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2012 General Election Ballot Guide: Ohio

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Statewide Measures

  • (+) Ohioans will decide on Issue 1, which would create a convention to revise, alter or amend the State Constitution. Such a convention could be used to strengthen taxpayer protections and limit government. However, there have been discussions in Ohio to use a convention to do away with term limits.

Local Measures

Note:

Throughout Ohio’s 88 counties, NTU uncovered hundreds of ballot proposals seeking to impose additional property taxes or to renew temporary property tax hikes, as well as a handful of income tax hikes and debt increases (bonds). Not surprisingly, all of these measures are designated as raising taxes or expanding government.

In 1990, general fund expenditures for Ohio stood at just under $11.6 billion. By 2009, they had grown 131 percent to roughly $27 billion. Even adjusting for inflation, Ohio’s budget swelled by 41 percent. With these figures in mind, leaders of Ohio-based taxpayer groups believe citizens should insist that their local and state governments pair common sense tax cuts with reductions to spending.

While few and far between, NTU found a handful of local measures that could be designated as lowering taxes or limiting government. Examples include the elimination of a trash collection tax, term limits for city council members, and majority voter approval requirements for local tax hikes. With these types of measures, taxpayers have the chance to eliminate "nuisance" taxes, hold elected officials accountable, and rein in wasteful spending.


Allen County

Local measures

  • Voters in the Spencerville Local School District will decide on a 1 percent income tax hike renewal for 5 years for expenses.

  • Voters in the Shawnee Local School District will decide on a property tax renewal of 24.5 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for new facilities.

  • Voters in the Village of Harrod will decide on a property tax renewal of 50 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for expenses.

  • Voters in the Village of Spencerville will decide on a property tax renewal of 14.5 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for expenses.

  • (–) Voters in the Village of Ft. Shawnee will decide on a property tax hike of 32.5 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for expenses.

  • (–) Voters in Sugar Creek Township will decide on a property tax hike of 20 cents cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for expenses.

  • (–) Voters in the Apollo Joint Vocational School District will decide on a debt increases and property tax hikes resulting in an increase of $1 per $100 of valuation to improve the Apollo Career Center.

  • (–) Voters in the Elida Local School District will decide on a 0.75 percent income tax hike for 5 years for expenses.

  • (–) Voters in the Lima City School District will decide on a property tax hike of 59.9 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for expenses and improvements.

  • (–) Voters in the Pandora-Gilboa School District will decide on a 0.75 percent income tax hike renewal for 5 years for expenses.


Ashland County

Countywide measures

  • Voters in Ashland County will decide on the West Holmes Joint School Improvements Levy Renewal Measure which renews a property tax hike amounting to $500,000 for five years.

  • Ashland County voters will also weigh in on the West Holmes Joint School Current Expenses Levy Renewal Measure which renews a $1 million tax hike for 3 years.

Local measures

  • Voters in the West Holmes Local School District will decide on the Renewal Tax Levy for Permanent Improvements, amounting to $2.5 million for 5 years.

  • The Green Perrysville Joint Fire District is seeking to renew a $2 million hike for 5 years with the Renewal Tax Levy for Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services measure.

  • Voters in the Black River Local School District will also decide on the Renewal Tax Levy for Permanent Improvements, which would renew the $1.8 million tax for 5 years.

  • Voters in Troy Township will decide on the Renewal Tax Levy for Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services which would renew the $300,000 tax for 5 years.

  • Vermillion Township citizens will vote on the Renewal Tax Levy for Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services which would renew the $500,000 tax for 5 years.

  • Ruggles Township voters will decide on the Renewal Tax Levy for Roads and Bridges which would renew a $1.3 million tax for 5 years.

  • Lake Township is seeking to renew a $1.5 million tax levy for 5 years for roads and bridges.

  • Voters in Mohican Township will decide on the Renewal Tax Levy for Roads and Bridges, amounting to a $4.2 million tax hike for 5 years.

  • Orange Township voters will decide on the Renewal Tax Levy for Ambulance and Emergency Service which renews a $700,000 tax for 5 years.

  • (–) Voters in Perrysville Village will decide on the Perrysville Administrator Referendum Measure which adds a Village Administrator to the village payrolls.

