CARROLLTON, Ohio — Funding for OSU Extension in many counties was a victim of the weak economy.
Carroll County 4-H ended right after this year’s county fair and Jackson County is also facing a similar fight, and both counties failed to grain voter approval for funding through a countywide levy.
Nine OSU Extension county offices and programs are now funded through property tax levies: Morgan, Monroe, Noble, Vinton (renewed), Harrison, Hardin, Morrow, Van Wert and Coshocton.
Another county not receiving appropriations from the county commissioners, Paulding County, is currently funded with money from local businesses and individuals.
Carroll County. However, teamwork may be bringing the OSU Extension office back to Carroll County through a joint venture with the county Soil and Water Conservation District if $17,000 can be raised.