MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Several public entities are getting an early Christmas gift. The county's auditor announces more than $1 million will be refunded back to them.
The money comes from deductions from tax settlements to local schools, municipalities, and townships in the county. Washington County Auditor Bill McFarland uses that money to conduct county appraisals and other activities.
He says he's glad to put the money leftover back into the county.
"I am very proud to be able to return this money back to those entities it's about 20 percent of the amount collected so to be able to return to $1.133 million dollars based on how effectively the county auditor operated this process is something in which I take great pride," he said.
A total of $1,133,000 will be refunded to the various entities. Some of those places include Belpre's School District, Marietta City School District, and Barlow Township.
The funds will be distributed within the next two weeks.