Washington County School Districts, Ambulance Services Fare Well In Primary

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Marietta’s school districts and ambulance services got what they asked for in the May Primary Election.

Marietta City School District’s 2.95 mill permanent improvement renewal levy passed with 64 percent of the vote in unofficial results from Tuesday night. The school district also had a current expenses renewal levy of 8.5 mills that passed with 64 percent support.

Warren Local School District received support for the additional levy they were asking for, with 53 percent of voters in favor of the measure. Voters’ approval will provide a 4.21 mill bond levy and 0.5 mill permanent improvement levy. The funds will be used for construction and renovation to the district and “locally funded initiatives” through the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program of the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission, according to the ballot language.

In other issues from Washington County, a 0.5 percent additional city income tax was voted down by 69 percent of Marietta voters.

Marietta Township received approval from voters to renew a 0.5 mill fire and emergency services levy (78 percent approval), a 1 mill ambulance and paramedics services levy (77 percent) and a 1.6 mill EMS levy (75 percent approval).