Big Issues to Be Decided at the Polls Today

Giant Eagle rezoning, school levy add local controversy to Presidential primary ballot

Two controversial local issues will be decided today, as well as the winner of Ohio's Presidential primary.

Polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Strongsville Patch will start posting results this evening as soon as the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections makes them available. Check back throughout the evening for up-to-the-minute results. 

Local issues are:

Issue 4: . The owners of Strongsville Golf on Pearl Road are seeking to rezone a section of their property from residential to business so Giant Eagle can buy it and build a Market District supermarket there. 

The issue would have to pass citywide and in Ward 2. Residents near the project site have opposed it, saying they don't want to deal with the noise and extra traffic.

Issue 5: . The  19130 Royalton Rd., wants to rezone part of its property at the corner of Pearl and Route 82 from single-family residential to public facilities.

The change would have to be approved citywide and in Ward 3.

Issue 14: . The district is seeking a five-year renewal of an expiring 6-mill levy. The levy generates about $7.6 million a year and accounts for 11 percent of the school district's operating budget.

A similar levy -- the same millage, but it would have run for a continuing period -- was defeated in November. If the renewal does not pass this year, significant cuts to busing, athletics and other programs loom for next school year.

Regional Races

Voters will decide some county, and legislative races today, as well as a . 

In Strongsville, there is no opposition in the primary for the 24th state senate district or for the house of representatives 7th district.


tom m March 06, 2012 at 03:09 PM
hoping to raise my pint of Guinness to a landslide of yes votes in strongsville today


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