Unfair Claims

Dear Editor

I read with interest the article about Bellaire receiving approximately $450,000.00 from Gulfport Energy.

I think that it should be noted that the Republican legislature and the governor of Ohio have taken $240,000.00 away from Bellaire to help balance the state budget. They have done this to every community in the State of Ohio. A small village like Bellaire, needs local government funds to keep operating.

It is unfair for our governor to claim that he balanced the budget, when all he did was take money from all the communities in Ohio. The claim to lower state income taxes is more than made up by all the other fees and licenses.

When someone complains about local services, they need to know what has happened and they need to remember that the next time they go into the voting booth.

Thank you

Marie McCrate