  • (–) Hanover Township voters will decide on the Hanover Township Medical Services Levy Increase measure which seeks to raise property taxes $900,000 over five years.

  • (–) Orange Township voters will also decide the same measure amounting to a $1 million tax hike for 5 years.

  • (–) Ruggles Township voters will also decide the same measure amounting to a $1.9 million tax hike for 5 years.

  • (–) Voters in the Ashland City School District will decide on the Bond and Additional Tax Levy for Construction and Improvement of Sites which adds $3.2 million of debt and hikes taxes by $500,000 per year.

  • (–) Black River Local School District voters will decide on the Additional Tax Levy for Emergency Requirements which imposes $5.8 million in taxes.

  • (–) Hillsdale Local School District voters will decide on a combined question – a 1.25 percent income tax hike combined with a $7.9 million property tax hike for the 2 years.


Champaign County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Voters will decide on a property tax hike of 4 cents per $100 of valuation for the Champaign County Library for 5 years.

  • (–) Voters will decide on an additional property tax hike of 5 cents per $100 for a continuing period of time. The revenue will be used to keep the Public Safety Communications Center operational.

Local measures

  • Voters in the Wayne Township will decide on a renewal property tax of 20 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for road repair.

  • Voters in Rush Township will decide on a renewal property tax of 10 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for road construction and repair.

  • Voters in the Village of Christiansburg will decide on a renewal property tax of 10 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for expenses.

  • Voters in Mad River Township will decide on a renewal property tax of 10 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for road construction and repair.

  • Voters in Mechanicsburg will decide on property tax renewal of 40 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for emergency services.

  • Voters in Goshen Township will decide on an renewal property tax of 20 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 for fire protection.

  • Voters in St. Paris will decide on property tax renewal of 5 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for the public library.

  • (–) Voters in the Urbana City School District will decide on property tax increase of 55 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for expenses.

  • (–) Voters in the West Liberty-Salem Local School District will decide on $14.5 million debt increase resulting in a property tax hike of 70.5 cents per $100 of valuation for 27 years. Taxpayers will also vote on another property tax hike of 5 cents per $100 of valuation for a continuing period of time.

  • (–) Voters in Mechanicsburg will decide on an additional property tax increase of 30 cents per $100 of valuation for 3 years for road repair.

  • (–) Voters in Harrison Township will decide on a replacement and increase of property taxes to 20 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for fire protection.

  • (–) Voters in Harrison Township will decide on an additional property tax of 20 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for construction of a new building.

  • (–) Voters in Jackson Township will decide on a property tax of 10 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for ambulance services.

  • (–) Voters in Jackson Township will decide on a property tax of 15 cents per $100 of valuation for 3 years for fire services.

  • (–) Voters in the Northeast Champaign County Fire District will decide on a replacement property tax of 45 cents per $100 of valuation for 3 years for emergency services.

  • (–) Voters in Salem Township will decide on an additional property tax of 30 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for fire services.

  • (–) Voters in Salem Township will decide on an additional property tax of 29 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for road repair.

  • (–) Voters in Union Township will decide on a renewal and additional property tax, totaling  40 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for fire services.


Clark County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Voters will decide on a property tax hike of 17.5 cents per $100 of valuation for 8 years for mental disability programs.

Local measures

  • Green Township voters in Fire District #2 will decide on a property tax renewal of 10 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years to maintain fire equipment.

  • Harmony Township voters will decide on the renewal of the 18 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • Madison Township will decide on the renewal of the 10 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years for emergency services.

  • Madison Township will decide on the renewal of the 17 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years for fire services.

  • Pike Township voters will decide on the renewal of the 18 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years for road repairs.

  • Pike Township voters will also decide on the renewal of the 20 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years for road repairs.

  • Pike Township and the Village of North Hampton voters will decide on the renewal of the 25 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years for fire and emergency equipment.

  • Pleasant Township voters will decide on the renewal of the 18 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years for fire and emergency services.

  • Springfield Township voters will decide on the renewal of the 4 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years for emergency services.

  • Cedar Cliff Local School District voters will decide on the renewal of the 30 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years for new school facilities.

