Keeping people and their pets together

By Christine Bryant Staff Writer A pet can make even the darkest days brighter. Just ask Brian, who affectionately calls his three cats, Silver, Amber and Little...

Home value complaints made easier through auditor’s office

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano announced the launch of two new initiatives that will make the Franklin County Board of Revision (BOR) complaint process...

Software upgrades needed for more public input

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer Prairie Township officials are looking into updating software so residents could more easily participate in virtual board meetings. This issue was again...

Trustees turn down request for help in the finance department

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer Franklin Township Fiscal Officer Mary Rhinehart wants some help. “I would like to ask the board to approve hiring another full-time staff...

Water and sewer rates to rise in Prairie Township

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer Water and sewer bills in Prairie Township will increase in 2021. The Prairie Township trustees recently announced they were informed that...

Trustees approve actions to benefit fire department

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer The Prairie Township board of trustees approved several pieces of legislation that will help the fire department. Among the items approved at...

Spreading the warmth at East Franklin

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer Tinleigh Cobus says it is not in her nature to make people cry. “I never want to be the reason for that...

Residents want their voices heard in Prairie Township

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer As many public meetings are held remotely, residents in Prairie Township are expressing frustration about asking questions. Recently, leadership in Prairie...

Columbus to use CARES funds to offer utility assistance

The city of Columbus is making additional funding from the 2020 federal Coronavirus, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act available for utility assistance grants...

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