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Top Ohio court to hear traffic camera arguments
Written by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:15

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in two months on the use of traffic cameras, in a case one group says could affect every state resident who drives or owns a vehicle.

Court records show the justices scheduled oral arguments for June 11 in a motorist's challenge of a red-light citation in Toledo. The motorist says the city's system is bypassing the judiciary and violating his constitutional due process rights. The state's highest court likely will have a decisive say on a growing movement against camera enforcement that has seen motorists win recent lawsuits in several other municipalities. The court could deliver its ruling by the end of this year.

"It's moving at a good pace," Andrew Mayle, a Fremont attorney representing driver Bradley Walker in his challenge, said Tuesday. "We're ready to go."

Critics of camera enforcement against speeding and running red lights say the systems are revenue-raisers that violate basic rights. Cities with cameras contend that state law allows them to handle such matters administratively. They also defend cameras as helpful in stretching police resources and making communities safer.

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Wreck of old boat revealed on Lake Michigan beach
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:56

GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The harsh winter and Lake Michigan waves have revealed the wreck of a large boat along a northwestern Lower Peninsula beach that may be more than 100 years old.

Ward Lamphere tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle (http://bit.ly/1e7DAHe ) that he was walking about a mile north of Glen Arbor in Leelanau County on March 31 when he saw a 40-foot-long string of large, worn wooden objects poking out of the sand.

The wreck is north of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, but will be included in a database maintained by the park.

Lamphere, who has a condominium at the nearby Homestead Resort, says he connected with Kerry Kelly, chairman of the board for Friends of the Sleeping Bear, and Kelly visited the site. Kelly recorded the specifications and photographed the wreck.

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Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, http://www.record-eagle.com


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Ohio's four casinos see revenues spike in March
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:12

CINCINNATI (AP) — Revenue figures show March was a good month for Ohio's four casinos.

The numbers released Monday show each casino had a significant increase from February. The bump mirrors a similar boost in casino revenues last March following winter slumps.

This year, the Cincinnati and Cleveland casinos saw the largest jumps. Cincinnati's revenues rose more than 22 percent, from $16.5 million in February to $20.2 million in March. Cleveland's revenues jumped about 21 percent, to $21 million.

The Columbus casino was up nearly 19 percent, to $20.8 million. Toledo's casino garnered $17.4 million, up nearly 14 percent.

The voter-approved casinos have drawn a combined $206 million this year, with the state collecting about one-third in taxes and distributing the money to Ohio's 88 counties, school districts and host cities, among others.


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Columbus city council OKs food truck rules
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:42

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Food trucks are now allowed to peddle their wares on Columbus city streets.

After years of discussions, the city council on Monday unanimously approved legislation allowing food trucks to park and conduct business on public streets. Previously, they could park and sell their food only on private property.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1oJ4hXr ) reports the new legislation is supported by food truck owners and the city's restaurant association. It includes an appeals process for restaurant owners who want food trucks parked near their establishments to move.

Food trucks have to have health and fire inspections, pay inspection and license fees and buy an annual permit to park on city streets. An advisory board will pick designated spots for vending, and review and propose new rules for the trucks.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com


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Kent State man pleads not guilty after shot fired
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:10

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A Kent State University student suspected of prompting a campus lockdown after shooting himself in the hand has pleaded not guilty to carrying a concealed weapon.

A judge on Monday set bond at $40,000 and told 24-year-old Quavaugntay Tyler of Cleveland to stay away from the northeast Ohio campus.

It's not clear if he has an attorney.

Kent State police say the freshman fired only once last Wednesday night while arguing with two female students. No one else was hurt.

Police say Tyler was the subject of a campus theft investigation and was on probation from a separate theft case. He told police he had a gun because he'd been the victim of an armed robbery.


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