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STEUBENVILLE — Levies supporting the Jefferson County 911 Emergency Center and Stratton Police and Fire Departments received support from a majority of voters in Tuesday’s primary election.

A total of 6,591 voters, or about 76 percent, approved renewing a five-year, $1.5 million tax supporting the Jefferson County Emergency 911 Center. A total of 2,071 people, or about 23.9%, voted against.

Generating 15 cents per $100 of estimated land value, or about $1.7 million per year, for the center, the royalty is the center’s primary source of revenue.

“We always appreciate the support from voters,” said Rob Herrington, director of the center. Herrington noted that levy funds and grants have enabled the center to upgrade its equipment. Improvements have included a call system that allows the center to alert residents of a specific area of ​​an emergency and the ability to receive text messages, which is helpful for deaf and incapacitated people to speak for various reasons.

A total of 58 voters, or about 67.4 percent, in the Stratton area also approved a five-year, $5 million tax for police and fire services to about 350 residents. 28 people voted against, or about 32.5%.



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