For many years I have bragged how great the United Local Schools were.
It has great teachers, custodians and cooks. The school needs some repairs that should have been taken care of as they arose. We don't have any outstanding debts that I know of. But I need to apologize to those I bragged to because it may be the worst school not only in Columbiana County, but many counties in Ohio for the following reasons.
We have four board members who said they graduated from United Local plus an administrator they rehired for about four times what the average person makes in our district. And they are also trying to shove a $38 million school down our throats.
We have had 998 foreclosures in the last 22 months and about the only good paying jobs around here are nursing and truck driving.
One board member even sent his son down to Steubenville Big Red to school. Is that dedication or loyalty to your alma mater?
We were also told by the administrator back on March 19 that this levy was a one-time deal.
Maybe this information in my letter is why we are having a write-in candidate. If anyone doesn't know the name of the candidate, the poll worker will give them his or her name.