By Reid Forgrave
Enquirer staff writer
Clermont County residents voted on nearly a dozen local tax issues - including one school levy - Tuesday.
That school levy passed 57 to 43 percent in unofficial results.
After the third levy attempt this year for Clermont Northeastern Schools, supporters were anxious Tuesday night. "We're just hoping the third time is the charm," said Cindy Huxel, co-chair of the levy committee. "In this community especially, taxes are always a tough issue, regardless of what it's going toward."
The district sought the permanent improvement levy to raise $1.2 million a year for maintenance of buildings and grounds, as well as updating technology and textbooks. The owner of a $100,000 home would pay an extra $150 annually if it passed.
Eight other Clermont County communities voted on other municipal levies Tuesday.
In Amelia, residents voted on a 2-mill replacement levy for general operating expenses that would cost $61 annually on a $100,000 home.
In Bethel, residents voted on a 0.8-mill, five-year replacement levy for the Grant Memorial Building and Burke Park that would cost $24 annually on a $100,000 home.
In Goshen Township, residents were voting on a 1.5-mill levy for seven years for the township park district that would cost $45 annually on a $100,000 home.
In Miami Township, residents voted on a 1.5-mill levy renewal for parks, which adds no new taxes on homes there.
In Milford, residents voted on a 5.3-mill, five-year replacement levy for fire protection that would cost $162 annually on a $100,000 home.
In Ohio Township, residents voted on a 6-mill continuing levy for fire, ambulance and EMS that would cost $183 annually on a $100,000 home.
In Owensville, voters faced a 10-mill, five-year additional levy and 1.5-mill replacement levy for expenses that together would cost $311 annually on a $100,000 home.
In Pierce Township, voters decided whether to pass a 1.5-mill continuing levy for streets, roads and bridges that would cost $46 annually on a $100,000 home.
OHIO ELECTION RESULTS:
Ohio provisional ballots may decide presidential election
Voters repeal amendment on gay rights
Ohio Supreme Court: GOP's justices appear to be buttressing majority
Voinovich has no trouble winning 2nd Senate term
Sycamore levy passes; four others fail
Kerry effort falls short in Ohio
Ohio Republicans aim to maintain grip in House, Senate
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Ohio Issue 1 passes
Turnout heavy in suburbs
MU students hit the polls
HAMILTON CO. RACES
Cincinnati school levy passes
Hospital tax leading despite opposition
CLERMONT CO. RACES
Clermont County: Republicans remain choice in early count
Clermont County tax issues: Long lines delay counting
BUTLER CO. RACES
Fairfield levy passes
Butler commission: All incumbents being returned
Butler levies: Support strong for health, social care funding
Butler County Sheriff: Jones likely successor to Gabbard
WARREN CO. RACES
Heavy turnout, long lines delay vote count
Kings levy passes by slim margin
Indiana governor: Daniels prevails after tough, costly slugfest
Ballot misprint may affect Ind. school board race
KENTUCKY ELECTION RESULTS:
Alexandria: Voters stick with City Council's six incumbents
Bellevue City Council: Two incumbents losing seats with 4 of 5 precincts counted
Covington: Sanders and Stricker joining City Commission
Campbell County: Ward holds on to retain seat on Circuit Court
Florence City Council: One newcomer, five incumbents win seats
Independence: Four who opposed insurance tax win
Newport: Mayor, all four on council will be keeping their seats
Suburban schools: Campbell, other area boards get fresh faces
Villa Hills, Taylor Mill: Taxes to fix, replace city streets rejected
Urban schools: Newcomer ousts incumbent, snags Newport board seat
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Popular president dominates Kentucky
Ky. Senate: Bunning wins - but race was close
Ky. House: This time around, Davis prevails
Issue One: Kentucky overwhelmingly says yes to no-gay-marriage
State's determined voters brave long lines, waits, rain
23rd Senate District: Westwood survives challenge by Groob
Ex-Gov. Carroll wins Frankfort seat
State Senate: Republican Thayer wins a full term in new seat
67th House District: Keene's win preserves spot for Democrats
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Neighbors news briefs
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