Norton City Schools Issue 3 passes
Norton will say goodbye to a property tax and hello to an income tax. Issue 3, a half percent tax on earned income in Norton is the new source for school district funding. The issue also reduces the current 1.9 mill property tax levy to zero. Norton Schools Superintendent Dana Addis said the goal now is to be humble in success and continue to be sensible and frugal with public money.
BELOW: Norton Board of Education President Jennifer Bennett, Superintendent Dana Addis and board member Chris Inks breathe easily after word the earned income tax for Norton schools passed.
McKenney easily takes County Council seat
Bethany McKenney (REP) grabs 53 percent of the vote against Michael R. Soyars (DEM) for Summit County Council.
Bethany McKenney will replace Michael Soyars representing District 7 of Summit County Council. Republican McKenney gathered 11,468 votes to Democrat Soyars’ 9,814.
“It was a hard fought election,” McKenney said. “I’m relieved that the Board of Elections signs saying I had withdrawn were not an issue.”
Read more about the McKenney sign confusion in the Nov. 15 edition.