Ohio Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The Ohio Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal of an appellate ruling that sided with the city of Toledo over costs for certain inmates at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in Stryker, Ohio.

A three-judge panel of the 10th District Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that Lucas County was responsible for CCNO costs associated with inmates charged or convicted in Toledo for misdemeanors under state law rather than the Toledo Municipal Code.

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said he was pleased the court declined to hear the appeal, which allows the lower court ruling in the city’s favor to stand. The city and county need to work cooperatively in the future rather than engage in court battles, he said.

“It is in the best interest of the city and the county to have a good working relationship,” the mayor said. “We have many common goals, including the development of a materials recycling facility, that we want to advance. I am glad this case is finally over, and I look forward to continuing to work with our county on our shared goals and objectives.”