  • Clark-Shawnee Local School District voters will decide on the renewal of the 74.9 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 10 years for the school emergency requirements.

  • Voters Village of Donnelsville will decide on a property tax renewal of 70 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • Village of Enon taxpayers will vote on the property tax renewal of 20 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Bethel Township voters will decide on an additional property tax of 15 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Moorefield Township will decide on an additional tax of 10 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for road repairs.

  • (–) Moorefield Township will decide on an additional tax of 10 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years for fire services.

  • (–) Springfield Township voters will decide on an additional property tax of 10 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years for road repairs.

  • (–) Fairborn City School District voters will decide on an additional property tax of 74 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 10 years for the school emergency requirements.

  • (–) Greenon Local School District taxpayers will vote on a 0.75 percent income tax increase for a continuing period of time to cover expenses. Voters will also decide on a $32 million debt increase resulting in a property tax hike of 60 cents per $100 of valuation for 38 years.

  • (–) Northeastern Local School District voters will decide on a 1 percent income tax hike for a continuing period of time to cover expenses.

  • (–) Tecumseh Local School District voters will decide on property tax hike of 89.5 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District voters will decide on property tax hike of 74 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.


Cuyahoga County

Countywide measures

  • (.) Voters in Cuyahoga County will decide on the Budgets Amendment Measure which would require the development of biennial capital improvement budgets.

Local measures

  • Strongsville City voters will decide on the Fire Levy Renewal Measure which renews a property tax of 15 cents for $100 of assessed valuation for 5 years. These tax dollars are supposed to pay the fire department salaries.

  • The Fairview Park City School District would renew a 79 cents per $100 hundred of property value tax.

  • Voters in Maple Heights City will decide on the Fire Renewal Levy Measure which would renew the 20 cents for $100 of assessed valuation tax for five years. This revenue is to pay for salaries and maintenance of the Fire Department.

  • Voters in Maple Heights City will also decide on the Police Levy Renewal Measure which would renew a property tax of 20 cents for $100 of assessed valuation for five years to pay for salaries and maintenance of the Police Department.

  • The East Cleveland City Salary Ordinance Referendum Measure would amend a city ordinance to adjust salary ranges of city employees.

  • The Brooklyn City School District Levy Renewal Measure would renew the 10 cents per $100 of assessed property value tax.

  • Ohioans in Berea City will decide on the City Water Plant Levy Renewal Measure which renews a 14 cents per one hundred dollars of valuation property tax hike for 5 years.

  • Bratenahl Village residents will decide on the Recreation Levy Renewal Measure which would renew a 15 cents per one hundred dollars in valuation property tax hike.

  • (+) Voters in Bay Village City will decide on the Department Amendment Measure which would allow for the city council to combine or abolish city departments.

  • (–) Bay Village voters will weigh in on the School District Bond Measure which seeks to add $16.8 million in new debt and add 19.6 cents per $100 of property tax valuation for school facilities upgrades.

  • (+) Bedford Heights residents will vote on the President of Council Term Limit Amendment Measure which seeks to limit the President of Council to 2 consecutive terms.

  • (–) In response the the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, Brecksville City residents will vote on the Petitioned Ordinance Measure which would support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that says corporations are not people and money does not equal free speech. Citizen activists are concerned that weakening the ability of businesses to participate in the political process could deprive the fiscal policy debate of important views and thereby give an unfair advantage to those with agendas to expend government.

  • (–) Citizens in Broadview Heights will decide on the Broadview Heights City Levy Limits Amendment Measure which would raise the property tax levy by 31 percent to fund fire and emergency medical service.

  • (–) Broadview Heights residents will vote on the Petitioned Bill of Rights Amendment Measure that would, among other things, ban most commercial oil and natural gas extraction. Ohio’s growing energy economy has been estimated to generate over 200,000 jobs, increase output by over $22 billion and taxable wages by over $12 billion.

  • (–) Voters in Chagrin Falls Village will decide on the Roadways Income Tax Increase Measure which hikes income taxes by .5 percent to maintain public roads.

  • (–) The Cleveland Munipal School District Levy Addition Measure would impose a tax of $1.50 per $100 of property value.

