POMEROY — Voters in Meigs County defeated the proposed 2.95 mill levy and bond issue for the Meigs County Correctional Facility, while approving levies for the Senior Center and Meigs County Library.
The bond issue and levy for the sheriff’s office was defeated by a margin of 43.11 percent (2,417 votes) to 56.89 percent (3,189 votes).
“Very disappointed” and “exhausted” were the reactions of Sheriff Keith Wood on Tuesday evening after word of the results came in.
More on the sheriff’s reaction and plans moving forward will appear in the Thursday edition of The Daily Sentinel.
As for the Senior Center levy, a 1.6 mill new levy which replaced two expiring levies, voters approved it by a margin of 61.64 percent (3,435 votes) to 38.36 percent (2,138 votes).
The Meigs County Public Library renewal levy was approved by a margin of 69.85 percent (3,948 votes) to 30.15 percent (1,704 votes).
As for the Rio Grande Community College levy, Meigs County voters defeated it by a margin of 34.99 percent (1,925 votes) to 65.01 percent (3,576 votes).
Likewise, voters in Vinton County rejected the levy by a vote count of 1,092 for, with 1,602 against. In Gallia County, voters rejected the levy with a vote count of 2,823 for the levy and 2,932 against.
Figures from Jackson and Hocking counties on the Rio Grande levy were not available as of Sentinel press time.
With the three reporting counties, the levy is down by a vote total of 8,110 against the levy and 5,840 for the levy.
Additional results will appear in the Thursday edition of The Daily Sentinel.
Unofficial results are as follows:
County and Regional Levies
Meigs County Correctional Facility bond issue/levy — For: 2,417; Against: 3,189
Meigs County Senior Center (Council on Aging) — For: 3,435; Against: 2,138.
Meigs County District Public Library — For: 3,948; Against: 1,704.
Rio Grande Community College (voted on by all or portions of five counties) — For: 1,925; Against: 3,576 (Meigs County numbers only)
Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.
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