The population of Franklin County has continued to grow and expand over the past decade, and in 2010 the population reached 1.1 million people. The county is a namesake to American statesman, scientist and inventor, Benjamin Franklin, and the county’s seat is Columbus.
Ohio’s 15th District is home to many charming, historic communities throughout Franklin County, like Canal Winchester, Grove City, Upper Arlington, and Hilliard. Many of the county’s cities and small towns predate the opening of the Ohio & Erie Canal in the early 1800’s.
Also located in Franklin County is the downtown Columbus area, which is the seat of state government and home to a number of corporate headquarters, including: Nationwide Insurance, The Huntington National Bank, Battelle, and White Castle.
Stivers also represents the Arena District, a busy entertainment area in downtown Columbus offering dining, nightlife, events, and more. Local sports fans are also in luck, as the Blue Jackets and the Clippers are both located in the 15th District.
Some of Franklin County’s major employers include: The United States Government, The State of Ohio, OhioHealth, Battelle, United Parcel Service, Abbott Nutrition, American Electric Power, Dispatch Printing, Co., Giant Eagle, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Huntington Bancshares Inc., Limited Brands, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Franklin County, Rickenbacker Air Force Base, Owens Corning, State Farm Life Insurance, South-Western City Schools, TS Tech North America, and Defense Supply Center Columbus.
Links to Local Government Web Sites in Franklin County:
Franklin County Seat: The City of Columbus
Franklin County Auditor
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Franklin County Children Services
Franklin County Clerk of Courts
Franklin County Recorder
Franklin County Sheriff
Franklin County Treasurer
Franklin County Veterans Service Commission
Greater Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau
City of Canal Winchester
City of Grandview Heights
City of Grove City
City of Groveport
City of Hilliard
City of Upper Arlington
Village of Marble Cliff
Village of Obetz
The Arena District
The Columbus Clippers
The Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Canal Winchester Blues and Ribfest
Franklin County Fair
Obetz Zucchini Fest
The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus Business First