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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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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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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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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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