June 28, 2016


Taxpayers would bear burden

LORAIN — The split proposal to lift the city’s budget from a $3.6 million deficit — unpaid employee furloughs and a reduction in the tax credit for those who work outside of the city — means that taxpayers will make up about 80 percent of the deficit and city workers will cover 20 percent. During Read More…

Furloughs, short-term tax bump suggested to avoid layoffs

LORAIN — Mayor Chase Ritenauer said Wednesday that massive layoffs can be avoided if all city employees agree to unpaid furlough days and if the public temporarily pays more in income tax. The city is facing a $3.6 million budget deficit as a result of massive layoffs at the steel mills following a downturn in Read More…

Furloughs, closures begin as shutdown affects Ohio

CINCINNATI — The impact of the partial federal government shutdown began rippling across Ohio on Tuesday, with a national military museum and national park closing and thousands of federal employees going on furlough. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park between Cleveland and Akron both closed Read More…