The Greene in Beavercreek. Like many city school districts, Beavercreek depends on property tax levies for a significant portion of school funding.
As we move towards election day Nov. 5, the Beavercreek City School District is among those pleading with voters for new levy funding. The district has had four recent levies defeated at the ballot box, and is now returning with a fifth, reduced levy of 6.3 mills. The emergency levy would cost property owners about $18 a month per $100,000 of appraised property value.
(from left) Max Nunery, Chip Pritchard, Harold Hensley and Brian Spirk of The Repeating Arms
Credit Juliet Fromholt
The Repeating Arms have spent the past few months preparing their first full length album, Blackberry Winter. With addition of Brian Spirk on mandolin, the four piece band has been perfecting their sound in the studio and onstage. The Repeating Arms made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live performance and a preview of several album tracks. They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the recording process, the album release show and what's next for the band.
Ohio's Republican U.S. senator says website woes are more evidence that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul should be halted.
Sen. Rob Portman, of the Cincinnati area, says the Healthcare.gov site is an indicator of what's ahead in the health care rollout. He says the overhaul is a complex program that will hurt the economy, and the way the website has been plagued by technical malfunctions highlights a system that isn't ready.
Republican lawmakers in the Ohio legislature are sponsoring a bill that they say would simplify municipal tax structures throughout the state. Representative Cheryl Grossman says this bill is necessary because local taxes are too complicated.
Governor Kasich's decision to sidestep the legislature and expand Medicaid with approval from the state controlling board has critics crying foul - and mounting a legal challenge. The day after the state controlling board approved the expansion, a group called the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law filed suit. But a law professor at the University of Akron believes the controlling board's decision will stand.
Among the plaintiffs is Matt Lynch, a Republican lawmaker from Chagrin Falls. He says the expansion of Medicaid should have been through a traditional legislative action.