School Levies Back On Ballot

School levies in the Bellaire, Shadyside and Switzerland of Ohio school districts top Belmont County ballots for the Nov. 5 general election.

The Bellaire Local School District is putting before voters an additional 5.9-mill levy for five years for the purpose of providing for the emergency requirements of the school district. The levy marks the school district’s seventh attempt since 2010 to generate revenue for the financially strapped district.

The district last asked voters in the May 7 primary to pass a larger 8.25-mill levy.

The Shadyside School District, meanwhile, is asking voters to approve an additional 4.61-mill levy for five years for the emergency requirements of the school district, and the Switzerland of Ohio School District seeks an additional 7.72-mills for five years for the purpose of avoiding an operating deficit.

Voters across Belmont County will be asked to renew a senior service levy for 1.5 mills, and the Belmont County Library District is asking voters to approve a 1-mill levy to cover current operating expenses.

Residents living in the following municipalities also will see these issues on their ballot specific to their communities:

  • St. Clairsville – (Replacement ) 1.95 mills for five years for the purpose of current operating expenses.
  • Barnesville – (Renewal) 0.5 mills for five years for the purpose of fire protection.
  • Bethesda – weather the village should have the authority to aggregate retail electric loads in the village.
  • Bridgeport – (Additional) 1.5 mills for five years for the operation of the fire department.
  • Brookside – (Renewal) 3 mills for five years for the purpose of current operating expenses.
  • Holloway – (Renewal) 4 mills for five years for the purpose of current operating expenses.
  • Shadyside – (Renewal) 4 mills for five years for the purpose of current operating expenses.
  • Shadyside – (Replacement) 2.5 mills for five years for the operation of the police department.
  • Flushing Township (excluding Flushing and Holloway) – (Renewal) 2 mills for five years for the purpose of fire protection.
  • Warren Township (excluding Barnesville) – (Renewal) 2 mills for five years for the purpose of providing general repair of roads and bridges.
  • Warren Township (excluding Barnesville) – (Renewal) 0.5 mills for five years for the purpose of fire protection.
  • Washington Township – (Replacement) 1.35 mills for five years for the purpose of providing general repair of roads and bridges.
  • Wheeling Township – (Renewal) 0.75 mills for five years for the purpose of current operating expenses.
  • Local Option: Flushing – To permit sale of beer at the Flushing Convenient Food Mart 3885.
  • Local Option: Flushing – To permit sale of beer between the hours of 11 a.m. and midnight on Sundays at the Flushing Convenient Food Mart 3885.
  • Local Option: St. Clairsville – To permit sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages by the Hartley Company.
  • Local Option: St. Clairsville – To permit sale of wine and mixed beverages between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight on Sundays by the Hartley Co.