senior services levy en Levy returns show close margins <p>While many eyes were focused on political races yesterday, school groups and social service agencies in the area were watching to see how their levies fared.</p><p>Hamilton County voters handily approved the mental health and senior services levies. Both were renewals but, because of lower property values, will actually raise fewer dollars.</p><p>School levies across the tri-state were less clear cut with many decisions separated by just several hundred votes.</p><p>Cincinnati Public's renewal passed as did levies in the Batavia, Finneytown, Northwest, Reading and Monroe districts.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:14:12 +0000 Tana Weingartner 5821 at Commissioners vote to keep levy rates flat <p>Renewal levies for Hamilton County senior services and mental health will stay at their current millage rates for a five-year period, meaning reduced funding for the agencies that rely on them.&nbsp; Commissioners approved both levies today for November&#39;s ballot.&nbsp;</p><p>Board president Greg Hartmann acknowledged it would be a challenge for levy recipients, but said it was important to hold the line on property taxes when many county homeowners were facing tough economic decisions.&nbsp;</p><p>Commissioner Chris Monzel called it the right direction to go:</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:48:42 +0000 Mark Heyne 2151 at Commissioners vote to keep levy rates flat The Week in Review: July 29 - August 4, 2012 <p><span class="text">Jay Hanselman reviews some of the stories that made news in Greater Cincinnati this past week, including City Council term limits, </span>relocating utilities for the streetcar project, and levies for Hamilton County Senior and Mental Health Services.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:34:40 +0000 Jay Hanselman 2088 at