Western Ohio village with 100 residents may vote to dissolve


NEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A tiny western village along the Ohio River with a population of 100 residents could vote to dissolve itself this month after struggling with finances.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1QKFXTl ) that Neville residents will decide during the March 15 primary whether the 208-year-old Clermont County village should survive on an already overstretched budget or vote itself out of existence.

A 1997 flood forced out more than half of Neville’s population. And cuts made by Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) and state lawmakers to the local government fund have hamstrung the village’s finances.

A vote to dissolve would place the village’s financial responsibilities upon the surrounding township.

Mayor Cecil Collins Jr. says Neville will be lucky to make it through the rest of the year if the dissolution vote isn’t passed.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com