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      More than 20 levy requests are on Nov. ballot in Lucas County

      More than two dozen levy requests are on the ballot for the 2013 General Election in Lucas County.Among them is Issue 18, a levy request from the Springfield Township Fire Department. "We are renewing a 1.3 mill and requesting an additional 3.1 mill that would raise approximately $1.6 million," says Rick Helminski, Assistant Fire Chief for Springfield Township.

      If approved, the owner of a $60,000 home would pay an additional $9 per month in taxes. Helminksi explains that some of the funds would be used to upgrade the department's three fire stations. "Two of our fire stations are over 60 years old and the third is approximately 30 years old and they each need some major repairs," Mr. Helminski said.