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2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Ohio

Statewide measures

  • (+) Issue 2 on the statewide ballot is a referendum on Senate Bill 5 passed by the Legislature. Senate Bill 5 makes long-overdue reforms to costly government union employment practices in Ohio, while helping to get spending under control and making government more accountable to taxpayers. A “Yes” vote upholds the law; a “No” vote overturns it.
  • (+) Issue 3 on the statewide ballot prohibits any law from compelling an individual to participate in a health care system. Additionally, the measure would provide that no law may prohibit the purchase or sale of health care or impose a fine for the sale of health care or insurance.

 

Adams County

  • Voters in Adams County as a whole, in addition to those residing in Brush Creek, Cherry Fork, Green Township, Liberty Township, Manchester Township, Meigs Township, Seaman Village, Wayne Township, and Winchester Township, will decide on renewing 12 levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Adams County Public Library District will decide on a permanent increase of 1 mill to the Public Library levy to subsidize additional and current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in Cherry Fork Village will decide on a new five-year 3.5-mill levy to meet current expenses.
  • (–) Liberty Township voters will consider enactment of a 0.9-mill levy for five years for the cemetery district.
  • (–) Manchester Village residents will vote on passing an additional 2 mills to the current levy for a period of four years for current operating expenses.
  • (–) Ohio Valley Local School District voters will decide on passing a tax of 5.9 mills for a period of five years to avoid an operating deficit.
  • (–) Residents of Peebles Village will vote on a five-year, 2.8 mill levy for police protection.
  • (–) West Union Village residents will consider a measure to pass an additional 2.5-mill levy over five years for street repairs.
  • (–) Residents in Winchester Village will vote on a 3-mill replacement levy to pay for current expenses.

 

Allen County

  • Voters in Allen County as a whole, as well as those residing in Bath, Delphos City, Perry Township, Shawnee Township, and Spencerville will decide on renewing nine separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Monroe Township residents will consider whether to impose a 0.5-mill fire and emergency medical services levy for five years.
  • (–) Residents in the Fort Shawnee Village will decide on imposing an additional 4-mill levy to pay for current expenses for five years.

 

Ashland County

  • Voters in Ashland County, as well as those residing in Ashland City, Hillsdale Local School District, Lucas Local School District, Polk-Jackson-Perry Fire District, Troy Township, and Vermillion Township will decide on renewing nine separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

 

Ashtabula County

  • Voters in Ashtabula Township, Andover Township, Andover Village, Austinberg Township, Denmark Township, Geneva Township, Monroe Township, Morgan Township, Pierpont Township, Richmond Township, Saybrook Township, Sheffield Township, Trumbull Township, Wayne Township, and Windsor Township will decide on renewing 23 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Ashtabula City residents will vote on a measure to lower the credit received against income taxes paid in other municipalities from 100 percent to 50 percent. This would penalize citizens who pay taxes in multiple cities.
  • (–) Ashtabula Township voters, in addition to a 1.5 mill levy extension for emergency medical services, will be asked to raise taxes through another 2.5-mill levy for the same purpose.
  • (–) Residents in the Buckeye Local School District will consider a bond measure to issue $25,350,000 in debt for capital improvements paid for with a 5-mill increase in property taxes.
  • (–) Cherry Valley Township residents will consider a 1.5-mill levy to pay for emergency medical and fire protection services for five years.
  • (–) Conneaut Township Park District voters will decide on a measure to impose for five years a 0.99-mill levy to subsidize operating expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Geneva Area Schools District will vote on raising property taxes 4.95 mills for ten years to pay for the district’s emergency needs.
  • (–) Voters in the Geneva Union Cemeteries District will consider imposing a new 0.5 mill levy for cemetery operations and maintenance.
  • (–) Grand Valley School District residents will vote on a 3.9-mill property tax hike for five years.
  • (–) Voters in Harpersfield Township will decide whether or not to impose a five-year, 1-mill levy for roads and bridges.
  • (–) Residents in the Jefferson Emergency Rescue District will decide whether or not to impose an additional 1-mill levy for five years for equipment.
  • (–) New Lyme Township residents will vote on an additional 0.5-mill levy to pay for cemetery maintenance and operations for five years.
  • (–) Voters in North Kingsville Village will consider a measure to issue $540,000 in bonds for the purchase of a fire truck. The bonds will be financed by a 1.1 mill property tax increase for 10 years.
  • (–) Residents in the Northwest Ambulance District will consider a measure to impose a 2-mill property tax levy to fund emergency medical services for five years.
  • (–) Voters in Saybrook Township will consider raising taxes 1 mill for three years for police protection.
  • (–) Sheffield Township residents will vote on imposing a 0.5-mill levy to pay for cemetery operations for five years.
  • (–) Trumbull Township voters will consider a measure to raise taxes by 2 mills for five years to pay for fire services.
  • (–) Residents in Williamsfield Township will vote on a 2-mill levy to pay for ambulance services for five years.

 

Athens County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Athens County voters will consider enacting a 1 mill property tax levy for 10 years to pay for alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health services.
  • Voters in Athens County as a whole, as well as those residing in Ames Township, Glouster Village, and York Township will decide on renewing six separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Albany Village residents will decide whether or not to impose for five years a 3-mill levy for street maintenance.
  • (–) Voters in Albany Village will consider a measure to impose a 0.5-mill fire protection levy for five years.
  • (–) Amesville Village voters will decide on a measure to pass a 4-mill levy for five years to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Residents of Bern Township will consider a measure to impose for three years a 1-mill fire protection levy.
  • (–) Canaan Township residents will vote on a 0.5-mill property tax levy to fund cemetery operations for five years.
  • (–) Canaan Township voters will also decide whether to impose for five years a 0.4-mill fire protection levy.
  • (–) Voters in Carthage Township will consider a 3-mill property tax levy for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in Chauncey Village will vote on raising taxes an additional 7.75 mills for police services for five years.
  • (–) Glouster Village voters will decide whether or not to impose for five years a 2-mill levy for street maintenance.
  • (–) Residents in Lodi Township will vote on a five-year, 1-mill levy for fire protection services.

 

Brown County

  • Voters in Brown County as a whole, as well as those residing in Hammersville Village and Mount Orab Village, will decide on renewing three levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (+) Byrd Township residents will vote on a replacement fire protection levy to decrease the rate to 3.5 mills.
  • (–) Voters in Higginsport Village will decide whether or not to impose for five years a 3-mill levy to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Residents of Lewis Township will vote on a five-year a 0.5-mill levy for public safety services.
  • (–) Lewis Township voters will also decide whether or not to impose an additional 1.5-mill levy for five years for road maintenance.
  • (–) Mount Orab Village voters will consider a measure to permanently increase taxes for police services by 1.5 mills.

 

Butler County

  • Voters in Butler County as well as those residing in Hanover Township will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Fairfield City School District will consider an additional permanent 6.5-mill levy for current operating expenses.
  • (–) Lakota Local School District residents will vote on a new permanent property tax of 4.75 mills to pay for current services.
  • (–) Residents in Middletown City will vote on raising taxes by 0.5 mills for 10 years to pay for public health services.
  • (–) Milford Township residents will decide whether or not to impose for five years a 2-mill levy for fire protection services.
  • (–) Voters in Trenton City will decide on permanently raising taxes by 4.5 mills to pay for fire protection services.

