The Ohio Elections Commission dismissed a complaint filed against the pro-levy group, Our Community, Our Schools, last week.

The Ohio Elections Commission dismissed a complaint filed against the pro-levy group, Our Community, Our Schools, last week.

Gabriele Dorr Plutchak filed a complaint against the commission March 19, claiming that Our Community, Our Schools used the name of her business without her consent in Feb. 29 newspaper ad.

The ad listed the names of hundreds of Westerville businesses, thanking them for their support of the "I (heart) Westerville Schools" campaign.

The commission's probable cause panel determined there was no probable cause of an elections violation and dismissed the case March 15, said an elections commission representative.

Our Community, Our Schools co-chairman Rick Bannister said businesses listed were those who had agreed to post "I (heart) Westerville Schools" placards in their windows. Due to volunteers' errors, some names of businesses that did not accept the placards were listed in the ad, Bannister said.

"It was a simple human error and (Our Community, Our Schools) regrets listing those businesses who did not offer their support of the 'I (heart) Westerville Schools' business walk in our thank-you ad," Bannister said. "We offer our sincere apology to anyone who was mistakenly thanked in our ad who chose not to take a placard."

- Jennifer Nesbitt/ThisWeek