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MEDINA COUNTY -- An 18-year drought is over as voters approve a7.9-mill operating levy for the Buckeye schools.

In unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections, 3,224 voters (63 percent) voted FOR the operating levy and 1,908 voters (37 percent) voted AGAINST the levy.

The 7.9-mill operating levy will bring in about $3.2 million a year for five years.

Buckeye is in fiscal caution, which means the state looks over the district's finances each month.

Medina County voters have rejected at least 12 consecutive attempts by the school district to hoist its tax revenue.

It's been 18 years since the Buckeye School District has been able to convince voters to pass an operating school levy.

Supporters held a rallyMonday night and students linedthe streets Tuesday as voters went to the polls.

If the levy had failed,60 people would have been let go andmusic, physical education,and art would have beeneliminated from the curriculum, as well as honors classes.