Frontier Local School District Voters Reject Emergency Requirements Levy

By
Emma Perrin


Updated Wed, Nov 6, 2013 12:00 am

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Unofficial election results are now in for Washington County.

Voters in the Frontier Local School District rejected the school district’s emergency requirements additional tax levy, a 9.19 mills levy that would have made it possible for Frontier Local School District to keep services that are at risk because of cuts to state and federal funding. These services include elementary school music and physical education and additional assistance to students struggling with reading and math. The levy would have added an annual cost of $321.65 to owners of property valued at $100,000, and was solidly defeated with 1,276 votes against (84.56%) and 233 for (15.44%).

Republican Will Neff was unopposed in his re-election campaign for Belpre City Council President, as was Republican newcomer Kylie M. Martin for Belpre City Treasurer.

Republican Leslie Pittenger was re-elected as Belpre City Auditor, beating out challenger George R. Holland by 60 votes.

In the Belpre City Council race, Republican Donna L. Miller received the most support with 494 votes.

Also winning seats on the Belpre City Council were incumbents Democrat John Newberry with 461 votes, and Republican Susan J. Abdella with 433 votes.

In the Fort Frye Local School Board race, newcomer Stephanie Lang received the most support with 158 votes. Also claiming positions on the school board were incumbent Johnna G. Zalmanek with 107 votes, and Lloyd Booth with 94 votes.

Results show that the Watertown Township Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services Levy has passed, with 203 votes for the levy and 137 against. The passage of this 2 mills levy will keep residents of Watertown Township from being billed when they call for an emergency squad.

There were two alcohol-related issues on the ballot this year, one involving Harmar Tavern and Spagna’s Restaurant, the other involving the Lawnsdale Carry Out and Bar. Voters have passed the Harmar Tavern issue, meaning that the establishment will now be open seven days a week and be permitted to serve mixed drinks on Sundays from 10 a.m. to midnight. The Lawnsdale issue, which would allow the carry out to serve mixed drinks and wine from 10 a.m. to midnight on Sundays, is still too close to call, with provisional ballots still uncounted.

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