I can find every teacher and employee in Youngstown a 2.75% increase: find employment elsewhere and not pay the highest income tax in the state. The downside is your water will cost 40% more.
August 7, 2013 at 9:11 a.m.
Wait until your next property tax bill comes that eliminated the 12 1/2 % roll back on all new or replacement levies with Ohio's new budget. Oh, don't forget newly minted seniors over 65 will not get the Homestead Exemption rollback as well. If you thought school and safety services levies were difficult to pass before, once these facts are understood it won't matter which political party is in office. Starve the beast.
August 7, 2013 at 6:37 a.m.
The cost of $84.00 per $100,000 home is not accurate to fund this approach. New or replacement levy's no longer qualify for the 12.5% property tax rollback due to Ohio's new budget. New seniors reaching age 65 also no longer qualifiy for the Homstead Exemption. Starve the beast. Let the boards and supers lobby Columbus as well as being truthful of cost. Renters beware your rent will go up now as well. Sales tax going up to 6.75% from 6.50% Sept 1 as part of a Ohio budget.
July 27, 2013 at 4:32 p.m.
Good idea to bring education home. However, $84.00 per $100,000 home is not accurate. New or replacement levy's no longer qualify for the 12.5% property tax rollback due to Ohio's new budget. New seniors reaching age 65 also no longer qualifiy for the Homstead Exemption. Starve the beast. Let the boards and supers lobby Columbus as well as being truthful of cost.
July 27, 2013 at 8:37 a.m.
The Trumbull County Board of Health has been "unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious" in implementing septic tank regulations for years. Worse county in the state following EPA guidlines. Now it appears the stench on inept management is across the board for all sewers issues. An independent investigation of the TCBH and commissioners seems to be in order. Follow the money.
July 26, 2013 at 8:55 a.m.
Fact: the President is 50% white. Fact: the dewy eyes pictures the media shows is Martin when he was 12 & 14. His Facebook page showed a 17 yr old at 6'2" and 175 lbs. Fact: Hispanic is an ethenticity and Hispanics can be either white or black. Fact: the President, Al Sharpton and all these demonstrations are creating a divisive divide and will spawn distrust that destroys 50 years of improvement of inclusionary progress. Finally, NRA membership, concelled weapon holders and home protection weapons will expand even more. Stand your ground will move onward and be incorporated into 2nd Amendment rights.
July 21, 2013 at 10:06 a.m.
The Lupo's own 85% of these companies and are still are in control. The zebra has not changed the stripes. The business community, professional organizations and chamber should shun and not do business with these companies. Dry up his income and hopefully they leave the valley. Change the Chapter 11 to 7 of complete liquidation and let responsible owners take over. .
July 20, 2013 at 8:21 a.m.
Ohiooption is correct the "earned income tax method" is far superior than the "traditional income tax method" for school income tax. Most residents do not understand the differences. The State of Ohio has not corrected the illegal property tax method for taxation for schools. All school new or renewal property tax levies should be voted down. Starve the beast. Let the school boards and supers lobby to resolve this issue. If the past funding keeps on flowing nothing chages.
July 7, 2013 at 9:53 a.m.
It really should not be classified as a renewal since the term asked is for 10 years from 5 years and the mills may change. Slight of hand also calling it a 10 "emergency" levy. It is time for school districts to merge since emergency levies are really add ons to permanent levies.
June 26, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.
Good news on the denial. Lupo and his wife still own 85% of the enterprise's stock even if he is not the listed CEO. He remains the puppet master pulling the corporate strings. The business community needs to ensure he is no longer welcomed in this valley and should convert the Chapter 11 to 7 (complete liquidation).
June 22, 2013 at 8:41 a.m.