A proposed 18-cent-a gallon increase would mean more money for the state and local governments to fund road work. Stark County, its cities, villages and townships would receive about $8.3 million more to pay for road work if the Ohio General Assembly approves Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposal to hike the state’s gas tax by 18 cents a gallon. Local officials are lining up to back the increase from 28 cents a gallon to 46 cents a gallon on July 1. “I definitely support it,” said Canton City Engineer Dan Moeglin. “We’ve tried to do as much as we can with what we have. … But at some point we can’t do what we did back in 2005 when (the gas tax) was (last) raised. The roads are deteriorating.” Stories that inspire. Coverage that informs. Investigations that affect change. This is real news just when it’s needed most. “I don’t really care for it, but if I’m going down the road and I’m not busting tires and wheels, I can live with that,” said Chris Schreffler, 59, of Canton. “Bust up tire and wheels, that’s more than 18 cents.” “I think they should leave the (gas tax rate) alone ...