These 8 local races, issues were the ones to watch

Voting at the Belmont Church of Christ in Dayton Tuesday morning. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF
Voting at the Belmont Church of Christ in Dayton Tuesday morning. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

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Here’s a look at what happened in eight key races the Dayton Daily News brought readers from Tuesday night’s end to voting.

ExploreElection Results 2020: State, national results updated all night

Ohio 10th Congressional seat

Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Turner turned back a challenge from newcomer Democrat Desiree Tims for the Ohio 10th Congressional seat, a race in which both sides raised more than $1 million to run.

ExploreTurner called winner in Congressional race

The Associated Press called the race for Turner, R-Dayton, saying he won reelection.

Tims had an early lead when absentee and early in-person votes started to be counted, but Turner by 10 p.m. had taken a lead of nearly 10 percentage points, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. He extended that lead as the counting continued, getting to about 58 percent of the roughly 356,000 votes counted in the race.

Tims is a 33-year-old Democrat from West Dayton, and Turner is the 60-year-old former Dayton mayor who has been in Congress for 18 years.

Ohio Senate 6th District

State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, won a key state senate race for the Ohio Senate 6th District seat against Democratic candidate and political newcomer Mark Fogel, according to the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

Antani, 29, will replace outgoing Sen. Peggy Lehner. The district covers about two-thirds of Montgomery County.

ExploreAntani defeats Fogel for Ohio Senate 6th District seat

Ohio House 41st District

Andrea White, a Republican, won the 41st District statehouse race over her opponent Democrat Cate Berger to replace Republican Jim Butler, who is term limited.

The Ohio House of Representatives 41st District includes Centerville, Kettering, Oakwood, and parts of Dayton and Riverside.

ExploreWhite wins 41st District statehouse race, AP declares

Beavercreek income tax

Beavercreek asked city residents to pass a 1% earned income tax to help pay for infrastructure needs.

ExploreBeavercreek income tax failing

The income tax request in Beavercreek is failing with about 52% of the votes against it at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday and about 48% for it, according to early results from the Greene County Board of Elections.

School tax levies

School levies are trailing in Bellbrook, Troy and Beavercreek.

Voters rejected the third Bellbrook-Sugarcreek district levy by a 53-47 ratio as of 10:45 p.m., according to early results from the Greene County Board of Elections. The levy would be a permanent 5.7-mill property tax increase. Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Twp. voters overwhelmingly rejected one school levy in 2019. Then, after district budget cuts, they rejected another levy in a much closer vote this spring.

Troy Schools officials said they will look for ways to cut costs after voters turned down an income tax increase by a 53-47 ratio, as of 10 p.m. results released from the Miami County Board of Elections. Troy schools were seeking a permanent 0.25% earned income tax increase. It would have applied to wages, but not to pensions, Social Security, workers comp or other revenue streams.

In Beavercreek Schools, voters are rejecting a substitute school levy by a 53-57 ratio, according to results released at 9:45 p.m. by the boards of election in Greene and Montgomery counties. The 9.8-mill levy would not raise residents' annual tax rate, but it would make the levy permanent.

Montgomery County commission race

Two Democrat incumbents are holding on to their Montgomery County commission seats in narrow leads.

One race pits Republican challenger Arlene Setzer against incumbent Democrat Judy Dodge. The second matches up incumbent Democrat Debbie Lieberman and Republican Bob Matthews.

ExploreLeads narrow for incumbents in Montgomery County Commission races

Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman had 51% of the vote, ahead of her Republican challenger Bob Matthews. The margin stood at 7,300 votes.

County Commissioner Judy Dodge also had 51% — a 5,755 vote lead — over Republican opponent Arlene Setzer, according to the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

However, 9,864 absentee ballots haven’t been returned and county voters on Tuesday filled out more than 7,000 provisional ballots, according to the elections board.

Greene County commission race

Republican Rick Perales is leading the Greene County commission race to fill Commissioner Bob Glaser’s seat.

Perales, a state representative, has about 64% of the vote over his opponent Democrat Colin Morrow, a Fairborn city councilman, with about 35% of the vote as of results released at 11:45 p.m. by the Greene County Board of Election.

ExploreGreene County Republicans leading in commissioner, coroner races

Fire, EMS levy in Springboro, Clearcreek Twp.

Finally, the ballot issues that asked voters in Springboro and Clearcreek Twp. to approve an additional, continuing 3.75 mills in property tax for fire and emergency services appears to have easily passed.

ExploreSpringboro, Clearcreek Twp. voters approving new fire levy

In unofficial results from Warren County, more than 67% of voters in Springboro and Clearcreek Twp. cast ballots in favor and the fire chief thanked voters for their support.

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