Stories tagged with: Levy

February 6, 2014 - 7:15pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

Rambo Memorial Health Center employees met with the county commissioners to ask that their annual levy is put on the ballot for November.

Rambo Executive Director, Crystal Bebout says that the health center has been on the ballot since 1961 and has yet to fail. She says supporting the organization is important because they provide unique and helpful programs for the community.

"We have one program specifically, it's the Medication Assistance Program that have folks come in....

January 16, 2014 - 6:40pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Engineer met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to discuss putting a bridge levy on the May ballot.

County Engineer, Doug Davis says that the price of maintaining county bridges has sky rocketed in the last decade and they are need of assistance to keep the structures safe.

"We know we have failing infrastructure in our community, over half of the bridges. We have over 420 bridges, we are number one or number two in the state of Ohio for numbers of...

September 14, 2013 - 6:16pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

A local fire department hosted an open house to educate the community about why they are so important to public safety and how the department responds to emergencies.

The Harrison Fire Department's Chief, Todd Elmore says it is important for the people of Harrison Township to know what they are putting their tax money towards.

"That way they know were not just wasting their dollars," said Elmore. We are trying to pass a fire levy on this year's ballot, so we figured...

May 8, 2013 - 4:49pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

A local school district passes a levy with a record setting approval rate.

The East Muskingum School District passed a 1.3 mill renewal levy on Tuesday. It provides emergency requirements for the district for the next 5 years. Superintendent Jill Johnson says community support made the difference.

"We were very excited because this is the highest percentage we have ever had vote for the levy and that was 78 percent over both counties supported the East Muskingum Levy,...

August 2, 2011 - 9:56pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

A special election was held Tuesday in Guernsey County for an 8.62 Mill Levy for the East Guernsey Local School District.

The levy failed, with 766 votes cast for the levy and 1087 votes cast against.


January 24, 2011 - 11:11pm
5 years 26 weeks ago

The West Muskingum Board of Education meeting was also held tonight. Superintendent Sharon Smith says that their main focus was discussing the potential levy that would be for general operating costs. She says their current revenue is not sufficient to cover expected expenditures. Smith says the levy is important to have because the state has warned school districts of future budget cuts, so this money would ensure that they have the appropriated funds needed. There is...

September 17, 2010 - 4:36pm
5 years 44 weeks ago

One local volunteer fire department may be shutting down.

The Frazeysburg Volunteer Fire Department is encountering severe budget issues due to a clerical error by the village. The Ohio Revised Code changed the deadline for levy submissions which went unnoticed by local officials. It's now leaving the fire department to suffer financially.

"After talking to the county auditors office, we're not going to receive any funds, even if they pass it in a special election in...

May 5, 2010 - 5:34pm
6 years 11 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Home will remain open.

Voters passed the 2.5 mil levy by around 200 votes in yesterday's primary, and Commissioner John Bates couldn't be more pleased.

"I think it will benefit everyone in the county in the long-run because there's a lot of talk in the future about Medicaid and Social Security. So without that county home, there might be a bigger need in the future than there is now, " says Bates.

Bates says he felt that there was some...

February 16, 2010 - 7:07pm
6 years 23 weeks ago

When voters head to the may primary this year, they will see a renewal levy for the Muskingum County Home on the ballot.

Muskingum County Commissioners adopted a resolution to submit the issue to the Muskingum County Board of Elections on January 14th.

It's a facility that Commissioner John Bates says is needed in this county.

"There's two sides to the story. People think that we don't need it, but there's a lot of support that think we do need it. That levy has passed...

December 15, 2009 - 6:14pm
6 years 32 weeks ago

State agencies and public services may lose more funding if an Ohio bill does not pass.

The passage of House Bill 318 would delay a final round of planned income tax cuts and fill an $850 million shortfall in the Ohio budget.

Blair Tom of the Muskingum County Library System said libraries will be affected because they are closely tied to education.

"If that isn't filled through this means, then the likely outcome will be deep cuts to education which is a primary...

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