Tuesday, May 07, 2002

Tax issues before local voters today



        Voters across Ohio today decide primary races and ballot issues that will impact their wallets for years to come.

        In Hamilton County, there are two countywide tax ballot questions, three school levies and a handful of city tax issues. And that doesn't count primary races for county commissioner, Congress and state representative.

        Polls are open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

        Look for updated Hamilton County results at www.hamilton-co.org/boe/.

        Here are highlights of the regional election:

Butler County
        Issues
        • Talawanda schools: A 7.78-mill bond issue to build and renovate school facilities.
        Republican ballot:
        • Common Pleas Court (new seat): Timothy R. Evans; Gary H. Kaup; Charles L. Pater; Daniel R. Warncke.
        • Juvenile Court (new seat): Ronald R. Craft; Richard Lee Hurchanik and Terri S. King.
        • 8th Congressional District: John Boehner and Roger A. Thomas.
        Democratic ballot:
        No contested elections.

Clermont County:
        Republican ballot
        • County commissioner: David Caudill and Scott Croswell.
        Democratic ballot:
        No contested elections.

Hamilton County:
        Issues:

        • County park district: Replacement of 1 mill for 15 years for general expenses.
        • Mental health services: Renewal and increase, total of 2.74 mills, for five years for operations.
        • Mariemont schools: Additional 9.95 mills for capital improvements and expenses.
        • Norwood schools: Renewal of 5.10 mills for five years for emergency expenses.
        • Wyoming schools: Additional 9.5 mills for capital improvements and continuing expenses.
        • Norwood city: Renewal of 8 mills for five years for expenses.
        • Silverton: Income tax increase of 0.25 percent for operations.
        • Arlington Heights: ncome tax increase of 0.4 percent for operations.
        • Newtown: Replacement and increase of 8 mills for five years for fire and emergency medical services.
        • Woodlawn: Renewal of 2 mills for five years for swimming pool.
        Republican ballot
        • County commissioner: Phil Heimlich and Roy L. McGrath.
        • 28th Ohio House District: Jim Raussen and Doug Mink.
        Democratic ballot
        • 2nd Congressional District: Ray Mitchell, Charles W. Sanders and Tony Stephens.
        • 33rd Ohio House District: Minette Cooper, Leroy Hopkins and Tyrone Yates.

Warren County
        Issues
        • Elderly services: New levy of 0.96 mills for five years to help with in-home chores, meals and medical transportation.
        • Little Miami schools: Renewal and increase, total of 6.9 mills, for expenses.
        Republican ballot
        • 2nd Congressional District: Ray Mitchell, Charles W. Sanders and Tony Stephens.
        • 3rd Congressional District: Roy E. Brown, Greg Hunter and Mike Turner.
        • Common Pleas Court: James L. Flannery and James J. Heath.
        • County commissioner: Daryl Dunn and C. Michael Kilburn.
        Democratic ballot:
        No contested elections.



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