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Election 2012: Northern Ohio locales to decide on road levies
By Keith Goble, Land Line state legislative editor

Multiple locales in northern Ohio will decide next month on ballot issues to benefit roads and bridges.

Three communities in Ashland County will cast ballots on the issue. In Lake Township, voters will decide whether to renew a levy of 1.5 mills for five years to aid local projects.

The mill rate is the rate at which property taxes are determined. Every person who owns real estate is required to pay property taxes.

About six miles south near state Route 179, voters in Mohican Township will cast ballots on whether to renew a 4.2 mill rate for five years. The tax money would continue to benefit roads and bridges in the area.

Up state Route 60 in Ruggles Township is another community to decide on road and bridge funding. Two questions are included on the ballot to renew rates of 1.2 and 1.9 mills for the next five years.

In Cuyahoga County, voters in another locale off U.S. 422 will decide on an income tax increase to benefit roads. The ballots in Chagrin Falls will ask whether to increase the tax rate from 0.5 percent to 2 percent to help cover the costs of improvements and maintenance to local roads.

The deadline to register to vote in Ohio was Oct. 6. Any registered voter interested in voting absentee by mail still has time to request a ballot and return it to the local county board of elections.

For more 2012 election coverage from Land Line, click here.

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