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Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
LIBERTY TWP. — Voters in Liberty Twp., one of the fastest growing places in the region, will be asked to approve a 3.5-mill fire levy in November.
The township’s population has quadrupled in the past two decades, now standing at about 40,000 residents. Calls for service are projected to reach 3,038 this year, compared to 1,968 runs in 2010.
Here are three things to know about the levy request:
1. If voters agree, the owner of a $100,000 home would pay $122 more annually — or a total of $300 when two existing levies are included.
2. Fire/EMS calls for service anticipated for 2017 represent a 54 percent increase since 2010. Emergency medical runs alone have increased by more than 500 runs compared to 2010. With the increase in services since 2010, the township has not received any additional property tax revenue. The township does not receive any additional tax revenue with the addition of new homes or increased property values once the levy is approved. That means that if the population doubles, there would be no additional revenue for services.
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There are dozens of local races for mayor, city councils, school boards and township trustees on November’s ballot. There’s also fire levies and countywide tax issues on the ballot.
Find out what’s on your ballot and hear from the candidates in our interactive Voters Guide at vote.journal-news.com
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 2:06 AM
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Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 1:16 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 1:57 AM
A man pleaded guilty in Clark County court to stealing quarters from a coin machine in New Carlisle, according to online court records.
Jeffrey Hale, 36, of Huber Heights, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with tampering with a coin machine. He pleaded guilty to the charge and his sentence was not immediately clear.
Clark County deputies began their investigation when they responded to a laundromat in New Carlisle in reference to a theft.
“Upon arrival, the business owner advised he was reviewing his security camera from the weekend and observed a male using a metal wire to remove quarters from the coin machine inside the business,” the report says.
The deputy said he could not identify the man at the time, but did recognize a person with him.
A few days later deputies say they received a tip from an anonymous source who said the man was Hale.
“I located a social for Jeff and pulled up his BMV picture and was able to positively identify the suspect s Jeff Hale,” the affidavit says.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 1:49 AM
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — A stormy pattern will set up across the area over the next 48 hours as a slow moving cold front moves into the region, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Eric Elwell.
RELATED: Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar
Expect showers and storms to become more numerous during the afternoon and evening hours today and again on Wednesday. While the overall severe weather threat is marginal, one or two storms could produce gusty winds and some hail.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 12:39 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 1:11 AM
DAYTON — Officers are working to determine the location of an early morning shooting that left one person hospitalized.
The victim reportedly showed up at Miami Valley Hospital. Crews checked one location in Harrison Twp. and also Weselyn Park in Dayton for a possible shooting scene, but found no evidence of a crime.
According to initial reports, the gunshot victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. The victim’s name, age and condition were not immediately available.
We will update this report as we learn information.