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First School Consolidation in Quarter of a Century Moves Forward

After flirting with the idea for decades and having recently arranged to share services, two Ohio school districts—Bettsville and Old Fort—have finally decided to tie the knot and consolidate. Both districts are located in rural Seneca County and educate far …

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Saving Local Dollars by “Joining Forces” and Moving “Beyond the Boundaries”

Local governments throughout the state have felt the pinch of tightening budgets. Among some of the creative proposals under consideration for solving long-term budget woes is strategic consolidation of government services. An op-ed piece in the Youngstown Vindicator recently hailed …

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Joining Forces Gathers Steam

It may seem like we are talking an awful lot about consolidation and sharing of services here at the Buckeye Institute.  We are doing this because that is rapidly becoming one of the hottest topics of conversation throughout the state. …

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