Voters in the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District were asked to renew an emergency levy on last Tuesday's ballot and they did just that.
In Tuscarawas County, there were 454 votes for the levy and 350 votes against the levy.
Meanwhile, district voters in the overlapping counties weren't so willing to approve the renewal with Coshocton County having 31 votes for the levy and 41 votes against the levy. Guernsey County voters in the school district also voted down the levy with 46 votes for it and 84 against the levy.
In all, the levy passed with 531 votes for it and 475 votes against the levy.
"We're very thankful of the passage of the renewal levy," said Newcomerstown Schools' Superintendent Jeff Staggs. "I appreciate the community's support. We will keep providing a quality education to citizens of Newcomerstown."
The renewal levy is not an additional tax. The original emergency levy (meaning set amount of money) was passed back in February 2005.
It generates $750,000 per year and only that amount for the life of the levy.
In other issues from Tuscarawas County:
• Gnadenhutten-Clay Cemetery District's renewal tax levy (maintaining and operating Gnadenhutten-Clay Union Cemetery District), 0.5-mills, five years, commencing in 2015, first due in calendar year 2016 -- For, 407; and against, 134.
• Village of Gnadenhutten, additional tax levy (current operating expenses), 1.5-mill, five years, commencing in 2014, first due in calendar year 2015 -- For, 172; and against, 181.
• Village of Port Washington, increase on income tax (general operating expenses), one-half percent levy increase on income, effective Jan. 1, 2015 -- For, 13; and against, 9.
• Village of Tuscarawas, renewal tax levy (current expenses of the subdivision), 2.4-mills, five-years, commencing in 2015, first due in calendar year 2016 -- For, 177; and against, 73.
In all, only 36.12 percent of the registered voters in Tuscarawas County cast votes on last Tuesday's general election ballot.