus.com/, including a new "tour planner" that helps you map out every stop of your trip.
Thanks to a partnership among the Commissioners, the City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC), nearly 1,700 Franklin County youth and young adults age 14-24 will have the opportunity to get real-world job experience to develop the skills, attitudes and commitment necessary to succeed in today's workforce. Whether in or out of school, you can register for this summer jobs program. Applications will open May 1, 2013.
Recognizing the direct link between dental health and overall health, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners is offering a countywide Dental Discount Program to provide residents and families who are not covered by dental insurance with discounts on certain dental services and procedures.
The discount - ranging from 5% to 50% on most dental procedures including routine oral exams, unlimited cleanings, dentures, root canals and crowns - is available to all Franklin County residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage.
from Children Services
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both children who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems as a result. See more.
from Soil & Water
Before deciding to use any pesticide on your property, do a quick accounting of what you want from your yard and the possible environmental impacts. Do you want golf-course quality turf grass and a garden suitable for a glossy magazine? Or are you willing to put up with some imperfections to minimize the effects of some pesticides on pollinators, including native bees and butterfly caterpillars? Also, think about cultural practices that can minimize the need for pesticide use. For instance, according to OSU Extension Ohioline, "The most important practices to reduce insect pests in lawns are proper turfgrass species and cultivar selection, thatch management, proper mowing and irrigation."
For more information, call the Franklin County Master Gardener's Garden Information Line at 688-GROW or go online to these OSU Extension articles: IPM for the Home Vegetable Garden and Managing Lawn Pests.