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Adena Local Schools Go For Income Tax Levy Increase

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(Frankfort) — The Adena Local School District will have a levy issue on the November 2, 2021 general election ballot.

In a press release from Adena Local School District Treasurer Kell Morton, he states that the levy is a 10-year, 1% earned income tax for permanent improvements.  A permanent improvement levy requires funds to be spent for building maintenance and improvements, buses, technology, textbooks, equipment, and other non-personnel expenses.  The additional funds will allow the district’s general fund to maintain the operations of the school, enabling the Board to take a balanced and sensible approach to the overall financial condition of the district and remaining competitive with the surrounding districts of Ross County.

An earned income tax applies to earned wages and business income.  Property, retirement, pension, social security, and other investment income are not taxed under this type of levy.  

There will be two community meetings for the public to attend with any questions they might have.  One meeting will be held on September 20th (7:00 P.M.) at the Brick located at 113 East High Street in Frankfort. The second will be held on September 27th (7:00 P.M.) at Clarksburg United Methodist Church.    

Ross County’s Union Township Shares COVID Funds With Area Schools

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Union Township in Ross County has shared a large portion of their first round of COVID-19 money with local schools and other community entities. The American Recovery Act Funds came from the federal government, as approved by congress.

The $500,000 the township received, like comparable funds received by other local government entities, had to be used for items related to assisting in those government entities handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

Union Township Trustee Jeff Henness said- “Along with trustees Dave Bethel and Harold Bennett, we thought the best way we could help the community was through the school districts that our township serves.”

As a result, Union Township Trustees decided to give $120,000 each to Union Scioto Schools and Adena Local Schools for the purchase of new student Chrome Books and other computers. Ross County Christian Academy was given $70,000 and the Ross County Fairboard was given approximately $40,000. Ross Christian Academy’s money helped install touch-less lighting, which was also the case for monies given to the Ross County Fairgrounds. The remaining $150,000 was used by Union Township for EMS and Firehouse equipment purchases.

Union Township is anticipating another $1.2 million in funds coming their way in a second round of federal funding, which Henness says the rules for using those dollars is still being worked out at the federal level. Local governments will have until the year 2026 to use the money. Half of those funds will be received in 2021 and the other half in 2022.

In the case of townships, funds received are based on the size of the townships.

Adena School Thespians Perform Tales Of The Brothers Grimm

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Photo Courtesy of Adena Local Schools

Adena Local Theatre and Thespians Group 8026 will perform the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm on May 1st & 2nd at Adena High School. 

The production is a fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories.  A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

The comedy was written by Don Zolidis.

Shows on May 1st are at 3pm and 7pm, then 2pm on May 2nd.