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Upper Arlington tax measure
A group of Upper Arlington residents supporting a proposed 25-percent local income-tax increase raised more than $80,000 for their effort, according to pre-election campaign finance reports released Thursday, Oct. 23.
A proposed 25-percent income tax increase would raise the median Upper Arlington taxpayers' annual costs by more than $400, but supporters maintain it's an investment that has to be made.
It has been a busy and interesting fall for me, with 30-plus meetings added to an already full schedule in order to discuss Issue 23. It has been gratifying to have so many residents come to these meetings already informed but ready to discuss the finer details.
Upper Arlington officials said 2015 will represent the fourth consecutive year in which the city will pay less for its employee health-care coverage than it did in 2011.
Upper Arlington's uniquely configured Five Points intersection had the highest number of crashes in the city over a recent three-year span, according to a report by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.
A 23-year-old Upper Arlington man was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated last weekend after police said they saw him riding his bicycle in the wrong direction of traffic near the intersection of Reed and McCoy roads.
A new five-year financial forecast for Upper Arlington schools shows the district on "steady" financial footing for the next several years.
After losing everything to drugs, Dan Hurst got clean and used a $5 loan to rebuild his life and -- eventually -- to teach job skills to central Ohio's special-needs community.
When Finance Director Cathe Armstrong considers the impact Issue 23 could have on Upper Arlington, she sees two things:
Upper Arlington will seek this year to fill a vacancy left in the city's Public Services Department after Darryl Hughes recently left for the green pastures he said are sprouting at Grandview Yard.
After nearly eight years of handling the day-to-day operations of the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce, Becky Hajost plans to leave the organization at the end of this month.
Upper Arlington Fire Division officials said Oct. 10 that Dublin-based Sutphen Corp. plans to modify a city fire truck that was taken out of service after the company issued a temporary recall.
Preparing for winter
Upper Arlington has agreed remove snow this winter on several streets north of the city's limits in exchange for free brine from the city of Columbus.