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May 7 Ohio School Levy Results

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Ohio voters approved most school district requests to renew existing tax levies in Tuesday’s special election.

But the majority of requests to impose new taxes appeared headed for failure, according to the unofficial election results available Tuesday evening.

Those results are similar to the pattern in past elections.

There were nearly 140 school tax questions on the ballot Tuesday.

Many of the failed levies have been turned down by voters before. And schools are likely to return to voters again and again until they get a levy passed.

But that can be a tough sell, particularly in rural areas, as we reported recently.

In rural Washington County, Warren Local Superintendent Tom Gibbs has tried and failed to get voters to pass six levies in the last four years. He says:

“I’m not necessarily saying that people don’t support the schools…It’s that they’re finding it more and more difficult to say that they can support the school through paying higher property tax.”

Unofficial May 7 School Levy Results

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District
County
Type
New / Renewal
Result
Ada EVHardinIncome Tax Current ExpensesNewPass
Amherst EVLorainPermanent ImprovementRenewalPass
Amherst EVLorainEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Apollo JVSDAllenBond - School Construction & Permanent Improvements; Building ImprovementsNewPass
Ashtabula CityAshtabulaEmergency OperatingNewFail
Avon Lake CityLorainEmergency LevyNewPass
Barberton CitySummitEmergency LevyNewPass
Bellaire LocalBelmontEmergency OperatingNewFail
Benjamin Logan LocalLoganEmergency LevyNewFail
Bettsville LocalSenecaIncome Tax Current Operating ExpenseRenewalPass
Black River LocalMedinaEmergency OperatingNewPass
Bluffton EVAllenIncome Tax (Permanent Improvements)RenewalPass
Boardman LocalMahoningCurrent Operating ExpensesRenewalPass
Boardman LocalMahoningPermanent ImprovementsNewPass
Bowling Green CityWoodCurrent ExpensesRenewalFail
Brecksville-Broadview Heights CityCuyahogaCurrent Operating ExpensesRenewalPass
Bridgeport EVBelmontCurrent Operating ExpensesNewFail
Brookfield LocalTrumbullCurrent ExpensesRenewalPass
Brooklyn CityCuyahogaBond (Building) & Current Operating ExpensesNewPass
Brookville LocalMontgomeryCurrent ExpensesRenewalPass
Brookville LocalMontgomeryCurrent ExpensesNewPass
Brown LocalCarrollBond Issue (Building) & Permanent ImprovementsNewFail
Buckeye LocalJeffersonEmergency LevyNewFail
Caldwell EVNobleReplacement and Increase for Current ExpensesNewPass
Canton LocalStarkBond Building & ImprovementsNewFail
Cardington-Lincoln LocalMorrowIncome Tax Current ExpensesNewFail
Carey EVWyandotBond (Building) & ImprovementsNewPass
Carlisle LocalWarrenOperating LevyNewPass
Carrollton EVCarrollEmergency OperatingNewFail
Celina CityMercerIncome Tax Current ExpensesRenewalPass
Centerville CityMontgomeryCurrent ExpensesNewFail
Champion LocalTrumbullEmergency LevyNewPass
Chillicothe CityRossEmergency LevyNewPass
Clark-Shawnee LocalClarkOperating LevyNewFail
Cloverleaf LocalMedinaEmergency OperatingNewFail
Clyde-Green Springs EVSanduskyEmergency LevyNewFail
Columbia LocalLorainCurrent ExpensesNewFail
Columbiana EVColumbianaBond (Building & Improvement)NewFail
Cory-Rawson LocalHancockIncome Tax Current ExpensesRenewalPass
Coventry LocalSummitBond (Building) & Permanent ImprovementsNewPass
Covington EVMiamiBuilding & Permanent Improvements; Income Tax Current ExpensesNewPass
Cuyahoga Falls CitySummitPermanent ImprovementsNewFail
Delaware CityDelawareBond (Building & Permanent Improvements) ReplacementNewPass
East Knox LocalKnoxCurrent Expense & Necessary RequirementsNewFail
East Muskingum LocalMuskingumEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Edison LocalErieEmergency Operating ExpensesNewPass
Elida LocalAllenEmergency OperatingNewFail
Elida LocalAllenPermanent ImprovementRenewalPass
Elmwood LocalWoodIncome Tax Current ExpenseRenewalFail
Elmwood LocalWoodIncome Tax Current ExpenseRenewalFail
Fairborn CityGreeneEmergency LevyNewFail
Fairlawn LocalShelbyEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Fairless LocalStarkEmergency LevyNewFail
Forest Hills LocalHamiltonBond (Building & Improvements)NewFail
Fostoria CitySenecaNecessary RequirementsNewPass
Galion CityCrawfordCurrent Operating Expenses & Permanent ImprovementsNewFail
Gibsonburg EVSanduskyIncome Tax Current Operating ExpenseNewFail
Girard CityTrumbullEmergency LevyNewPass
Greenon LocalClarkBuilding & Current ExpensesNewFail
Groveport Madison LocalFranklinEmergency LevyNewFail
