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Perrysburg voters reject transit levy

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    Voters cast ballots at Fort Meigs Elementary School. Residents in March voted to withdraw from TARTA, but Tuesday refused a tax to pay for a substitute service.

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Voters cast ballots at Fort Meigs Elementary School. Residents in March voted to withdraw from TARTA, but Tuesday refused a tax to pay for a substitute service.

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Perrysburg voters Tuesday narrowly defeated a 1.45-mill property tax to pay for a local service to substitute for the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority, from which the city withdrew after the March ballot.

City officials tentatively had chosen a contractor, Ride Right of Lake St. Louis, Mo., and provided limited bus service within Perrysburg since TARTA’s service ceased Sept. 22. Ride Right’s interim contract is set to expire Sunday.

Neither City Administrator Bridgette Kabat nor Mayor Nelson Evans could be reached for comment late Tuesday.

According to unofficial results from the Wood County Board of Elections, vote totals were 5,738 for the levy and 5,921 against it, or 49 percent to 51 percent.

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