In the local elections held yesterday, two proposals for taxation in Defiance County — one for fire and rescue services, the other for a new school — both won support. And a renewal levy for Patrick Henry Local Schools also squeaked by. Meanwhile though, voters in Williams County’s Springfield Township voted down any new taxes for roads. Ayersville Local School District’s request for a 7.1-mill levy to help fund and maintain new K-12 facilities passed by a vote of 727–683, and Defiance Township’s, 1.1-mill, continuing levy for fire and EMS service also passed. Voter turnout for the Ayersville levy was 50.9 percent. The new levy is expected to generate approximately $40,000 per year. Voters in several areas of Fulton County approved four tax issues Tuesday. They included two five-year renewals in Clinton Township. A one-mill levy for roads and bridges was passed, 197–49, while a 0.3-mill levy for fire protection also was approved, 198–48. Pike Township voters approved a 0.5-mill replacement levy for fire service by a 68–15 count, and Swanton Village won renewal of a 0.5-mill, five-year levy for parks improvements, 105–31. Two levies seeking new taxs were on the ballot in Williams County. Edon Local School District’s 1 percent income tax request for current expenses passed, 533–393 while voters in Springfield Township turned down a 1.5-mill, five-year levy for roads and bridges by a count of 83–77. Putnam County had just one ballot item, a 1.5-mill, five-year replacement levy for fire and EMS in Greensburg Township. It passed 37–20.