The federal government recommends demolishing over 200 buildings at the site of a former Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio.
Franklin County Commissioners want county employees to use less paper and use recycled paper. The board of commissioners plans to expand it’s 2006 county-wide environmental policy. Officials hope to inspire others to do the same.
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners Tuesday voted not to award a large construction project to the lowest bidder. Instead, the contract for plumbing work on the Clippers’ new downtown ballpark went to an out-of-state unionized company. Commissioners cite concerns over safety violations and prevailing wage law violations, but the low-bidding company and other business leaders accuse the board of partisan politics.
Franklin County courtrooms have long been due an overhaul. And county commissioners say the time is now. A design for a brand new courthouse was unveiled Wednesday. And the move-in date could be as early as 2010.
Striking members of a Teamsters Local today picketed the Franklin County Courthouse and tried to drum up support for their position in a labor dispute with the Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency. Union and County leaders are scheduled to meet later this afternoon with a state mediator. Workers have been on strike since June 12th.
Franklin County Commissioners announce the formation of action teams to find a downtown location for a new baseball stadium and to find ways to use the old stadium site in Franklinton. Commissioners want to have the new AAA baseball stadium built by no later than 2008.