Many stories fill the news about how local, state and national government are facing debt. But, Pickaway County is one of nine in the state that does not currently have general obligation-limited tax debt.
This has meant making tough decisions to stay in the black, such as putting some of their capital wish-list on hold, according to County Commissioner Jay Wippel. One of those projects was a proposal from several years ago for a county office to clear up space in the Pickaway County Courthouse.
Wippel adds that he realizes this is a difficult task for many counties, due to the need they currently are facing around the state.
The median debt for Ohio's counties is just under $7.3 million. Hamilton County has an obligation of $76 million. Athens County was also among the nine counties.