Years of frustration end

Voters OK mental health levy in Sandusky County
Tom Jackson
May 8, 2014

 

Years finally ended for mental health advocates in Sandusky County.

Approving a levy that they’d rejected several times, voters in Sandusky County OK’d a levy to generate funding for the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot counties, according to unofficial election results.

All of the $904,000 generated by the levy will be used for mental health and substance abuse treatment in Sandusky County. The other two counties already have their own levies.

“Bless the tax voters. We can finally get something accomplished,” said Nancy Cochran, executive director of the board.

Cochran said the latest campaign had made a change in tactics.

“I really think targeting the smaller towns helped,” she said. “We had concentrated so hard on Fremont. This time we targeted Bellevue and Clyde and Gibsonburg, the small villages. I think that really helped”