A manufacturing company in Springfield has been approved for $800,000 in state funding to add a new facility. The Ohio Job Creation Credit Tax Loan will bring new jobs and $2.7 5 million of investment money to the city.
The Springfield News Sun is reporting that Springfield Township voters have ousted longtime fiscal officer, Herb Greer, who has been under fire lately for bookkeeping errors.
Newcomer Mike Hively defeated Greer on Tuesday in unofficial results by a count of 52% to 48%. Pressure to unseat Greer began building in late September after township trustees learned he failed to pay the lease on the township's administrative building. The error forced the township to pay more than $124,00.
Clark County voters approved a sixth-tenths mill parks levy on Tuesday, as unofficial results show the levy passed with 57% of the vote.
The levy was an attempt to generate money to fund maintenance of green space, parks and bike trails throughout Clark County. The parks levy will generate annually $1 million for the National Trail and Parks Recreation District and the Clark County Parks District, the two groups responsible for the maintenance of the parks in Clark County.
The levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $21 per year.