Voters on Tuesday approved a number of local issues while turning down others. The following is a round-up of how area residents voted on ballot issues. All totals are unofficial.
Voters in Bellevue precinct 3 were asked to approve a liquor operator's license for the local VFW post. Voters approved the request 404 to 139.
Bellevue voters also were asked to approve a 1-mill, five-year renewal for recreation and parks. Voters renewed the levy, with 581 Huron County voters approving and 534 voting it down. In Sandusky County, 1,011 voters approved the renewal and 986 voted against it. That makes for a total of 1,592 voting in favor and 1,520 voting in opposition.
Greenwich village residents approved a 0.5-mill, five-year renewal levy for the Greenwich Public Library. The levy garnered 344 votes in favor and 133 against.
Huron and Erie County voters in the Milan village jurisdiction approved a 3.5-mill, five-year renewal for current expenses. In Erie County, 340 people voted in favor and 151 against. In Huron County, the totals were 83 in favor and 60 against. Combined, 423 voted in favor and 211 against.
Huron and Richland county voters in the Plymouth village jurisdiction voted on a 1-mill, five-year renewal to operating the cemetery. In Huron County, voters approved the levy 122 to 88. In Richland County, the totals were 166 in favor and 139 against. Combined, 288 voters approved the levy and 227 voted it down.
In Willard, voters were asked to decide a 1/8-percent additional income tax for continued employment of additional personnel hired by the police department. The levy failed, with 854 residents voting against the levy and 618 voting in favor.
Fairfield Township voters were asked to approve a liquor operator permit for the America Legion. The measure passed, with 313 votes in favor and 93 against.
Lyme Township voters were asked to approve a 2-mill renewal levy. The measure passed with 262 votes in favor and 152 against.
Norwich Township voters were asked to approve Sunday sales of liquor. The measure passed, with 257 votes in favor and 117 against.
Voters in the Bellevue City School District were asked to approve a 4.75-mill renewal. Huron County voters approved the measure 807 to 752. In Erie County, the measure passed 151 to 138 and in Seneca County, the totals were 370 in favor and 347 opposed. The totals for the three counties were 1,328 in favor and 1,237 opposed.
Huron, Erie and Lorain county voters were asked to approve a 0.75-mill renewal for five years for Lorain County Joint Vocational School for current expenses. The measure passed 52,633 to 34,677. In Huron County, the totals were 75 against and 53 in favor. In Erie County, 647 voters approved the levy and 547 voted it down. In Lorain County, 51,933 voters approved the measure and 34,055 voted it down.
Huron and Lorain county voters were asked to approve a bond issue for the Wellington Exempted Village School District. In Huron County, 78 people voted against the bond issue and 53 voted in favor. In Lorain County, 2,271 voters approved the measure and 1,573 voted against it. In total, there were 2,324 votes in favor and 1,651 votes against.
Norwalk voters shot down their school levy request. Read more about that HERE.