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Strip Club Referendum Could Be Alone On Statewide Ballot

Publication Date: 8/8/2007
  • Author:Neil Relyea
  • Publication:WCPO.com

The filing deadline for statewide issues on the Nov. 6 ballot passed Wednesday without a single proposal offered, leaving an issue that would repeal new restrictions for strip clubs as the only possible vote before all Ohioans.

Proposals to ease the state smoking ban, define what constitutes an efficient education and mandate the number of sick days an employer must offer either fell short of getting the needed number of signatures on petitions or were abandoned at least for this year.

The secretary of state's office received no petitions by Wednesday's 4 p.m. deadline, spokesman Jeff Ortega said.