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Ohioans To Hit The Polls Today

May 7, 2013

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Local issues and a number of school levies top ballots in local communities during today’s primary election in Ohio. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m....

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dyingov

May-07-13 9:28 PM

travenger, No for the sixth time!

Bellaire Local School District -- Additional 8.25-mill levy for five years for the purpose of providing for the emergency requirements of the school district. (Final results)

Yes -- 836

No -- 1,035

Belmont County has a population of 70,000 and 6 school systems. 6 administrations for a county with 70k population, waste.....

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uglyassmf

May-07-13 8:25 PM

well..you know who pays in the end. so if you think because you rent and you voted for the levy and you don't have to pay because you don't own property. guess again..your rents going up. the bottom line is very tax increase and every mandate on a corporation gets passed on to working class citizens. the only thing they can't jam down our throats are public utilities. They do but they have to have hearings and prove why the increase is needed.

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richardwhee

May-07-13 7:25 PM

Tavenger- I like Good teachers who educate. Not the ones who whine & cry about their jobs. Most ,but not all cuts are for the good of the students and system. What Ohio has is too, too many Superintendents and pprofessional educators, all drawing their pay.

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dyingov

May-07-13 5:52 PM

1099 pay 15.5% social security and medicare tax (on income upto $113,000) 25% federal income tax, 6% state income tax, gasoline tax, property tax, license fees/tax, personal property tax, sales tax, goberment fees on phones, dog tax, goberment fees on cable....55% is likely low!

The sheeple just don't understand!!!

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BigMike

May-07-13 5:02 PM

obviosouly

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BigMike

May-07-13 4:57 PM

"In July 1983, the Ohio General Assembly began earmarking Lottery profits for education. It was made permanent in 1987 when voters approve a constitutional amendment to make Lottery profits a supplement revenue stream for education. Where is the money???? "

Simple, tax revenue earmarked for education was reduced and replaced by Lottery proceeds. Net gain: very little.

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Tavenger

May-07-13 4:56 PM

Dyingov: You need a new accountant because you're obviously having problems doing your taxes on your own. BigMike: "Its time for you guys to tighten your belts." You obviosouly mean the children of Bellaire, right?

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BigMike

May-07-13 4:47 PM

"Bellaire has survived because they undertook massive cuts over the last six years. Of course, you'll think that's ok because you don't like teachers. I knew individuals personally who lost jobs."

Sorta like what has happened in American industry for the last 50 years, isn't it? Now it's time for you guys to tighten your belts. Welcome to modern day America Mr TAvenger. And by the way, since your trying to play the guilt card. What about those homeowners on fixed incomes who are struggling to get by?

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dyingov

May-07-13 3:26 PM

travenger, We be "forking" over 55%+ of our income for goberment programs...How much more do you want?

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uglyassmf

May-07-13 3:19 PM

In July 1983, the Ohio General Assembly began earmarking Lottery profits for education. It was made permanent in 1987 when voters approve a constitutional amendment to make Lottery profits a supplement revenue stream for education. Where is the money????

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Tavenger

May-07-13 12:34 PM

Mr. Whee: Bellaire has survived because they undertook massive cuts over the last six years. Of course, you'll think that's ok because you don't like teachers. I knew individuals personally who lost jobs. Others were forced to move. But that doesn't bother you...not as long as Mr. Whee didn't have to fork over a little extra money to help take care of his community.

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richardwhee

May-07-13 11:41 AM

Tavenger- You are living under an illusion. Bellaire, for an example has survived for 6 years after being turned down.6 times. VOTE THEM ALL DOWN..

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Tavenger

May-07-13 10:19 AM

On the contrary, levies are a necessary survival tool for school districts in the state of Ohio. The state government is negligent in its funding of public schools. Those of you who have knee-jerk reactions against levies clearly don't place a high priority on education in your communities. Also, when the schools close or consolidate, you'll be the first to complain. And don't try to claim otherwise.

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dyingov

May-07-13 7:21 AM

"This will be the sixth time since 2010 that voters in the Bellaire Local School District have been asked to approve a funding increase in the district. The five prior attempts all have been unsuccessful."

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mikeyd

May-07-13 7:19 AM

school levies are a joke on the people.this is the only tax that you'll be able to vote against.you can use your extra money to pay your online sales tax that's coming.the schools spend too much money now on non-educational material things.vote no on school levies.administrators can start driving their own cars like the rest of us.sorry bunch of beggars.

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