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Franklin County Courthouse Project Update

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Press Release: Construction Advances on Franklin County Government Center Projects in Downtown Columbus Construction of both the Franklin County New Courts Building and Government Center Entrance Pavilion projects continue to advance toward anticipated completion next year.


New Convention Center Hotel Moving Forward

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Later this afternoon we’ll be hearing an official announcement from the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority (FCCFA) about the long-awaited new Convention Center hotel project that is finally moving forward. The new project will be located just across High Street from the Convention Center, between Vine Street and Ohio Center Way (the access street that […]


Franklin County’s Stimulus Requests to Ohio

Anne Evans Anne Evans

The state of Ohio was given 8.2 Billion in Federal Stimulus money and has launched a website to take requests. There have been thousands of submissions so far. Of course, many of the requests are for roads and bridges – construction and repairs. Some of the other requests included Broadband Internet services, counties requesting equipment like computers and copiers and […]


Franklin County Courthouse Complex is Going Green

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: County goes ‘green’ at old buildings By Barbara Carmen Commissioners are to approve a plan Tuesday to spend $25.5 million within the next 16 months to retrofit their five buildings at Fulton and High streets with environmentally friendly technology. Most of the work will be done by late spring 2010. The work […]

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Metro Parks will be asking for levy on May 5 ballot

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From The Dispatch: Metro Parks board to push 0.75-mill levy By Mark Ferenchik People love their parks. But do they appreciate them enough to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for them, even if the annual cost adds up to just a few lunches? Metro Parks is asking voters to approve a 10-year, 0.75-mill […]


Absentee balloting breaks Ohio record

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Absentee balloting breaks Ohio record BY MARK NIQUETTE Nearly half of all Franklin County voters in the Nov. 4 election — 45 percent — cast an early absentee ballot by mail or in person at Veterans Memorial, the highest number in the state, records show. Statewide, about a third of all Ohio […]


Stimulus Money to Further Franklin County Projects

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The following discussion is about the state of Ohio providing Franklin County money from their share of the federal economic stimulus package. Franklin County has desires to use the money for the Rich Street bridge and other road interchanges. Related Stories: – Town/Rich Street Bridge Project Updates – Update on the Rich St. Bridge Replacement


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