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North Central Ohio Voters Will Decide On Key Issues

Story By: Brad Francis

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 11/6/2012

 Voters in North Central Ohio will be deciding some important issues and races this election day.
 

Here's a rundown of some key races and issues:

  

In Richland County, the city of Mansfield is asking voters to approve an additional 0.25 income tax for the next four years.  That money would generate about $3 million annually to fund city services and safety forces.

The Mansfield-Richland County Public Library is asking for 3.9 mills, 10 year renewal and increase.
The extra money would be used to support library services at a time when state funding is shrinking.

The Mansfield City School district wants voters to renew a 9.9 mill levy. This levy would continue for five years.

And the Shelby City School district wants more money from voters. The district is seeking an additional 7.5 mill emergency operating levy for five years. The levy would generate $1.4 million annually and off set a nearly $2 million deficit.

In other races, voters will decide who becomes state representative for the 2nd Ohio House District -- Democrat Ellen Haring or Republican Mark Romanchuk.

And Richland County voters will fill two county commissioner positions.

One puts incumbent Tim Wert against Howard Cole Sr.  The other incumbent Gary Utt against David Morgenstern.

In Ashland County, two big school issues dominate the ballot.

The Ashland City School district seeks a 3.2 mill bond for 37 years, and a half-mill continuing tax.
 That money would fund new school construction and improvement of sites.

 And the Hillsdale local school district want voters to approve a combined tax issue.
That issue includes a 1.25 percent income tax for five years... and a 7.9 mills property tax for two years.

 And finally, in Crawford County -- two big issues on the ballot.

Galion city residents will have the opportunity to amend the city's charter. That change would effectively return the city to a mayoral form of government.

And the Galion city school district seeks more money for current expenses and ongoing permanent improvements.
The district has an 8-mill, five year levy on the ballot.

 

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