Ohio University’s Voinovich School Welcomes Misty Crosby as Senior Executive in Residence for Local Government Services

Misty Crosby has been named senior executive in residence for local government services with the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service, beginning Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Crosby, who most recently served as executive director of Buckeye Hills Regional Council in Marietta, has stepped down from her position as regional Trustee to pursue this new role with the University. 

Columbiana County Port Authority MAP Grants Projects

The Columbiana County Port Authority recently completed three expansion projects for Columbiana County river terminals in the first round of the Ohio Dept. of Transportation Maritime Assistance Program grant.  Through the securing of the grant, with a 50% match of funds, the recipients were able to complete nearly $3 million of combined projects for their business operations on the Ohio River.

Columbus Uses Property Tax Abatement to Drive Workforce Housing Development

The city of Columbus offers discretionary real property tax abatements to incentivize residential developments in targeted communities. Columbus offers a 100% real property tax abatement on the growth in property tax for 100% of the tax for 15 years in areas recognized as a Pre-1994 CRA. Real property tax abatements operate in these areas as a matter of legal right and do not require action by Columbus City Council. All of Downtown Columbus is located in a 1994 Pre-CRA district as are several other areas such as the Southside of Columbus that are primed for residential development.