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Go Vote bus tour stops in Allen County encouraging no on State Issue One

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"Don't let the commercials fool you." That was one of the messages at a "Go Vote" bus tour stopping in Allen County today. "Don't let the commercials fool you." That was one of the messages at a "Go Vote" bus tour stopping in Allen County today.
You can find the ballot language for issue one on the Ohio Secretary of State's website. You can find the ballot language for issue one on the Ohio Secretary of State's website.

"Don't let the commercials fool you." That was one of the messages at a Go Vote bus tour stopping in Allen County today.

Local law enforcement, judges, politicians, and business owners joining the Citizens for Community Values in encouraging people to vote no on State Issue One. They say while the campaign for State Issue One proposes to save money, get addicts treatment and protect the public, it will do no such thing. They say it will tie the hands of law enforcement and the courts when it comes to battling the opioid crisis in our state.

"You'll see all of them say this is an absolute disaster for the State of Ohio and so that's what our message is, is hey listen to the experts, don't listen to out of state billionaires that are pouring millions of dollars into the State of Ohio. Listen to the people who are on the ground trying to protect our communities today and they will all tell you, you have to vote no on Issue One," commented Aaron Bear, President of Citizens for Community Values.

Those speaking today were all in agreement that the passage of State Issue One will undermine the work that is already being done in local drug courts, which provides the option of treatment instead of jail time.

"That will be taken away as a result of Issue One, particularly in the municipal courts. It will make it very difficult for us to give that incentive in certainly police court as well so what they're telling you they're going to help in terms of getting people into treatment is not necessarily doing that," said Judge Tammie Hursh, Lima Municipal Court.

You can find the ballot language for Issue One on the Ohio Secretary of State's website. There are also arguments for and against the issue on the site. Polls open Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m.

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