ThisWeekNEWS Election 2014 | May Primary coverage

Complete coverage of issues and races on the May 6, 2014, ballot.

Voters give zoo levy a roaring 'no'

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Franklin County voters soundly rejected Issue 6, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s levy request that appeared on the May 6 ballot.

District voters say yes to combined bond-levy

Groveport Madison school district officials were optimistic late Tuesday that voters had approved a 6.18-mill operating levy and 2.74-mill bond issue.

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Voters say yes to Johnstown-Monroe, Northridge

It appears Johnstown-Monroe Local School District residents said yes to new schools Tuesday, May 6, as did Northridge voters.

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Truro Township voters again reject levy

Truro Township trustees knew a second try to pass a 0.75-mill operating levy was failing by 9 p.m. May 6, so faces were gloomy at a gathering at Fire Station 161 on East Main Street.

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Jefferson Township fire levy fails by 66 votes

A proposed 2-mill levy to sustain current operations at the Jefferson Township Fire Department failed at the polls May 6.

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Canal Winchester gives nod to school levy

Late vote counts from the Franklin County Board of Elections in the early morning May 7 indicated that Canal Winchester voters placed their stamp of approval on a five-year, $5.83-million substitute school levy.

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Blendon passes police levy renewal

In a close contest, Blendon Township residents voted Tuesday to renew and increase the Blendon Township police levy.

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Brown Township fire levy fails by eight votes

Brown Township’s fire levy failed by eight votes with all six precincts reporting early in the morning May 7.

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Voters shoot down State Street Shell’s bid to sell alcohol

Voters in Westerville Precinct 5-B on May 6 narrowly voted down two liquor options for the True North, operating as the Shell gas station at 611 S. State St.

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Delaware County Health District thanks voters after easy win

Delaware County voters passed a renewal levy Tuesday, May 6, expected to provide more than half of the Delaware General Health District’s funding for another decade.

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Violet voters overwhelmingly approve fire levy

Voters answered the bell for the Violet Township Fire Department Tuesday, May 6, by overwhelmingly approving a 3.8-mill fire levy on Tuesday’s May 6 primary election ballot.

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Southwest Licking voters again reject bond request

The Southwest Licking school district may have to go back to the drawing board after its 37-year bond request was rejected May 6 for the second time.

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Etna road and bridge levy rejected

Etna Township voters have rejected a 1.5-mill, five-year road and bridge levy for the third time in three years.

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Board of developmental disabilities levy appears destined for recount

Licking County voters appeared to reject two countywide tax levies May 6, but one appears destined for an automatic recount.

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Pelanda leading in 86th House race

As of 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, incumbent state Rep. Dorothy Pelanda appeared poised to win the Republican primary in the Ohio House of Representatives 86th District.

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Gonzales defeats challenger in 19th Ohio House primary

Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) will defend her 19th Ohio House District seat in the November election after defeating Meta Hahn of Westerville in the May 6 primary.

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Ryan defeats Cannon in 71st Ohio House Republican primary

Republican voters tapped Scott K. Ryan to challenge Democrat Ann Rader on Nov. 4 in the race for the 71st Ohio House District.

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Lewis bests commissioner competition

Genoa Township Trustee Barb Lewis said her win in the Delaware County board of commissioners’ Republican primary was a win for supporters of a more-inclusive county GOP.

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Black defeats Fox, Kanuckel in Licking County commissioner primary

Rick Black will be the Republican candidate for Licking County commissioner in the November election after defeating Mike Fox and Doug Kanuckel in the May 6 primary.

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Kunze holds off Manley in Republican primary

Incumbent state Rep. Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) won the May 6 primary for the 24th Ohio House District against challenger Patrick Manley.

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