Issue 5 prohibits smoking in public places and places of employment, but exempts certain locations, including private residences, except during the hours that the residence operates as a place of business, and exempts designated smoking rooms in hotels, motels and lodges, designated smoking areas for nursing home residents, retail tobacco stores, outdoor patios, private clubs and family-owned and operated places of business. Statewide, the vote was 58 percent for Issue 5 and 42 percent opposed.
Locally, voters defeated Issue 4, the more liberal smoking ban, which would prohibit smoking only in enclosed areas, with 64 percent voting “no” and 36 percent “yes”.
Voters passed Issue 2, dealing with the minimum wage, raising it to $6.85 per hour, beginning Jan. 1, and tying it to the rate of inflation for 12 months. The vote showed a 56 percent vote in favor, and 44 percent opposed.
Voters went against Issue 3, the bill permitting up to 31,500 slot machines at seven horse racing tracks and at two Cleveland non-track locations, and against permitting expanded gaming in the four Cuyahoga County locations if approved by the county's voters, by voting 58 percent against the issue and 42 percent in favor.
Final, statewide vote counts were not available at press time.
In Scioto County the vote went as follows: