ThisWeekNEWS Election 2014 | May Primary coverage

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

District schedules sessions for voters

The Canal Winchester Local School District will host Levy Education Nights at 7 p.m. April 9 at Canal Winchester High School, 300 Washington St., and 7 p.m. April 29 at the Education Center, 100 Washington St.
Canal Winchester

Levy campaign seeks aid from Support Ohio Schools

The Canal Winchester Board of Education spent much of its time at the March 17 meeting focusing on the district's May levy.
Brown Township

Trustees believe second attempt at fire levy will be successful

Brown Township trustees say they are optimistic the township's second attempt at a fire levy will be successful, in part because of a concentrated effort to promote the levy.
Northridge

Renewal levy expected to cover daily operations

Northridge Local Schools Superintendent Chris Briggs said a renewal operating levy on the May 6 ballot is critical to maintain the positive momentum within the district.
Johnstown-Monroe

District bond-issue campaign begins

The push to pass a new bond issue for the Johnstown-Monroe Local School District officially began Thursday night, March 13.
Canal Winchester schools

Baker chosen to chair levy campaign committee

A Canal Winchester entrepreneur is putting her business skills to use as the leader of the school district's levy campaign.

Galena asks voters to replace levy

Galena residents will decide in May whether to keep village services at status-quo levels for the next four years.

Southwest Licking officials intent on answering all bond questions

As the May 6 primary election approaches, Southwest Licking school board members and administrators are scrambling to inform residents about the district's 6.1-mill bond issue to raise $66.5 million for a sizable building and remodeling project.

PAC forms to oppose Columbus Zoo's May levy

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s proposed tax levy now faces organized opposition.

Elections board dismisses JEDZ protest

The Franklin County Board of Elections on March 3 voted 4-0 to dismiss a protest that sought to remove from the May 6 ballot an income tax for people who work in Perry Township.

Groveport district is prepared with post-election plans

The Groveport Madison school district has two separate plans ready to put into effect once voters decide the fate of a combined 6.18-mill operating levy and 2.74-mill bond issue on the May 6 ballot.
May 6 ballot

JEDZ issue's legality called into question

Two Perry Township businesses and a resident filed a protest last week to remove from the May 6 ballot a proposal to establish an income tax in the township.
Southwest Licking

School board planning its strategy for public forums

With a 6.1-mill bond issue on the ballot in May, Southwest Licking school board members called a special meeting Feb. 13 to discuss how to organize three question-and-answer sessions at each of the district's elementary schools.

Brown Township preparing fire-levy campaign

The Brown Township trustees have formed a committee to promote a 5.12-mill fire levy on the May primary ballot.
Johnstown-Monroe bond issue

Community group strategizes for campaign efforts

A community-based group will reconvene this week to discuss ways to educate Johnstown-Monroe voters about a proposed May ballot issue to build two new schools and renovate the high school for middle school use.

Jefferson fire levy would make 2-mills permanent

Jefferson Township residents can expect to find a 2-mill, permanent fire levy on the May 6 ballot to sustain current operations.

Jefferson Township voters to decide JEDZ May 6

Jefferson Township residents will have a say in whether a joint economic development zone contract is approved between the township and city of Gahanna.
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Johnstown-Monroe moves on May bond issue

Johnstown-Monroe Local School District residents will decide in May whether they want the district to build two new schools and renovate the high school for middle school use.

Disabilities board asking for 1.6-mill levy on May ballot

Jeff O'Donnell said he was "blindsided" when he learned that his daughter, now 11, was developmentally disabled.

Official: Delaware County health district's work crucial

As a levy campaign takes shape, Delaware County's top health official is hoping voters don't forget about the county's "well-kept secret."
Violet Township

Paperwork filed for 3.8 mill fire levy on May primary ballot

Subsequent to a special meeting of the Violet Township Board of Trustees, the Violet Township Fire Department filed the paperwork to place a 3.8-mill fire levy on the May 6 primary election ballot.

Fire department to seek first levy in 12 years

It's been 12 years since the Violet Township Fire Department asked area voters to approve a levy in 2002.

Township will try again for operating levy

Truro Township trustees hope a second attempt to pass a 0.75-mill operating levy for general fund expenses will prove more palatable to voters in the May 6 primary election.

Perry trustees vote to put JEDZ issue on May ballot

Perry Township voters will decide if people who work in the township should pay a 2.5-percent income tax.
Worthington, Perry Township

Council OKs JEDZ; trustees to vote Jan. 13

Worthington City Council has approved its part of a joint economic development zone (JEDZ) with Perry Township.

Disabilities board asking for 1.6-mill levy on May ballot

Jeff O'Donnell said he was "blindsided" when he learned that his daughter, now 11, was developmentally disabled.

Southwest Licking will put 6.1-mill bond on May ballot

Southwest Licking school board members voted 5-0 during a Jan. 7 special meeting to place a 6.1-mill bond issue on the May ballot to generate $66,525,000 for a construction and renovation project.
May 6 election

Brown Township asking for 5.12-mill fire levy

Brown Township residents will be asked to approve a 5.12-mill fire levy on the May 6 primary ballot.
Columbus Zoo

Permanent tax would allow downtown expansion

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has proposed a continuing tax levy on Franklin County property owners that would help fund renovations at the Delaware County zoo and allow a new facility in Columbus.
Violet Township

Fire department to seek first levy in 12 years

It's been 12 years since the Violet Township Fire Department asked area voters to approve a levy in 2002.
Groveport Madison schools

District seeks bond issue, levy package

The Groveport Madison Board of Education agreed unanimously last week to ask voters to approve an operating levy, bond issue and permanent improvement levy in May.
Canal Winchester

Voters will decide substitute school levy in May ballot

Canal Winchester voters will be going to the polls May 6 to decide the fate of a five-year, $5.83-million substitute school levy.

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