Monday, Sep 26, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Lenawee voters to weigh countywide smoking ban

ADRIAN Repeating an identical committee vote from Tuesday, the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners yesterday voted 6-3 to place an advisory question on the November ballot asking local residents whether they should consider a countywide smoking ban.

The county board of health had asked commissioners to approve a smoking ban in all public buildings except restaurants, bars, and specialty tobacco stores, which are automatically exempted from such local ordinances by state law.

But commissioners, who were split on the matter, sought to place the politically sensitive issue before voters instead.

Voters won t be asked to approve the regulations directly because state law prohibits such questions, county officials said.

The board of health, which unanimously approved the smoking ban in December, has been working for nearly two years to get a ban approved.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…