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Dawn Tyler Lee Named New Franklin County Commissioner

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dawn Tyler Lee Named New Franklin County Commissioner

Following the retirement of Commissioner Marilyn Brown earlier this month, the remaining Franklin County Commissioners have appointed a replacement to fill her position. Dawn Tyler Lee will serve as acting commissioner until the Franklin County Democratic Party’s Central Committee names a permanent replacement to fill out the rest of the term. With her swearing-in, Tyler […]

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New Public Safety Program to Offer Free Vehicle Light Repair

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New Public Safety Program to Offer Free Vehicle Light Repair

A project piloted by the Columbus City Attorney’s Office and Franklin County Commissioners will help Columbus residents with repair services for broken taillights and the like. Project Taillight, a program in partnership with Columbus State Community College, aims to improve public safety and crime prevention by providing low-income residents with headlight, taillight, license plate light, […]

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Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown Retires

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown Retires

Commissioner Marilyn Brown announced on Tuesday, May 11 that she will be retiring from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Brown served more than 14 years as a commissioner. She called her time on the board “the honor of a lifetime.” ABC6 and others have reported the reason behind Brown’s resignation is due to health issues […]

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Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

The City of Columbus has teamed up with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in an effort to provide healthy local food to all of Central Ohio. Columbus nonprofit Local Matters detailed needed food improvements in the first ever city-wide food plan — an effort to address the crippling economic issues contributing to the lack […]

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County Commissioner Candidates Address Concerns at Community Forum

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega County Commissioner Candidates Address Concerns at Community Forum

Candidates for the office of County Commissioner answered questions for black community members last night at the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church on East Fifth Street. Republican Candidates Terry Boyd and Jesse Thomas, Ohio Representative Kevin Boyce, and current Commissioners John O’Grady and Paula Brooks, sat as a panel in front of the congregation, started off […]

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Columbus Selected To Host 2018 National Urban League Convention

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus Selected To Host 2018 National Urban League Convention

Major announcement revealed during Columbus Urban League's 40th annual Empowerment Day, along with honors for Mayor Michael Coleman and Franklin County Commissioners

On Monday, November 2nd, the Columbus Urban League’s 40th annual Empowerment Day convened to recognize community members and entities who have advocated for social justice and equality among the city’s families — especially for those who struggle financially.  According to the organization’s website, this year’s Empowerment Day theme, Achieving the American Dream 4All, “spotlights our […]

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Zoo CEO Emphasizes Levy Renewal Is Not An Increase

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Zoo CEO Emphasizes Levy Renewal Is Not An Increase

In 1985, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium first started getting support from Franklin County voters through a tax levy. The current zoo levy, which was established in 1990, is set to expire at the end of 2015 unless a levy renewal makes it onto the ballot and gets approval from the voters in November. Tom […]

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