Foes of Ohio village's traffic cameras sue

ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio (AP) — Businesspeople and residents of a southwest Ohio village have taken their opposition to new traffic cameras into court.

A Hamilton County lawsuit filed Thursday says Elmwood Place officials didn't properly follow legal procedures in starting the camera enforcement. Twelve people who are suing also say the speeding ticket blitz that has followed is causing them harm. They say the cameras are causing people to avoid the village and its businesses.

Some 13,000 speeding citations were issued in the first couple months after the cameras began. Elmwood Place has some 2,200 residents.

Revenue from the $105 tickets is shared between the village and a for-profit company that installs and operates the traffic camera systems.

Opponents have also called for the village mayor to resign; she refused.

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