Canton Local bond issue appears to have lost by close margin

By Walter Doerschuk The Press-News Published:

Canton Local Schools Superintendent Kim Redmond said she believes the district's bond issue has fallen.

In an email to the Press-News Tuesday night, Redmond said she believes the issue fell by a margin of 53 to 47 percent.

In March, voters rejected another bond issue that would have generated revenue to help build two new school buildings. The revised issue on Tuesday's ballot asked voters to approve a $36 million, 30-year bond to generate enough revenue for one building instead of two.

"I am both saddened and disappointed in the community’s decision," Redmond said in the email. "The Campaign Committee worked tirelessly to communicate the message that the need was real and the time was now. We communicated in multiple ways to all segments of the community. Tonight’s vote signifies the wishes of this community to not have updated educational facilities for our children or our community."

Very early results according to the Stark County Board of Elections website showed the issue was passing by a margin of 3 percent.

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