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Perrysburg, Ohio Rejects Parks Smoking Ban That Could Have Sent Smokers to Jail

An ordinance that would have allowed for the sentencing of people to 30 days of jail time for smoking in certain areas of city parks was narrowly defeated in the northern Ohio city of Perryburg on Tuesday night.

The Perrysburg City Council voted 4-3 against the proposal, which sought to amend existing laws and make smoking in public gathering areas a fourth-degree misdemeanor, which comes with as much as a $250 fine and 30 days in jail according to ToledoBlade.comThe report indicates such spaces included athletic fields, shelters, picnic areas, city plazas, and playground equipment.

Perrysburg is located approximately 11 miles south of Toledo and 111 miles west of Cleveland. It had a 2013 population estimate of 21,377 people.

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