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Newton Falls residents sign petition for tax issue referendum

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NEWTON FALLS, Ohio - The mayor of Newton Falls says they tried to bridge the $250,000 gap in the police department's budget this year by lifting the forgiveness tax.

Residents working outside the village now pay income tax to the area they work in, and 1% to Newton Falls.

A group of locals aren't happy with the decision, and 379 signatures have been collected in a petition for a referendum on the November ballot.

"I wouldn't have any problem in paying 1% as long as I didn't have to pay another 2% or 3 % to the city that I work in," said Newton Falls resident Werner Lange.

Lange says the petition was filed with the clerk Monday and he's confident that they will have enough signatures validated for a referendum.






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