A lack of funds coming from the state is puttng the pinch on local governments
Loss of the state's local government fund has many communities, counties, and townships worried about how they'll make it financially.
For some local governments around Ohio the next two years will bring plenty of fiscal challenges. The state budget cuts money for the local government fund - a revenue source many communities, counties, and townships rely on.
State Auditor Dave Yost expects an increase in calls for help.
But, instead of immediately taking over their finances, Yost says he'd rather help local governments try and get things in order.
One of the biggest concerns is paying for public safety.
Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine says they're getting more requests for assistance on everything from evidence processing to helping overwhelmed county prosecutors.
Things aren't expected to get better until after 2013 according to Ohio Auditor Dave Yost.