 

Carroll County

  • Voters in Carroll County as a whole, as well as those residing in Fox Township, Magnolia Village, Minerva Local School District, Minerva Village, Orange Township, Osnaburg Local School District, Perry Township, Rose Township, and Sherrodsville Village, will decide on renewing 12 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Augusta Township will consider an additional tax of 2.5 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Voters in Loudon Township will decide on a measure to raise taxes 2 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Malvern Village voters will consider an additional tax of 3.1 mills for five years to pay for police protection.
  • (–) Residents in Minerva Local School District will vote on a 10-year, 2.6-mill levy to pay for the district’s emergency requirements.
  • (–) Sandy Valley Local School District residents will decide on a measure to renew for five years a 5.3 mill property tax levy for emergency requirements.
  • (–) Osnaburg Local School District residents will vote on an additional property tax of 11 mills for five years to pay for the district’s ongoing expenses.

 

Champaign County

  • Voters in Champaign County as a whole, as well as those residing in Concord Township, Johnson Township, Mad River, Mutual Village, Northwestern Local School District, Rush Township, and Wayne Township, will decide on renewing 10 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Goshen Township residents will vote on a proposed tax levy of 2 mills for five years in order to provide emergency medical services.
  • (–) Mechanicsburg Village voters will consider passing a 3-mill levy for three years to pay for road repairs.
  • (–) Miami East Local School District residents will vote on replacing the current income tax of 1 percent with a rate of 1.75 percent to pay for the district’s current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in the Miami Valley Career Technology Center District will decide on passing a 2.18-mill levy for 10 years to pay for the district’s current expenses and improvements to the school buildings.
  • (–) Residents in St. Paris Village will decide on raising a 4-mill levy for five years to pay for drainage system improvements.
  • (–) Voters in Salem Township will consider an additional tax of 2.9 mills for road repairs.
  • (–) Union Township voters will decide on a fire protection levy of 0.5 mills for five years.
  • (–) Residents in Urbana Township will decide on a proposed additional tax of 3.8 mills for four years for fire protection services.

 

Clark County

  • Voters in Clark County as a whole, as well as those residing in Bethel Township, Green Township, Harmony Township, North Hampton Village, Pleasant Township, and Springfield Township will decide on renewing 12 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Clark County Park District will vote on an additional 0.6 mill property tax for five years to fund current spending levels.
  • (–) Residents in Madison Township will vote on an additional 2-mill property tax levy for road and street repairs for five years.
  • (–) Voters in New Carlisle City will consider an additional 2-mill property tax in order to fund street and road repairs.
  • (–) Tecumseh Local School District residents will consider renewing a 2.46-mill levy for five years to fund emergency requirements of the school district. The levy is expected to raise taxes by $712,000 per year.
  • (–) Tremont City Village voters will decide on a proposal to levy an additional tax of 12 mills for five years to pay for current budget expenses.

 

Clermont County

  • Voters in Clermont County as a whole as well as residents of Bethel Village will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Blanchester Local School District will decide on a 1.5-mill levy for five years to fund improvements and renovations to school facilities.
  • (–) Little Miami Local School District voters will consider an additional property tax of 13.95 mills to fund current spending.
  • (–) Monroe Township voters will consider a 3-mill property tax in order to fund fire department services.
  • (–) Monroe Township residents will also vote on a 3-mill property tax in order to fund emergency medical and ambulance services.
  • (–) Milford City residents will vote on an additional tax levy of 10.5 mills to pay for fire protection and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Residents in New Richmond Village will consider raising property taxes 2.5 mills for five years to fund road repairs and construction.
  • (–) Residents in the West Clermont Local School District will decide on an additional tax levy of 7.9 mills for 10 years to fund the emergency requirements of the district.

 

Columbiana County

  • Voters in Butler Township, East Palestine Village, Fairfield Township, Middletown Township, Minerva Village, Salem City, Salineville Village, and Unity Township will decide on renewing 11 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Rogers Village will vote on raising property taxes by 2 mills for five years to fund current spending.
  • (–) Salineville Village residents will vote on raising property taxes by 5 mills for five years to pay for police protection.
  • (–) Salineville Village voters will also consider permanently renewing a 5-mill levy to pay for fire protection services.
  • (–) Residents in the United Local Schools District will vote on raising property taxes by 3.92 mills per year in order to finance a 37-year bond issuance.
  • (–) Wayne Township voters will consider levying for five years, a 3-mill property tax for fire services.
  • (–) Voters in West Township will decide on an additional tax of 2 mills per year for five years to fund road repair projects.
  • (–) West Township residents will vote on a 1-mill fire protection levy for five years.

 

Cuyahoga County

  • Voters in Cuyahoga County as a whole, as well as those residing in Berea City, Gates Mills Village, Independence Local School District, North Randall Village, North Royalton City School District, Solon City, and the Strongsville City School District, will decide on renewing 10 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Bedford City School District will decide on an additional tax levy of 1.2 mills on a continuing basis for general permanent improvements.
  • (–) Berea City School District voters will consider an additional tax levy of 2.5 mills for current expenses
  • (–) Broadview Heights City residents will decide on a Charter Amendment to raise the mill levy limit for fire and emergency medical services from 3.2 mills to 4.2 mills.
  • (+) Brooklyn Heights Village residents will vote on a Charter Amendment to state the Council cannot receive a wage increase if the non-union employees did not receive a wage increase the previous year.
  • (+) Voters in Brooklyn Heights Village will also consider a Charter Amendment to state no Council Member may hold village employment while elected to the Council.
  • (–) Cleveland Heights University School District residents will vote on an additional tax levy of 6.9 mills to fund current spending.
  • (–) Voters in the Cuyahoga Heights Local School District will decide on a measure to raise taxes by an additional 6.9 mills to fund current spending.
  • (–) Residents in the Euclid City School District will consider an additional tax levy of 5.4 mills on a continuing basis for current spending levels.
  • (–) Garfield Heights City School District voters will decide on an additional tax levy of 9 mills, totaling $3,900,000, to fund emergency needs for five years.
  • (–) North Royalton City School District residents will vote on renewing a 4.4-mill emergency needs levy for 10 years. If approved, the measure would raise taxes by $4,395,000.
  • (–) Residents in the Olmsted Falls City School District will vote on an additional tax levy of 2.8 mills for five years.
  • (–) Orange City School District voters will consider a proposal to raise taxes by five mills to pay for current spending.
  • (+) Residents in Richmond Heights City will vote on a Charter Amendment to allow the City Council to enter into agreements with the State of Ohio or its political subdivisions to authorize participation in joint service districts for the sharing or contracting of municipal services.
  • (–) Richmond Heights residents will also vote on a Charter Amendment to reduce from 100 percent to 75 percent the tax credit granted to residents who pay income taxes to another municipality. This would increase the burden on citizens who pay taxes in multiple cities.
  • (–) Voters in the Seven Hills City will consider an additional tax levy of 0.7 mills for two years for garbage collection.
  • (–) Strongsville City School District voters will consider a tax levy renewal of 6 mills on a continuing basis for current expenses.
  • (–) Westlake City voters will decide on a Charter Amendment to renew for an additional five years a 0.9-mill property tax to pay the salaries and benefits of police and firefighters.

 

Defiance County

Local measures

  • (–) The Four County Joint Vocational School District, encompassing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams Counties, will ask voter to approve a property tax increase of 0.2 mills for “general improvements”.

