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PROPOSED TAX LEVY

OFFICIAL QUESTIONS AND ISSUES BALLOT

SPECIAL ELECTION – AUGUST 7, 2018

STARK COUNTY

Proposed Tax Levy (Additional)

Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health (Stark, Carroll, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties)

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

An additional tax for the benefit of the Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health for the purpose of current expenses for school safety and security and mental health services, including training and employment of or contracting for the services of safety personnel, mental health personnel, social workers, and counselors, at a rate not exceeding 1.49 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to 14.9 cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.

Herald statement on Issue 1

A permanent county-wide tax. It will affect only the Stark Co. school districts that have not opted out.

On one side, we want our kids to be safe in school. There is a terrible opioid problem, and mental health issues on the rise.

On the other side, this tax takes local control away from voters in each school district affected.

Another question to ask might be: are we treating symptoms instead of finding the cure? What caused this problem? Pharmaceutical Industry? Did it start in the home? Schools and teachers are being asked to expand their responsibilities from not just teaching the children, but to also provide parenting, emotional support, psychological support, and discipline.

Are you ready for Leopards football?

Beatty’s Katie Hollifield with Leopards gear. (HERALD PHOTO)
Beatty’s Katie Hollifield with Leopards gear. (HERALD PHOTO)

Beatty’s Sports had a display of the latest Leopards sportswear at the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce Festival Friday held July 27th, at Barley’s Event Center (Nimishillen Grange). The season will soon be upon us! The Herald will again have their Leopards Football sponsor pages. If you would like to sponsor a member of the Leopards Football Team, call the Herald at 330-875-5610 or email to heraldads@mac.com.

Revive Stark Reaching Out

Building 429

(June 2018) A movement of Christians birthed out of a desire to see revival in Stark County, to raise spirituality has organized. Revive Stark County has planned an outreach and set a night of celebration the likes of which Stark County has never seen. Revive Stark, a ministry that had its genesis in the Christian… Continue reading»

Miss Ohio responds to announcement on changes at Miss America

Miss Ohio 2017 Sarah Clapper

Editor’s Note: The Miss America organization, under new leadership, announced on June 5th that some aspects of the competition were going to change. One is that swimsuit competition will be eliminated, to be replaced with a new interview segment. The other change is that evening gown is being revamped. Louisville native and Louisville High School… Continue reading»

LHS Senior Awards Assembly

Senior Outstanding Woman Victoria Tritt and Outstanding Senior Man David Bartsch. (HERALD PHOTO)

Congratulations to the Senior Outstanding Woman Victoria Tritt and Outstanding Senior Man David Bartsch.

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