5/7/14 – 5:17 A.M.
School levies asking for a renewal of current taxes did well Tuesday, while those asking for new money had a rougher time of it. Voters in the Van Buren school district overwhelmingly said no to a $29.3 million bond issue that would have funded an expansion of the school’s campus. 62% of the votes cast were against the measure.
Superintendent Tim Myers says the issue could appear again on the November ballot.
Findlay City schools 5.9-mill operating levy renewal passed with 66% of the votes cast in favor of it. The measure makes the levy permanent, meaning voters won’t be asked to renew it every five years.
The Blanchard Valley Center’s renewal levy also saw wide support, getting 76% of the vote.
Renewal levies and taxes were also passed in Arcadia, McComb, and Patrick Henry. Bluffton voters approved a renewal and increase of a 4.9-mill, five-year levy for operations.
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