A Rittman income tax increase was defeated by voters in the May 2 primary. Rittman voters shot down the additional 0.5% income tax that would have resumed the 1.5% rate the city had operated on since 1977.  Out of 669 votes, 368 voted against the tax while 301 voted in favor of it. In Medina County voters approved the tax 9 to 8, bringing the unofficial tally to 376 to 310.

Rittman had operated with a 1.5% income tax rate every year since 1977, but that changed earlier this year when the city refunded the 0.5% tax for 2022. That refund came after Rittman discovered an administrative mistake dating back to 1996 that resulted in the city collecting too much income tax for 15 years.