Springfield, Urbana and Clark and Champaign County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide on important state and national races.
But they will also be faced with a number of local issues and races that have become hotly contested this campaign season. Many of the local races will have a direct impact on area residents.
All 99 Ohio House of Representatives seats are on the ballot, which means state law on everything from abortion and opioid policy to school funding and traffic cameras is in play.
• Those in Springfield will pick between two-time incumbent Republican Kyle Koehler and challenger Democrat Amanda Finfrock.
• Many in eastern Clark County will vote for either incumbent Republican Bill Dean or his challenger, Democrat Ann Groman.
• Champaign County voters will pick between incumbent Republican Nino Vitale or newcomer Democrat Garrett Baldwin.
• All Clark County voters will decide between Republican incumbent Rick Lohnes or Democrat Seth Evans for a Clark County Commission seat.
Fluoridating Springfield’s Water
• Springfield voters will vote whether the city should begin putting fluoride in the water supply.
• Graham Local Schools are heading back to the ballot for the third time asking voters for a 1 percent earned income tax levy.
• Clark County Senior Services is asking voters to approve a 1.4 mill additional levy that would cost the owner of a $100,000 home approximately $49 per year. Senior Services already has a 1 mill levy that is scheduled to expire in a year.
• New Carlisle Public Library is asking for a .9 mill levy that will cost taxpayers who own a $50,000 home $15.75 a year.
• Harmony Twp. is asking voters to approve a .7 mill levy that will last five years for cemetery operations. The cost to a owner $100,000 home about $24.50
• Green Twp. is seeking a .5 mill to pay for a part-time medic, according to the ballot question. The cost to an owner of a $100,000 home will be about $17.50.
• Urbana voters will decide whether they wish to support a .6 earned income tax brought by the city to help pay for police and fire along with capital improvements.
• The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties is asking voters to approve a renewal levy. The levy is 1 mill and accounts for about a quarter of the agency’s budget.
• A five-year, 1-mill renewal levy in Moorefield Twp. for reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of roads and bridges.
• A five-year, three-mill renewal levy in Pike Twp. for providing and maintaining fire equipment and emergency medical services.
• A five year, 0.5-mill renewal levy in Springfield Twp. for operating ambulance service.
• A five year, 1.0-mill renewal levy in German Twp. for providing police services.
• A five-year, 0.5-mill renewal levy in German Twp. for maintaining roads.
• A five-year, 1.7-mill renewal levy in Mad River Twp. for resurfacing and repair of streets.
• A five-year, 1-mill renewal levy in Bethel Twp. for fire services.
• A five-year, 1.2-mill renewal levy for the Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District for permanent improvement including construction and renovations.
• A five-year, 3.5-mill renewal levy in the village of Christiansburg for current operating expenses.
• A five-year, 2.5-mill renewal levy in Concord Two, for roads and bridges
• A five-year, 1.5-mill renewal levy in Concord Twp. for fire and ambulance
• A five-year, 0.4-mill renewal levy in Champaign County for the Urbana Champaign Senior Center
• A five-year, 1.5-mill renewal levy in Jackson Twp. for fire services
• A five-year, 1-mill renewal levy in Jackson Twp. for ambulance services
• A five-year, 1-mill renewal levy in Mad River Twp. for fire protection
• A five-year, 1.5-mill renewal levy in Rush Twp. for roads and bridges
• A four-year, 3.8-mill renewal levy in Urbana Twp. for fire services
• A five-year, 1.5-mill renewal levy in Wayne Twp. for roads
• A five-year, 2.5-mill renewal levy for the Johnson St. Paris Fire District for fire protection and emergency services
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