Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Income Tax Hike Leads, Southwestern Schools Levy Trails
With 91% of the Franklin County precincts reporting, The Columbus Income Tax issue maintains a healthy lead. With 481 out of 528 Franklin County precincts reporting, the votes for the income tax hike totaled 42,177 (52%) while votes against the tax increase totaled 38,745 (48%).
In the small portion of Columbus that lies in Delaware County, the “no” votes totaled 267 and the “yes” votes totaled 152. A small number of Columbus voters live in Fairfield County. Those results have not been posted.
In the Southwestern City School district, votes against the levy totaled 16,055 (51%) to votes for the levy which totaled 15,344 (49%).