Thursday, January 24 2013 8:06 PM EST2013-01-25 01:06:50 GMT
Judge Robert Ruehlman is expected to issue a decision Thursday on the Motion for Preliminary Injunction on the use of speed cameras in Elmwood Place. The hearing will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m.More >>
Judge Robert Ruehlman says he will not make a decision on Thursday regarding a Motion for Preliminary Injunction on the use of speed cameras in Elmwood Place.More >>
Thursday, January 10 2013 6:19 AM EST2013-01-10 11:19:40 GMT
The Village of Elmwood Place has collected over $1,750,000 from people caught speeding since the installment of speed cameras in September. Tens of thousands of tickets have been issued. Drivers caughtMore >>
Attorney Mike Allen, who is also FOX19's Legal Analyst, was in court on Wednesday suing the village and trying to block its use of the cameras.More >>
Thursday, December 6 2012 6:13 AM EST2012-12-06 11:13:39 GMT
"These cameras are just affecting revenue all over this town." That is according to Holly Calhoun who manages the Elmwood Place Quick Mart. She says business has dropped because people are afraid ofMore >>
Business in Elmwood Place has dropped because people are afraid of getting speeding tickets while driving through the village.More >>
Thursday, November 29 2012 7:53 PM EST2012-11-30 00:53:18 GMT
A restraining order will be filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas court Thursday asking a judge to stop the operations of the "Robo-cameras" in Elmwood Place. Those are the cameras that catch speedersMore >>
A restraining order filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, asking a judge to stop the operations of the "Robo-cameras" in Elmwood Place.More >>
Tuesday, November 13 2012 11:23 PM EST2012-11-14 04:23:12 GMT
Residents of Elmwood Place showed up for a council meeting Tuesday night to talk about two things; the speed trap cameras and whether the mayor should resign. The issue of the robotic cameras clockingMore >>
Residents of Elmwood Place showed up for a council meeting Tuesday night to talk about two things; the speed trap cameras and whether the mayor should resign. More >>
COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) -
A pair of local representatives have introduced a bill in the Ohio House that would ban speed cameras.
Rep. Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) and Rep. Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) have co-sponsored House Bill 69 that would, "prohibit the use of traffic law photo-monitoring devices by municipal corporations, counties, township, and the State Highway Patrol to detect traffic signal light a speed limit violations."
The proposal comes after the Village of Elmwood Place has been under fire for issuing tens of thousands of tickets after placing a speed camera last September.
Elmwood officials say the radar cameras generate more money for a struggling village.
"It does enhance our revenue. There's no doubt about that, but it also is making people follow the law now," said Jerald Robertson, Elmwood Place Village Councilman.
With news of the proposal to ban speed cameras, Robertson argued, "I question why state representatives would be wanting to do something to encourage people to break the law."
Opponents say if the cameras are about public safety, the job should be left for the officers. In addition, the village should not be balancing its budget based on drivers' speeding tickets.
is not a safety issue. This is a speed trap, and an example of 'big brother gone
wild' in a budget crunch," argued Dale Mallory.
The Ohio House's Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee plans to discuss the proposed bill.
Sunday, July 27 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:15:51 GMT
Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the sand when a small plane crash landed along Florida's Gulf Coast near Venice Beach.More >>
A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:28 GMT
Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.More >>
A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.More >>