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Published: Tuesday, 5/6/2014 - Updated: 3 months ago

Ohio voters approve public works projects

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Richard Brownlee casts his ballot on primary election day. Richard Brownlee casts his ballot on primary election day.
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For the fourth time in 27 years, Ohio voters yesterday said “yes” to a state borrowing package to help local government pay for road, bridge, sewer, drinking water, solid waste, and other public works projects.

With a majority of the vote counted today night, Issue 1, the only statewide issue on the ballot, had a resounding support compared to the “no” side.

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Bedford Schools superintendent Mark Kleinhans, Sandy Kraine, and board trustee Lisa McCaig tally school levy results at Sidelines in Lambertville, Mich. Bedford Schools superintendent Mark Kleinhans, Sandy Kraine, and board trustee Lisa McCaig tally school levy results at Sidelines in Lambertville, Mich.
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Bedford Schools superintendent concedes school levy lost

Bedford Public Schools Superintendent Mark Kleinhans said at a levy gathering tonight that the school tax request already has lost at the polls.

Bedford was asking voters to approve a 4.37-mill levy that would have funded an extensive makeover of the district's aged buildings and construction of an elementary school. READ MORE.

 

 

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Jerry Bruns, left, smiles as he hands over a voting sticker after a local resident cast their ballot, at the Bulldog Center in Rossford. Jerry Bruns, left, smiles as he hands over a voting sticker after a local resident cast their ballot, at the Bulldog Center in Rossford.
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State Rep. Sears leads candidate backed by Tea Party organization

State Rep. Barbara Sears (R., Monclova Township) leads primary opponent Scott Allegrini by 228-129 in the first returns from the Lucas County Board of Elections in today’s primary election.

Ms. Sears is seeking a fourth term as state representative in the 47th House District, and Mr. Allegrini, a Walmart manager, is backed by the Tea Party organization Ohio Citizen.

The results include the absentee voter count, but none of the results from voting today. READ MORE.

 

Sue and John Fitzgerald cast their ballots on primary election day, at the polling place inside Beverly Elementary School in South Toledo. Sue and John Fitzgerald cast their ballots on primary election day, at the polling place inside Beverly Elementary School in South Toledo.
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HEADLINES

Ohio voters approve public works projects

Low voter turnout reported on May primary election day

S. Toledo district results will not be posted until later

Cleveland Dem to face GOP Ohio governor this fall

Commissioner Herringshaw wins in Wood County

Voters choose Jerri Miller for Sandusky County auditor

Boehner to face college professor in U.S. House bid

Rossford voters OK property tax issue for fire, recreation departments



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