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Column: Important Matters At The Statehouse

Column by Rick Perales – Ohio Representative District 73
Since being sworn in as state representative on January 7th, I have been getting acclimated to the Columbus area, getting to know other members of the Ohio House of Representatives, and meeting with constituents. I’m excited to be taking on this new role, and I’m very grateful to be serving you at the Statehouse. > Read More

Signs Point Toward New Push for City Income Tax

Opinion:If you thought the earnings tax idea died back in January, 2007 when it was rejected by a unanimous vote of City Council, you would be wrong. Efforts have continued behind the scenes and now signs are pointing toward a new public push for the measure.

City officials have begun a soft spoken campaign > Read More

Township Budget Faces Increased Health Care Costs

Beavercreek Township trustees got some bad news regarding projected budget increases at a special meeting November 11.

HR Manager Trish Gustafson went over the proposed 2011 Budget and five year forecast for the HR Department which included a projection for healthcare cost increases of 25% in 2011 > Read More

Do They Even Have to Take Minutes of Work Sessions?

Opinion: At the February 25 meeting of Beavercreek City Council, Mayor Vann said, “I don’t think it’s even required that we keep minutes for work sessions.” According to the Ohio Revised Code, that’s not correct. > Read More

Beavercreek Council’s Shadowy Meetings See Some Light

Opinion: What some have called Beavercreek City Council’s “shadowy” meetings may have been brought into the light last night. The January 28th City Council meeting saw tempers raised, some yelling and disorder. Some of it was about the issue before them, an ordinance, but it also may have been about something else… this stuff is not supposed to happen in front of the cameras. > Read More