 

Delaware County

  • Voters in Delaware County as a whole, as well as those residing in the Elgin and Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School Districts, will decide on renewing three separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Buckeye Valley Local School District voters will consider imposing a 0.5 percent tax on earned income to pay for current spending.
  • (–) Residents in the Delaware City School District will vote on an additional tax of 8.3 mills for five years for emergency needs.
  • (–) The Dublin City School District will put a debt and tax issue to the voters authorizing $25,000,000 in bonds paid for by a 0.77 mill levy increase for 15 years. Additionally, voters will decide on another permanent levy of 7.2 mills for current expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Northridge Local School District will decide on imposing a 1percent income tax for five years to subsidize the district’s current spending levels.
  • (–) Oxford Township residents will consider a tax of 1.2 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Scioto Township residents will be asked to pass an additional tax levy of 0.2 mills for two years for operation and maintenance of a cemetery.
  • (–) Voters in Scioto Township will also decide on a tax levy of 0.2 mills for two years for parks and recreation purposes.
  • (–) The Selover Public Library will ask voters for an additional property tax of 0.75 mills for five years to subsidize the library’s current budget.
  • (–) Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School District residents will vote on an additional tax levy of 1.3 mills for 10 years to purchase a site for school enlargement.
  • (–) Residents in the Westerville City School District will vote on a permanent income tax hike of 0.5percentage points as well as an additional 4.06-mill property tax increase to address the district’s current overspending issues.
  • (–) The Westerville Public Library will ask voters to pass a 0.8-mill levy, and an additional 1.2 mill levy increase, for a new permanent rate of 2 mills for current spending levels.

 

Erie County

  • Voters residing in Bay View Village, Berlin Village, Berlin Heights Village, Groton Village, Kelleys Island Village, and the Monroeville Local School District will decide on renewing eight separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Bellevue City will vote on a 1-mill property tax levy to fund the parks and recreation department for five years.
  • (–) Voters in the Florence-Vermilion River Ambulance District will consider a five-year 1-mill property tax to pay for emergency medical services.
  • (–) Lorain County Joint Vocational School District voters will consider a 1.75-mill property tax for 10 years to finance current spending levels.
  • (–) Margaretta residents will vote on an additional 1-mill property tax for five years to fund road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in the Vermilion Local School District will consider a bond issue authorizing $33,000,000 in new debt financed by a new 3.9-mill levy increase for 37 years. Funds would be used for constructing, renovating, and equipping facilities.

 

Fairfield County

  • Voters in Fairfield County as a whole and those residing in the Fairfield Union Local School District will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in Baltimore Village will decide on a proposed additional tax levy of 4 mills for four years for police protection.
  • (–) Residents in the Canal Winchester Local School District will decide on a proposed bond issue of $5,830,000 in new debt financed by a tax of 13.38 mills over three years to cover emergency needs.
  • (–) Voters in Fairfield County will decide a proposed additional tax levy of 0.4 mills over 10 years for historical parks.
  • (–) Lancaster City voters will consider an additional tax levy of 2.9 mills for 10 years for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in Lancaster City will vote on a proposed income tax increase of 0.25 percent for five years for operating expenses.
  • (–) Lancaster City School District voters will decide on a bond issue authorizing $61,550,000 in new debt financed by a property tax levy of 3.6 mills over 37 years.
  • (–) Residents in Madison Township will vote on a proposed permanent additional property tax levy of 2 mills for road improvements.
  • (–) Reynoldsburg City voters will decide on a permanent income tax increase of 1 percentage point, to a total of 2.5 percent, for ongoing spending.
  • (–) Teays Valley Local School District voters will decide on a proposed doubling of the income tax to 1.5 percent for current expenses.
  • (–) Thurston Village residents will consider a permanent additional property tax levy of 7 mills for police protection.
  • (–) Walnut Township Local School District residents will vote on a proposed bond measure to issue $250,000 in debt. The bonds would be paid for by a 1.9-mill property tax levy over five years.

 

Fayette County

  • Voters in Fayette County as a whole, as well as residents of Jefferson Village and Paint Township, will decide on renewing three separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Greenview Local School District will vote on a permanent annual income tax hike of 0.5 percentage points.
  • (–) Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services will ask voters to approve a 1-mill property tax levy for ten years to support current spending levels.
  • (–) Perry Township voters will consider raising property taxes by 1.4 mills for five years to pay for fire protection services.
  • (–) Voters in the Plains Local School District will consider an additional property tax of 1 mill to support current spending levels.

 

Franklin County

  • Voters in Franklin County as a whole as well as those residing in Mifflin Township will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) The City of Bexley, in order to fund increased spending on general operations, is proposing an income tax hike of 0.5 percentage points, for a total rate of 2.5 percent as well as a reduction in the credit for income taxes paid in other municipalities from 80 percent to 65 percent.
  • (+) Voters in the Canal Winchester Local School District will decide on a proposal to renew for three years the emergency needs levy, at a lower rate of 13.38 mills. 
  • (–) Dublin City School District will put a debt and tax issue to the voters authorizing $25,000,000 in bonds paid for by a 0.77 mill levy increase for 15 years. Additionally, voters will decide on another permanent levy of 7.2 mills for current expenses.
  • (–) The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities will ask voters for a 3.5-mill property tax levy for six years to support community programs and services to children and adults with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities.
  • (–) Hilliard City School District voters will decide on an additional property tax of 5.9 mills.
  • (–) Residents in Jefferson Township will vote on raising property taxes an additional 2 mills for five years to pay for current spending.
  • (–) Residents in the Groveport Madison Local School District will decide on a levy of 14.04 mills for five years. If approved, the measure will generate $11,839,000 in taxes to cover the district’s budget imbalance.
  • (–) Minerva Park Village voters will decide a measure to approve a 3.2-mill property tax levy for five years to fund current expenses.
  • (–) The Mt. Sterling Public Library will ask voters for an additional 1-mill property tax levy for five years for current expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the New Albany Plain Local Joint Park District will vote on permanently raising the current 0.75-mill levy to support public recreation and community centers to 1 mill.
  • (–) Residents in Reynoldsburg City will vote on a 1percent income tax hike in order to fund increased municipal spending.
  • (–) Teays Valley Local School District voters will decide on a proposed income tax hike of 0.75 percent, to 1.5 percent, for current expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Westerville City School District will vote on a permanent income tax hike of 0.5 percent and an additional 4.06-mill property tax increase to address the district’s current overspending issues.
  • (–) The Westerville Public Library will ask voters to pass a 0.8-mill levy, alongside an additional 1.2-mill levy increase, for a new permanent rate of 2 mills for current spending levels.

 

Fulton County

  • Voters in Fulton County as a whole, as well as residents of Royalton Township, will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Clinton Township voters will decide on an additional 0.35-mill levy for maintenance and operation of Wauseon Union Cemetery.
  • (–) Residents of the Evergreen Local School District will vote on a 0.25 percentage point income tax increase for five years to fund current spending levels.
  • (–) The Four County Joint Vocational School District, encompassing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams Counties, will ask voter to approve a property tax increase of 0.2 mills for “general improvements”.
  • (–) Residents in Metamora Village will decide on additional property taxes totaling 0.5 mills for five years in order to cover the operating expenses of the park fund.
  • (–) Pike-Delta-York Local School District voters will consider an additional 5.99-mill levy for three years to fund the district.
  • (–) The Swanton Public Library will ask voters to approve an additional 1-mill levy for current expenses.
  • (–) The Wauseon Public Library will ask voters to raise property taxes by 1 mill for five years to fund ongoing spending.

