CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio college town has reached a settlement that will prevent a strip club from opening there for the first time.
Federal Judge Algenon Marbley dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Athens on Monday, the same day a jury trial was set to begin.
The dismissal came after the businessman who wanted to open the city's first strip club, Christopher Stotts, and his landlord reached a settlement with the city, which is home to Ohio University.
City attorney Chuck Curley said in a statement that the city's insurance company will pay $425,000 to the two men.
In exchange, Stotts will withdraw his application to open the strip club and dismiss his civil-rights lawsuit against the city.
Stotts' attorney, Louis Sirkin, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.