Belmont County Senior Services Tax Levy Passes

By
Katie Derr

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Updated Wed, Nov 6, 2013 12:02 am

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Unofficial election results for Belmont County are in.

The Belmont County Senior Services Tax Levy passed with 69 percent of the vote in favor of the levy and 31 percent voting against it.

The 1.5 mills levy has a five-year renewal. 

The levy provides for a variety of services for seniors including transportation to and from doctor's appointments, preparation and home delivery of meals, in-home personal care services, light housekeeping, caregiver respite, health education and other services for seniors.

The levy will also fund the maintenance of 10 active senior centers throughout the county.

The Bellaire Local School District failed to pass a 5.9 mills five-year emergency levy. The levy would fund art, music and physical education classes along with advance placement classes and technology upgrades.

The levy failed with 90 percent of voters casting their ballots against it.

The levy was the district’s seventh attempt since the 2010 to generate funds for the district.

Noama M. Kolkedy and Dirk A. Pielech were the top two vote getters in the race for three spots on the Jefferson County Buckeye Local School Board.

The third spot is currently tied between Mike R. Belon and James Cesario.

It is unclear what impact absentee and provisional ballots will have on the race.

In the Barnesville Exempted Village School Board race the top three vote getters were Robert D. Miller with 729 votes, Kenneth M. Triplett received 689 and Scott A. Barker received 631 votes.

Gregory R. Bizzarri and Rick Ferrell were elected as Richland Township Trustees. Bizarri received 1,322 votes and Ferrell received 1,136.
 

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