Friday, January 25, 2013
A Texas investment group has purchased the first building at CornerStone Business Park at the Chrysler site
A Texas investment group has paid $10 million to purchase the first building at the business park once home to the Chrysler plant, reports the Plain Dealer. A company called PFP Twinsburg LLC, affiliated with Pinchal & Co. of Houston, paid more than $10 million for the building late last year, according to the newspaper. That building is home to tenant Vistar, which stocks vending machines, movie theaters and retail stores. Twinsburg Planning Director Larry Finch told the Plain Dealer the city is looking forward to the demolition of the rest of the old plant and believes interest in the CornerStone Business Park will pick up then. "We are anxiously waiting for the site to get cleared and seeded and to have a better image portrayed from the…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Find out what your new property tax rate is by searching in a database produced by the Plain Dealer.
Property tax rates in Twinsburg will increase substantially in 2013, according to a database produced in the Plain Dealer. The tax rates that property owners pay to fund various governments from the schools to the library system will increase more than 9 percent, according to the newspaper's data. According to the Plain Dealer, Twinsburg homeowners will pay $1,832 per $100,000 of home value in their 2013 tax bills, up from $1,674 per $100,000 last year. The general trend has been higher and higher taxes each year for Twinsburg property owners. Three years ago, homeowners were paying $1,597 per $100,000. These property taxes are used to fund a variety of governmental functions, including the schools, county government, city government and …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The United Way of Greater Cleveland will no longer give money to Boy Scouts because they ban gay members, reported The Plain Dealer. Do you agree?
United Way of Greater Cleveland won't give money to the Boy Scouts locally effective July 2013, reported The Plain Dealer. The move comes after United Way, which serves Cuyahoga County communities, adopted its own policy for equal opportunity and diversity -- which applies to the agencies that get money from United Way. In an obtusely worded press release, Boy Scouts of America reported that it reviewed its policy and stands by it. The policy reads as follows: “While the BSA does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.” United …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
If the election were today, who would you vote for -- Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
If some Ohioans voted today in the presidential election, more would likely choose President Barack Obama over his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, according to a Plain Dealer poll. The Plain Dealer's poll showed a lead of five points for Obama. Similar results were revealed in recent presidential polls done by Ohio newspapers and other media. The poll was conducted from Sept. 13 to 18. Both candidates are campaigning in Ohio trying to woo voters, including Obama's Wednesday trip to Kent State University and Mitt Romney in Port Clinton on Monday and Dayton on Tuesday. And since early voting in Ohio starts on Oct. 2, we'd like to hear from you. If the election were today, how would you vote? Tell us why in the comments.