Hillsdale LocalAshlandCurrent ExpensesRenewalPass
Indian Creek LocalJeffersonBond (Building & Improvements)NewFail
Jackson-Milton LocalMahoningPermanent ImprovementsRenewalPass
Jackson-Milton LocalMahoningOperating ExpensesRenewalPass
Jefferson Area LocalAshtabulaCurrent ExpensesRenewalPass
Jefferson County JVSDJeffersonCurrent Expense & Building ImprovementsNewPass
Jefferson Township LocalMontgomeryBond Issue (Building) & Permanent ImprovementsNewFail
Johnstown-Monroe LocalLickingEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Kent CityPortageCurrent ExpensesNewPass
Kirtland LocalLakeEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Lakeview LocalTrumbullEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Lakewood CityCuyahogaCurrent Operating ExpensesNewPass
Lakewood LocalLickingEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Ledgemont LocalGeaugaOperating LevyNewFail
Licking Heights LocalLickingEmergency LevyNewFail
Lima CityAllenEmergency OperatingRenewalPass
Loudonville-Perrysville EVAshlandPermanent Improvement with Replacement of and IncreaseNewFail
Loudonville-Perrysville EVAshlandEmergency OperatingRenewalPass
Louisville CityStarkEmergency LevyNewPass
Madison-Plains LocalMadisonPermanent ImprovementsNewFail
Manchester LocalSummitCurrent ExpensesRenewalPass
Mansfield CityRichlandEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Maplewood LocalTrumbullEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Marion LocalMercerEmergency Levy Replacement with IncreaseRenewalPass
Marlington LocalStarkBond (Building) & Permanent ImprovementsNewFail
Marysville EVUnionCurrent Operating ExpensesRenewalPass
McDonald LocalTrumbullOperating ExpensesRenewalPass
Mentor EVLakeOperating ExpensesRenewalPass
Mentor EVLakePermanent ImprovementsRenewalPass
Milford EVClermontCurrent Operating ExpensesNewPass
Millcreek West Unity LocalWilliamsEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Milton-Union EVMiamiCurrent ExpensesRenewalPass
Mississinawa Valley LocalDarkeBuilding & Permanent ImprovementsRenewalPass
Mogadore LocalSummitCurrent ExpensesRenewalFail
Monroeville LocalHuronBuilding & ImprovementsRenewalPass
Mount Vernon LocalKnoxEmergency LevyNewPass
Napoleon Area CityHenryIncome Tax Current ExpenseNewFail
Newton Falls EVTrumbullEmergency LevyNewFail
Niles CityTrumbullEmergency LevyNewFail
Niles CityTrumbullPermanent ImprovementsNewFail
North Baltimore LocalWoodCurrent ExpensesRenewalPass
North Canton CityStarkPermanent ImprovementsNewPass
North Fork LocalLickingIncome Tax Current Operating ExpenseNewFail
North Ridgeville CityLorainEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Oak Hills LocalHamiltonOperating LevyNewFail
Oregon CityLucasBuilding & Permanent Improvements RenewalPass
Orrville CityWayneCurrent ExpensesNewFail
Painesville CityLakeCurrent Operating ExpenseRenewalPass
Perkins LocalErieEmergency OperatingNewFail
Perkins LocalEriePermanent ImprovementsRenewalPass
Piqua CityMiamiEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Poland LocalMahoningEmergency OperatingRenewalPass
Salem CityColumbianaPermanent ImprovementRenewalPass
Springfield CityClarkBond Issues (Building & Improvements)NewPass
Springfield LocalMahoningBuilding & Permanent ImprovementsNewPass
St. Clairsville-Richland CityBelmontCurrent ExpensesNewPass
St. Marys CityAuglaizeIncome Tax (Current Expenses) & Permanent ImprovementNewFail
Swanton LocalFultonBond (Building) & Permanent ImprovementsNewFail
Switzerland of Ohio LocalMonroeOperating ExpensesNewFail
Tecumseh LocalClarkEmergency OperatingNewFail
Tipp City EVMiamiEmergency LevyNewPass
Trimble LocalAthensPermanent ImprovementNewFail
Twin Valley Community LocalPrebleIncome Tax Current ExpensesNewFail
United LocalColumbianaPermanent ImprovementNewFail
Upper Scioto LocalHardinPermanent ImprovementNewFail
Upper Scioto LocalHardinEmergency LevyRenewalPass
Urbana CityChampaignOperating ExpensesNewPass
Valley View LocalMontgomeryCurrent ExpensesNewPass
Van Wert CityVan WertIncome Tax Current ExpensesNewPass
Walnut Township LocalFairfieldIncome Tax (Current Operating Expenses)NewPass
Waynesfield Goshen LocalAuglaizePermanent ImprovementRenewalPass
West Holmes LocalHolmesEmergency LevyRenewalPass
West Liberty Salem LocalLoganIncome Tax Current ExpensesNewPass
West Muskingum LocalMuskingumEmergency LevyNewPass
Westlake CityCuyahogaCurrent Operating ExpensesNewFail
Willard CityHuronPermanent ImprovementsNewFail
Willoughby-Eastlake CityLakeEmergency LevyRenewalFail

Source: Ohio School Boards Association, County Boards of Election, Toledo Blade, Athens Messenger | Download Data

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