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Voters say yes to EMS renewal levy

| November 9, 2016


COSHOCTON – Todd Shroyer, director Coshocton County Emergency Medical Service, was very relieved to see voters said yes to the EMS renewal levy that was on their Nov. 8 ballot.

“I’m very appreciative,” he said. “We ran a low key campaign. We feel we make a difference and we hoped people did too.”

Unofficial results show that of the 14,704 people, who took the time to make a choice for the levy, 9,353 of them said yes to it and 5,351 said no.

“We thank the voters for their support and thank Don Carpenter for agreeing to be our campaign treasurer,” Shroyer said.

Coshocton County EMS asked registered voters in the entire county to renew its current 3.0 mill property tax that was last approved by them in 2012. The levy is for five years, tax years 2017 through 2021. It will generate approximately $2.2 million dollars per year and can only be used for operations and maintenance of the Emergency Medical Service.

“We’ve tried really hard to hire people that are caring and show compassion and I think that has really helped us,” Shroyer said. “Emergency Medical Service is about caring. You’ve got to care.”

In other levy news, the additional tax in White Eyes Township for road maintenance was turned down by voters. Five hundred and sixty-two cast their ballots with 341 of them being against the levy and 221 of them for it. Voters also turned down a Pike Township renewal levy that was for current expenses. Two hundred and fifty seven people cast ballots for this levy with 142 of them being against it and 115 of them for it.

More election results for the county can be found at, www.coshoctoncounty.net/boe.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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