Published Tue, Nov 8, 2011 7:25 pm Dateline
Updated Wed, Nov 9, 2011 12:05 am
Update 10:56 p.m.
Unofficial results are in on five of eight school levies before voters this election day, with four of those five failing to pass.
The Rolling Hills Local School district emergency request levy passed with 67 percent of the vote in favor of the levy and 33 percent against it.
A tight margin between voters in the Cambridge City School District's emergency operating request. The levy was denied by voters, 54 percent voting against and 46 percent for.
The East Guernsey Local School district operating request failed as 61 percent of voters rejected the request and 39 percent supported it.
The Frontier Local School district income tax levy was shot down by 76 percent of voters, only 24 percent casting ballots in support.
Update 9:58 p.m.
Four regional school levies are largely losing, according to current numbers.
Final numbers are in for the Warren Local School district levy. Unofficial results show 62 percent of voters against the levy and 38 percent for the levy.
For the Bellaire Local School district proposed income tax levy, 62 percent of voters cast ballots against the levy, 38 percent cast ballots for the levy.
In the tax issue before Frontier Local School District, 76 percent of voters said no while 24 percent of ballot-casters said yes.
And in the East Guernsey Local School District emergency request, the additional levy was shot down by 61 percent of the voters, while 39 percent supported it.
The Cambridge City School district's emergency operating request remains split, 50% for and 50% against.
Update 9:25 p.m.
Numbers are close on on school levy in Guernsey County. The Cambridge City School District levy currently carries 52 percent of the vote for the levy and 48 percent against.
In the Rolling Hills Local School District level, 70 percent for the emergency request and 30 percent against.
Update 8:27 p.m.
Absentee totals out of Washington County show 720 votes against (59 percent) the bond issue and tax levy and 509 votes for (41 percent) the bond issue and tax levy. The bond and levy would be for new construction.
Superintendent Tom Gibbs told WOUB News the school district took the proposed high school off the building plan in the hopes of appeasing voters. This is the fifth time the levy has gone before voters.
The hotly-contested ballot referendum on public employee union rights could have an impact on local tax measures across the state.