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Judge sides with state on smoking fines

Jessica Cuffman • Mar 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Excuses Lounge owner Terry Smith has been fighting in court for a year, although the war goes back to 2008, when he agreed to pay the first $100 fine after the Erie County Health Department cited him for allowing a patron to smoke in the Strub Road bar.


Click here to watch an interview with Terry Smith on "Between the Lines Live."


For the 11 citations that followed, however, Smith decided to stand his ground.

Court documents filed this month order him to pay the full $24,000 in fines — plus interest, which the state calculated at nearly twice the total when the case was filed a year ago in Erie County Common Pleas Court.


Click here for a previous story on the smoking fines, or here for the e*Paper, get a copy of today's Register, or check back here at sanduskyregister.com for updates as they become available.




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