The Franklin County Board of Elections recently announced that Perry Township trustees have decided to withdraw support for a Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ) under consideration in conjunction with the City of Worthington, ThisWeek Community News reports. The JEDZ "would have allowed the township to use the city of Worthington's taxing authority to tax all businesses and employees in the township." The Worthington City Council approved the JEDZ on January 6 and the Perry Township trustees voted unanimously in favor of the JEDZ on January 13. Without the township’s continued support, the JEDZ will not take effect. For more, read the full story.