UNIOPOLIS, Ohio (AP) -- Big cuts in Ohio's spending might mean the end for a village in northwest Ohio.
Officials in Uniopolis already have cut their budget in half and have laid off the only police officer in the village of 272 people.
Now they say the only option might be to dissolve the village and let Union Township take over the services.
The mayor of Uniopolis tells The Lima News (http://bit.ly/x18cFP ) that residents don't want to raise property taxes and that there aren't enough businesses that can support an income tax. He says a 25 percent reduction in local government funds through the state has also led to cuts in maintenance and other services.
The Auglaize County village near Interstate 75 is about 60 miles north of Dayton.
Information from: The Lima News, http://www.limanews.com