Township voters approve levies

From staff reports

Four township renewal and replacement levies and one additional township levy were passed by Washington County voters in Tuesday’s election.

In West Muskingum Township, voters approved a five-year, 4-mill renewal levy for fire and emergency medical services. The levy passed with 239 votes (81.02 percent) for it and 56 votes against it.

East Muskingum voters also had a renewal levy for fire and EMS, at 2.5 mills for five years. That measure passed with 683 votes (82.39 percent) for it and 136 votes against it.

A 0.5-mill, five-year levy in Marietta Township passed with 621 votes (79.92 percent) in favor and 156 opposed. It will be used for fire, ambulance and EMS.

In Barlow Township, voters approved a 1.-5 mill, five-year replacement levy for fire and EMS, with 404 people voting for it (77.25 percent) and 119 voting against it.

An additional levy in Palmer Township, also for emergency services, was also approved. The 0.67-mill, five-year levy had 66 votes (71.74 percent) for it and 26 votes against it.