 

Greene County

  • Voters in Greene County as a whole, as well as those residing in the communities of Bellbrook City, Bowersville Village, Jefferson Township, and Spring Valley Township will decide on renewing six separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Beavercreek City School District will consider raising property taxes 6.7 mills.
  • (–) Bellbrook City residents will vote on a measure to impose an additional 1-mill property tax for police services.           
  • (–) Cedarville Township and Village residents will vote on an additional 1-mill property tax levy for fire services.   
  • (–) Residents in Fairborn City will vote on imposing an additional 4.4-mill property tax to fund fire services.            
  • (–) Fairborn voters will also consider an additional 4.4-mill property tax to pay for police protection.              
  • (–) Residents in the Greeneview Local School District will vote on raising earned income taxes by 0.5percent.
  • (–) New Jasper Township voters will consider a 1.5-mill roads levy.
  • (–) Voters in the Spring Valley Village will decide on a measure imposing a 2.3-mill property tax to fund current spending.
  • (–) Sugarcreek Township residents will vote on imposing a 1.4-mill property tax levy to fund road repairs.              
  • (–) Xenia Township voters will decide on a 0.9-mill roads levy.
  • (–) Residents in the Xenia Community City School District will vote on an additional 4.8-mill property tax.

 

Guernsey County

  • Voters in Liberty Township, Oxford Township, and Salesville will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in Byesville Village will decide on a fire and ambulance levy of 0.5 mills for five years.
  • (–) Center Township voters will decide on raising property taxes by 0.5 mills, to a total of 1 mill, for road repairs.
  • (–) East Guernsey Local School District voters will consider a measure to levy an additional property tax of 8.62 mills, for a total tax increase of roughly $1,000,000.
  • (–) The Guernsey County Health Department will ask voters to approve a 0.5-mill levy for 10 years to fund ongoing operation costs.
  • (–) Residents of Jackson Township will vote on an additional property tax of 0.5 mills for five years to cover current spending levels.
  • (–) Residents of Knox Township will vote on a replacement levy of 0.5 mills for garbage and refuse collection.
  • (–) The Knox Township Cemetery will ask voters for a 0.5-mill levy for five years.
  • (–) Lore City Village voters will consider two levies intended to fund current spending: one of 3.25 mills, the other of 5 mills.
  • (–) Voters in the Rolling Hills Local School District will decide on a measure approving a $1,400,000 levy to underwrite spending in the district.
  • (–) Residents of Washington Township will vote on a 1-mill fire services levy.
  • (–) Westland Township residents will vote on a 0.4-mill fire services levy.

 

Hamilton County

  • Voters in Hamilton County as a whole, as well as those residing in the Addyston Village, Cheviot City, Golf Manor Village, Green Township, Greenhills Village, Lincoln Heights, Lockland Village, Mariemont Village, Miami Township, Mount Healthy City, North Bend Village, North College Hill City, and Terrace Park Village will decide on renewing 18 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Addyston Village residents will consider imposing a permanent earned income tax rate of 0.5 percent.
  • (–) Arlington Heights Village residents will vote on a proposed property tax of 2 mills in order to fund police services.
  • (+) Cincinnati City residents will decide on a Charter Amendment to prohibit the City from levying any tax for garbage collection.
  • (+) Voters in Cincinnati City will also consider a Charter Amendment to prohibit the City from appropriating any money for the design or construction of a streetcar system.
  • (–) Residents in the Cincinnati City School District will consider raising property taxes by 7.95 mills on a continuing basis for general improvements.
  • (–) Voters in the Columbia Township-Silverton Fire District will decide on a question of raising property taxes by 3.5 mills for fire services.
  • (+) Voters in Greenhills Village will consider a Charter Amendment requiring open meetings of the Council and Committees of the Council.
  • (–) Residents in Lincoln Heights Village will consider a proposed tax levy renewal of 4.5 mills and an increase of another 1.4 mills for five years for garbage and refuse collection.
  • (–) Voters in the Madeira City School District will decide on a measure raising an additional tax levy of 6.9 mills to pay for current spending.
  • (–) Milford City voters will decide on an additional property tax levy of 10.5 mills for three years for fire and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Mount Healthy City School District residents will vote on an additional tax levy of 7.65 mills on a continuing basis for current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in the Northwest Local School District will consider a bond and tax levy measure which would issue $44,000,000 in debt paid over a period of 37 years with a tax of 1.57 mills. The measure would also impose another tax levy of 3.5 mills to pay for current spending.

 

Hardin County

  • Voters in Hardin County as a whole, as well as the communities of Cessna and Liberty Townships, will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Ada Exempted Village School District will vote on raising the income tax by an additional 1.25 percentage points for five years to pay for current spending.
  • (–) The Ada Public Library will ask voters for an additional tax levy of 1 mill for five years to subsidize its expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Kenton City School District will vote on a bond issue and tax measure which would create $13,605,000 in new debt financed by a tax of 4.35 mills over 28 years. The measure would also levy another property tax of 0.5 mills for site acquisition and enlargement.
  • (–) Mt. Victory Village voters will consider implementing a permanent income tax rate of 1 percent to pay for current levels of spending.
  • (–) Northern Hardin County Fire District residents will vote on raising property taxes by an additional 3 mills.
  • (–) Riverdale School District voters will consider imposing an additional income tax of 0.5 percent for three years to pay for current budget levels.

 

Henry County

  • Voters in Deshler Village, Harrison Township, and Pleasant Township will decide on renewing three separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) The Four County Joint Vocational School District, encompassing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams Counties, will ask voter to approve a property tax increase of 0.2 mills for “general improvements”.
  • (–) Freedom Township residents will vote on an additional levy of 1.5 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) The Henry County General Health District will ask voters to replace an existing 1.2-mill tax with one of 1.4 mills for 10 years for the Henry County Health Department.
  • (–) Residents in the Patrick Henry Local School District will vote on an additional 6.5 mills, a tax increase totaling $704,400, for three years to fund current spending levels.

 

Holmes County

  • Voters in Holmes County as a whole, as well as residents of Holmesville Village, Paint Township, Prairie Township, Richland Township, and Saltcreek Township, will decide on renewing six separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the East Holmes Local School District will consider the district’s request for $1,500,000 in “emergency” funds. The measure would levy an additional property tax of 3.82 mills for five years.
  • (–) Residents of Millersburg Village will vote on a proposed ordinance to raise the municipal income tax rate from 1 percent to 1.5 percent to finance increased general operations spending.    

 

Jefferson County

  • Voters in Dillonvale Village, Mount Pleasant Village, Richmond Village, Salem Township, Toronto City, and Wayne Township will decide on renewing six separate levies. These levies are an extension of existing taxes and do not represent a net increase in taxpayer burden.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Bergholz Village will vote on an additional levy of 2 mills for five years for ambulance and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Edison Local School District residents will vote on permanently imposing an additional levy of 9.45 mills.
  • (–) Jefferson County voters will consider a measure to impose a levy of 1.5 mills for five years for 911 systems.
  • (–) Residents in the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School District will vote on increasing property taxes by an additional 1 mill to subsidize the district’s current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in Wells Township will consider approval of an additional 1-mill property tax levy for road repairs.

 

Knox County

  • Voters in Centerburg Village, Liberty Township, Monroe Township, Morgan Township, Mount Vernon City School District, Pike Township, and Pleasant Township will decide on renewing seven separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) The Central Ohio Joint Fire District will ask voters for approval of an additional 7.9 mills to fund fire and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Clear Fork Valley School District residents will vote on imposing a permanent 1 percent income tax to pay for ongoing spending.
  • (–) College Township residents will vote on a property tax measure to fund fire and emergency medical services through a 4-mill levy for five years.
  • (–) Danville Village voters will consider a measure to fund the local parks and recreation budget with a property tax levy of 1 mill for five years.
  • (–) Residents in the East Knox School District will vote on raising property taxes an additional 5 mills for five years to fulfill the school district’s “emergency needs” request.
  • (–) The Fredericktown Community Joint Ambulance District will ask voters for approval of a 1-mill replacement levy to fund emergency services for five years.
  • (–) Fredericktown Local School District voters will decide on a measure to impose an income tax of 0.5 percent on district residents for five years.
  • (–) Residents in the North Fork School District will vote on a measure to raise taxes by 6.4 mills to meet the district’s “emergency” requirements.
  • (–) Northridge School District voters will consider a measure to raise the earned income tax rate by 1 percent for five years to fund current expenses.
  • (–) Utica Village residents will vote on a measure to increase property taxes an additional 8 mills for three years to fund current spending levels.

