Jefferson Township

As a former trustee, I realize need for JEDZ

It has been a pleasure to server as Jefferson Township trustee for the past 28 years. While in office, my focus was on providing quality township services while keeping government small and taxes low.

Candidate: I, too, oppose Common Core standards

As the lone conservative in the Ohio House District 24 race for state representative, I am sadly the only candidate opposed to Washington's Common Core standards, and in support of House Bill 237 to ban Common Core from Ohio education.
Lewis Center

Don't fall for 'gambit'; choose Lewis in county primary race

The upcoming May 6 Republican primary is of crucial importance to the future of Delaware County. I urge you to get out and vote for Barb Lewis as I am doing.

Don't let district take money from your pocket

The Southwest Licking administration and persons on the bond committee feel the need to put their hands in your pocket to advance their selfish goals.

Fox is an 'advocate of responsible government'

Mike Fox is the person Licking County needs for county commissioner.

Chamber supports Brown Township fire levy

The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce endorses Issue 20, the levy for fire and EMS coverage for Brown Township, which will be on the May 6 ballot.
Jefferson Township

JEDZ is 'undemocratic tax grab' by township

The proposed Jefferson Township-Gahanna joint economic development zone is a farce.

Manley connects personally with those he would serve

I would like to go on record as endorsing Pat Manley as the Republican candidate for state representative for House District 24.
Upper Arlington

Manley understands the issues that matter to all

I am writing in support of Pat Manley for state representative of District 24.
Upper Arlington

Manley will work for local control of schools

One of the primary reasons Pat Manley entered the race for state representative is because he is opposed to Ohio's implementation of Common Core, a set of untested education standards adopted by Ohio, but written by outside special interests, that has forced Ohio school districts to rewrite curriculum.

No reason to vote for any township tax hike

Truro Township trustee Barbara Strussion has said additional tax revenue is needed to cover current operating expenses.

Officials should rethink downtown zoo funding

When I first learned that we would be voting in May to renew the Columbus Zoo's property-tax levy, I thought, OK, I'll do that. I love the zoo and I can afford the current 10-year-levy which ends in 2015.

Public entities must make sure to obey state's Sunshine Laws

Ohio's Sunshine Laws serve two purposes. First, they give equal power to each member of public boards and commissions by preventing discussion of the public's business privately between board members, to the exclusion of other members.

SWL bond is 'investment' residents need to make

It's rare in life that you get a second chance.

SWL officials' campaign seems to ignore facts

Here are my $40 million worth of reasons not to vote for the Southwest Licking bond issue.

Women still too often overlooked, even in news

As a young woman fast approaching womanhood, who has always taken an avid interest in the press and journalism, it deeply troubled me to learn that women are still passed over by most major publications.
Upper Arlington

Zoo levy's passage would make accountability impossible

There are several things that upset me, as a Franklin County resident, when asked to consider Issue 6 on the ballot May 6.

Bond would give district 'modern-age' facilities

Please vote for the bond issue for the Southwest Licking schools.
Brown Township

Fire levy would fix tax-millage 'imbalance'

Brown Township's EMS and fire levy will appear on the May 6 ballot as Issue 20.

Fox would best represent western Licking County

While researching the various candidates who have announced an intention of running for Licking County commissioner, I believe Mike Fox is the candidate best suited to serve western Licking County's interests.

'Great' SWL schools worth a yes vote on bond issue

As the end of another school year approaches, I think to myself how fast time goes by every year.

City should improve disconnected bike paths

If you want safe biking, drive your bikes to Columbus or Dublin.
Jefferson Township

JEDZ 'is not a Gahanna tax'

As a trustee and 22-year resident of Jefferson Township, nothing is more important to me than protecting the natural beauty and rural character of our community.

'My Change' campaign supports food bank

For more than 20 years, Fifth Third Bank has celebrated its own holiday -- Fifth Third Day.
Upper Arlington

Plan for downtown zoo is an expensive fantasy

Proponents of the permanent zoo levy have overstepped the bounds of reality.
Canal Winchester

Substitute levy will not increase school taxes

Our schools are a great source of pride in the community. We have outstanding and caring staff focused on preparing every student for a successful future.

Support needed for Northridge renewal levy

A renewal levy is coming soon for Northridge Local Schools, and support is needed.
Orange Township

Township community center's greatest impact: local wallets

In order to build a pet project at the expense of residents, Orange Township trustees reached into taxpayer wallets for the sum of $270,250. For what?

Zoo levy's onus would land on heads of stretched taxpayers

While I think zoos and other attractions are important and can enhance a city, this funding needs to come from some other source.