Full council again in Ohio village

ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio village in upheaval over its use of traffic cameras to catch speeders has rebuilt its council after the majority had resigned.

Two new Elmwood Place council members were sworn in Tuesday evening after being nominated and approved by the council. They joined two other council members added earlier after resignations left four of six seats vacant last month. Officials blamed the controversy over speed cameras.

The village of some 2,200 people near Cincinnati has become a focal point for a debate common across the country about using traffic cameras. Thousands of people got ticketed, leading to a lawsuit and a court injunction to stop using cameras.

Norman Bullock (BOOHL’-uk) says he came out of retirement at age 80 to rejoin council Tuesday because he loves the village.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s