 

Lawrence County

  • Voters in Proctorville Village and Upper Township will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Athalia Village will consider approval of a 2-mill increase in property tax levies in order to fund ongoing expenses.
  • (–) Athalia Village residents will also vote on an additional levy of 1 mill for fire protection.
  • (–) Lawrence County residents will vote on an additional 1-mill tax for senior citizens services.

 

Licking County

  • Voters in Liberty and Washington Townships will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in Bowling Green Township will consider a replacement levy of 1 mill for five years for fire protection.
  • (–) Residents in the East Knox School District will vote on imposing an additional 5 mills for five years for emergency requirements.
  • (–) Franklin Township residents will vote on a permanent property tax levy of 2 mills for fire protection.
  • (–) Franklin Township voters will also consider a permanent levy of 2 mills for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in Hanover Village will vote to impose a 1-mill property tax levy for three years for fire protection & emergency medical services.
  • (–) Hanover Village voters will also decide on approval for a replacement levy of 1.5 mills for three years for fire protection and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Hanover Township residents will vote on a 1-mill property tax levy for fire services.
  • (–) Voters in Hartford Township will consider a measure to levy a property tax of 2 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Licking County voters will consider a measure to approve an additional 0.1 mill for five years for soil and water conservation programs.
  • (–) Residents in Mary Ann Township will vote on a replacement levy of 1.5 mills for five years for fire protection.
  • (–) McKean Township residents will vote on raising property taxes an additional 2 mills for road repairs.
  • (–) The New Albany Plain Local Joint Park District will ask voters to approve both a replacement levy of 0.75 mills and a permanent increase of 0.25 mills for acquiring, maintaining, and operating recreational facilities.
  • (–) Voters in Newton Township will consider approval of an additional 3 mills for five years for fire services.
  • (–) Residents in the North Fork School District will vote on a measure to raise taxes by 6.4 mills to meet the district’s “emergency requirements”.
  • (–) Northridge School District voters will consider a measure to raise the earned income tax rate by 1 percentage point for five years to fund current expenses.
  • (–) The Pataskala Public Library will ask voters to renew the existing 0.5-mill levy in addition to a 0.25-mill increase for five years to fund current expenses.
  • (–) Perry Township residents will vote on a 1-mill property tax levy for fire services.
  • (–) Reynoldsburg City voters will decide on a permanent income tax increase of 1 percentage point, to a total of 2.5percent, for ongoing spending.
  • (–) Residents in Washington Township will vote on an additional 1.5 mills for five years for fire protection.
  • (–) Utica Village residents will vote on a measure to increase property taxes an additional 8 mills for three years to subsidize current spending levels.

 

Logan County

  • Voters in Logan County as a whole and residents of Bellefontaine City, Rushsylvania Village, and Zanesfield Village will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Bellefontaine City School District residents will vote on a 4.4-mill levy renewal for five years in order to fund the school district’s “emergency requirements”.
  • (–) Residents in Bokescreek Township will consider a property tax levy of 2 mills for five years in order to fund fire and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Jefferson Township residents will vote on imposing a property tax levy of 0.4 mills for five years to fund cemetery maintenance and operations.
  • (–) Quincy Village residents will vote on levying a 2-mill property tax for five years to subsidize current spending.
  • (–) Voters in West Liberty Village will consider approval of a 5-mill property tax levy to subsidize current expenses.

 

Lorain County

  • Voters in the Erie County Health District (comprising parts of Erie and Lorain Counties), as well as the Herrick Memorial Library District, Oberlin City, and Strongsville, will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Amherst Township residents will vote on an additional tax of 1 mill for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in the Avon Local School District will decide a bond measure which would result in higher property taxes of 2.25 mills for 32 years for capital improvements.
  • (–) Black River Local School District residents will vote on a measure to raise the earned income tax rate by 0.75 percentage points for five years to pay for current spending levels.
  • (–) Black River voters will also consider approval of an additional 3.9 mills for five years for emergency purposes.
  • (–) Residents in the Clearview Local School District will consider renewal of a 6.15-mill property tax levy for five years to fund the school district’s emergency needs.
  • (–) Columbia Township voters will consider approval of a 0.5-mill property tax increase for police services.
  • (–) Residents in Lorain City will consider an additional 1-mill levy for four years for fire services.
  • (–) Lorain City School District residents will vote on a measure to permanently increase the district’s income tax rate by 1.5 percentage points.
  • (–) Lorain County residents will vote on a countywide sales tax measure to increase the rate 0.25 percent for five years in order to provide funding for criminal justice services.
  • (–) The Lorain County Joint Vocational School will ask voters to replace the existing millage levy with a tax of 1.75 mills for 10 years to cover current operating expenses.
  • (–) North Ridgeville City School District residents will vote on an additional 4.9 mills for 10 years for “emergency needs”.
  • (–) Residents in the Oberlin City School District will consider approval, for five years, of an additional 4.88-mill property tax to fund the district’s “emergency requirements”.
  • (–) Olmstead Falls School District voters will consider a measure to raise property taxes by 2.8 mills for five years for general improvements.
  • (–) Vermillion Local School District residents will vote on a bond issue which would increase property taxes by 3.98 mills for 37 years for construction needs.

 

Mahoning County

  • Voters in Mahoning County as a whole, as well as residents of Austintown Township, Boardman Township, Fairfield Township, Green Township, Poland Village, Salem City, and Springfield Township, will decide on renewing nine separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Austintown Township will vote on an additional 0.5 mill levy to support senior citizen services.
  • (–) Canfield Local School District residents will vote on a measure to raise property taxes by $2,750,000 in order to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Jackson Township voters will consider approval of an additional 1.5 mill tax for five years in order to provide fire protection services.
  • (–) Middletown Village voters will be asked to authorize a property tax of 2 mills for five years to fund police services.
  • (+) Poland Village residents will vote on a referendum petition to repeal the village storm water ordinance which was approved in December of 2010. The approved ordinance would set a rate for residential properties and would base the utility fee for commercial businesses on their square footage. The money generated from the utility tax would go towards maintaining the water system. As a result of the referendum petition, the village has tabled the plan to establish the storm water project and has not collected the fee which was supposed to have started in January, though the village council has made up a list of items which would be funded by the fee if it does get implemented.

 

Marion County

  • Voters in Elgin Local School District, Green Camp Village, Pleasant Township, Marion City School District, Pleasant Local School District, Prospect Village, Ridgedale Local School District, Salt Rock Township, Scioto Valley Joint Fire District, and Tri-Rivers Local School District will decide on renewing 11 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (+) Marion County voters will decide on a measure to repeal the county’s 1.5 percent sales tax.
  • (–) Residents in the River Valley Local School District will vote to approve an additional 1.5-mill property tax levy for five years.
  • (–) The Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School District will ask voters to raise property taxes by 0.5 mills for ten years for general improvements.
  • (–) Voters in Turning Point will consider approval of an additional 0.5-mill property tax levy for five years to provide funding for the crime victim assistance program.