  • (–) The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority Levy Increase Measure would raise the tax from 54 cent to 67 cents per $100 of property value.

  • (–) Cuyahoga Heights Village voters will weigh in on the Storms Water Fees Amendment which imposes a tax on resident to pay for drainage fees.

  • (+) Cuyahoga Heights Village residents will vote on the Council Member Term Amendment Measure which would limit the number of terms that a Council Member can serve to 4.

  • (–) The Euclid School District would impose $5.4 million in new property taxes. Homeowners would pay 90 cents per $100 of property value.

  • (+) The Garfield Heights Trash Collection Fee Amendment Measure would limit the city’s authority to collect a trash collection tax.

  • (–) Maple Heights City School District voters will decide on another property tax hike that would result in a $2.25 per $100 of property value hike for 5 years.

  • (–) Newburgh Heights Village will decide on the Public Hearings Ordinance Measure which directs the Mayor to notify the US Congress that the US Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens United is wrong. Citizen activists are concerned that weakening the ability of businesses to participate in the political process could deprive the fiscal policy debate of important views and thereby give an unfair advantage to those with agendas to expend government.

  • (+) Voters in North Royalton City will decide on the Levy Approval Amendment Measure which would require a simple majority vote from taxpayers to approve additional levies or tax increases.

  • (–) The North Royalton City School District Bond Measure would increase debt by $54.3 million and add an additional 26.5 cents per $100 of property value to homeowners’ property tax bills.

  • (–) Parma City voters will decide on the Levy Increase Measure which hikes property taxes by 20 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to pay for the police department’s operational costs.

  • (–) The Richmond Heighs Local School District is attempting to raise property taxes by 53 cents per $100 of property value.

  • (–) Taxpayers in Richmond Heights will vote on the Levy Increase Measure which hikes income taxes from 2 percent to 2.25 percent per year for “general municipal functions.”

  • (–) Voters in the Rocky River City School District will decide on a tax hike of 49 cents per $100 of property value.

  • (–) Seven Hills residents will decide on the Garbage Levy Increase Measure which hikes property taxes from 23 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to 38 cents per $100 assessed to pay for trash services.

  • (+) Residents of South Euclid will have the opportunity to limit the city’s ability to impose an extra tax for trash pick-up with the Garbage Tax Amendment Measure.

  • (–) Voters in the South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District will also decide on an additional property tax hike of 59 cents per $100 of valuation.

  • (–) Voters will decide on the Strongsville City School District Bond Measure that would add $81 million of debt to the district and hike property taxes by 29 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • (–) Strongsville City taxpayers will also decide on the Drainage Levy Replacement Measure which renews a 5 year tax increase that adds 4 cents per $100 of assessed property valuation to renovate sewers.

  • (–) Taxpayers in Walton Hills will have a chance to reject an income tax increase. The Income Tax Increase Measure would authorize a 0.5 percent increase to pay for “improvements of the Village.”

  • (+) The Woodmere Village Police Wage Amendment Measure would repeal the 2008 charter amendment that allows for collective bargaining.


Delaware County

Local measures

  • (–) Taxpayers in the Dublin School District will decide on the District Bond and Levy Measure which would hike property taxes by $213 per year per $100,000 of valuation and increase debt by $15.8 million.


Erie County

Local measures

  • (–) In Bellevue, Issue #3 would impose a new tax of 10 cents per $100 of property value for 5 years.

  • (–) Issue #13 in Bellevue would raise property taxes by $1.35 million to provide for the Bellevue City School District’s “emergency requirements.”

  • (–) Bay View Village voters will decide on a fire protection tax that would result in a 40 cents per $100 of property value increase for 5 years.

  • (–) Taxpayers in the Edison Local School District will vote on Issue #14, a property tax increase of $816,746 or 35 cents per $100 of property valuation.

  • (–) Groton Township taxpayers will decide on Issue #9 which would implement a 20 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • (–) Voters in the Huron Public Library District will decide on Issue #18 which would levy a tax of 12.5 cents per $100 of property value. The tax increase would last 5 years.

