October 25, 2014

Medina
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Cloverleaf schools: Officials say levies will help, but shortfall still looms

WESTFIELD TWP. — Even if voters pass Cloverleaf Local Schools’ two levies on the Nov. 2 ballot, officials say the district still faces a shaky financial future. It is the last chance to renew a 2­mill permanent improvement levy that voters defeated in May. “It expires at the end of this year, so November is Read More…

Medina County: Levy renewal for drug enforcement

MEDINA — The levy that funds drug prevention, enforcement and treatment initiatives in Medina County is up for renewal on Nov. 2. The 0.35-mill anti-drug levy brings in about $1.5 million each year. The Medina County Auditor’s Office reports it costs property owners $9.95 a year per $100,000 of appraised valuation. The levy runs for Read More…

Guilford Township: Fire chiefs say levy ‘critical’

GUILFORD TWP.— Seville-Guilford Fire & EMS’ 1-mill oper­ating levy is up for renewal on Nov. 2. “It covers all expenses, includ­ing day-to-day expenses, equip­ment, training, utilities, payroll and apparatus replacement,” Chief Jerry Winkler said. The five-year levy, set to expire at the end of the year, costs the owner of a $100,000 home $28.53 per Read More…

Black River schools look to fend off deficit

SULLIVAN TWP. — With a $1.4 million projected deficit looming in 2012, the Black River Local School District is hoping to win voters’ support for an earned income tax. The 1 percent income tax would bring in about $1.4 million per year, school board President Mike Gannon said. “The advantage of (the tax) is it Read More…

Granger Twp. fire department seeks continuity for levy

GRANGER TWP. — The town­ship is seeking a 1-mill renewal levy on the Nov. 2 ballot for Fire Department operations. The current levy does not expire until the end of next year, but the township is asking for a renewal in advance to be sure it passes before the existing one expires, Fire Chief John Read More…

Medina schools: District tries again for emergency levy

MEDINA — A year after voters defeated an 11.7-mill emergency levy, the Medina City School Dis­trict is seeking voters’ support again on Nov. 2. The five-year, 5.9-mill emer­gency levy on the ballot would gen­erate about $6.95 million a year and cost property owners $185.85 per $100,000 of assessed value, according to the Medina County Auditor’s Read More…

Money needed due to increased participation, Medina County board says

GRANGER TWP. — The Nov. 2 election is the last chance the Med­ina County Board of Developmen­tal Disabilities has to replace the levy voters originally approved about 30 years ago. According to estimates from the Medina County Auditor’s Office, the proposed replacement would cost property owners $35.28 per $100,000 of appraised valuation each year for Read More…

Levies needed to fix roads

Chippewa Lake The village is asking residents to approve a five-year levy on Nov. 2 to improve and maintain roads. The 1.5-mill levy would bring in $21,300 a year and cost home­owners $45.94 per $100,000 of appraised valuation annually, according to the Medina County Auditor’s Office. Councilman Keith Riedel said the levy is needed to Read More…

Sharon Township Fire Department seeks money for costs

SHARON TWP. — The Sharon Township Fire Department is seek­ing a 2-mill replacement levy for operational and capital expenses. “It covers all expenses, and is not broken down for anything specific as far as capital and operational expenses go,” Assistant Fire Chief Mike Stanec said. The five-year levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 Read More…

Medina County businesses want to sell liquor

Several businesses in Medina County are asking voters to approve liquor sales. Precincts with local options on the Nov. 2 ballot are: • Brunswick, precinct 1-E, Sunday sales, Marc’s, 3303 Center Road; • Brunswick, precinct 2-H, Sun­day sales, Paninis, 3520 Center Road; • Brunswick, precinct 3-E, Sunday sales, Bianca’s, 4282 Beverly Hills Drive; • Medina, Read More…