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New Richmond: Lobby effort pays off


After lobbying elected officials, New Richmond Exempted Village School District will recoup at least a small portion of money lost by changes in power plants.

“We’re thankful to the Ohio Legislature and Gov. DeWine for providing some relief for our district and others that have suffered financial hardship as a result of these significant changes in the energy industry,” Superintendent Tracey Miller said. “We’re especially thankful to Ohio Senator Terry Johnson and others for their tremendous support in moving this issue forward.”

Earlier this year, Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law HB 164 which, among other things, includes Coronovirus-related provisions for school districts and payment to districts like New Richmond that experienced decreases in their public utility tangible personal property value or had state aid deductions due to the PUTPP increases.