Elmwood Place

Elmwood Place
2:47 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Judge rules in favor of motorists in Elmwood Place camera case

Judge Ruehlman ordered the sheriff's department to confiscate the village's traffic enforcement cameras last summer.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU (file photo)

Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman has ruled in favor of motorists who are suing Elmwood Place over its automated traffic speed cameras.

The decision, granting summary judgement, came Thursday and here are some of the highlights.

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Speed cameras
5:32 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Local lawmakers get look at Elmwood Place's cameras

(from left) Representatives Wes Rutherford (R-Hamilton), Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) and Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) get a look at the confiscated Elmwood Place cameras.
Ann Thompson WVXU

UPDATE: WVXU received an email from Optotraffic saying "Elmwood Place and Optotraffic vigorously dispute the charge (that they violated the judge's order) and are anxious to present evidence to that effect."

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Three very tall cameras, confiscated from the Village of Elmwood Place, are being stored at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Patrol Division. Three local lawmakers visited the cameras Wednesday to get a closer look and reiterate their opposition.

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Elmwood Place
12:35 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Elmwood Place speed cameras confiscated

Credit Sarah Ramsey / WVXU (file photo)

Elmwood Place's speed cameras will soon be in possession of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department. Judge Robert Ruehlman ordered the cameras confiscated after ruling the village, and the company running them, Optotraffic, did not turn them off after he ordered them to and continued to issue tickets.

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Elmwood Place cameras
2:24 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Elmwood Place's attempt to change camera judge unsuccessful

Credit Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman will remain on the case in a lawsuit against Elmwood Place over use of its traffic cameras. Attorney for the village Judd Uhl claimed the judge's words and actions "convey the impression that the judge has developed a hostile feeling or spirit of ill will..."

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Traffic cameras
3:28 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Judge: Elmwood Place can't collect from camera speeding tickets

A Hamilton County Judge says Elmwood Place cannot use its speed cameras and must pay back people who have gotten tickets from them. Elmwood Place will likely appeal.
Credit Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

Elmwood Place has received a second blow to its traffic enforcement cameras. A Hamilton County Judge ruled Tuesday the village cannot collect fines from any traffic violations the cameras recorded in the past.


Just last week Judge Robert Ruehlman said Elmwood Place had to stop using the cameras.


Police Chief William Peskin says the village will appeal. 

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