Politics
9:13 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Lockland school levy rejected by voters; Mount Healthy and Lebanon ballot issues pass

An additional 11.2 mill tax levy for the Lockland Local School District went down to a resounding defeat in Tuesday’s election, while voters in the Lebanon City School district overwhelming passed a renewal tax levy.

In Mount Healthy, a renewal of a tax levy for fire and emergency medical service passed easily, with nearly 94 percent voting in favor of it. Voter turnout in Mount Healthy was about 6.5 percent.

In Lockland, nearly 64 percent of those who cast ballots voted “no” on the tax levy. The voter turnout in the Lockland District was about 15 percent.

In Lebanon, 66 percent of the voters approved a renewal of a school tax levy that will raise $4.2 million a year for three years for the district. Voter turnout there was 13.5 percent.

Those were the only issues on the ballot Tuesday in southwest Ohio. Butler and Clermont counties did not hold elections because there were no issues to decide.