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Letters to the Press

Moving forward

To the editor: Many years ago Wood County had a park levy on the ballot. It listed their parks to include a Cedar Creek in Lake Township.

        I was surprised, never had heard of it. I went looking for it, could not find it. No sign or parking lot.

        Looking at the park district map, I thought I might be close and I asked a neighbor who responded he had seen people walking on a trail.

Levies vital to B-C-S

To the editor: For nearly 50 years, I have been privileged to have lived in the Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District. Older folks like me will remember pre-Davis-Besse times when the district occasionally closed all schools for lack of funds

        With help from Toledo Edison, we have enjoyed low tax rates, currently paying the 17th lowest of districts in Ohio. An extraordinary staff, administration and board have used funds wisely and our district educational results have been ranked in the top 5 percent of districts by the state.

        Now competition from lower cost natural gas and reduced labor requirements have significantly reduced electric generating costs and profits nationwide. This led Ohio to approve the devaluation of Davis-Besse and phase out of the Public Utility Tangible Personal Property Tax.

        Result? The loss of nearly $6 million annually to the district. That is almost a 30 percent reduction, the most ever in Ohio.

Vote for the future

To the editor: I am writing this letter to alert residents of the Gibsonburg Exempted Village School District to the consequences of allowing the present school levy to lapse. This will happen if the proposed income tax levy on the May 8 ballot is not passed. We not only lose the present levy that was voted in many years ago but we will also lose the additional 0.25 percent that is part of the new levy request on the ballot.

        I know it seems strange that the present levy cannot appear on the ballot with an additional 0.25 percent, but that is the way it is. You can only have one earned income levy on the ballot at a time.

 

border wall

Do you think a wall along our Mexican border is needed?
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