Ankara Utrup signs in the vote with poll worker Ralph Lauser Tuesday at the Delphos Eagles. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
Ankara Utrup signs in the vote with poll worker Ralph Lauser Tuesday at the Delphos Eagles. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
ALLEN COUNTY — Local voters gave the nod to the renewal of the Delphos Public Library’s .6-mill Operating Levy Tuesday. The levy received a total of 1,004 votes for and 261 against (Van Wert County votes included).

The levy raises $47,000 yearly, a little less than 10 percent of the library’s overall $444,000 annual budget.

A resident with a $100,000 home will pay $6.49 a year for the renewal. No new taxes will be generated.

A 0.2-percent sales tax increase levy by the Allen County Commissioners narrowly missed passage with 8,152 votes against and 7,636 for. The increase would have been earmarked for capital development projects on county properties.

The current Allen County sales tax is 6.75 percent. The majority of those funds — 5.75 percent — is used by the state of Ohio. Allen County receives 1.0 percent, which is placed in the general fund.

The county owns 19 buildings in all, consisting of approximately 530,000 square feet and contains 25 county departments/offices. The courthouse, built in 1884, is the oldest and the title building, constructed in 2008, is the newest.

Elida School Districts okayed a 2.8-mill bond issue and a new 0.50-mill levy for the construction of a new elementary building. The 30-year bonds will total $17.9 million and be used to build a new elementary building.

Currently an assistant Allen County prosecutor, Terri Kohlreiser easily defeated Lima attorney Lawrence Huffman for Judge of Common Pleas in Allen County. Kohlreiser received 65.87 percent of the votes at 7,613 against Huffman’s 3,944.

Stage Issue I passed easily in Allen County with 10,988 votes for and 4,427 against and passed statewide.