Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Firefighters Union Could Lose 300 Jobs in 2010
The Columbus Firefighters Union said it stands to lose almost 300 jobs next year if the proposed city income tax increase does not pass.
Columbus Firefighters Union president Jack Reall said if the voters do not pass the proposed income tax hike in August, 238 firefighters will be laid off. And Reall said retirements, 51 over the next two years, will not be replaced.
The firefighters union along with the Columbus Fraternal Order of Police have stepped up to support Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s request to increase the city’s income tax from two percent to two-and-a-half percent. If passed the increase is projected to generate $97 million in additional revenue annually.