speed cameras

Cameras
1:54 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

The latest stop for a camera lawsuit: Dayton

Dayton is facing a lawsuit over traffic cameras. It's the third such suit filed by attorney Mike Allen who has battled the villages of Elmwood Place and New Miami.

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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 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
4:25 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Why bipartisan group of lawmakers wants a ban on traffic enforcement cameras

A Hamilton County judge ordered Elmwood Place to stop using traffic cameras, saying they're a scam against motorists.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU (file photo)

Last week's decision by a Hamilton County judge ordering Elmwood Place to stop using its traffic enforcement cameras is giving new energy to a group of Ohio lawmakers who want a statewide ban, House Bill 69, on the devices.

Several state representatives at a news conference in Elmwood Place Monday said the cameras pose a couple of problems:

First there's the money grab argument. That's the position laid out by Democratic State Rep. Dale Mallory of Cincinnati.

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