Way Public Library levy approved, Thursday is deadline for November 4 ballot issues

Just as the August special election came to a close with the passing of a new Way Public Library levy, voters soon will learn what decisions face them in November.

This Thursday, August 21, is the deadline for issues to be filed with the Wood County Board of Elections to appear on the November 4 ballot.

City of Perrysburg voters approved the library levy by a total of 1,302 (61 percent) in favor and 818 (39 percent) against, during the August 5 special election, according to unofficial results from the Board of Elections.

The 1.5-mill levy, which is a replacement and increase, will last for four years and pay for current expenses. It replaces the existing 1-mill levy that expires December 31.

Currently, the levy provides about 29 percent, or $534,440 of the library's $1.81 million operating budget. The additional half-mill of funding in the new levy will annually provide an extra $325,969 during the next four years.

The library levy was the only issue on the ballot for Perrysburg voters.

Unofficial precincts results were:

  • A (Way Library): 112 for, 62 against;
  • B (Schaller): 71 for, 35 against;
  • E (Toth): 128 for, 80 against;
  • G (Schaller): 112 for, 78 against;
  • I (Frank): 92 for, 58 against;
  • L (Frank): 93 for, 66 against;
  • M (Woodland): 91 for, 63 against;
  • N (Toth): 49 for, 25 against;
  • O (Junior High): 83 for, 58 against;
  • P (Woodland): 142 for, 54 against;
  • T (Junior High): 21 for, 29 against;
  • U (Fort Meigs): 61 for, 43 against;
  • V (Fort Meigs): 69 for, 31 against;
  • W (Fort Meigs): 86 for, 66 against;
  • X (High School): 33 for, 21 against, and
  • Y (High School): 59 for, 49 against.

This Thursday, any local issues, levies and liquor options are due to the Board of Elections for the November election.

Petitions for all candidates had to have been filed in January, except for write-in candidates' petitions, which are due September 3.

October 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the November election.

For more information, visit the Board of Elections Web site at www.co. wood.oh.us/BOE or call  419-354-9120.

Rossford Record, issue of 8-21:

Picture cutline: At left, Neil Munger, Wood County Park District director, accepts this collection of Native American arrowheads from Phil Kurfis of Mandell Road.

The arrowheads were among numerous Native American artifacts Mr. Kurfis, his siblings, father and grandfather have collected over the past 100 years.