Ohio appeals court upholds Toledo’s use of traffic cameras


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio appeals court has upheld Toledo’s right to use traffic enforcement cameras, though the issue is headed for the state’s Supreme Court.

The (Toledo) Blade reports (http://bit.ly/29VvYIr ) the 6th District Court of Appeals in Lucas County issued the 2-1 ruling on Friday. The decision affirms a lower court’s ruling last year that portions of a state law restricting the use of such cameras unconstitutionally violates the city’s home-rule powers.

The appellate court has sent the case to the Ohio Supreme Court “for review and final determination” on the home-rule issue. Similar cases in Dayton and Springfield are already before the high court.

A spokesman for the state’s attorney general says the merits of the issue will ultimately be decided by the Ohio Supreme Court.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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