 

Medina County

  • Voters in Medina County as a whole, as well as those residing in the communities of Chatham Township, Guilford Township, Litchfield Township, Liverpool Township, Lodi Village, Montville Township, and York Township, will decide on renewing nine separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Black River Local School District voters will consider imposing a 0.75 percent income tax on district residents for five years in order to fund current expenses.
  • (–) Black River Local School District residents will also vote on an additional property tax increase of 3.8 mills for five years for emergency purposes.
  • (–) Residents in Brunswick City will vote on a measure to increase property taxes by an additional 2.7 mills for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in the Buckeye Local School District will vote on an additional 7.9 mills for five years for emergency requirements.
  • (–) Medina City School District residents will consider imposing a permanent earned income tax rate of 0.5 percent to subsidize current spending.
  • (–) Voters in Sharon Township will decide on approval of a 1 mill levy for five years for fire and rescue operations.
  • (–) Voters in the Wadsworth City School District will decide on a measure imposing an additional 4.9-mill property tax levy to subsidize current spending.
  • (–) Westfield Township residents will vote on raising property taxes an additional 2.5 mills to fund fire and rescue operations.

 

Montgomery County

  • Voters in Englewood, German Township, Greene County Vocational School District, Jefferson Local School District, Kettering City School District, Oakwood, Tri-County North Local School District, and Trotwood will decide on renewing nine separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Beavercreek City School District will consider a property tax increase of 6.7 mills for five years to fund the district’s “emergency needs”.
  • (–) Carlisle Local School District residents will vote on an income tax and bond measure which would impose a permanent income tax rate of 0.75 percent and issue $28,045,000 in new debt repaid over 37 years by raising property taxes 8.53 mills.
  • (–) Centerville City School District voters will decide on a measure to increase property taxes by 0.3 mills to a total of 3 mills to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Huber Heights School District will vote on increasing taxes by 8 mills.
  • (–) Mad River Local School District voters will consider an additional property tax levy of 5.9 mills.
  • (–) Miami Township residents will vote on a 3.65-mill property tax levy for five years for fire protection.
  • (–) The Miami Valley Career Technology Center District will ask voters to approve a replacement levy of 2.18 mills for 10 years.
  • (–) Voters in the Northmont City School District will decide on a bond and tax measure which would issue $54,966,000 in debt to be repaid over 38 years with a 4.2-mill property tax. The measure would also impose a permanent 1.7-mill levy for site acquisition and enlargement.
  • (–) Residents in the Northridge Local School District will vote on a permanent 6.95-mill tax increase to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in the Trotwood-Madison City School District will consider raising taxes by 4 mills to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Vandalia-Butler City School District residents will vote on an additional permanent 6.99-mill levy to subsidize current expenses
  • (–) Verona Village voters will decide on two measures to levy property taxes of 1.9 mills for four years and 2 mills for five years to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Residents in Verona Village will also vote on a 1 mill property tax increase for police personnel costs.
  • (–) Residents in the West Carrollton City School District will decide on a measure to permanently raise taxes by 2.25 mills to subsidize current expenses.

 

Morgan County

  • Voters in Morgan County as a whole, as well as those residing in the communities of Bloom Township, Bristol Township, Homer Township, Malta Township, Manchester, Meigsville, Morgan Township, Stockport, and Windsor Township, will decide on renewing 14 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents of Chesterhill Village will vote on a property tax levy of 2 mills for five years in order to fund fire protection services.
  • (–) Manchester Township voters will consider approval of an additional 1-mill property tax increase for five years to fund parks and recreation facilities.
  • (–) Voters in Marion Township will decide on a measure to levy a 2-mill property tax for five years for fire protection services.
  • (–) Residents in Penn Township will vote on raising taxes by 1 mill in order to fund the maintenance of a cemetery.
  • (–) Penn Township voters will also consider an additional tax of 1 mill for five years in order to pay for fire protection.
  • (–) Residents in Windsor Township will vote on raising property taxes by 0.5 mills in order to subsidize current operating expenses.

 

Muskingum County

  • Voters in Muskingum County as a whole, as well as residents of Blue Rock Township, Cass Township, Licking Township, Muskingum Township, Philo Village, Rolling Hills Local School District, and Roseville Village, will decide on renewing eight separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Dresden Village voters will decide on imposing a new 1-mill property tax in order to fund cemetery maintenance and operations.
  • (–) Jackson Township voters will decide on levying an additional 0.25-mill tax to support recreational activities.
  • (–) Voters in Jackson Township will also consider imposing an additional property tax of 0.5 mills for cemetery maintenance.
  • (–) Licking Township residents will vote on a measure to levy additional property taxes of 0.5 mills for road repairs.
  • (–) Monroe Township voters will decide on a measure to raise taxes by 4 mills for five years to pay for street repairs.
  • (–) Residents in South Zanesville Village will consider a measure to raise property taxes 2.5 mills for five years to fund fire services.
  • (–) Voters in Springfield Township will consider approval of a property tax levy of 0.7 mills for five years for fire protection.
  • (–) Residents of Washington Township will vote to consider approval of a 1-mill property tax for five years to fund fire services.

 

Ottawa County

  • Voters in Ottawa County as a whole, as well as residents of Clay Township, Port Clinton, and Put-in-Bay Township, will decide on renewing six separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (+) Allen Township residents will vote on a replacement levy of 0.47 mills, decreased from the current rate of 0.6 mills, for five years in order to maintain and operate cemeteries.
  • (–) Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District voters will consider raising property taxes by 3.9 mills for five years to provide for the district’s “emergency requirements”.
  • (–) Residents in the Genoa Area Local School District will vote on a permanent replacement levy which increases the rate to 1.6 mills for improvements. 
  • (–) Lake Local School District voters will consider an additional property tax levy of 4.75 mills for five years in order to subsidize current spending.
  • (–) Residents in the Woodmore Local School District will vote on a bond measure to issue $19,500,000 in new debt, paid for by a tax of 6.95 mills for 37 years, for the construction of a new elementary and middle school.

 

Pickaway County

  • Voters in Commercial Point will decide on renewing one levy that is an extension of existing taxes and does not represent a net increase in the current taxpayer burden.

Local measures

  • (–) The Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health District will ask voters to approve a tax levy of 1 mill for 10 years to fund current operations.
  • (–) The Southwest Pickaway Fire District will ask voters to approve a tax levy of 2 mills for five years.
  • (–) Tarlton Village residents will vote on a measure to approve a replacement levy with a 1-mill increase, for a total of 2 mills, for five years in order to fund current operating expenses.
  • (–) Teays Valley Local School District voters will decide on a proposed doubling of the income tax to 1.5 percent to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) The Tri-County Joint Fire District will ask for voter approval of a replacement levy of 2.5 mills for five years.
  • (–) Residents in Scioto Township will vote on increasing property taxes by 4.6 mills to pay for fire and emergency medical services.

 

Portage County

  • Voters in Portage County as a whole, as well as those residing in the Aurora City School District, Brady Lake Village, Crestwood Local School District, Franklin Township, Maplewood, Paris Township, Randolph Township, and the Streetsboro City School District, will decide on renewing 10 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Field Local School District will vote on a combined additional tax levy of 6 mills to fund improvements.
  • (–) Voters in the Lake Local School District will decide a bond and tax issue. The measure would impose new property taxes of 1.8 mills for 28 years to finance new debt and approve a permanent 0.5-mill tax increase for general building improvements.
  • (–) The Maplewood Career Center will ask voters to approve a measure imposing a 3-mill levy for 10 years.
  • (–) Portage County Library District residents will vote on an additional 1-mill tax levy for five years.
  • (–) Reed and Kent Library District voters will be asked to approve a five year, 1.5-mill tax and a permanent 1.8-mill tax, respectively, to subsidize current operations.
  • (–) Stow-Munroe Falls City School District residents will vote on a 6.57-mill tax levy increase for 10 years for “emergency” requirements.
  • (–) Residents in the Waterloo Local School District will vote on permanently raising property taxes an additional 5 mills.

