News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Meaden & Moore


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government


New bill eliminates some mayor's courts
If passed, Linndale would be too small to qualify for its own mayor's court
by WKSU's SIMON HUSTED

Reporter
Simon Husted
 
In The Region:
The Village of Linndale may be in its final months of collecting traffic violation fees in what is regarded as the biggest speed trap on Interstate 71.

The Ohio legislature passed a bill Thursday that eliminates mayor’s courts in cities and villages with populations under 200. Sen. Tom Patton of Strongsville wrote the amendment, and says it eliminates a handful of the smallest mayor’s courts in the state, including Linndale’s, which has 179 residents. 

Patton says the village generates nearly 80 percent of its revenue from the traffic violations it collects on I-71.
New bill eliminates some mayor's courts

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:13)


“The various cities of under 200 can continue to write tickets, if they choose to, however, they can no longer have a mayor’s court.” Patton says. “It will have to go to a municipal court or a common pleas court.” 

Linndale Law Director George Simon could not be reached for comment. He’s previously defended the mayor’s court, saying it’s more convenient for hearings than a municipal court.

The bill now goes to Gov. Kasich for a signature, and a spokesman says he will likely sign the bill.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

Crisis looms in filling aviation industry jobs in Ohio and the nation
I listened to this story yesterday morning on the radio and just want to add this comment. My son went to school to train as an air traffic controller, and gra...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park considers fire to fight invasives
I'm for the controlled burn. There are not enough people (myself included) who volunteer for the removal of invasive plant species. Therefore, another solution ...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University