Two countywide issues for new money and two income tax increases appeared on ballots Tuesday.
Here’s how they fared:
• For the first time in at least 36 attempts, voters said yes to new money for the Portage County Health District.
The district hasn’t had a raise in 58 years, with voters most recently saying no last November.
The 0.4-mill, five-year replacement levy passed on Tuesday by 56 percent. It will give the district an additional $800,000 a year and cost the owner of a $100,000 home less than a buck a month.
• A 3.3-mill 10-year levy for the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities — part increase, part renewal — passed easily. The money was sought to help with facilities and services that assist people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
• Massillon voters gave a resounding no to a 0.3 percent income tax increase that would raise the city rate to 2.1 percent. City officials asked for the extra $2.1 million a year for the city’s general fund. More than 68 percent of voters declined.
• Some 58 percent of Wooster voters said yes to a 0.5 percent increase in the income tax rate. The city’s total rate will climb to 1.5 percent and generate $5 million a year for the general fund.