COLUMBUS - Local residents likely will pay more property taxes starting in 2014 when the state stops subsidizing area levies.
An item in Ohio Gov. John Kasich's $62 billion, two-year budget removes a 12.5 percent rollback on property taxes the state has paid toward local levies since the 1970s. The measure removes the rollback for all new and replacement levies, effective in 2014, according to Mercer County Auditor Randy Grapner. [More]