It's back to square one for the Monroeville Local Schools and their renewal levy.
A renewal levy on the ballot May 7 that originally passed by a 223-214 margin actually failed after the official results were tabulated.
(NOTE - To see the official results from all of the local issues in the primary election, scroll to the bottom of this story and click on the link.)
Superintendent David Stubblebine said the levy failed by eight votes.
"On election night those are all unofficial," said Sharon Locke, Huron County Board of Elections director. "What it was when we did our reconciliation we found some votes. That is what the 10-day period is for -- absentee, provisionals and reconciliation. We gave Monroeville the heads-up call.
"They ended up tied in Huron County and lost two to one in Erie County. They had almost 30 voters in Erie County.
"It ended up eight votes, which is not enough for a recount. They could have requested it but they would have had to paid for it and with that few votes you are never going to find eight."
Locke said things like this do happen.
"Actually, we have seen this before," she said. "Results are always different from the unofficial to official votes. These can change."
Stubblebine, who is leaving at the end of the month to take the superintendent's job at Clyde, said the levy could go back on the November ballot but nothing has been decided.
Stubblebine said the levy raises about $80,000 a year and that money is used for repairs throughout the district.
"That is the first renewal that has failed since I have been here," Stubblebine said.
The old school building is in need of a number of repairs, including new doors.
"To be honest I expected it to pass," Stubblebine said the night of the election.
"The low turnout (9.44 percent) didn't help," he said Wednesday.