Forecast for June 19th, 2017

Forecast for June 19th, 2017

11PM Sportscast June 23 2017

11PM Sportscast June 23 2017

Bingaya named MEC Male Athlete of the Year

Bingaya named MEC Male Athlete of the Year

Leasure named Belpre boys basketball coach

Leasure named Belpre boys basketball coach

Chase Fieler to play in Belgium

Chase Fieler to play in Belgium

Tax Levy to fund Washington Co. Behavioral Health Expansion

The Washington County Behavioral Health Board unanimously approved a resolution at its regular meeting urging voters on Nov. 7 to pass an additional levy of 0.5 mills for five years. The levy would generate $737,000 in new revenue to be used for essential prevention, treatment, and recovery programs for children, adolescents, and adults at risk for mental illness and substance use disorders. The Washington County Mental Health Campaign is a U.S. Internal Revenue Code section 527 political organization operating under Ohio campaign-finance laws to support passage of the levy. The campaign kickoff event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 at the House of Hope, 750 County House Lane, Marietta, OH 45750. Parking and shuttle service will be available at the County Home from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. There will be welcoming remarks at 12:30 p.m., followed by opportunities to learn about the levy. David Browne, Washington County Behavioral Health Board Executive Director, stated "Individuals often enter the mental health system with little or no healthcare coverage and no way of accessing services available to others. Helping these individuals stop their downward spiral is what we primarily do with our funds. But there is a higher demand for services than what our current funding can provide. This levy would nearly double the funds available to the Board for these critical services." According to board member and campaign co-chair, Jim Raney, "We have a raging epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in Washington County. Less visible is a quiet epidemic of mental illness. For a property appraised at $100,000, the levy would add just $17.50 a year (less than a nickel a day) to improve the lives of thousands of individuals and families in our community."

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