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State Budget Proposal Would Halt County Sales Tax Increase

Kasich unveils budget
Ohio counties may be prevented from raising sales taxes under Governor Kasich's proposed two year budget.
6, 2013

Governor Kasich’s proposed two-year state budget would restore $28 million dollars to the local government fund, but prevent local governments from raising sales taxes.

Franklin County Turns To Veterans For Disaster Response

Darrell Koerber is deputy director of Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
15, 2013

The county is using a federal grant to train veterans in disaster psychology, urban rescue, first-aid, and fire safety.

Franklin County Struggles With Spike In Teen Suicides

File photo
January 7, 2013

The county saw ten people between the ages of 13 and 18 take their own life in 2012. That’s more than the previous four years combined.

Obama Coming To Central Ohio; Romney Hosting Rally In Cincinnati

President Obama and Mitt Romney will be back in Ohio on the Friday before the election trying to sway voters in the key battleground state.
October 31, 2012

President Barack Obama is resuming his storm-delayed chase to win Ohio with help from former President Bill Clinton, while Republicans are putting together a huge rally for Friday evening.

Candidates And Supporters Make Final Push For Women Voters

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor (yellow shirt) and former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery (plaid skirt) have been trying to get Ohio women to support MItt Romney. On the right, former Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland talks to a group of young women outside the Franklin County early voting center.
26, 2012

Supporters of both President Obama and Mitt Romney are doing their best to sway Ohio women in this key battleground state.

Three Franklin County Voters Indicted For Voter Fraud

Illegal voting is a 4th-degree felony, punishable by up to 18 months in prison.
October 17, 2012

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says the indictments issued yesterday charge three people with felony voter fraud for voting twice in recent elections.

Franklin County Prepares For “Day Long” Early Voting Lines

Franklin County moved its early voting site to an old Kohl's store on Morse Rd. to accomodate longer lines and allow people to wait inside.
October 16, 2012

The Franklin County Board of Elections met for a special meeting Monday as Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted awaits a U.S. Supreme Court decision on early in-person voting for the three days before Election Day.

Franklin County Settles Another Four Taser Complaints

The Ohio Legal Rights Service, a state agency that claimed deputies were violating the constitutional rights of prisoners, filed the suit in 2010.
4, 2012

The settlements were tied to a federal class-action lawsuit that accuses Franklin County jailers of using excessive force with stun guns.

Accused “Peeping Tom” Videotaper Commits Suicide

38-year-old John Hayes was arrested August 29 after authorities searched his home on a child pornography search warrant.
September 6, 2012

Grandview Heights resident John Hayes was reportedly found dead by a coworker Wednesday.

Franklin County Money Set Aside For Extended Voting

One of Franklin County's 4,200 iVotronic touch screen voting machines
Franklin County Commissioners set aside $2.8 million for early and in-person voting.
August 24, 2012

It may not matter in the long run, but yesterday Franklin County Board of Commissioners announced they have the funding set aside for extended weeknight and weekend voting hours.