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The Lucas County Board of Elections stayed up all night, through 9 a.m. today, to finish tabulating the May 6 election results – pushing through multiple problems that included missing data cards, an accidental deletion of a computer file containing votes, and tension between two board members that prompted a sheriff's deputy to intervene.
Trouble with the election, which was being tabulated at the board's early vote center, became apparent at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. At that point, less than 73 percent of the results were posted online and had not been updated for about an hour. READ MORE.
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Turning out in low numbers in warm, sunny weather, voters were mixed on area school levies, turned down a Tea Party challenge to incumbent state Rep. Barbara Sears of Monclova Township, and then had to stay up late if they wanted to know who won the special election for a Toledo City Council seat.
Results released about 4 a.m. confirmed incumbent Matt Cherry would retain his appointed District 2 seat. READ MORE.
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Voters in many school districts approved tax levies on Tuesday, but in Bedford and Sylvania, they rejected an appeal for more tax money.
In a heavier-than-expected turnout, Bedford voters resoundingly defeated an additional 4.37-mill levy request for money to upgrade their school district’s buildings. In Sylvania, a 3.8-mill request was defeated by more than 500 votes. In Wood County’s Northwood Local School District, however, voters approved a levy to pay for a new school. READ MORE.
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