Assertion that council isn't listening to residents is absurd

During Worthington City Council's April 13 meeting, good and bad public participation were on display.
Genoa Township

Police, fire departments need no additional tax funding

I am writing to urge Genoa Township residents to vote NO on the two property tax levies that Genoa Township Trustees have put up for a vote Tuesday, May 5.

GRIN thankful for help in moving organization

The Gahanna Residents In Need nonprofit organization is pleased to announce that we have acquired a facility at 760 Morrison Road, Suites A&B, in Gahanna.
Madison Township (Franklin County)

Levy part of plan that included expenditure projections for 5 years

I would like to thank Mr. Peacock for seeking clarity regarding the current fire levy request that is before the voters of Madison Township, Franklin County, Ohio.
Plain Township

School funding has spiraled out of control

School district voters turned down requests for a 6.9-mill operating levy and a 2-mill permanent-improvements levy on Nov. 4. Civic leaders are asking district parents to "reach out" to the majority of voters without children to support another school levy.
Upper Arlington

Shred Day benefits spread throughout the community

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the third annual Golden Bear Shred Day/Food and Clothing Drive at Upper Arlington High School on Saturday, April 11, a great success.

Support of many helps boosters back athletes

We continue to be inspired by the show of community support for the Bexley Boosters Mulch Madness fundraiser -- thank you!

Thanks for supporting foundation's 'Celebration'

On behalf of the Westerville Education Foundation Board of Trustees, I would like to thank the many community and business leaders who on April 17 attended our inaugural Celebration of Education, Innovation and Inspiration.

Anderson demonstrates passion, commitment to community

This letter is in support of Beryl Anderson for mayor of Gahanna.

City attorney praised for being a 'good steward'

I have had the pleasure of working with Reynoldsburg City Attorney James E. "Jed" Hood since he took office in 2006, and am going to vote for him once again in the Republican primary on May 5.

Council blew huge opportunity to maintain a little green space

Worthington has lost a perfect opportunity to add to the unique charm of our community that captivates our many residents and visitors. My question to City Council is, whose pocket are you in?

Council showed little regard for wishes of its constituents

Worthington City Council's public hearing April 13 attracted a standing-room-only crowd, the vast majority supporting the park.
Plain Township

Fire levy would keep township in step with population growth

The Plain Township Fire Department is seeking community support this spring to be able to continue the current level of service to the residents of the township and city of New Albany.

Former councilwoman backs Kneeland for Gahanna mayor

I am writing to recommend Tom Kneeland for mayor of Gahanna.

Future plans should include community pool for the city

I am writing to draw greater attention to an issue that is currently happening in the Reynoldsburg community.

Gergley is one candidate who isn't part of same old politics

I am writing to urge all Gahanna residents to vote for Joe Gergley for mayor.
New Albany

Highly trained EMS personnel are important for the community

I encourage all Plain Township and New Albany residents to support their fire department by voting yes on Issue 4.

Hood brings experience, wisdom to job of city attorney

I am a past member of Reynoldsburg City Council for 18 years, and I encourage you to vote for our city attorney, Jed Hood, in the May 5 election.

Hood has proven ability to work with code enforcement

I am voting for Jed Hood for city attorney in the May 5 primary election, and I encourage all Reynoldsburg residents to do the same.

Kneeland's values, work ethic come from life experience

Let me tell you about Tom Kneeland.
Plain Township

More cuts to fire department's staffing won't help community

The Plain Township Fire Department has dedicated professionals that show up to help you and your loved ones when the unthinkable happens.
Madison Township

More information needed on how levy money will be spent

Madison Township voters will decide in the May 5 election on a permanent property tax increase that will generate an extra $3.2 million annually (per Franklin County auditor) due in 2016 and will cost approximately $180 extra in property taxes for a $100,000 property.
Perry Township

Township's finances need scrutiny before trustees ask for more

Does the Perry Township police department really need a 36 percent budget increase to "maintain current levels of service?"

Record is clear: Far more people favor than oppose pocket park

In the April 16 issue of ThisWeek Worthington News, Andrew King quotes City Council President Bonnie Michael as she began the April 13 council meeting, saying not everyone was in favor of the idea of a small park in historic Worthington.
Plain Township

Replacement fire levy would provide residents peace of mind

As a lifelong resident of Plain Township and New Albany, I fully support Issue 4, the Plain Township Fire Department's replacement levy.
Pataskala, New Albany

Resident sees ZIP-code swap as precursor to more changes

I received my address-change notice from the U.S. Postal Service on April 16.
Berkshire Township

Shameful JEDD taxes those who can least withstand it

Lest we forget a basic tenet of our country's founding, this country was founded in part to oppose the tyranny of taxation without representation. The Joint Economic Development District formed by Berkshire Township trustees and Delaware City Council is exactly this: taxation without representation.

Tax-credit elimination would burden many, benefit very few

I moved to Johnstown three years ago. In making that move, I factored in that I would have to pay an effective municipal tax rate of 3 percent on income I earn in Whitehall (2.5 percent to Whitehall and 0.5 percent to Johnstown).

Vote against park shows council members 'just don't get it'

With Worthington City Council voting against the New England Avenue, pocket park I keep thinking: They just don't get it.