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Public hearing for justice sales tax to help out Mahoning County Sheriff's Office

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

Mahoning County Commissioners hosted a public hearing Thursday night to generate thoughts on a renewal that will greatly help out the sheriff's office.

Sheriff Jerry Greene told 21 News earlier this week the .75 percent justice sales tax generates $25 million dollars annually.

This funds critical justice departments including the sheriff, prosecutor and coroner's offices.

In May, the levy will be up for another five-year renewal and will be vitally important. 

Greene said they're always looking for new ways to be more efficient and hopes the county recognizes that they've been responsible with the funds for the past five years.

According to commissioners, everyone appears to be on board to vote yes later this year. 

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