Off-year elections don't often get a lot of attention from voters. Even less notice is paid to primary elections in an off-year. But Ohio voters will decide on many significant issues on May 7, in addition to selecting the candidates that will campaign through November.
Gahanna residents who work outside of the city could see their income taxes go up if City Council members approve legislation to reduce some credits. Officials say they need more revenue to stem a budget shortfall.
Tons of great questions about Central Ohio have been rolling into WOSU's Curious Cbus project lately. Though a majority of your questions are about the people and places in Columbus, we also get plenty about the cities and towns around the region.
Voters in Gahanna will decide in November whether to approve an income tax hike, putting the city's tax in line with Columbus but above other suburbs. City leaders say it's necessary because of a projected budget shortfall and delayed infrastructure projects, but the proposal has drawn the ire of local business owners.
Each year students around the country perform in their school musical. Some sing in a chorus, while some play an instrument or memorize a dance routine. The fourth and fifth graders at Gahanna's Blacklick Elementary School take a different approach: they write and produce their production. WOSU's Steve Brown sat in on a recent dress rehearsal, and filed this report.