(Cleveland) Local issues were the main focus of the ballot in this year's general election and among them nearly 200 school tax issues across the state.
The Medina City School district had a tax increase on the ballot that was approved by voters. Interim school's superintendant Dave Knight says the passage of the levy shows that voters care about the district that has been plagued by recent controvery. Medina School's Superintendant Randy Stepp is in the process of being terminated by the school board for using district funds for "questionable purchases". Stepp has been ordered to re-pay $4000 to the district.
Other schools with levy approval were Avon, and Lakewood. Cleveland Heights had a bond issue approved by voters.
Some other issues approved by voters were the Cleveland Metroparks Levy and a levy for the Cleveland Port Authority.
Former Brook Park Mayor Tom Coyne will be mayor of the city again. He won his latest bid for election. In Beachwood incumbant Mayor Merle Gorden won a bid for re-election. The city of Bedford will have a new mayor, Stan Koci beat out his 2 challengers. In North Olmsted Kevin Kennedy won his bid for re-election.
In Cleveland City Council Zack Reed won his bid for re-election, his first time campaigning since a third DUI conviction.
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