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Court denies Ohio village request on speed cameras

ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio village has lost its bid to stop a judge from enforcing his ban on the village using traffic cameras to catch speeders while that order is appealed.

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday denied Elmwood Place's request seeking to stop a Hamilton County judge from enforcing his order. Judge Robert Ruehlman's order knocked down a village ordinance that allowed the camera use.

Ruehlman later ordered the cameras confiscated.

The village of some 2,200 people neighboring Cincinnati has become a focal point for a debate common across the country about traffic cameras. Thousands of people got ticketed within a few months, leading to the lawsuit that resulted in Ruehlman's order. The village has appealed Ruehlman's order.

A message was left Wednesday for an attorney representing the village.

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