 

Preble County

  • Voters in Preble County as a whole, in addition to residents of Harrison Township, Jackson Township, and Somers Township, will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Twin Township voters will decide on approval of a 2-mill tax levy to fund emergency services.
  • (–) Washington Township residents will vote on imposing an additional 1-mill levy for five years to fund ambulance services.

 

Putnam County

  • Voters in Putnam County as a whole, in addition to residents of Blanchard Township, Continental Village, Miller City, Palmer Township, Perry Township, Union Township, will decide on renewing seven separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Belmore Village voters will decide on approval of a higher levy of $0.60 per $1,000 of assessed property value for current expenses.
  • (–) Residents of Greensburg Township will decide on a measure to approve a tax levy to fund road repairs.
  • (–) Voters in Ottawa Village will consider a proposed municipal income tax of 1.65 percent for residents.
  • (–) Residents in the Patrick Henry Local School District will vote on an additional tax of $0.65 per $1,000 of assessed property value for three years.
  • (–) West Leipsic Village residents will vote on a proposed tax levy of $0.10 per $1,000 of assessed property value for fire services.

 

Richland County

  • Voters in Richland County as a whole, in addition to residents of Ashland, Butler Township, Jefferson Township, Lexington School District, Lucas Local School District, Perry Township, Plymouth-Shiloh School District, and the Shelby School District, will decide on renewing 10 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Clear Fork Valley Local School District will vote on imposing a 1 percent tax on earned income in order to subsidize operating expenses.
  • (–) Voters in the Lexington Local School District will decide on raising property taxes by 7.65 mills for five years to fund the school’s “emergency needs”.
  • (–) Lucas Village voters will consider imposing a permanent income tax rate of 1 percent to fund road repairs.
  • (–) Madison Township voters will decide on approving an additional 2-mill tax levy for road repairs.
  • (–) Sharon Township residents will vote on an additional 2-mill tax levy for five years for fire maintenance and protection.

 

Ross County

  • Voters in Bainbridge and Springfield will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Frankfort Village will vote on a 1.8-mill tax levy for five years to subsidize current operating expenses.
  • (–) The Ross County Health District will ask voters to approve a tax levy of 1 mill for five years to pay for its health program.

 

Sandusky County

  • Voters in Green Creek Township, Madison Township, Old Fort, and York Township will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Bellevue City voters will consider a 1-mill property tax to last five years, intended for parks and recreational purposes. 
  • (–) Clyde-Green Springs School District residents will consider approval of a 4.9-mill tax levy for years to subsidize current spending levels.
  • (–) Voters in Helena Village will decide on a measure imposing a five-year tax levy of 2 mills for current expenses.
  • (–) Scott Township voters will decide whether to increase the 0.5-mill tax levy for garbage collection to 0.6 mills and renew it for five years.
  • (–) Residents in the Woodmore School District will vote on a tax of 6.95 mills for 37 years to fund construction and general improvements.       

 

Stark County

  • Voters in Jackson Township, Lawrence Township, Magnolia Village, Marlboro Township, Minerva Village, the Quad Ambulance District, and Sandy Valley School District will decide on renewing nine separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Beach City Village residents will vote on increasing the village income tax to a total of 1.5 percent. Additional revenues would be used to subsidize increased general operations spending.
  • (–) Voters in Brewster Village will consider a measure to increase the municipal income tax to a total of 1.33 percent for five years to finance spending on village street and sewer systems.
  • (–) Canton City School District voters will decide on approval of an additional 7.9-mill tax to subsidize current district expenses.
  • (–) Residents in East Canton Village will vote on a measure to increase the municipal income tax to a total of 2 percent of income to pay for current expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Lake Local School District will vote on a bond and tax levy measure. A total of $12,780,000 in new debt will be issued for the improvement of a school district building. To pay off the debt, a property tax of 1.8 mills would be imposed for 28 years and the measure also includes a permanent 0.5-mill tax increase to fund general improvements.
  • (–) Lake Township residents will vote to impose a permanent 4.5-mill property tax in order to fund the expansion of the Township police district.
  • (–) Residents in the Osnaburg Local School District will vote on imposing an additional 11-mill tax levy to offset current spending levels.
  • (–) Residents in Pike Township will vote on an additional 1.5-mill tax levy for five years to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in Plains Township will consider a 2.25-mill tax levy to fund police protection.
  • (–) Stark County voters will decide on a measure to increase the countywide sales tax by 0.5 percent for 8 years to pay for criminal justice services.
  • (–) Residents in Washington Township will vote on raising property taxes by an additional 0.5 mills for five years for current expenses.
  • (–) Waynesburg Village voters will consider a proposal to raise property taxes by 2 mills for police purposes.

 

Summit County

  • Voters in Aurora City School District, Bath Township, Boston Heights, Copley-Fairlawn, Copley Township, Coventry Township, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center District, Maplewood Career Center District, Norton City, Norton City School District, and the Summit County Disabilities District will decide on renewing 14 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (+) Residents of Akron will vote on a proposed Charter Amendment to permit public speaking in Council meetings.
  • (–) Voters in the Akron City School District will vote on a property tax increase of 5.5 mills for current expenses.
  • (–) Barberton City School District voters will decide on a proposed additional tax levy of 8.74 mills for five years to fund the district’s “emergency requirements”.
  • (–) Coventry Township voters will decide on a proposed tax increase 1 mill for five years for police services.
  • (–) Residents in Coventry Township will also consider an increase of 0.5 mills to the current 1-mill road repair levy for five years.
  • (–) Lakemore Village residents will vote on a measure to raise the municipal income tax from 2 percent to 2.25 percent.
  • (–) Residents in the Nordonia Hills City School District will vote on a permanent 5-mill tax increase to pay for ongoing expenses.
  • (–) Residents in Peninsula Village will vote on a proposed doubling of the income tax to 2 percent.
  • (–) The Portage County District Library will ask voters to approve a permanent 1-mill tax levy for continuing expenses.
  • (–) Voters in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District will consider a proposed tax increase of 6.57 mills for 10 years to fund “emergency” district requirements.
  • (–) Residents of the Woodridge Local School District will vote on an additional property tax levy of 5.88 mills for 10 years in order to fund the district’s emergency requirements.

 

Trumbull County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Trumbull County residents will vote on a measure to raise taxes by 0.23 mills for one year to fund maintenance and operations of the county fairgrounds.
  • (–) Trumbull County voters will also consider an additional 0.5-mill levy for five years to help fund transportation services.
  • Voters in Bazetta Township, Braceville Township, Cortland City, Girard City, Kinsman Township, Lakeville Local School District, Liberty Township, Mecca Township, Mesopotamia Township, and Vienna Township will decide on renewing 17 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) The Bristol Public Library will ask voters to approve an additional permanent 1-mill levy to subsidize its spending.
  • (–) Residents of the Cardinal Local School District will vote on a proposed additional levy of 4.5 mills for three years for a tax increase of roughly $1,300,000 per year.
  • (–) Howland Local School District voters will consider approval of an additional levy of 4.9 mills for five years, amounting to a tax increase of roughly $2,700,000.
  • (–) The Kinsman Public Library will seek voter approval of an additional 1.9-mill tax levy to fund the library’s current expenses.
  • (–) Residents of the Newton Falls Public Library District will vote on a 0.5-mill increase to the existing 2-mill tax levy paying the district’s expenses.
  • (–) Orangeville Village residents will vote on a tax levy of 4.1 mills for five years to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Orangeville Village voters will also consider a levy of 3 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in the Weathersfield Local School District will vote on a bond and tax issue. A total of $9,056,000 will be issued in new debt for capital improvements. The measure will raise property taxes by 6.6 mills to finance the bond and impose an additional permanent levy of 1 mill for site acquisition and construction.

