As with other entities seeking support on the Nov. 6 ballot, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board for Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties seeks renewal of a levy which has helped offset a reduction in state funding.
But voters have another reason to renew the board's 0.8-mill levy for another five years in addition to the effective use of the revenues to help Seneca County residents. Someday, those voters or someone they know may need the services funded by the levy.
Nancy Cochran, executive director of the board, notes the recession and resultant economic crises - the loss of jobs and insurance coverage, plus related debt issues - have put more stress on area residents. As a result, the need for behavioral health treatment is growing.
The levy is needed to help provide those services. Please vote to renew it.