School Bond Issue Defeated

COLUMBUS (AP) - Columbus Public Schools voters have rejected a $28.5 million bond proposal that would have paid for building a middle school. The vote Tuesday was 64.5 percent against and 35.5 percent for the measure. More than 4,300 votes were cast. Critics of the bond said taxes would be too high, the new school would cause traffic congestion and that there was no plan for the future of the existing middle school. Supporters said the current school doesn't have enough space.