Ohio: Champaign County Libraries Continue Multiple Disputes
From the Springfield News-Sun:
The three public library systems in Champaign County continue to dispute the distribution of state money and library district boundaries.
The Champaign County, St. Paris and Mechanicsburg libraries met Wednesday with the Champaign County Budget Commission to discuss the current plan for dividing state dollars and possible changes.
The current distribution gives 54 percent of the state public library funding to the Champaign County library, while Mechanicsburg and St. Paris each receive 23 percent.
Gov. John Kasich signed a bill this year that doesn’t allow for library tax districts to overlap. The St. Paris and Champaign County library districts overlap in several areas. St. Paris wants to keep serving the entire Graham district.
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