  • (–) Kelleys Island Village taxpayers will vote on Issue #7 which would hike taxes by 12.5 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Voters in the Lorain County Joint Vocational School District will decide on Issue #17 which would impose a 7.5 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • (–) Milan Village voters will weigh in on Issue #8 which would raise taxes by 35 cents for each $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Issue #15 would increase debt by $4.195 million in the Monroeville Local School District.

  • (–) Issue #10 in Perkins Township would raise the current 27 cents per $100 of valuation tax to 33 cents for 5 years.

  • (–) Issue #11 in Perskins township would raise the current 50 cents per $100 of valuation tax to 55 cents for 5 years.

  • (–) Taxpayers in the Ritter Public Library District will decide on Issue #19, a tax increase of 6.25 cents per $100 of property valuation for 10 years.

  • (–) Voters in the Sandusky City School District will decide on a tax increase of 49 cents per $100 of property value.

  • (–) Issue #12 in Vermillion Township would implement a tax of 10 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Taxpayers in Vermillion City will vote on a one-half percent income tax increase.



Franklin County

Local measures

  • (–) Grandview Heights residents will decide on the Library Levy Replacement Measure which replace an expiring property tax with a higher rate of 25 cents for 5 years.

  • (–) Taxpayers in the Dublin School District will decide on the District Bond and Levy Measure which would increase debt by $15.8 million. Taxpayers would pay $213 more a year per $100,000 in home value.

  • (–) Voters in the New Albany-Plains School District will decide on the Bond and Levy Measure that seeks to increase debt by $45 million and impose a $4.24 per $1,000 of assessed home value for an indefinite amount of time. The measure would costs property owners $209.24 per year -- $130 for the levy and $79 for the bond -- per $100,000 of assessed home value.

  • (+) Westerville School District voters will have a chance to cut the School District’s budget by $7.4 million and pay, on average, $205 less in property taxes.


Gallia County

Countywide measures

  • (–) The Gallia County General Health District is proposing a tax levy that would result in a 5 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 10 years.

Local measures

  • Springfield Township will decide on a tax levy renewal of 10 cents for $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • Raccoon Township will decide on the renewal of a 30 cents per $100 of valuation tax that would last for 5 years.

  • (–) The District 2 Joint Fire District is proposing a tax of 20 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) The Village of Rio Grande will decide on a 0.5 percent income tax hike that would last through 2017.


Geauga County

Countywide measures

  • Voters will decide on Issue #29 which would renew the 5 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 more years.

  • (–) Voters will also decide on Issue #30 which would add an additional 2.5 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

Local measures

  • Issue #16 would renew the 15 cents per $100 of valuation tax in Parkman Township for 5 years.

  • Issue #17 would renew the 18 cents per $100 of valuation tax in Russell Township for 5 years.

  • Issue #18 would renew the 10 cents per $100 of valuation tax in Thompson Township for 5 years.

  • Issue #19 would renew the 17.5 cents per $100 of valuation tax in Thompson Township for 4 years.

  • Issue #20 would renew the 97 cents per $100 of valuation tax in the Cardinal Local School District for 5 years.

  • Issue #7 would renew the 9 cents per $100 of valuation tax in Chester Township for 5 years.

  • Issue #8 would renew the 19 cents per $100 of valuation tax in Chester Township for 5 years.

  • Issue #9 would renew the 5 cents per $100 of valuation tax in Hambden Township for 5 years.

  • Issue #10 would renew the 30 cents per $100 of valuation tax in Huntsburg Township for 5 years.

  • Issue #11 would renew the 16 cents per $100 of valuation tax in Middlefield Township for 5 years.

  • Issue #12 would renew the 25 cents per $100 of valuation tax in Montville Township for 5 years.

  • Issue #13 would renew the 10 cents per $100 of valuation tax in Munson Township for a continuing period of time.

  • Issue #14 would renew the 7.5 cents per $100 of valuation tax in Munson Township for 5 years.

  • Middlefield Village will decide on Issue #5 which would renew the 14.5 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • Aquilla Village voters will decide on Issue #3 which would renew a 40 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • (–) Chardon City taxpayers will vote on Issue #4 which would implement a 50 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • (–) Chardon Township will decide on Issue #6 which would renew and increase the roads and bridges tax levy to 20 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Issue #15 would replace the current tax levy with a tax of 19 cents per $100 of valuation in the Newbury Township for 5 years.

