CINCINNATI - Voters in parts of Ohio have a special election on local issues, most of them concerning schools.
The Ohio Secretary of State's office says about 35 counties have a total of 60 issues on ballots Tuesday. Polls were open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Three dozen issues involve school funding requests. Many Ohio schools have gone to the ballot this year seeking tax levies to help offset rising costs and reduced state funds and property tax revenues.
Among those on the ballot Tuesday is Monroe. Monroe was recently declared by the state to be in fiscal emergency. It is a 7.05 mills levy.
Ross in Butler County will vote on a 2.5 mills police protection/emergency services levy and Franklin in Warren County will be deciding on a 3.5 mills fire protection levy.
Middletown also has on the ballot the renewal of a 1/4 percent levy on income for police and fire operations.
WCPO.com will post election results as they come in later Tuesday evening.
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