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Mixed results for levies


November 8, 2006

ZANESVILLE -Voters in Muskingum County gave yes votes to Muskingum Children's Services and a Zanesville income tax, but no votes to school levies.

Voters in the county had two major levies on the ballot - Children's Services and Mid-East Career and Technology Centers. In addition to those levies, Zanesville voters also had choices to make on the Zanesville City Schools' levy and a levy for the Zanesville Fire Department.

Children's Services 2-mill levy passed by 14,581 to 13,628, according to unofficial results. The agency had two similar levies fail prior to this, which caused it to make some cuts.

Zanesville City Schools' .5-mill maintenance levy failed by 4,231 to 3,500. With its failure the district will not get the money released from the state to continue its construction project.

The Mid-East Career and Technology Centers' 1-mill permanent improvement levy failed by 20,972 to 11,972 votes in Muskingum and Noble counties.

Zanesville's .2 percent income tax increase to support the fire department passed by 3,267 to 3,164 votes. The levy will pay for new equipment, repairs and new staffing positions.