Stories tagged with: smoking ban

May 23, 2012 - 10:23am
2 years 47 weeks ago

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a statewide smoking ban is constitutional.  In a unanimous decision Wednesday, Justices rejected claims by a Columbus Tavern owner that argued the fines it was charged for violations were an illegal taking of property, violating the State’s legitimate Police powers.  Zeno’s Victorian Village had been cited 10 different times between July 2007 and September 2009.  The bar argued the smoking ban should have been enforced against...

February 27, 2012 - 10:09pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

The Zanesville City Council is considering ordinances that would designate the sidewalks surrounding City Hall and Secrest Auditorium as non-smoking areas.

Council President Dan Vincent and Councilmen David Tarbert and Grant Hutcheson are sponsoring the legislation.  On Monday Amy Davis of the United Way explained how the issue is separate from current Ohio laws.

"The state law is simply about indoors, and if you're smoking outside, the smoke can't go indoors,"...

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