Levy committee debuts bond issue video
The Streetsboro School Levy Committee recently debuted a video created to provide information about the school bond issue that will be on the ballot in the November general election. The initial screening was at Young Explorer's Montessori School.
Called "Our Time is Now," the video was produced by Streetsboro High School teacher Jim Boardwine, who worked on the piece weekends and evenings until it was completed.
"I hope voters will take advantage of the opportunity to view this video in the comfort of their home at their leisure," said levy chairperson Karyn Hall.
A link to the video can be found on the levy committee website at www.streetsboropass.org. It has been posted to YouTube and is also being distributed by campaign volunteers. The video will also be shown at an informational forum hosted by the levy committee at the Streetsboro High School cafeteria on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. With a running time of about 10 minutes, the video provides details about the district's building plan and its potential impact.
"We hope this video answers some of the questions that voters may have," said Hall. "As volunteers speak to community members, we have found there is a great need to educate people about the issue."
The bond question will be known as Issue 22 on the November ballot. Voters are being asked to approve a 5.06-mill bond to help renovate district schools and build a new high school. If the bond is approved, the state of Ohio will also contribute $24 million to the project. The owner of a $100,000 home would have to pay about $177.10, Treasurer Catherine Rouse said.
Portage APL plans
The Portage Animal Protective League wants to find loving homes for as many dogs and cats as possible.
So, for the entire month of October, the PAPL will run two adoption promotions. Dog adoptions are $150 and come with a free, brand new leash, collar and toy, and all black cats are only $25.
"In these tough times, we have to be creative and think outside the box to draw attention to the amazing animals that are waiting for loving homes," said Chalan Lowry, executive director of PAPL. "And black cats are adopted less often than other cats. It's sad to see them overlooked repeatedly. The more animals we find homes for, the more animals we can take in."
All dogs and cats adopted are up to date on vaccines, spayed or neutered, checked for appropriate disease and free of fleas and worms. Many are also microchipped and have an additional medical history.
For more information, call the Portage Animal Protective League at 330-296-4022 or find the PAPL on Facebook to see daily news and stories.