Connie Richards and Olivia Midnight of Worthington are the teenage hosts behind “Kids Interview Bands.” They’ve interviewed more than 100 musicians on their video blog, with members from bands like the Pixies, Barenaked Ladies and Insane Clown Posse. These girls know how to hold their own.
Franklin County Approves Sales Tax Increase
Faced with cuts in state aid and the need for new facilities, Franklin County officials Tuesday voted to increase the county’s portion of the sales tax.
By unanimous vote, commissioners raised the rate point-5 percent. The increase will put Franklin County’s combined sales tax at 7.5 percent. It would take effect January 1st.
This is the first sale tax increase in eight years. Commissioners pledged in 2005 not impose another hike for six years.
To break down the increase, .25 percent is permanent and will be used for operating revenue. The remaining .25 percent is a five-year temporary tax hike slated to pay for building projects including a new county jail and morgue.
The increases are expected to generate $100 million a year.