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Fee Increase Will Go Toward Affordable Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Fee Increase Will Go Toward Affordable Housing

A fee increase approved by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners last week will generate about $65 million over the next ten years for affordable housing. That works out to about $4 million a year for a program called the County Housing Magnet Fund – which will support housing near employment centers – and an […]

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$100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans $100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Central Ohio is lacking in affordable housing (ie: low-income housing), but a new fund hopes to change that. Local civic and business leaders announced today that a $100 million Housing Action Fund would help address that need. “We know that more than 54,000 people in central Ohio live at or near poverty and spend more […]

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DeWine to Face Cordray in General Election, and Other Primary Results

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega DeWine to Face Cordray in General Election, and Other Primary Results

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Obama-era consumer watchdog Richard Cordray will go head to head this November to fill Governor John Kasich’s seat. Each won their respective primaries, with DeWine winning 60 percent of the vote over Lt. Governor Mary Taylor’s 40 percent, and Cordray earning 63 percent of the vote in a landslide […]

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Franklin County Public Health to Launch Countywide Smoking Cessation Program

  Franklin County Public Health to Launch Countywide Smoking Cessation Program

Franklin County Health, in partnership the Franklin County Tobacco Free Collaborative and several area public, nonprofit and healthcare agencies, will announce a new program designed to help Franklin County smokers kick the habit. Funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Health, the Community Cessation Initiative (CCI) will offer free and accessible smoking cessation […]

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Meet the Candidate – Rob Jarvis for US House District 15

  Meet the Candidate – Rob Jarvis for US House District 15

Come and meet Rob Jarvis, the Democratic candidate for US House 15. He will be holding multiple voter Q & A sessions in Franklin County. He is the Democratic Candidate who wants to bring back government to the people and not the big corporations. Come here what he has to say and let him know […]

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Central Ohio Home to 19 of the Most Expensive Zip Codes in the State

Walker Evans Walker Evans Central Ohio Home to 19 of the Most Expensive Zip Codes in the State

According to a new report from PropertyShark.com, Central Ohio is home to 38 percent of the state’s most expensive zip codes, calculated by their median home sale prices for 2016. The Village of Galena in Delaware County was the highest priced zip code in the region with a median home sale price of just over $388,000, […]

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Franklin County Now Largest in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin County Now Largest in Ohio

According to the latest US Census data, Franklin County is now the largest in the State of Ohio, surpassing Cuyahoga County for the first time. The data now indicates that Franklin County has an estimated population of 1,264,518 as of 2016, with Cuyahoga County clocking in at 1,249,352 — a difference of 15,166 people. Since […]

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