Toledo Licensing Ordinance Revoked


Toledo, Ohio city officials and the Midwest Retailers Association, a group of locally-owned stores,reached a tentative settlement to repeal the licensing ordinance required for Toledo convenience stores, WTVG-TV, Toledo, Ohio, reported.


Last year, c-stores in the state went to the federal court to challenge the law that required all c-stores to acquire an annual license, which required a $100 application fee.


The resent settlement in the case, among other things, requires the stores to acquire a business ethics code and security patrols by off-duty and laid-off police officers.


Council still has to approve the agreement.