  • (–) Issue #21 would add an additional 59.5 cents per $100 of valuation tax in the Chardon Local School District for a continuing period of time.

  • (–) Issue #22 would add an additional 67.2 cents per $100 of valuation tax in the Kirtland Local School District.

  • (–) Issue #23 would add an additional 34 cents per $100 of valuation tax in the Ledgemont Local School District for 5 years.

  • (–) Issue #24 would implement an additional 30 cents per $100 of valuation tax in the Newbury Local School District for 5 years.

  • (–) Issue #25 would create an additional 39 cents per $100 of valuation tax in the Riverside Local School District for a continuing period.

  • (–) Issue #26 would place an additional 27.5 cents per $100 of valuation tax on taxpayers in the West Geauga Local School District for 5 years.

  • (–) Issue #27 would renew the 20 cents per $100 of valuation tax in the West Geauga Community Joint Recreation District for 5 years.

  • (–) Issue #28 would replace the current tax with a 10 cents per $100 of property valuation rate in the Geauga County Park District for 20 years.


Greene County

Countywide measures

  • Voters will decide on a 5 year renewal tax of 15 cents per $100 of property valuation for the Greene County Mental Health & Recovery Board

Local measures

  • Ross Township will vote on a renewal tax of 15 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years to fund the fire department and emergency services.

  • Jefferson Township will decide on a renewal tax of 15 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • Silvercreek Township will decide on a renewal tax for operating expenses of 7 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • Spring Valley Township & Village voters will decide on a renewal tax of 10 cents per $100 of home valuation for 5 years.

  • Cedar-Cliff Local School District residents will vote on a 5 year renewal of the 30 cents per $100 of property valuation for “permanent improvements.”

  • Bellbrook City voters will decide on a 5 year renewal tax of 13 cents per $100 of property valuation for operating expenses.

  • Jamestown Village taxpayers will vote on a 5 year renewal tax of 54 cents per $100 of property valuation.

  • (–) Ross Township will decide on an additional tax of 15 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Cedarville Township & Village will decide on a 5 year replacement tax of 15 cents per $100 of property valuation to pay for expenses.

  • (–) Cedarville Township & Village will decide on a 5 year replacement tax of 15 cents per $100 of property valuation to pay for the fire department.

  • (–) Beavercreek Township Park District will vote on an additional tax of 14 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Park District will decide on an additional tax to buy property. The rate would be 6 cents per $100 of property valuation for 20 years.

  • (–) Sugarcreek Township will decide on a 5 year replacement tax increase for roads and bridges that would be 8 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Sugarcreek Township will vote on an additional tax for roads and bridges of 6 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Residents of the Fairborn City School District will decide on an additional 5 year tax of 74 cents per $100 of property valuation for 10 years.

  • (–) Taxpayers in the Yellow Springs Exempted School District will vote on an emergency tax of 67 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Voters in the Beavercreek City School District will decide on an additional emergency tax of 65 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) The Xenia Community City School District will vote on an additional emergency tax of 65 cents per $100 of property valuation for 10 years.


Guernsey County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Voters will decide on an additional 10 cents per $100 of property valuation tax for 5 years with the revenue going to the district public library.

  • (–) Taxpayers will vote on an additional 5 cents per $100 of property valuation to 5 years to pay for the Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels Program.

Local measures

  • Center Township will vote on a renewal of a 5 year, 10 cents per $100 of property valuation tax for road repairs.

  • Center Township will decide on the renewal of the 5 year, 5 cents per $100 of property valuation tax.

  • Madison Township will vote on the renewal of a 5 year, 10 cents per $100 of property valuation tax.

  • Fairview Village will decide on the renewal of a 5 year, 30 cents per $100 of property valuation tax.

  • Old Washington Village will decide on the renewal of a 5 year, 10 cents per $100 of property valuation tax for expenses.

  • Jackson Township will vote on a renewal tax of 5 cents per $100 of property valuation for cemetery maintenance for 5 years.

