ELYRIA, Ohio - Scarlet and grey colored clothing was a common sight on the campus of Lorain County Community College Wednesday evening.
Ohio State fight songs could also be heard from musical instruments inside The College Center Building in the middle of campus.
Students, faculty and alumni of The Ohio State University and Lorain County Community College gathered for a rally in support of Issue 17 on the November 2 ballot.
Issue 17 would be a levy increase and would replace an existing levy passed ten years ago. Passage would cost a $100,000 homeowner and additional $1.44 per month.
LCCC's increased enrollment coupled with state funding cuts for students has put a strain on the college's operating budget.
Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee was the guest speaker at the rally. He understands the importance of this issue in our current economic climate.
"The front door to the American dream is not Ohio State," said Gee. "It's this community college. This is where the future is right here."
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