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Think Outside the Box

USA - At local home improvement stores, people have been asking for leftover moving boxes; but one store worker would like you to consider the practicality of boxes that “hold still”. Having moved sixteen times in the last 40 years (and being one of those people who actually enjoys doing so) why not help make your move a rewarding experience instead of a frustrating one. Whether it be to another […]

todayDecember 5, 2021 4

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Get Out of Jail Free Card

USA - Have you heard? The crazies in New York are at it again! They’ve passed legislation requiring zero bail for accused criminals. You can commit a crime, get arrested, get booked at the jail, and get immediately released without posting bail. It’s wonderful for the criminals, but horrible for citizens. Just so we’re on the same page, “bail” is an amount of money you can post when you are […]

todayDecember 4, 2021 2

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Insulting Our Intelligence

USA - We will soon have our first bitter cold temperatures of the winter.  We don’t know exactly when it will come, but one thing is certain:  news media will come out with guidelines on how to protect ourselves from being cold.  Bundle up, cover your face and hands and ears, dress in layers, avoid alcohol, and don’t be outdoors for extended periods.  We will see this advice online, in […]

todayDecember 3, 2021 2

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Taxes Clogging the City’s Drains

WILMINGTON, OH - The City of Wilmington has recently implemented a Fee for Stormwater; i.e.: runoff water that is created by natural precipitation - namely rain and snow. According to their website – monthly billing is based on the amount of square footage a property can create, multiplied by a designated flat rate; so that “every property with Impervious Surface area will pay their fair share”. While instituting policies that […]

todayNovember 11, 2021 162 3

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Impact of CRA Exemption on Local Community

WILMINGTON, OH - The slogan Live Local wasn’t coined without purpose. More often than not - the upfront cost of purchasing from a community or small business versus a big box entity may be higher; however what is the long-term cost-benefit analysis? Recently an outside entity of Mason applied for a Community Reinvestment Exemption (CRA) in Clinton County; legislature written so that the property owner does not owe taxes for […]

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