  • Jackson Township will decide on a renewal tax of 10 cents per $100 of property valuation for fire protection for 5 years.

  • Cambridge City School District will vote to renew the 66.4 cents per $100 of property valuation tax for 5 years.

  • Richland Township will decide on the renewal of the 5 year, 10 cents per $100 of property valuation tax.

  • Adams Township will vote on a renewal of the 15 cents per $100 property valuation tax for 5 years.

  • (–) Know Township will decide on a replacement tax of 12.5 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Valley Township will decide on a fire protection replacement tax of 10 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Wheeling Township will decide on a fire protection replacement tax of 10 centers per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Voters in the Buckeye Joint Vocational School District will decide on a replacement tax of 18 cents per $100 of property valuation for 10 years.

  • (–) Millwood Township will decide on a replacement tax of 15 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.


Hamilton County

Countywide measures

  • The county is proposing a renewal of the 12.9 cents per $100 of valuation tax for senior citizen services.

  • The county is also proposing a renewal of the 29.9 cents per $100 of valuation tax for mental health services.

Local measures

  • Columbia Township Waste District is proposing a renewal of the 35 cents per $100 of valuation garbage tax for 3 years.

  • Reading Community School District is looking to renew a 63.6 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 7 years.

  • Village of Mariemont is proposing a renewal of the 35 cents per $100 of property valuation tax for 5 years.

  • Village of Woodlawn is seeking to renew a tax of 20 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • The Cincinnati City School District is proposing a renewal of the 85.5 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • Village of Golf Manor voters will decide on a renewal of the 40 cents per $100 of valuation tax lasting for 5 years.

  • Village of Greenhills voters will decide on a renewal of the 38.9 cents per $100 of valuation tax for an additional 5 years.

  • Norwood is proposing a renewal of the 5 year, 80 cents per $100 of valuation tax.

  • Deer Park is proposing a renewal of the 69 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • (–) Cheviot voters will decide on an additional tax levy of 40 cents per $100 of property valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Loveland is proposing an income tax increase of 0.25 percent for a continuing period of time.

  • (–) Village of Addyston is proposing an income tax increase of 0.5 percent.

  • (–) Village of Cleves taxpayers will decide on a 5 year additional tax of 28 cents per $100 of valuation.

  • (–) Village of Elmwood Place voters will decide on an additional $1 per $100 of valuation tax for a continuing period of time.

  • (–) Village of Glendale taxpayers will vote on a tax increase from 85 cents to $1 per $100 of valuation for 4 years to cover expenses.

  • (–) Village of Lincoln Heights taxpayers will vote on an additional tax of 40 cents per $100 of valuation which would last for a continuing period of time.

  • (–) Village of Lincoln Heights taxpayers will vote on a replacement tax of 67.5 cents per $100 of valuation which would last for a continuing period of time.

  • (–) Village of Lincoln Heights taxpayers will vote on an another additional tax of 40 cents per $100 of valuation which would last for a continuing period of time.

  • (–) Village of Lincoln Heights is seeking an additional replacement levy that would impose a 90 cents per $100 of valuation for police equipment.

  • (–) The Milford Exempted Village School District is proposing an additional tax of 45 cents per $100 of valuation for a continuing period of time.

  • (–) Mount Health City School District is proposing an additional tax of 76.5 cents per $100 of valuation for a continuing period.

  • (–) Voters in the Finneytown Local School District will decide on a $4.7 million debt increase resulting in a 19.8 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 15 years.

  • (–) Northwest Local School District is proposing an additional tax of 49.5 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Miami Township Waste District is proposing an increase of the waste collection tax to 25 cents per $100 of valuation for a continuing period of time.


Lorain County
Countywide measures

  • Voters will decide on a renewal of the 6 cents per $100 of valuation tax to pay for mental health services for 5 years.

  • (–) Taxpayers will vote on a replacement tax with an increase to 5 cents per $100 of valuation for 911 services for 5 years.

  • (+) Voters will decide on a replacement tax with a decrease to 6.5 cents per $100 of valuation for the TB clinic for 5 years.

Local measures

  • Oberlin CSD will decide on the renewal of a 0.75 percent income tax increase for 5 years.

