Unofficial Election Results from Ross County

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Voters in Ross County have approved 3.0 mill levy that will fund the Ross County Board of Development Disabilities, according to unofficial results.

Fifty-three percent of voters cast ballots in favor of the levy compared to 46 percent against.

The funds will be used to pay for increased demand for services and an estimated $500,000 in renovations to the Pioneer Center.

According to the Chillicothe Gazette, about 600 people the county rely on services from Pioneer.

The 3.0 mil levy is a replacement of a 2.1 mil levy from 2004 and an addition of 0.9 mills.

Dwight Garrett will be the Republican nominee for an open county commission seat. Garrett received 3,771 votes. His opponents in the GOP primary race were Dan Cryder, who got 3,553 votes and James Barker, who got 3,035 votes. He will go up against Todd Holdren, who secured the Democratic nomination with 2,424 votes. His opponents for in the Democratic primary were Jan Nusbaum, who got 1,840 votes and Brad Cosenza, who got 1,773 votes.

Voters in Franklin Township rejected a 3.5 mil five-year levy that would have paid for fire and EMS services. Voters rejected the levy 192 to 157.

In Green Township, voters approved two renewal levies to pay for fire and EMS services. The 1.5 mil levy was approved by voters 864 to 673. The 1 mil levy was approved 967 to 588.

In Concord Township, voters rejected a 1 mil 5-year cemetery levy 823 to 494.

Ross County Sheriff George Lavender will have a chance to pursue another term in office. Lavender beat challenger Greg McKeever for the Republican nomination.

Adena Local Schools will not be getting money the district says it needs to renovate athletic facilities and operational needs. Voters rejected the levy request 1,524 to 372.