 

Tuscarawas County

  • Voters in Auburn Township, Clay Township, Fairfield Township, Franklin Township, Mill Township, New Philadelphia City School District, Oxford Township, Roswell Village, Sandy Valley Local School District, Strasburg-Franklin Local School District, and Uhrichsville City, Union Township, Warren Township, and Wayne Township will decide on renewing 15 levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Dennison Village will vote on a tax levy of 1.5 mills to offset current spending levels.
  • (–) Voters in the Dover City School District will decide on a bond and tax issue. The measure would raise property taxes by 6.4 mills for 33 years to finance the new debt, plus institute an additional permanent 0.5-mill levy for construction of a new school.
  • (–) Mineral City Village residents will consider a 5-mill tax levy measure to finance current spending.
  • (–) Residents in Perry Township will vote on an additional levy of 1 mill to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) The Tri-County Joint Ambulance District will ask voters to approve a levy of 1 mill for ambulance and emergency medical services.

 

Union County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Union County residents will vote on a 0.75 mill tax levy to fund the countywide 9-1-1 system.
  • Voters in Union County as a whole, in addition to those residing in Paris Township, Plain City, and Union Township, will decide on renewing five separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Buckeye Valley Local School District residents will vote on a measure to raise the income tax an additional 0.5 percentage points to subsidize spending.

 

Van Wert County

Countywide measures

  • (–) The Van Wert Council on Aging will ask voters to approve a 0.2-mill tax levy for five years to pay for senior citizens’ social services.
  • (–) The Van Wert Council on Aging will also seek approval of a 0.25-mill tax levy for five years in order to fund other social services programs.
  • Voters in Convoy Village, Crestview School District, Tulley Township, Union Township, and Venedocia Village will decide on renewing five separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Liberty Township residents will vote on increasing the current 1.2 mill tax levy supporting fire protection services by an additional 0.2 mills for three years.
  • (–) Residents of Middle Point Village will vote on raising property taxes by 2.9 mills for five years to pay for the village’s current level of spending.
  • (–) Voters in Washington Township will vote on a 1-mill tax levy for five years to fund fire services.

 

Warren County

  • Voters in Warren County will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Carlisle Local School District will decide on a measure to impose an income tax rate of 0.75 percent on district residents. Additionally, residents will vote on issuing $28,045,000 in bonds for the construction of a new school building. The measure would increase property taxes by 8.53 mills for 37 years to repay the bonds.  
  • (–) Lebanon City School District residents will consider a measure to impose an additional 3.78-mill tax levy for five years in order to offset overspending in the district’s budget.
  • (–) Residents in the Little Miami School District will vote on increasing property taxes by 13.95 mills for five years to offset overspending. 
  • (+) Mason City residents will vote on a Charter Amendment to impose term limits on local elected officials.
  • (–) Massie Township voters will consider a five-year, 1-mill tax levy to fund fire protection services.
  • (–) Union Township residents will vote on a 4.9-mill tax levy to fund fire protection.

 

Washington County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Washington County residents will vote on a five year, 0.85-mill tax to fund senior citizens’ services.
  • (–) Washington County voters will decide on a measure to levy an additional property tax of 1 mill for five years for drug and alcohol addiction programs.
  • Voters in Muskingham Township will decide on renewing one levy. This levy is an extension of existing taxes and does not represent a net increase in the current taxpayer burden.

Local measures

  • (–) Fearing Township residents will vote on a five-year, 1-mill tax levy to fund fire and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Residents in the Frontier Local School District will decide on a measure to raise the district’s earned income tax by 0.75 percentage points and use two-thirds of the additional revenue to pay for current spending and one-third for general district improvements.
  • (–) Residents of Matamoras Village will vote on a tax levy of 2 mills for five years for current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in New Port Township will consider a 1.5-mill tax levy for emergency medical services and fire protection.
  • (–) Warren Local School District residents will vote on a bond and tax levy measure. A total of $21,000,000 in new debt will be issued to be repaid over 28 years with a new property tax levy of 5.4 mills. The measure would also impose an additional 0.5-mill tax levy for general improvements.
  • (–) Wesley Township residents will vote on a replacement tax levy of 4 mills for five years for fire and emergency medical services.

 

Williams County

  • Voters in Brady Township, Bryan City School District, Edon Village, Florence Township, and Northwest Township will decide on renewing five separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Bryan City School District will seek approval of $17,408,000 in new bonding authority for capital improvements.
  • (–) Edon Northwest Local School District voters will decide on a measure to raise the income tax by 1 percentage point for five years to pay for current spending.
  • (–) The Four County Joint Vocational School District, encompassing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams Counties, will ask voter to approve a property tax increase of 0.2 mills for “general improvements”.
  • (–) Residents in the Montpelier Exempted Village School District will vote on a permanent income tax rate of 1.25 percent to pay for current district spending levels; this is a 0.5 percentage point increase over current rates.
  • (–) Stryker Local School District residents will vote on approval of an additional tax of 5.8 mills, totaling about $335,000, for five years.

 

Wood County

  • Voters in Wood County as a whole, in addition to residents of Bloomdale Village, Custar Village, Jackson Township, Montgomery Township, and Perry Township, will decide on renewing six separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Bloom Township voters will decide on a measure to approve a tax levy of 7 mills for five years for current expenses.
  • (–) Bloom Township residents will also vote on a five-year, 1-mill property tax levy for fire protection services.
  • (–) The Fostoria City Kausbisch Memorial Public Library will ask voters to approve an additional tax levy of 1.5 mills to fund the library’s operations.
  • (–) Residents of Freedom Township will vote on a property tax of 3 mills to fund fire services.
  • (–) Grand Rapids Township voters will decide on a measure to approve a tax levy of 2 mills for five years for fire protection.
  • (–) Residents in Jerry City Village will vote on a measure to approve a 3.5-mill tax levy to subsidize current spending levels.
  • (–) The Lake Local School District will seek voter approval for a property tax increase of 4.75 mills for five years to pay for current district spending.
  • (–) Residents of Liberty Township will vote on a 0.3-mill tax levy to fund current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in the Middletown Township Road District will decide on an additional tax levy of 2 mills for three years for road repair.
  • (–) Residents in the Patrick Henry Local School District will consider raising additional property taxes to pay for the emergency requirements of the district. 
  • (–) Voters in Perrysburg City will consider a two-year, 1-mill tax levy for garbage collection and disposal.
  • (–) Portage Village residents will vote on an additional tax levy of 1.6 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Portage Village voters will also decide on a measure to approve a permanent additional income tax of 0.4 percent for general operations.
  • (–) Residents in Risingsun Village will vote on a 6.3-mill property tax to fund the Village’s current budget.

 

Wyandot County

  • Voters in the Wyandot County as a whole, in addition to residents of Harpster Village, Ridgedale Local School District, and the Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School District will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Crane Township voters will consider approval of an additional five year, 0.5-mill tax levy to fund maintenance and operations of the local cemetery.
  • (–) Riverdale Local School District residents will vote on imposing a 0.5 percent income tax for three years to finance the district’s current spending.
  • (–) Residents of Salem Township will vote on an additional tax levy of 1 mill for five years for fire services.
  • (–) Residents in the Wynford Local School District will vote on a bond and tax measure which would issue $9,300,000 in new debt paid for by a property tax of 3.75 mills. The measure would also impose a permanent additional 0.5-mill property tax to fund improvements in the district.