Tue August 2, 2011
School taxes on ballot in Ohio special election
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio voters are being asked to approve school taxes that, in several cases, they've already rejected at least once.
The Ohio Secretary of State's office says school issues make up the majority of the 37 questions on the ballot Tuesday in 26 of the state's 88 counties.
The Blade newspaper of Toledo reports five northwest Ohio school districts are seeking new tax dollars in the special election. The proposed levy for the Pike-Delta-York district in Fulton County has been voted down on four previous attempts, while three of the other districts are back with the same questions that were defeated in May.
Pickerington school officials in central Ohio tell WCMH-TV up to 30 teachers may be cut if the district doesn't get its levy on Tuesday.