CAMPBELL, Ohio (WKBN) – Voters approved a new tax levy for ambulance service in Campbell.

Just over 58% of the voters voted yes, according to unofficial returns.

City leaders said the levy was needed to generate $225,000 a year to help EMT Ambulance provide 24-hour emergency medical services.

Officials say they gave strong consideration to establishing their own ambulance, but they claim the city simply can’t afford it.

The owner of a $100,000 home will pay another $12 a month in taxes.

Gerry Ricciutti contributed to this report.