From the article:
“It’s just so sad.”
Simple in language, deep in meaning, those four words uttered by Holmes County District Public Library Director Arlene Radden started a silent bobbing of heads, all nodding in agreement. She was surrounded by members of her staff, board and supporters of the library, many of whom wore their support by way of red, white and blue attire.
The observation followed posting of results for Tuesday’s special election at the Holmes County Board of Elections. A 0.8 mill, five-year levy to support operations of the library failed at the polls, with 1,542 (43 percent) of voters casting ballots in favor of the levy and 2,031 (57 percent) voting against the issue.