Multi-County Issues Fail to Garner Voter Support

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Voters Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike, and Ross counties rejected a 1 mill levy for the Paint Valley Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (ADAMH). The levy would have paid for current expenses to the joint county district. Unofficial results indicate voters rejected the levy with 7,561 to 6,593. This is the second time ADAMH has asked voters to approve the levy.

Voters in Jefferson, Harrison and Belmont counties also rejected a 4.8 Mills emergency operating levy for the Buckeye Local School district. The levy would have provided $1.9 million for emergency requirements for the district. Voters rejected the levy 850 votes to 721, according to unofficial results.

The Rolling Hills Local School district also failed to get a bond and levy passed. Voters in Guernsey, Noble, and Muskingum counties rejected the levy by an apparent wide margin, 1,377 votes to 554. The 4.9 mill, 30-year bond would have paid for the local share of school construction under the State of Ohio Classroom Facilities Assistance Program. An additional 0.5 mill levy would have paid for classroom maintenance.

For results of other races and issues on the May 2nd primary ballot click here.