Schools and social services
2:14 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Levy returns show close margins

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.

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.

School levies across the tri-state were less clear cut with many decisions separated by just several hundred votes.

Cincinnati Public's renewal passed as did levies in the Batavia, Finneytown, Northwest, Reading and Monroe districts.

Voters turned down school levy requests in Mt. Healthy, Milford and West Clermont.

Close results could trigger recounts for both Batavia and Milford.