Officials: Black River Passes 1st Levy in 16 Years

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SPENCER, Ohio —  According to unofficial election results, voters passed an 8.7-mill emergency operating levy for Black River Schools Tuesday.

It’s been 16 years since the district passed a school levy.

According to unofficial election results, there were 1,280 votes for and 1,225 votes against the levy. Provisional votes have yet to be counted, and the official election results will be certified at a later date.

The levy is set to generate $1.6 million per year.

In a release, Melissa Sas, co-chair of the Friends of Black River Levy Committee, said:

“We knew it would be a close race, and we were right. What an effort by this community to get this levy passed. We’re optimistic that we will finish on top when all is said and done.The rural towns in the Black River School District are all smiles and cheers tonight. It’s our time to shine again and our community came together today to make sure our children came first.”

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