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Franklin County Commissioners Support Marriage Equality

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin County Commissioners Support Marriage Equality

The Columbus Pride Festival is still a few days away but Franklin County Commissioners are celebrating early this week. The Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution today that supports full inclusive marriage equality rights for all Ohioans. Their support for gay rights is not surprising, as other policies have been put in place over the […]

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Voters to Decide on Columbus Zoo Levy Next Week

Emma Surber Emma Surber Voters to Decide on Columbus Zoo Levy Next Week

For the first time in recent years the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has received opposition from Franklin County voters regarding Issue 6, the proposed tax levy that is set to appear on the May 6 primary ballot. The current property tax levy costs Franklin County residents, that own homes assessed at $100,000 or more, 41 […]

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Demolition of Vets Memorial Approved to make way for New Memorial & Museum

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolition of Vets Memorial Approved to make way for New Memorial & Museum

The Franklin County Commissioners have been tasked with the tough job of deciding over the past four months whether or not to renovate or replace the Veterans Memorial facility located on the Scioto Peninsula. In August, the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) made a proposal to replace the facility with a new Ohio Veterans Memorial […]

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New Retail Program Targets Lennox, Cleveland Avenue, West Broad

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Retail Program Targets Lennox, Cleveland Avenue, West Broad

Franklin County and ECDI jointly launched a new retail incubation program that is targeting specific neighborhoods throughout Columbus. The “Retail Incubation Supporting Entrepreneurs” (RISE) program has a goal of giving retail a boost in places such as Cleveland Avenue, West Broad Street around the Hollywood Casino, and a new potential vision for The Lennox Town […]

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Franklin County & City of Columbus Support Equal Housing Opportunities for GLBT Community

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin County & City of Columbus Support Equal Housing Opportunities for GLBT Community

Today, Franklin County Commissioners and the City of Columbus jointly announced that local leaders are applying support for new federal rules that prohibit landlords and home-loan lenders from discriminating against gay and transgender people. These local governing bodies are partnering with the Columbus Urban League and Stonewall Columbus to ensure fair access to the local dream […]

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Franklin County Commissioners Invest in New Community Gardens

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin County Commissioners Invest in New Community Gardens

Believe it or not, Spring is almost here! And the planting of new community gardens will follow close behind. The Franklin County Commissioners announced today that they would be investing $20,000 in local garden grants, in addition to offering space at the Franklin County Gantz Road Community Garden. “Growing up on a farm, my family was […]

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2011 Election Results – Coleman Wins Fourth Term

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2011 Election Results – Coleman Wins Fourth Term

The votes have been tallied and the results are in. Michael B. Coleman has won his fourth term as Columbus Mayor, and all four Democrat candidates were chosen for Columbus City Council: Michelle Mills, Andrew Ginther, Zach Klein and Hearcel Craig. Issue 3 passed while Issue 1 and Issue 2 failed. Are you happy with […]

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