June 28, 2016

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Elyria board takes step forward on levy

ELYRIA — The Elyria school board approved Wednesday the first step in placing a levy before voters in November for a districtwide elementary and middle school facilities overhaul. The first step, called a resolution of necessity, asks the auditor to certify millage on a project that, if passed, would lead to the creation of one Read More…

The Morning Hit–6/16/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. LeBron says Love has to be better. Kevin Read More…

A different MOVE: Group pushes for transit levy

ELYRIA — The recent high school graduate who can’t juggle going to work and school because he doesn’t have a car. The elderly woman who doesn’t drive anymore and is forced to rely on family and friends to drive her to medical appointments. Or the blind man who needs para-transit to offer him a sense Read More…

Oberlin school board votes to have hybrid issue certified

OBERLIN — It was standing room only at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday where residents expressed opposition to a proposed November levy for a pre-kindergarten-through-12th grade school. Numerous residents said they are already taxed to death by both the city and the school district and they won’t support a combined property and income tax Read More…

Avon council approves taking levy to voters in November

AVON — City Council approved resolutions Monday asking the Lorain County auditor to certify tax valuations for November police and fire equipment levies. The police equipment levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home $11.58 a year and generates about $287,799 annually. The fire equipment levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home $14.12 a Read More…

Avon Lake voters approve library levy

AVON LAKE — Voters approved a library levy renewal that represents a lion’s share of the Avon Lake Public Library’s operating budget. Issue 21, a 2.8-mill renewal levy, passed at the polls 6,195 to 2,174, or 74 percent for the levy and 26 percent against, according to unofficial results from the Lorain County Board of Read More…

Lorain library levy passes easily

LORAIN — Opponents of the Lorain Public Library levy were no match for supporters who pushed the levy to passage in Lorain on Tuesday. Issue 23 passed with 63 percent of the vote, or 6,337 votes, to 37 percent of the vote, or 3,792, according to unofficial results. “I’m extremely grateful and optimistic for the Read More…

Oberlin library levy passes

OBERLIN — Voters continued to show their support of the Oberlin Public Library by passing Issue 12. The 3.25-mill renewal levy passed 2,888 to 905, or 76 percent to 24 percent, according to unofficial results released by the Lorain County Board of Elections. The five-year renewal will raise about $592,624 a year to help pay Read More…

Vermilion schools to put tax renewal on March ballot

VERMILION — Voters in the Vermilion school district will decide the fate of a nearly 10-mill renewal at the polls in March. The 9.96-mill, five-year issue will appear on the March 15 primary ballot. It would generate about $4.25 million a year. The renewal is the result of a merger of two smaller operating levies Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools in black until at least 2019

SHEFFIELD — Last November, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools faced a $2.5 million budget deficit after a levy request failed. Finances were ultimately turned around when voters approved in May a 6.53-mill levy that generates $1.9 million annually. District Treasurer Josh Hill said cost-saving measures are ongoing, and the five-year forecast now shows an even better outlook Read More…