The Press Newspaper
Voters in the Village of Genoa next month will decide the fate of an income tax credit for residents who work outside the village.
A referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot will determine if an ordinance approved by village council that repeals a 0.75 percent credit for residents who pay taxes to other municipalities will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017.
Several residents who say the tax credit is needed have circulated a petition for placing the referendum on the ballot. Mayor Ken Harsanje, however, says repeal of the tax credit is needed to offset the loss of Local Government Funds from the state and other strains on the village budget.
War, as seen through the letters of veterans and their families, is the subject of an exhibit at the Main Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo.
“War Comes Home: The Legacy” features the personal correspondence from most major conflicts in U.S. history – from the Civil War through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – displayed on 13 interpretive panels.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on September 30 issued a final permit renewal for Envirosafe Services of Ohio, Inc., (ESOI), a hazardous waste facility at 876 Otter Creek Road in Oregon.
The facility submits an operating permit renewal request to the state every 10 years. The last time the agency approved a Hazardous Waste Facility Installation and Operation Permit to Envirosafe was on Dec. 29, 2005. The permit expired on Dec. 29, 2015. The facility submitted a request to the Ohio EPA for a renewal on June 30, 2015. The facility is allowed to operate under the terms of the expired permit until the director of the Ohio EPA issues or denies the renewal permit.
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is seeking a 2.9-mill property tax renewal and an additional .8 mill levy, and the 9-1-1 public safety communication system is requesting a 0.7 mill renewal on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.
Jason Kucsma, deputy director of The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, said fifty percent of the library’s budget comes from property taxes.
Failure to pass the levies would mean “severe” cuts in library services over the next several years, he said.
A $311,676 grant was awarded to The Imagination Station, the hands-on science learning center in Toledo, it was announced last week.
The grant is from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) National Leadership Grants for Museums. The funding will bolster efforts by Imagination Station to help parents, program staff, and volunteers to promote an interest in science and to facilitate research and integration of design features to improve the quality of visitor experience.
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