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 [...]
Franklin County Sales Tax Could Rise Next Year
Franklin County Commissioners are poised to raise the county sales tax by a half percent next Tuesday.
A quarter percent of that will be permanent, the other quarter percent will expire after five years, according to County Commissioner John O’Grady
O’Grady said the hike is due to funding cuts by both the state and federal government.
“They’ve reduced the state and federal funding to local governments. We still have to provide those services to citizens of the county and we got to come up with the revenue source to make that happen,” O’Grady said.
O’Grady said the additional revenue will be used for the continuation of county services and the construction of a new jail and morgue. If passed, the sale tax increase will take effect January first.