  • Oberlin CSD will decide on the renewal of the 13 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • Lorain County JVS will decide on a renewal of the 7.5 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • Columbia LSD will decide on a renewal of the 47 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • Columbia LSD will decide on a renewal of the 32 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • Ashland - West Holmes JVS is asking voters to renew the 5 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years for improvements.

  • Ashland - West Holmes JVS is asking voters to renew the 10 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years for expenses.

  • Carlisle Township is asking voters to renew the 15 cents per $100 of valuation tax for fire services for 5 years.

  • Columbia Township is asking voters to renew the 15 cents per $100 of valuation tax for fire services for 5 years.

  • Columbia Township is asking voters to renew the 10 cents per $100 of valuation tax for the Southwest General Health Center for 5 years.

  • Eaton Township is asking voters to renew the 25 cents per $100 of valuation tax for fire services for 5 years.

  • Grafton Township is asking voters to renew the 20 cents per $100 of valuation tax for fire services for 5 years.

  • Henrietta Township is asking voters to renew the 17.5 cents per $100 of valuation tax for fire services for 5 years.

  • Kipton Village voters will decide on the renewal of the 20 cents per $100 of valuation tax for sewers for 5 years.

  • Amherst will ask voters to renew the 10 cents per $100 of valuation tax for fire services for 5 years.

  • (+) Avon Lake City is seeking to lower the emergency services tax from 12.5 cents to 7.5 cents per $100 of valuation for 3 years.

  • (–) Lorain City is seeking to increase the municipal income tax by 0.5 percent.

  • (–) Sheffield Village is seeking to tack on an additional 17.5 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years for fire services.

  • (–) Vermillion City is seeking to increase the municipal income tax by 0.5 percent.

  • (–) The Amherst Exempted Village School District is proposing an additional tax of 40 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Avon Local School District is seeking to increase debt and impose a 23.4 cents per $100 of valuation for 28 years for construction and remodeling.

  • (–) Avon Lake CSD will decide on an additional 90.4 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • (–) Black River LSD will decide on an additional 58 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • (–) Black River LSD will decide on an additional 18 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • (–) Clearview LSD will decide on an additional 29.9 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 10 years.

  • (–) Elyria CSD will decide on an additional tax of 49.9 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 10 years.

  • (–) Lorain CSD will decide on an additional tax of 48 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 7 years.

  • (–) Lorain County Joint Police District will decide on an additional 12.5 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • (–) Midview LSD will decide on an income tax hike of 0.75 percent and an additional tax of 35 cents per $100 of valuation for a continuing period of time.

  • (–) North Ridgeville CSD will decide on an additional tax of 59 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 10 years.

  • (–) Ritter Public Library District will decide on an additional tax of 6.25 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 10 years.

  • (–) Strongsville CSD will decide on an additional tax of 29 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 33 years.

  • (–) Wellington EVSD will decide on increasing debt and imposing a 29.7 cents per $100 of valuation tax in place for 36 years and an additional tax of 5 cents per $100 of valuation tax for a continuing period of time.


Portage County

Local measures

  • Rootstown Local School District will decide on the renewal tax of 10.3 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • Stow-Munroe Falls City School District will decide on the renewal tax of 78.4 cents per $100 of valuation for 10 years.

  • Nelson Township will decide on the renewal of the 20 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • Edinburg Township will decide on the renewal tax of 15 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • Franklin Township will decide on the renewal tax of 5 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • Charles Township will decide on a renewal of the 7 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • Charles Township will decide on a renewal of the 15 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 5 years.

  • (–) Kent City will decide on a 0.25 percent income tax increase.

  • (–) Windham Village will decide on a 0.5 percent income tax increase.

  • (–) Deerfield Township will decide on an additional 17.5 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Hiram Township will decide on the replacement tax of 20 cents per $100 of valuation for 5 years.

  • (–) Aurora City School District will decide on an additional 59 cents per $100 of valuation tax for a continuing period of time.

  • (–) Crestwood Local School District will decide on an additional 47 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 4 years.

  • (–) Field Local School District will decide on an additional 50 cents per $100 of valuation tax for 3 years.